Non-Discrimination

Charles Radcliffe on LGBTI+ Rights

10 December 2017

By Salil Tripathi, Senior Advisor, Global Issues, IHRB

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Workers perform better if they feel safe and respected at workplace. And yet, not only is discrimination persists, women, LGBTI employees, and ethnic or religious minorities have often faced disadvantaged and been subjected to harassment and bullying. People have begun to challenge that and speaking up against that, and there is wider recognition of the fact that discrimination is bad for business. In this podcast with IHRB’s Salil Tripathi, Charles Radcliffe of the UN Human Rights Office talks about the issues and talks about the new Corporate Standards of Business Conduct to tackle discrimination against LGBTI people.

Charles Radcliffe heads the equality & non-discrimination team at the United Nations Human Rights Office in New York. He also leads the UN’s work on the rights of lesbian, gay, bi, trans and intersex (LGBTI) people and directs UN Free & Equal – a multimedia campaign that promotes equal rights and fair treatment for LGBTI people globally. Prior to joining the United Nations in 2006, Charles was a founding staff member, and for seven years vice-president, of the International Crisis Group. He began his career as a researcher at the British House of Commons and later as a speechwriter and policy adviser to several British and Australian politicians. He holds a First Class Honours Degree in Law from King’s College London in the United Kingdom and a Masters Degree in International Relations from Sydney University, Australia.


This podcast is part of a mini-series dedicated to the theme of “Realising Access to Effective Remedy”, as part of IHRB's annual Top 10 Business & Human Rights issues for 2018.

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