Government’s Role

Second Regional Forum on the Prevention of Genocide

Speech, 16 March 2010

By Salil Tripathi, Senior Advisor, Global Issues, IHRB

accord.org.za

IHRB took part in a panel on the role of non-state actors at the second regional forum on the prevention of genocide in Arusha, Tanzania, on March 3-5, 2010.

The forum, organised by the governments of Tanzania, Switzerland, and Argentina, brought together over 90 participants to strengthen regional efforts aimed at preventing genocide and other mass atrocities.

IHRB Director of Policy, Salil Tripathi, spoke at the forum about the roles and responsibilities of business operating in zones of conflict, as well as what states must do to ensure that non-state actors are not directly or indirectly involved in extreme situations such as genocide.

IHRB is currently launching a series of multi-stakeholder meetings to develop practical guidelines for companies operating in areas experiencing widespread human rights abuses.

Read the full speech here.

Latest IHRB Publications

The Start of Modern Corporate Accountability Efforts - In Memory of Joel Filártiga

It is an unfortunate reality that when human rights defenders speak against their governments, they place themselves at risk of harm. Still, some choose to speak, and in doing so they change the course of history.

Dr Joel Filártiga was one such...

25 July 2019

Human Rights and the Built Environment - A Call for Action

Two-thirds of humanity are projected to live in urban areas by 2050. If we are to make progress in reducing global inequality and in meeting the UN Sustainable Development Goals, a rights-based approach to the built environment is critical. 

IHRB...

Rights and Wrongs - Where Does the Buck Stop?

Last week, Bank of America announced that it would no longer lend to companies that run the controversial centres where the United States Government is detaining refugees and migrants who have entered the country without proper documentation  (such...