Government’s Role

Second Regional Forum on the Prevention of Genocide

Speech, 16 March 2010

By Salil Tripathi, Senior Advisor, Global Issues, IHRB

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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.

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