Remedy

Surya Deva on the UN Working Group’s Plans for 2017

Podcast, 23 December 2016

By Salil Tripathi, Senior Advisor, Global Issues, IHRB

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Professor Deva has recently been appointed as the Asia-Pacific representative to the UN Working Group on Business and Human Rights, whose mandate is to promote, support and disseminate the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights.

In this interview, IHRB's Salil Tripathi and Professor Deva discuss the Working Group’s current strategy.  At the top of the Working Group’s agenda in the coming years will be access to remedy (Pillar III of the UN Guiding Principles), without which principles are of little meaning. The Working Group will continue to focus on disseminating and implementing the UN Guiding Principles, making concrete recommendations, and sharing good practice. The discussion takes place at the UN Forum for Business and Human Rights in Geneva in November 2016.

Surya Deva is an Associate Professor at the School of Law of City University of Hong Kong. His primary research interests lie in business and human rights, corporate social responsibility, India-China constitutional law, and sustainable development. He has published extensively in these areas. Deva recently wrote a background paper for India’s National Framework on Business and Human Rights. He is one of the founding Editors-in-Chief of the Business and Human Rights Journal, and sits on the Editorial Board of the Netherlands Quarterly of Human Rights. In 2014, Deva was elected a Member of the Executive Committee of the International Association of Constitutional Law.

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