ICHR and School of Law conference on Ireland and the UN Framework on Business and Human Rights

Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesParticipation in conference

Description

The idea for this conference arose out of the publication by the UN of the Ruggie Principles. These principles looked at the inter-relationship of Business and Human Rights. Having an interest in Business (and particularly Corporate Governance) Dr. D'Arcy approached me to see would I be interested in co-organising a conference in this area. My role included: peer reviewing conference abstracts; sending out letters of acceptance/regret; liaising with the Conference Office; chairing a session on the day of the conference and presenting a paper on the issue on behalf of the law school at NUIG. I was also responsible in sourcing some of the funding for the conference which was successfully obtained from the School of Law. In promoting the conference, we published advertisements in the national media and each wrote pieces on the area to be disseminated using social media. The conference attracted a wide range of attendees including students, academics, government officials, NGOs, charities, not-for-profits and activists. As a result of the conference a report on the Ruggie Principles was published.
Period2012
Event typeConference
LocationGalway, Ireland