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Businesses have a responsibility to respect human rights. This means that business should avoid infringing on human rights, prevent and mitigate adverse human rights impacts, and remediate adverse human rights impacts that do occur. This latter issue – remedying wrongs where they occur – has been largely neglected in the business and human rights discourse. This workshop will address this gap by highlighting the range of potential remedial mechanisms at play in the ICT sector, with a focus on state-based non-judicial mechanisms and company-level operational grievance mechanisms. This interactive workshop will be facilitated by the International Corporate Accountability Roundtable (ICAR). Lead discussants who are experts in the business and human rights concepts of access to remedy will share their insights, experiences and reflect on practical examples.
The discussion will use emblematic case studies from the ICT and other sectors to highlight challenges, opportunities and positive practice in the provision of remedy. Participants in this workshop will leave the discussion with a stronger understanding of how the right to remedy plays out in the ICT sector, and learn good practice examples as they seek to ensure, enable and empower access to remedy in this sector.