Sunday, 9 October 2011

International Conference on Human Rights in Seoul

SEOUL, Oct. 9 (Yonhap) -- Some 200 human rights officials and experts from the Asia-Pacific region will attend an international conference in Seoul this week on business and human rights, the organizer said Sunday.

   Participants from about 40 countries and international human rights organizations plan to discuss ways to implement international standards for business and human rights, and the challenges faced by national human rights institutions, said South Korea's National Human Rights Commission.

   The meeting, which opens Tuesday and runs through Thursday, is a follow-up to one held in Edinburgh, Scotland, last October that called for efforts to curb corporate abuses of human rights.

   The participants are scheduled to adopt a Seoul declaration covering strategic action plans and comprehensive cooperative measures on business and human rights.

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