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Ryerson CSR talk: Governance Gap-Extractives-Human Rights

Ryerson University Institute for the Study of Corporate Social Responsibility

Monday, 14 April 2014 from 3:00 PM to 4:30 PM (EDT)

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The Governance Gap: Extractive Industries, Human Rights and the Home State Advantage

Wednesday, April 14, 2014, 3 to 4:30 pm

Ryerson University’s Institute for the Study of Corporate Social Responsibility, with co-sponsors the Ryerson CSR Student Association, the Ryerson MBA Mining Stream, and the Ryerson Chang School Mining Management Certificate Program, is pleased to present a talk on The Governance Gap: Extractive Industries, Human Rights and the Home State Advantage, with Professors Penelope Simons (Univ of Ottawa) Audrey Macklin (Univ of Toronto) based on their similarly titled newly published book.

About the talk and book: 

Professors Simons and Macklin’s recent book (Routledge, 2014) confronts the persistence of the governance gap with respect to the human rights-impacting conduct of transnational extractive corporations operating in zones of weak governance. In this presentation, they summarize the main arguments in the book and relate it to the Canadian context.

 The book grows out of their own experience as members of the 1999 Canadian Assessment Mission to Sudan (Harker Mission). Drawing on academic explorations of 'new governance', the authors assess legal and other non-binding governance mechanisms that have emerged since that time, including the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights. They argue that such mechanisms are incapable of systematically preventing human rights violating behaviour by transnational corporations, or of assuring accountability of these actors or recompense for victims of such violations. The authors contend that home state regulation, while not a silver bullet, has a crucial role to play in regulating such conduct. They pick up where UN Special Representative John Ruggie’s Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights left off, and propose an innovative, robust and adaptable template for strengthening the regulatory framework of home states.

 Event Details at a Glance:

Title:The Governance Gap: Extractive Industries, Human Rights and the Home State Advantage

Time: Monday, April 14, 2014, 3 pm to 4:30 pm

Location:  Ted Rogers School of Management, Ryerson University, 55 Dundas West, Toronto, ON, Room TRS 3-099, 55 Dundas West, Toronto

Register (no admission but seating limited) at http://ryerson-csr-institute-governance-gap.eventbrite.ca 

For further information concerning the Ryerson CSR Institute, go to: - http://www.ryerson.ca/csrinstitute/

Or contact Dr. Kernaghan Webb - kernaghan.webb@ryerson.ca 

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Ryerson University Ted Rogers School of Management
55 Dundas Street West
Toronto, ON M5G
Canada

Monday, 14 April 2014 from 3:00 PM to 4:30 PM (EDT)


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