Last March 25, the Human Rights Clinic (HR Clinic) of the Human Rights Research and Education Centre (HRREC) held a skills training workshop with 16 participants mainly comprising HR Clinic students and coordinators. The workshop was conducted together with Harvard Law School’s International Human Rights Clinic and focused on the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights (UNGP), its strengths and limitations and how interested or affected communities can best use this instrument.
The workshop was divided into four parts, where participants had to: (i) define communities; (ii) identify the strengths and weaknesses of the UNGP; (iii) analyze the UNGP from the lens of communities; and (iv) draft the needs and issues of communities in terms of principles for the UNGP. The workshop was facilitated by Prof. Tyler Giannini, Co-Director of Harvard's International Human Rights Clinic with the cooperation of Prof. Penelope Simons and Salvador Herencia the HRREC/uOttawa. For more information, please contact Salvador Herencia at firstname.lastname@example.org.