Jonathan Herman

Business and Human Rights: Opportunities for Leadership in Africa—5 August 2014

Jonathan Herman

The International Corporate Accountability Roundtable and

The Institute for Human Rights and Business Co-Host:


Business and Human Rights:

Opportunities for Leadership in Africa

 August 5th, 2014

  Discussion - 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
Reception - 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

 Hosted by Clifford Chance, 2001 K Street NW, 9th Floor, Washington, D.C.

This event is organized in conjunction with the U.S.-Africa Leaders Summit to take place from the 4th-6th of August, 2014.

 Business and human rights issues should be at the forefront of the investment and development agenda anywhere, including Africa.  While there are challenges to ensuring that business respects human rights in their activities in the region, there are also ample opportunities for leadership by all stakeholders.

Join us for a discussion to move forward a robust business and human rights agenda in Africa.

John Morrison, Executive Director, Institute for Human Rights and Business (IHRB), will invite participants to contribute their own vision of leadership in the presence of a number of African leaders.  They will be joined by (subject to confirmation) Mary Robinson, United Nations Special Envoy for Climate Change and former United Nations Special Envoy to the Great Lakes Region; Steven Feldstein, Deputy Assistant Secretary of State, Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights, and Labor, U.S. Department of State;  Teklemariam Berhane Woldgebriel, Human Rights Researcher and Activist, Member of the African Coalition for Corporate Accountability, Human Rights Council-Ethiopia;  Motoko Aizawa, Incoming Chair of IHRB US Board; Tutu Alicante, Executive Director, EG Justice; Ebele Okobi, Global Head & Senior Legal Director, Human Rights, Yahoo!; Amol Mehra, Director, International Corporate Accountability Roundtable; and others.


If you have specific questions, please contact Kelly Davina Scott ( for more information.