10th International Conference of National Human Rights Institutions08 October 2010
Scotland is the host of the 10th International Conference of National Human Rights Institutions (NHRIs), which takes place at the Scottish Parliament from 8 - 10 October 2010.
Delegates from over 80 countries including national human rights institutions (NHRIs), international and regional experts, United Nations officials, government representatives, civil society and business organisations are discussing human rights issues on the theme of Business and Human Rights, and the role national institutions can play in improving human rights in a globalised world.
It is first time an official United Nations-supported event is taking place in Scotland.
Keynote speakers include Navi Pillay, the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights and Professor John Ruggie, the UN Secretary-General???s Special Representative for Business and Human Rights and Mary Robinson.
The conference opens today, Friday 8 October and ends on Sunday 10 October, when delegates will be invited to adopt the ???Edinburgh Declaration??? which will initiate the development of national, regional and international programmes of action.
You can watch the conference live, with proceedings during Friday 8 October broadcast at www.holyrood.tv from 09:00 to 13:00 BST.
The conference is being held in cooperation with the United Nations Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) and the International Coordinating Committee of National Institutions for the Promotion and Protection of Human Rights (ICC).
Conference Program [11 pages]