SANTIAGO (22 March 2016) – The Regional Representative for South America of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR), Mr. Amerigo Incalcaterra, participated in the first International Meeting on Dialogue, Extractive Industries and Social Conflicts: Human Rights and Business, which took place on 17-18 March 2016.
Mr. Incalcaterra offered remarks at the meeting, organized by the National Office for Dialogue and Sustainability of the Presidency of the Council of Ministers of Peru. During the event, the Representative highlighted the State’s responsibility in protecting human rights, as well as the responsibility of the business sector of respecting human rights in their commercial operations by applying the due diligence and repairing the damages they may cause.
Other participants were Ms. Diana Chávez, Director of the Global Compact Regional Support Centre for Latin America and the Caribbean, and the president of the National Network of Andean and Amazon Indigenous Women of Peru, Ms. Gladis Vilapihue, among other experts.
During his visit, Mr. Incalcaterra also met with the Peruvian National Superintendent of Migration, Mr. Boris Potozen, to review the current situation of the regulation process of the new national Migration Law, and with Mr. Gino Costa, chief of citizen security of political party “Peruanos por el Kambio”.
The Regional Representative also held a meeting with Ms. Elizabeth Salmon, Director of the Institute for Human Rights and Democracy of the Pontifical Catholic University of Peru (Idehpucp), in order to analyze a possible cooperation agreement among a both entities.
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