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Het Pand, Onderbergen 1, 9000 Gent

van 09:00 tot 16:30

AFGELAST Human Rights Due Diligence

20191210 Human rights due dilligence

What is the role of local authorities in defending human rights worldwide and how can we contribute to this.

On Human Rights Day we gather speakers and testimonials on how to work on human rights through the instrument of public procurement, putting human rights due diligence as a central topic in the discussion.

Full programme

08u30: Coffee and registration

09u00: Welcome by the city of Ghent and University Ghent
09u15: Keynote "Human Rights in European perspective" - Member of the European Parliament Petra De Sutter
09u45: Contemporary challenges for human rights and the role of the city - prof dr Eva Brems (University Ghent)
10u15: Human Rights at local level - examples of Human Rights Cities and Barcelona - Frédérique Hanotier (Human Rights Cities Network) and Júlia Trias (Chief of staff of the Citizenship's Rights Counsellor - Barcelona)

10u45: Coffee break

11u00: Toolbox on Human Rights - prof dr Liliana Lizarazo Rodriguez (University Antwerp) and dr Lotte Hoex (International Peace Information Service)
11u30: Human Rights Due Diligence in the public sector: insights from KU Leuven and UZ Leuven - dr Boris Verbrugge (HIVA - University Leuven)

12u00: Lunch

13u00: Workshops on different products

  • TruStone (Frederik Claerbout - Government of Flanders)
  • Textiles (Leen Van Der Meeren - Association of Flemish Cities and Municipalities)
  • Food (Sergi Corbalán - Fair Trade Advocacy Office)

15u00: Lessons learned on Human Rights in public tenders: feedback from the different workshops

15u45: Closing remarks

16u00: Networkreception

Registration is necessary:

On Monday 9th of December there is the Conference Fair & Circular ICT at the same location, organised by Fair ICT Flanders.
This conference will address the same issues on the topic of human rights for ICT-products. You can already register for this event (more information at the eventpage).