Follow the money

Side event: "Follow the money – How companies are impacting human rights: corruption, payments to rebels, inequitable contracts, tax avoidance, transfer-pricing"

Co-organised by:
- Global Witness
- Business & Human Rights Resource Centre

6 October 2009, United Nations, Geneva

This panel was a side event during the United Nations consultation on business & human rights: Operationalizing the “Protect, Respect, Remedy” framework.

Announcement describing the panel [PDF]

Summary report of the event [PDF]

Panelists (click for text of each presentation):

Moderator: Justine Nolan (Faculty of Law, University of New South Wales; Deputy Director of Australian Human Rights Centre)

Edmond Kangamungazi (Economic Justice Programme Officer, Caritas Zambia): "Tax avoidance and inequitable mine contracts - Case study: Zambia" [DOC]

Avond W. Stells (Independent researcher on Southeast Asia): "Case study in Cambodia, Kampong Thom province - Plantation development or human rights violations?" [DOC]

Seema Joshi (Legal Advisor, Ending Impunity, Global Witness): "Sourcing of minerals from eastern Democratic Republic of Congo: Payments to warring parties and supply chain due diligence" [DOC]

Christopher Avery (Director, Business & Human Rights Resource Centre): "Tax avoidance & tax evasion" [DOC]

Mauricio Lazala (Head of Latin America & Middle East, Business & Human Rights Resource Centre): "Tax avoidance, tax evasion and payments to armed groups" [DOC]