The 5th Annual Summer Institute in International Humanitarian Law (IHL) and Human Rights took place from the 16th to 26th July in Singapore with focus on the topic of business and human rights. The Singapore-based Centre For International Law writes:
This year’s course was the first to host representatives of the UN Working Group on human rights and transnational corporations and other business enterprises, which has recently published its first official report. Puvan Selvanathan, who serves as both Asia representative and Working Group Chair, shed light on the new UN mechanism’s practical scope and engaged with participants on how to maximize the mechanism’s impact in the region. The Summer Institute also brought together leading organizations, such as the Institute for Human Rights and Business and EarthRights International, who discussed the findings of recently launched reports focusing on corporate responsibility within the region.