Event: ‘Ireland Step Up: Hold Irish companies to account for harming people and the planet abroad’

Ireland’s Front Line Defenders are hosting a panel discussion on business and human rights as part of this year’s Dublin Arts and Human Rights Festival. The event “aims to raise awareness and encourage action as part of the Irish Coalition on Business and Human Rights’ push for stronger regulation to stop corporate human rights abuses and environmental destruction”. It takes place on 15 October at 18.30 and will be live-streamed through Front Line’s social media. The speakers include:

  • Caroline O’Doherty, Environment Correspondent at the Irish Independent
  • Garry Walsh, Trócaire
  • Hannah Storey, Front Line Defenders
  • Representatives from the José Alvear Restrepo Lawyers’ Collective (Cajar) in Columbia and the Defence Movement of Earth, Environmental Protection and Access to Water (MODATIMA) in Chile

Tickets are free and you can register here: https://www.frontlinedefenders.org/en/resource-publication/15-october-ireland-step-holding-irish-companies-account.

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