The Harvard Club of The Netherlands is pleased to invite you to an event with Christopher Albin-Lackey, director at the Business & Human Rights program of Human Rights Watch (see a short bio below). During the event Mr. Albin-Lackey will talk about the work of Human Rights Watch on corporations and Human Rights Watch’ investigations into allegations of human rights abuse involving multinationals. In doing so, he will present the case of Barrick Gold, the world’s leading gold company, based in Canada but active worldwide. Barrick Gold owns the Porgera Gold mine in Papua New Guinea, where Human Rights Watch investigated and documented human rights violations. The relationship between Human Rights Watch and Barrick Gold developed over time from one of mutual suspicion to one of something approaching partnership in figuring out the best ways to address human rights problems that they ultimately agreed were real and needed to be addressed.
The presentation will be followed by a Q&A with plenty of room for discussion. After the talk we invite you to continue discussions in an informal setting with drinks and snacks.Read More »The Barrick Gold case: How Human Rights Watch interacts with large Corporations