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Seminar: Human Rights Due Diligence on Migrant Workers (February 17)

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Migrant workers (1) is one of the key themes in carrying out human rights due diligence. Many of you may have started to recognize how migrant workers contribute significantly to you by identifying the number of them in your business and supply chain. Migrant workers are often placed in a vulnerable position in the countries where they work, as language barriers and cultural differences can hinder their access to adequate information about the rights that protect them, their ability to use adequate means to obtain such information, and their access to protection from governments and other organizations. CRT Japan is pleased to announce a series of online seminars featuring experts in the field of human rights due diligence and migrant workers.

The first session welcomes Ms. Archana Kotecha and she will explain “A Roadmap to Effective Remediation Mechanisms”. We will discuss the following:

  • The Remedy Project
  • Legislation in various countries to strengthen human rights due diligence and Withhold Release Orders (WRO) in the United States
  • Criteria for Effective Remediation Mechanisms and steps to be taken through the mechanisms
  • “Effective Remediation Mechanisms” as a tool to identify and mitigate human rights risks

Throughout the seminar, we aim to provide you with the opportunity to better understand how to maintain positive relationships with migrant workers in your business and across supply chain, how to identify problems they face and provide remedies for them, and how these efforts may be able to lead to corporate value. We are looking forward to your participation.

(1)International Convention on the Protection of the Rights of All Migrant Workers and Members of Their Families gives a definition of migrant workers. (https://www.ohchr.org/en/professionalinterest/pages/cmw.aspx#:~:text=1.%20The%20term-,%22migrant%20worker%22,-refers%20to%20a)
Reference) When defining migrant workers, emphasis is placed on a person’s citizenship rather than their country of birth (ILO, 2015) at https://www.migrationdataportal.org/themes/labour-migration#definition

[Time and date] February 17, 2022, 2:00 – 3:30 p.m. (JST)
[Language] Simultaneous interpretation available in Japanese and English
[Registration] Please send an email to info@crt-japan.jp indicating your name, company/organization name, email address, and questions to Ms. Archana Kotecha if any, with the title of ‘CRT Seminar on February 17’. Upon registration, we will send you a Zoom invitation link for the seminar on February 17.

[Contact] CRT Japan info@crt-japan.jp

The next (second) session is scheduled for Thursday, March 3, 2022, from 4:00 to 5:30 p.m. (JST). Focusing on a specific region [Taiwan], the session will touch on the situation of migrant workers in Taiwan and the development of the National Action Plan on Business and Human Rights in Taiwan, especially efforts to protect migrant workers in the fishing industry.

Seminar Report in English

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