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Beyond Social License: the Emerging International Legal Order for Business and Human Rights

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28 Oct 2013 15:30
Peterson Hall : Room 310, 3460 rue McTavish Montreal Quebec Canada , H3A 0E6

A guest lecture by Yousuf Aftab, Enodo Rights, New York.

Yousuf Aftab is the founder and principal of Enodo Rights. He has extensive experience with the Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights as counsel to UN Global Compact and Canadian Business for Social Responsibility. Before starting Enodo Rights, Mr Aftab specialized in private and public international law at leading international firms, including Latham & Watkins in New York and Torys in Toronto. He has represented prominent companies in mining, finance, technology and alternative energy before international tribunals and courts in New York and Ontario.   He also has public sector experience as a clerk at the Supreme Court of Canada, where he assisted Justice Rosalie Abella in examining complex issues of human rights and private law. Mr Aftab has published and presented on business and human rights and international law. He has a Bachelor of Arts in Economics and Politics from McGill University and a Juris Doctor from the University Of Toronto Faculty Of Law.

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