Report from the HRBDT and OHCHR expert meeting on the technology sector and access to remedy through non-State-based grievance mechanisms (June 2019)

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Report from the HRBDT and OHCHR expert meeting on the technology sector and access to remedy through non-State-based grievance mechanisms (June 2019)

On 11 June 2019, the Human Rights, Big Data and Technology Project (HRBDT) and the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) organized an expert meeting in Tunis to explore
issues related to the technology sector and access to effective remedy through the use of non-Statebased grievance mechanisms. This was part of the larger OHCHR Accountability and Remedy Project (ARP III) consultation on Enhancing effectiveness of non-State-based grievance mechanisms in cases of business-related human rights abuse. The meeting was attended by 30 individuals representing a wide range of international stakeholders including businesses, civil society, international organizations and academics. The discussions will feed into OHCHR’s Accountability and Remedy Project and its newly established project on business and technology, B-Tech. This report provides a summary of points raised at the meeting which was held under Chatham House Rule.