Azerbaijan, Baku, March 17 / Trend I. Izzet /
The first meeting of the Working Group on Business and Human Rights was held in the Azerbaijani Ombudsman's office, the office told Trend on Saturday.
The representatives of the Ministry of Economic Development, the Ministry of Taxes, the Ministry of Environment and Natural Resources, the State Labor Inspection, the Confederation of Trade Unions, the State Committee for Family, Women and Children, the Entrepreneurship and Market Economy Development Support Fund, the National Forum of NGOs and others attended the event.
Azerbaijani Commissioner for Human Rights Elmira Suleymanova stressed that the purpose of the working group is to eliminate irregularities in entrepreneurship, to determine the directions of developing this activity, to strengthen the state control and responsibility in this area, to fulfill instructions contained in Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev's order on "National Program for Action to Raise Effectiveness of the Protection of Human Rights and Freedoms" and others.
Suleymanova informed about the principles and norms of international law adopted in the field of business and human rights, as well as the priorities of the working group's activity.
A decision was made to prepare a work plan of the working group.
It should be stressed that a decision was made at the "round table" in the Ombudsman's office in February to establish a working group. The round table focused on "Business and Human Rights: Challenges and Perspective Solutions."