Following the Workshop organized by the IG on International Business and Human Rights in Naples on September 6, 2017, some of the PPTs and the abstracts are now avaialble.
Check it out!
Abstracts of all the speakers: Abstracts_IGon B&HR_speakers_Naples_2017_DEF
Stéphane Brabant – Introduction to the existing relation between Finance and Human Rights through the lenses of the UNGPs Brabant_PPT
Michelle Ruby Kelsall – Creating markets for virtue or a virtuous market? The UN Guiding Principles, the Financial Services Industry and the Search for Shared Fundamental Values in the Global Economy Kelsall_PDFKelsall_PPT
Alla Tymofeyeva – Business entities under the European Convention on Human Rights Tymofeyeva_PPT
Gabriela Schwarz – Non-judicial grievance mechanisms in commercial banks for victims of human rights infringements arising from project finance Schwarz_PPT
It is available the Annual IG Report regarding the activities carried out in the last year by the IG and the ones planned for next year.
Check it out! IG_BHR_AnnualReport_2017
On September 15, 2017 the Swiss Federal Council has rejected the popular Initiative for Rsponsible Business, submitted last year by collecting more than 120.000 signatures of Swiss citizens.
The following documents are now available: the Press Release by the Federal Council (in Italian); the original statement of the Federal Council; a related briefing and a detailed report both authored by the Swiss Coalition for Responsible Business (in French).
The registration to the 2017 UN Forum on Business and Human Rights that will be held in Geneva from 27 to 29 November is now opened!
This year there will be the possibility for all the IG Members to take part in the UN Forum as ESIL IG delegation, by confirming their participation by October 2nd, 2017 via email at: firstname.lastname@example.org. An informal meeting of the IG will take place back-to-back to the UN Forum at the University of Geneva.
We really look forward to meeting you in Geneva!
The IG on International Business and Human Rights is glad to invite all its members and other people engaged to Business and Human Rights to attend the IG Annual Workshop organized back-to-back to the 13th ESIL Annual Meeting “Global Public Goods, Global Commons and Fundamental Values: The Responses of International Law”, that will take place in Naples on 7–9 September, 2017. The Workshop – titled “Public Values and Public Goods: How do They Live in the Intersection of Finance and Human Rights?” – will be held at the Department of Law, University of Naples Federico II, on September 6 at 3 pm. The event will be followed to the IG Meeting.
Despite the centrality that the principle of State sovereignty still holds in contemporary international law, the financial crisis has drawn attention to the role of financial and market actors in relation to human rights. The workshop will address the implications of instruments ranging from the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights (UNGPs) to the 2015 Paris Agreement on Climate Change in international financial law. The objective will be to show how global public values and fundamental values coexist in financial markets.
The programme is already avaiable: IG BHR Workshop 2017 Naples
On May 29-30, 2017 the International Conference “Business and Human Rights: International Law challenges, European responses” will be held at the University of Milan (Italy). The conference is coordinated by prof. Angelica Bonfanti, Department of Italian and Supranational Public Law of the University of Milan and member of the ESIL IG on International Business and Human Rights, and co-funded by the EU Erasmus+ Programme.
The event will address the main topics arisen in the field of Business and Human Rights, such as the UNGPs implementation, the human rights due diligence, the access to remedy and corporate accountability.
Registration is possible by May 20th, 2017 by writing at: EUlawbusinesshumanrights@unimi.it
The International Conference “Business and Human Rights – secure corporate freedom to human rights’ respect” will take place at the University of Milan (Italy) on May 4th, 2017. the event is co-organized by Mani Tese (the Italian partner of ECCJ), Human Rights International Corner (HRIC) and Direct, a Research Centre of the University of Milan.
The event will address both the main theoretical and practical issues related to Business and Human Rights. Simultaneous translation in English will be provided.