NEW!! IG Workshop “Non-State Actors, Human Rights and Sustainable Development Goals: An Opportunity for International Law in Times of Crisis?”

The Coordinating Committee of the IG on International Business and Human Rights invites all the IG’s members to the Workshop “Non-State Actors, Human Rights and Sustainable Development Goals: An Opportunity for International Law in Times of Crisis?”, which will take place in the room w-31 (3rd floor) at the Riga Graduate School of Law on September 7, 2016 from 2.30 to 5 pm.

Please remind that the Annual IG Business Meeting will take place in the same room at the end of the Workshop (5.30-6.30 pm).

We really look forward your participation at both events!!


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Italian NAP on BHR available online for open consultation

The Draft Italian NAP on Business and Human Rights 2016-2021 has been published by the Inter-ministerial Committee for Human Rights (CIDU) and is now available for open consultation. Comments and contributions should be sent by September 10, 2016 to the CIDU.

Please click here for accessing the Italian and English version of the NAP.

EU Council Conclusions on Business and Human Rights

The Council adopted Conclusions on Business and Human Rights on the 5th anniversary of the adoption of the UNGPs, reaffirming the EU commitment to prevent Human Rights abuses and ensuring remedy for victims.

The final text of the Conclusions is now available here.

Open call for session proposals for the 5th UN Forum on BHR

The UN Working Group on Business and Human Rights opened a call for submitting proposals for parallel sessions of the 5th UN Forum on Business and Human Rights that will be held in Geneva on November 14-16, 2016. The deadline is July 31, 2016.

For more information please visit the UNWG website.

Event: EU Roadmap on Business and Human Rights

The Netherlands EU Presidency, the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs and a coalition of EU NGOs organized the first European conference on Business and Human Rights that was held in Amsterdam on May 11, 2016. The event was aimed at promoting a coherent strategy to address emerging and compelling issues related to Human Rights and Business worldwide.

The full report and the videos of the plenary sessions are available on the conference’s website.

UK Government released an updated and revised NAP on Business & Human Rights

On May 12, 2016 the UK Foreign and Commonwealth Office launched the revised and updated version of its National Action Plan on Businss & Human Rights. The UK Government was the first European country that published its NAP in September 2013.

The new UK NAP is available here.

Call for papers – International Conference on Business and Human Rights, 20-21 October 2016 Seville

The  Leuven Centre For Global Governance Studies, the University of Seville (Research Project DER2013-41956-P), and the BHRight Initiative are organizing a conference that will take place in Seville (Spain) on 21-22 October 2016 and a related Call for Papers about Business and Human Rights.

For further information Call for Papers – Seville