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.
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.
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.
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.
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
The University of Washington School of Law, the NYU Stern Center for Business and Human Rights, the Rutgers Business School, the Rutgers Center for Corporate Law and Governance, and the Business and Human Rights Journal announce the second Business and Human Rights Scholars Conference, to be held September 16-17, 2016 at the University of Washington School of Law in Seattle. Conference participants will present and discuss scholarship at the intersection of business and human rights issues.
Upon request, participants’ papers may be considered for publication in the Business and Human Rights Journal (BHRJ), published by Cambridge University Press. The Conference is interdisciplinary; scholars from all global regions and all disciplines are invited to apply, including law, business, business ethics, human rights, and global affairs.
For further information: Call for Papers_Business Human Rights2016.
The ESIL Interest Group on International Business and Human Rights congratulates prof. Surya Deva for his appointment as new Asia-Pacific representative of the UN Working Group on Business and Human Rights.
Prof. Deva is one of the Editor-in-Chief of the Business and Human Rights Journal and his main areas of research regard business and human rights, CSR and sustainable development.
Watch a short interview to Prof. Deva on his appointment to the UN Working Group here.