FRA’s Opinion on “Improving access to remedy in the area of Business and Human Rights at EU level”

On April 10, 2017 the EU Agency for Fundamental Rights – basing on a request of the Council of the EU – has published the opinion on access to remedy in the context of Business and Human Rights.

The document is available here.

EU Parliament adopted the new Regulation on Conflict Minerals

The EU Parliament, after 2 years and half od debate, finally adopted the new binding law on confict minerals on March 16, 2017.

The official webpage on ‘combatting conflict minerals’ provides more information about the topic.

80% discount on Business and Human Rights Journal for IG’s members!

The Coordinating Commitee of the ESIL IG on International Business and Human Rights is glad to inform that the Business and Human Rights Journal (https://www.cambridge.org/core/journals/business-and-human-rights-journal) is pleased to offer members of the ESIL International Business and Human Rights Interest Group a heavily discounted rate of £25/$35 for an annual personal print subscription to the Journal; this is a discount of over 80%. Individuals can obtain this discount by emailing subscriptions_newyork@cambridge.org in the Americas or journals@cambridge.org in the rest of the world, and asking for the ESIL International Business and Human Rights Interest Group discount rate.

Call for Papers “Finance and Human Rights Crisis of Accountability and Legitimacy” – April 21st, 2017 – London King’s College

The ESIL IG on International Business and Human Rights and the Transnational Law Institute of the London King’s College are glad to launch the Call for Papers of the Joint Workshop “Finance and Human Rights Crisis of Accountability and Legitimacy”, that will be held at Strand Campus on April 21st, 2017.

All the IG’s members are invited to submit an abstract by February 28th, 2017. The successful proposals will be informed by March 6th, 2017.

For more infomation, the Call for Papers is available here.

Call for Papers – Special Issue of th Nordic Journal of Human Rights on Research Methods for BHR

A Call for Papers for contributions to a Special Issue of the Nordic Journal of Human Rights (NJHR) – a well recognised HR journal (guest-editors: Karin Buhmann, Björn Fasterling and Aurora Voiculescuhas) – has been published. The topic of the Special Issue is research methods on BHR, and the disciplinary scope is not limited to law and indeed aims to be interdisciplinary.

Full-length manuscripts are due by 21 August 2017, but guest authors are supposed to attend a paper development workshop that will be held in Finland on June 13-15, 2017.

For more information: special-issue-cfp-business-and-hr-research-methods

Summary and Follow-up of B&HR events in Geneva, November 2016

The summaries and follow-ups of the 5th UN Forum on Business and Human Rights and the B&HR Seminar organized by the Faculty of Law of the Geneva University are now available, both in French and English.

English version: business-and-hr-_-english-version

Version Francaise: business_hr_version-franc%cc%a7aise

 

Call for Papers – “Business and Human Rights: International Law challenges, European responses” – University of Milan

The University of Milan – in the framework of the course on Business and Human Rights in EU Law (co-Funded by the Erasmus+ Programme of the EU) – has launched a call for papers for the International Conference “Business and Human Rights: International Law challenges, European responses”, that will take place in Milan (Italy) on May 29-30, 2017.

The call for papers is available here: bhr-conference-unimi-29-30-may-2017.