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.

BHR & IEL IGs JOINT CALL FOR PAPERS “Public Values and Public Goods: How do they live in the Intersection of Finance, Human Rights and International Economic Law?”

The Coordinating Committees of the ESIL IGs on International Business and Human Rights and on International Economic Law are launching the call for papers “Public Values and Public Goods: How do they live in the Intersection of Finance, Human Rights and International Economic Law?”, in the light of the 2017 ESIL Annual Meeting that will take place in Naples (Italy) on September 7-9, 2017.

The call is open to junior and senior academics of different scientific communities, such as law, political science, management, as well as experts in Business and Human Rights and International Economic Law disciplines.

An abstract of maximum 800 words shold be submitted in PDF version by 24:00 (London UK Time) of 16th January 2017 to mara.tignino@unige.ch and, only with reference to the aspects of International Economic Law, to elisa.baroncini@unibo.it

For more information: esil_callforpapers_bhr_iel_igs_def

5th UN Forum on Business and Human Rights, November 2016

The members of the Coordinating Committee of the ESIL IG on International Business and Human Rights have taken part to the 5th UN Forum on Business and Human Rights that has been held in Geneva on November 14-16, 2016.

The 2016 Forum, titled “Leadership and Leverage: Embedding human rights in the rules and relationships that drive the global economy”, has particularly focused on three main topics: (i) State leadership and leverage; (ii) business leadership and leverage; (iii) the role of financial institutions.

For more information, the access to the video recorded during the plenary sessions and the written statements released, please visit the website of the UN Forum 2016.

IG Annual Report available online

The Annual Report of our IG is now available: ig-bhr-annual-report-2016

The Coordinating Committee remains at your disposal for any further information or remarks.

Conference on Access to Justice for Victims of corporate-related Human Rights Violations – Milan, November 3 2016

The conference ACCESS TO JUSTICE FOR VICTIMS OF CORPORATE-RELATED HUMAN RIGHTS VIOLATIONS. EXTRATERRITORIAL JURISDICTION IN CIVIL LITIGATION”  will take place at the Main Hall of the Court of Milan (Italy) on November 3, 2016. at 2.30 pm.

The event – jointly organized by the Human Rights International Corner (HRIC) and “Scuola Superiore della Magistratura” (SSM) in collaboration with the University of Milan, Jean Monet Course in EU Law on Business and Human Rights – could be considered as the first initiative following the provisions of the draft Italian National Action Plan on Business and Human Rights (currently in public consultation) regarding the needed support to “training courses for judges and lawyers on the legal implications of business and human rights”.

Registrations by October 24, Marta Bordignon: bordignon.hric@gmail.com

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

It is now available the final programme of the International Conference on Business and Human Rights, jointly organized by the University of Seville and the Research Project DER2013-41956-P, the Leuven Centre for Global Governance Studies (University of Leuven) – FWO Research Community on Business and Human Rights and FRAME project and the the BHRight Initiative.

The conference will take place at the Law School of the University of Seville on October 20-21, 2016. For more information about the programme please visit the FRAME’s website dedicated page.