IG Annual Workshop and Call for Papers: “Rethinking Limited Liability in Light of the Universality of Human Rights” – University of Manchester, 13th September 2018

The IG on International Business and Human Rights would like to invite all of its members and other interested parties to attend the Annual Workshop that will be held on 13th of September 2018 at the University of Manchester. The Workshop is part of the Annual Conference organized by the European Society of International Law (ESIL). This year, the theme of ESIL’s Annual Conference is “International Law and Universality” and in this context, the Workshop organized by the IG and titled “Rethinking Limited Liability in Light of the Universality of Human Rights”, invites its participants to take a fresh view at how normative, institutional and organisational practices have shaped the concept of corporate limited liability. More information about the Workshop and the Call for Papers can be found here.

We very much look forward to meeting you in Manchester!


1st edition Summer School on ‘Business & Human Rights’, Pisa 18-22 June 2018

The 1st edition of the Summer School on Business and Human Rights – co-organized by some members of this IG, namely Angelica Bonfanti (Department of Law of the University of Milan), Marta Bordignon (Human Rights International Corner –HRIC), Chiara Macchi (Institute DIRPOLIS of the Sant’Anna School of Advanced Studies), and Marco Fasciglione, (National Research Council of Italy – CNR-IRISS) – will take place in Pisa from 18 to 22 June 2018 at Sant’Anna School of Advanced Studies.

The course will be entirely in English and is finalized at providing students, researchers, lawyers, NGOs and CSOs representatives, as well as CRS specialists, private and public sector practitioners with a comprehensive overview and knowledge of the topic.

The flyer, the programme and the call for applications are available online.

Follow-up of IG Informal Meeting – Geneva, 26 November 2017

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The PPTs of some of the presentations given during the Informal Meeting “DISCUSSING THE EMERGING RESEARCH TRENDS IN THE FIELD OF BUSINESS AND HUMAN RIGHTS” that took place in Geneva on November 26, 2017 are now available, together with some picture of the event.

Lene Wendland, Chief, Human Rights and Economic and Social Issues Section, OHCHR: BHR meeting_Geneva_Wendland

A. Timofeyeva, Charles University, Prague: BHR meeting_Geneva_Tymofeyeva

Frauke Renz, University of Bern: BHR meeting_Geneva_Renz

Carlos Lopez, ICJ: BHR meeting_Geneva_Lopez


Winter Academy ‘Doing Business Right’ at T.M.C. Asser Instituut, The Hague

The T.M.C. Asser Instituut of The Hague has organized a Winter Academy titled ‘Doing Business Right’, that will take place on January 8-12, 2018, with the aim of providing a comprehensive overview of the legal mechanisms ensuring that multinational corporations act in the public interest.

The program and the list of the speakers, as well as additional information about the course, are provided here: Doing Business Right – Winter Academy

Deadline for registration is December 8, 2017.

Business and Human Rights Conference, Charles University, Prague

As part of their cooperation with the Brazil University within the UNCE (Human Rights Research Centre), the Faculty of Law of Charles University (Prague, Czech Republic) is going to organize a Conference titled ‘Business and Human Rights’, that will take place in Prague on November 27, 2017 at 9.30 am.

The event is aimed at adressing some of the main and most-discussed issues in term of Business and Human Rights both at domestic and international level, such as National Action Plans, legal aspects of corporate responsibility and UNGPs implementation at EU level.


Informal Meeting of the Interest Group – Geneva November 26, 2017

On November 26 an Informal Meeting of the Interest Group will take place at the University of Geneva. The event – organized with the support of the Department of Law of the University of Geneva, Human Rights International Corner and the BHRight Initiative – is aimed at promoting the sharing of information among Business and Human Rights experts, practitioners and scholars in order to enhance a joint research platform.

The Meeting Agenda is available here: Agenda_Meeting_Geneva_Nov26DEF

For additional information and for the registration, please send an e-mail to Marta Bordignon (bordignon.hric@gmail.com) or Mara Tignino (mara.tignino@unige.ch) by November 20, 2017.

ABA BHR Project – Advisory Board Meeting to be held in Geneva on November 30, 2017

The meeting of the Advisory Board of the ABA Business and Human Rights Project will take place at the University of Geneva on November 30, 2017 at 9.30 am.

The Agenda of the meeting is now available: ABA-CHR.BHR Project.FINAL