On May 29-30, 2017 the International Conference “Business and Human Rights: International Law challenges, European responses” will be held at the University of Milan (Italy). The conference is coordinated by prof. Angelica Bonfanti, Department of Italian and Supranational Public Law of the University of Milan and member of the ESIL IG on International Business and Human Rights, and co-funded by the EU Erasmus+ Programme.
The event will address the main topics arisen in the field of Business and Human Rights, such as the UNGPs implementation, the human rights due diligence, the access to remedy and corporate accountability.
Registration is possible by May 20th, 2017 by writing at: EUlawbusinesshumanrights@unimi.it
The International Conference “Business and Human Rights – secure corporate freedom to human rights’ respect” will take place at the University of Milan (Italy) on May 4th, 2017. the event is co-organized by Mani Tese (the Italian partner of ECCJ), Human Rights International Corner (HRIC) and Direct, a Research Centre of the University of Milan.
The event will address both the main theoretical and practical issues related to Business and Human Rights. Simultaneous translation in English will be provided.
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.
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.
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 email@example.com in the Americas or firstname.lastname@example.org in the rest of the world, and asking for the ESIL International Business and Human Rights Interest Group discount rate.
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.
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