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IG Annual Workshop “Public Values and Public Goods: How do They Live in the Intersection of Finance and Human Rights?” – Naples, September 6, 2017

The IG on International Business and Human Rights is glad to invite all its members and other people engaged to Business and Human Rights to attend the IG Annual Workshop organized back-to-back to the 13th ESIL Annual Meeting Global Public Goods, Global Commons and Fundamental Values: The Responses of International Law”, that will take place in Naples on 7–9 September, 2017. The Workshop – titled “Public Values and Public Goods: How do They Live in the Intersection of Finance and Human Rights?” – will be held at the Department of Law, University of Naples Federico II, on September 6 at 3 pm. The event will be followed to the IG Meeting.

Despite the centrality that the principle of State sovereignty still holds in contemporary international law, the financial crisis has drawn attention to the role of financial and market actors in relation to human rights. The workshop will address the implications of instruments ranging from the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights (UNGPs) to the 2015 Paris Agreement on Climate Change in international financial law. The objective will be to show how global public values and fundamental values coexist in financial markets.

The programme is already avaiable: IG BHR Workshop 2017 Naples  

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International Conference “Business and Human Rights: International Law challenges, European responses”, University of Milan – May 29-30, 2017

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

International Conference “Business and Human Rights – secure corporate freedom to human rights’ respect”, Milan May 4, 2017

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.

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.