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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  

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.

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

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.