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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_Nov26_DEF_website

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.

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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.

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.

Open call for session proposals for the 5th UN Forum on BHR

The UN Working Group on Business and Human Rights opened a call for submitting proposals for parallel sessions of the 5th UN Forum on Business and Human Rights that will be held in Geneva on November 14-16, 2016. The deadline is July 31, 2016.

For more information please visit the UNWG website.

Prof. Surya Deva appointed as Asia-Pacific member of the Un Working Group on Business and Human Rights

The ESIL Interest Group on International Business and Human Rights congratulates prof. Surya Deva for his appointment as new Asia-Pacific representative of the UN Working Group on Business and Human Rights.

Prof. Deva is one of the Editor-in-Chief of the Business and Human Rights Journal and his main areas of research regard business and human rights, CSR and sustainable development.

Watch a short interview to Prof. Deva on his appointment to the UN Working Group here.

HAPPY EASTER

On behalf of the ESIL Interest Group on International Business and Human Rights, we would wish to all the ESIL members a Holy and Happy Easter! We will be back soon to you with more information about the upcoming ESIL Annual Meeting in Riga.

EU Roadmap – Conference on Business & Human Rights

The European civil society and the Netherlands are jointly organising a pan-European, multi-stakeholder conference during the Dutch presidency of the EU in spring 2016. The event, that will take place on May 11, 2016 in Amsterdam, promotes a two-pronged approach, which is to implement the UNGPs at EU level as well as national level.

For futher information, please visit the conference’s website. The registration deadline is March 31, 2016.