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.

IG Annual Report available online

The Annual Report of our IG is now available: ig-bhr-annual-report-2016

The Coordinating Committee remains at your disposal for any further information or remarks.

Conference on Access to Justice for Victims of corporate-related Human Rights Violations – Milan, November 3 2016

The conference ACCESS TO JUSTICE FOR VICTIMS OF CORPORATE-RELATED HUMAN RIGHTS VIOLATIONS. EXTRATERRITORIAL JURISDICTION IN CIVIL LITIGATION”  will take place at the Main Hall of the Court of Milan (Italy) on November 3, 2016. at 2.30 pm.

The event – jointly organized by the Human Rights International Corner (HRIC) and “Scuola Superiore della Magistratura” (SSM) in collaboration with the University of Milan, Jean Monet Course in EU Law on Business and Human Rights – could be considered as the first initiative following the provisions of the draft Italian National Action Plan on Business and Human Rights (currently in public consultation) regarding the needed support to “training courses for judges and lawyers on the legal implications of business and human rights”.

Registrations by October 24, Marta Bordignon: bordignon.hric@gmail.com

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.

PPT Presentations of the IG Workshop in Riga…check it out!

The PPT presentations of three panelists (Dr. Chiara Macchi, Dr. Roberto Rando and Prof. Owen McIntyre) of the IG Workshop in Riga are now avaialble online.

Please visit the following links:





A snapshot of the 12th ESIL Annual Meeting and the IG Workshop in Riga

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The registration for the 2016 UN Forum on Business and Human Rights that will be held in Geneva on November 14-16 is now open.

More information are available HERE.