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HRDD Forum: How to measure the 'effectiveness' of corporate human rights regulation

Date: 15 June 2020

Time: 11.00-13.00 (BST)

Venue: Online


Event details

On 29 April 2020 the European Commission announced a legislative initiative on mandatory due diligence for human rights and environmental impacts, based on the BIICL-led study. This commitment took place against a background of movements around mandatory human rights due diligence laws in various Member States. Similarly, reforms to strengthen the Modern Slavery Act are under consideration.

These developments require consideration of what effective regulation would look like in this area, how effectiveness should be defined, and how it can be measured.

In this roundtable, speakers will present their experiences in measuring effectiveness from inter-disciplinary studies about the UK Modern Slavery Act, the French Duty of Vigilance Law, the UK Bribery Act, and European-level policies and regulations.

This kind of evidence will be critical to enable stakeholders - including lawyers, companies, civil society, academia and other experts - to feed into the design of forthcoming regulations. 


  • Matthias Bauer, Tutwa Consulting
  • Hanna Deringer, International Trade Consultant
  • Lisa Hsin, AHRC Modern Slavery Research Fellow, Faculty of Law, University of Oxford
  • Genevieve LeBaron, Director, Sheffield Political Economy Research Institute
  • Charlotte Michon, Association entreprises pour les droits de l'homme (EDH)
  • Steve New, Saïd Business School, University of Oxford
  • Andreas Rühmkorf, University of Sheffield 

Event convened by Lise Smit, Senior Research Fellow in Business and Human Rights and Director, Human Rights Due Diligence Forum and Dr Irene Pietropaoli, Research Fellow in Business & Human Rights, BIICL.


This is a a closed meeting, open only to members of the Human Rights Due Diligence Forum (HRDD). HRDD Forum members wishing to attend can register by emailing the Events team.

CPD Information

This event offers the equivalent of 2 CPD hours.


If you have any queries, please contact the Events team

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