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Webinar Series: Business and Human Rights Developments in Southern Europe 

Episode 1: Business and Human Rights Developments in Portugal

Date: 15 September 2020

Time: 12:00-13:30 (UK / Portugal time)

Venue: Online

Jointly organised by Nova School of Law and BIICL



Concept

Various jurisdictions across the world have adopted National Action Plans in Business and Human Rights and have enacted legislations or are discussing legislative initiatives to regulate companies and prevent adverse human rights and environmental impacts. These developments raise important questions about the adequacy of existing norms and their ability to drive change towards responsible business practices. Whilst much of the focus so far has been on a small number of countries seen as 'big players', less attention has turned to jurisdictions in Southern Europe in which important developments are currently occurring.

The aim of this webinar series is to gather scholars, legal practitioners, companies, civil society, government representatives, policy advisers, investors, insurers, and other relevant stakeholders from Southern European jurisdictions in order to provide insights into the current regulatory landscape, and the lessons that can be learn from other jurisdictions. The webinars will be multilingual.

Programme

The first episode of this webinar series will be dedicated to the Business and Human Rights Developments in Portugal. The panel will analyse some of the key findings of the first national survey on Business and Human Rights in Portugal, the current legal landscape in relation to human rights and environmental responsibilities of companies in Portugal, as well as relevant case law and instances before the Portuguese OECD National Contact Point. The webinar will be multilingual and speakers will present in either English or Portuguese. When presenting in Portuguese, a brief summary in English will be offered at the end of their presentation for the non-Portuguese speaking audience.

Speakers:

  • Beatriz Albuquerque, Vieira de Almeida & Associados
  • Pedro Almeida, Senior Officer, Ministry of Justice, Portugal
  • Isabel Cabrita, ISCSP/ Universidade de Lisboa
  • Céline da Graça Pires, Human Rights specialist at Business for Social Responsibility (BSR)
  • Pedro Neto, Executive Director of Amnesty International, Portugal
  • Teresa Violante, Fiedrich-Alexander Universität-Erlangen-Nürnberg

Keynote speech by Heidi Hautala, Vice-President of the European Parliament and Chair of the Responsible Business Conduct Working Group.


Pricing and Registration

This event is free to attend however, advance online registration is required below.

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CPD Information

This event offers the equivalent of 1.5 CPD hours.

Contact

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