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Webinar Series: Business and Human Rights Developments in Southern Europe Series

Episode 2: Business and Human Rights Developments in Spain

Date: 13 October 2020

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

Venue: Online

Jointly organised by BIICL and Nova School of Law


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.

Find out more about the series 

Episode 2

The second episode of this webinar series will be dedicated to the Business and Human Rights Developments in Spain. The panel will discuss the Spanish National Action Plan, some aspects of the proposed Spanish law on mandatory human rights due diligence, some practical insights about Spanish companies' due diligence practices, as well as conflicting situations relating to the foreign activities of Spanish multinational corporations in Latin America. The webinar will be multilingual and speakers will present in either English or Spanish. When presenting in Spanish, a brief summary in English will be offered at the end of their presentation for the non-Spanish speaking audience.


Humberto Cantú Rivera, Universidad de Monterrey (UDEM)


  • Orencio Vázquez, Spanish CSR Observatory
  • Carmen Márquez-Carrasco, Universidad de Sevilla
  • Francisco Javier Zamora Cabot, Universitat Jaume I
  • Maria Prandi, Founder of BHR
  • Maria Chiara Marullo, Universitat Jaume I
  • José Carlos Gonzalez Lorente, Comisiones Obreras, CCOO

Presentations from Episode 2 

Carmen Márquez-Carrasco Presentation 

Maria Prandi Presentation 

Maria Chiara Marullo Presentation  

José Carlos Gonzalez Lorente Presentation 

Recording of Episode 2


Join in the conversation @BIICL #BizHumanRights

CPD Information

This event offers the equivalent of 1.5 CPD hours.


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