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Webinar Series: Business and Human Rights Developments in Southern Europe

Episode 3: Business and Human Rights Developments in Italy

Date: 10 November 2020

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

Venue: Online

Jointly organised by Nova School of Law and BIICL


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 


The third episode of this webinar series will be dedicated to the Business and Human Rights Developments in Italy. The panel will consider the Italian National Action Plan, Legislative Decree no. 231/2001 on the responsibility of legal entities, companies and associations, as well as relevant case law and instances before the Italian OECD National Contact Point. The webinar will be multilingual and speakers will present in either English or Italian. When presenting in Italian, a brief summary in English will be offered at the end of their presentation for the non-Italian speaking audience.


Maddalena Neglia, head of globalisation and human rights desk, FIDH


  • Angelica Bonfanti, Universit√† degli Studi di Milano
  • Marta Bordignon, Temple University, Rome Campus
  • Giacomo Cremonesi, Caiazza & Partners International Law Firm
  • Maria Francesca Cucchiara, Human Rights International Corner (HRIC) and practising lawyer
  • Marco Fasciglione, CNR-IRISS

Presentations from Episode 3

Angelica Bonfanti Presentation 
Marta Bordignon Presentation 
Giacomo Cremonesi Presentation  
Maria Francesca Cucchiara Presentation  
Marco Fasciglione Presentation 

Recording of Episode 3

Join in the conversation @BIICL #BizHumanRights

CPD Information

This event offers the equivalent of 1.5 CPD hours.


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