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Webinar Series::

Business and Human Rights Developments in Southern Europe 

Date: 15 September 2020 - 12 January 2021

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

Episode 1: Business and Human Rights Developments in Portugal
Tuesday 15 September 12:00-13:30
Further details and booking for Episode 1 

Episode 2: Business and Human Rights Developments in Spain
Tuesday 13 October 12:00-13:30
Further details and booking for Episode 2

Episode 3: Business and Human Rights Developments in Italy
Tuesday 10 November 12:00-13:30
Further details and booking for Episode 3 

Episode 4: Business and Human Rights Developments in Switzerland
Tuesday 15 December 12:00-13:30
Further details and booking for Episode 4 (coming soon)

Episode 5: Business and Human Rights Developments in Greece
Tuesday 12 January 12:00-13:30
Further details and booking for Episode 5 (coming soon)

Webinars convened by Dr Claire Bright, Assistant Professor and Associate Research Fellow in Business and Human Rights, Nova School of Law and BIICL; Lise Smit, Senior Research Fellow in Business and Human Rights and Director, Human Rights Due Diligence Forum, BIICL; and Irene Pietropaoli, Research Fellow in Business & Human Rights, BIICL.

Join in the conversation @BIICL #BizHumanRights

CPD Information

This event offers the equivalent of 7.5 CPD hours.

Contact

If you have any queries, please contact the Events team

Photography and Recording

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Alternatively you can email BIICL Marketing Manager, Carmel Brown in advance of the event that you are attending.

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