Date: 15 December 2020
Time: 12:00-13:30 (UK / Portugal time)
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 fourth episode of this webinar series will be dedicated to the Business and Human Rights Developments in Switzerland. The panel will analyse the results of the popular vote on the Swiss Responsible Business Initiative, and their implications for corporate due diligence in Switzerland.
Robert McCorquodale, University of Nottingham and Inclusive Law
- Dorothée Baumann-Pauly, Geneva Center for Business and Human Rights
- Nicolas Bueno, University of Zurich
- Sarah Dekkiche, Advisor on Business and Human Rights
- Anya George, Schellenberg Wittmer
- Urs Rybi, Public Eye
- Liz Umlas, University of Fribourg
Recording of Episode 4
This event offers the equivalent of 1.5 CPD hours.
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