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HRDD Forum: Business and Human Rights developments in Belgium, Luxembourg and Portugal

Date: 28 September 2020

Time: 11.00-13.00 (UK time)

Venue: Online


Event Details

In this session, experts will present findings from recent studies on the business and human rights landscapes of Belgium, Luxembourg and Portugal. These studies consider various aspects relating to the practical implementation of the UNGPs, which will also determine how their legal frameworks may be affected by an EU level mandatory due diligence law. The three jurisdictions also offer important perspectives in that they have a large predominance of SMEs and suppliers within longer supply chains. These examples could offer valuable lessons about fragmentation, scope and application of national and EU-level regulation.


  • Basak Baglayan, University of Luxembourg
  • Claire Bright, BIICL & Nova School of Law, University of Nova Lisbon
  • Axel Marx, Leuven Centre for Global Governance Studies, University of Leuven

Event convened by Lise Smit, Senior Research Fellow in Business and Human Rights and Director, Human Rights Due Diligence Forum and Dr Irene Pietropaoli, Research Fellow in Business & Human Rights, BIICL.


This is a a closed meeting, open only to members of the Human Rights Due Diligence Forum (HRDD). HRDD Forum members wishing to attend can register by emailing the Events team.

CPD Information

This event offers the equivalent of 2 CPD hours.


If you have any queries, please contact the Events team

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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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