Date: 21 March 2022
Time: 11.00 - 12.30 (UK time)
During the pandemic, concerns were raised about national health authorities sourcing PPE allegedly produced through forced labour. These reports coincided with questions around revising the UK Modern Slavery Act to include public procurement, and campaigns towards introducing mandatory human rights due diligence legislation that would apply to public bodies.
At this session, speakers will consider these developments, and discuss the changing landscape relating to the human rights due diligence expectations of the public sector.
Lise Smit, Senior Research Fellow in Business and Human Rights, BIICL
- Gemma Freedman, UNISON
- Olga Martin-Ortega, University of Greenwich
- Nusrat Uddin, Wilson LLP
Event convened by Lise Smit, Senior Research Fellow in Business and Human Rights and Director, Human Rights Due Diligence Forum, BIICL and Dr Irene Pietropaoli, Research Leader in Business and Human Rights, BIICL
This event offers the equivalent of 1.5 CPD hours.
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