Date: 5 December 2023
Time: 17.30 - 19.00 (UK time)
Followed by a reception
Venue: BIICL, Russell Square, London, WC1B 5JP and Online
This discussion will focus on the role of contractual provisions in human rights due diligence. Almost three years after our previous event on the same topic, intervening developments have rendered this question particularly timely. The European Commission and European Parliament's versions of the Corporate Sustainability Due Diligence Directive both envision contractual provisions as part of the due diligence duty, but approach them in different ways.
As companies and regulators start to implement new mandatory human rights and environmental due diligence (mHREDD) requirements, practical questions arise regarding what kind of contractual provisions are effective and appropriate in different kind of business relationships, how contracts can be used for joint responsibility rather than risk-shifting, and the relationship between contracts and purchasing practices more generally.
At this event, expert speakers will share insights gained from the development of model contractual clauses and how contracts are being used for human rights due diligence in practice.
Dr. Irene Pietropaoli, BIICL
- Merryl Lawry-White, Debevoise & Plimpton LLP
- Martijn Scheltema, Pels Rijcken
- Olivia Windham Stewart, Independent Expert
This event offers the equivalent of 1.5 CPD hours.
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