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HRDD Forum: The EU Corporate Sustainability Due diligence Directive - the road to national implementation

Date: 12 March 2024

Time: 17.30 - 19.00 (UK time)
Followed by a reception

Venue: BIICL, Russell Square, London, WC1B 5JP and Online


Event Details

On 14th December 2023, the European Council and the European Parliament reached a provisional agreement on the Corporate Sustainability Due diligence Directive (CSDDD), which sets obligations for large companies regarding adverse impacts on human rights and the environment, with respect to their own operations, those of their subsidiaries, and their business partners. After the agreement is formally endorsed and adopted, EU Member States will have two years to incorporate the CSDDD into national legislation. Member States with existing human rights due diligence laws, like Germany and France, will have to align their laws with the Directive, and other Member States will need to adopt their own implementing legislation.

At this HRDD Forum spring roundtable, legal experts in different jurisdictions will discuss the impacts of the CSDDD on the French duty of vigilance law, on the German due diligence in supply chain act, the impact of the Directive in the UK, alignment with the UNGP's principles, disengagement and leverage requirements, obligation of climate change mitigation, the temporary exclusion of the finance sector, and other topics.


Dr. Irene Pietropaoli, BIICL


  • Dr. Claire Bright, NOVA School of Law
  • Prof. Dr. Andreas Rühmkorf, Westfälische Hochschule
  • Lise Smit, Norton Rose Fulbright
  • Remarks by Jasmine Elliott and Dr. Ivano Alogna, BIICL


This is a closed meeting, open only to members of the BIICL 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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