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HRDD Forum: Disengagement and Exit in Challenging Contexts: Human Rights Due Diligence Considerations 

Date: 18 June 2024

Time: 17.30 - 19.00 (Registration from 17.00)
Followed by a reception

Venue: British Institute of International and Comparative Law, Charles Clore House, 17 Russell Square, London WC1B 5JP


Event Details

In conflict-affected or other challenging contexts, business may be required to end business relationships and leave a country or may consider doing so on human rights grounds. If business must disengage and exit or decide to, how should they do this responsibly? If instead business decide they can address human rights risks better by staying in a country and continuing engagement with business partners, how should they do this to meet their responsibility to respect human rights?

At this summer HRDD Forum, experts from different jurisdictions will discuss the issue of essential goods and services in the contexts of Russia, responsible exit from Myanmar, the use of force majeure provisions in procurements contracts, the implication of the ICJ's preliminary measures for companies involved in Israel, disengagement under the CSDDD, and other topics.


Dr. Irene Pietropaoli, Senior Fellow in Business and Human Rights, BIICL


  • Ella Skybenko, Eastern Europe and Central Asia Senior Researcher, Business and Human Rights Resource Centre
  • Vicky Bowman, Director Myanmar Centre for Responsible Business, BIICL Honorary Fellow
  • John Sherman III, former Shift's General Counsel and Senior Adviser
  • Remarks by Dr. Jasmine Elliott, Research Fellow in Business and Human Rights, 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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