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The UNGPs and Legal Accountability in Corporate Groups

Event Details

Time: 14.00-16.00 (Registration from 13.30)

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

In the fourth roundtable of our UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights (UNGPs) in Legal Practice Roundtable series, we will explore various developments around corporate group liability for human rights impacts. We will consider attribution through the "identification" versus enterprise or "corporate culture" methods, how vicarious liability can apply within the context of the UNGPs, and principles around parent company liability in tort law.


  • Gabrielle Holly, Omnia Strategy
  • Phillip Morgan, University of York
  • Jennifer Zerk, Jennifer Zerk Consulting

Event convened by Lise Smit, Associate Senior Research Fellow in Business and Human Rights and Dr Irene Pietropaoli, Research Fellow in Business & Human Rights

Pricing and Registration

This is a a closed event, open to members of the BIICL UNGPs in Legal Practice Roundtable Series only.


If you have any queries, please contact the Events team.

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