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Hector Tejero Tobed

Biography Héctor is a Research Assistant in Public International Law, and joined BIICL in October 2018. He assists and conducts research on various issues on Public International Law. Prior to joining BIICL, Héctor completed a LL.M in Public International Law at The London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE), and was a Legal Intern at REDRESS, where he focused on the Inter-American system for the protection of human rights. Formerly, he has been involved in cooperation projects…

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Lise Smit

Biography Lise Smit is Senior Research Fellow in Business and Human Rights, and joined BIICL in March 2015. She conducts research on corporate human rights due diligence and other aspects of implementation of the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights. Prior to joining the Institute, Lise was a practicing advocate at the Cape Town Bar in South Africa. She has worked on business and human rights issues for the Business and Human Rights Resource Centre and the UN Global Compact Office.…

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Irene Pietropaoli

Biography Dr Irene Pietropaoli is a Research Fellow in Business and Human Rights, and joined BIICL in October 2018. She conducts research on corporate human rights due diligence and other aspects of implementation of the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights. Prior to joining BIICL, Irene worked with international organisations and NGOs in different countries of Europe, Latin America, South and Southeast Asia in the area of business and human rights. For three years, she was based…

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Claire Bright

Biography Dr Claire Bright is an Associate Research Fellow at the British Institute of International and Comparative Law, as well as an Assistant Professor in Private Law at Nova Law School in Lisbon. She specialises in Business and Human Rights. Claire regularly organizes events and delivers short courses and trainings in the field of Business and Human Rights. Her work to date has resulted in a number of peer reviewed publications in English, French, Italian and Spanish, including in the…

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Webinar Series: Episode 3: Business and Human Rights Developments in Italy

Webinar Series: Business and Human Rights Developments in Southern Europe Episode 3: Business and Human Rights Developments in Italy Event - Tags Share Links Event - Timings and Location Jointly organised by Nova School of Law and BIICL Concept Various jurisdictions across the world have adopted National Action Plans in Business…

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Short Course: Business and Human Rights

EVENTS Short Course: Business and Human Rights Event - Tags Share Links Event - Timings and Location    Event Details Business and human rights is an area of international human rights law in continuous development at the international and national levels. On successful completion of BIICL's Business and Human Rights…

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Trade, Tech, and Artificial Intelligence: Exporting British Values?

EVENTS Trade, Tech, and Artificial Intelligence: Exporting British Values? Event - Tags Share Links Event - Timings and Location Organised in conjunction with  Event details The UK industrial strategy sets out grand challenges to put UK business at the forefront of the industries of the future. It has set Artificial Intelligence…

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Webinar Series: Episode 2: Business and Human Rights Developments in Spain

Webinar Series: Business and Human Rights Developments in Southern Europe Series Episode 2: Business and Human Rights Developments in Spain Event - Tags Share Links Event - Timings and Location Jointly organised by BIICL and Nova School of Law Concept Various jurisdictions across the world have adopted National Action Plans in…

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HRDD Forum Webinar Series: Episode 4: Meeting the Standard: What Does Adequate Human Rights Due Diligence for Climate Change Look Like in Practice?

HRDD Forum Webinar Series: Human Rights Due Diligence for Climate Change Impacts Episode 4: Meeting the Standard: What Does Adequate Human Rights Due Diligence for Climate Change Look Like in Practice? Event - Tags Share Links Event - Timings and Location    Concept Developments around mandatory human rights due diligence…

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HRDD Forum Webinar Series: Episode 3: Mandatory Human Rights Due Diligence Laws: What are their Implications Regarding Corporate Climate Change impacts?

HRDD Forum Webinar Series: Human Rights Due Diligence for Climate Change Impacts Episode 3: Mandatory Human Rights Due Diligence Laws: What are their Implications Regarding Corporate Climate Change Impacts? Event - Tags Share Links Event - Timings and Location    Concept Developments around mandatory human rights due…

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Short Course: Public International Law in Practice

EVENTS Short Course: Public International Law in Practice Event - Tags Share Links Event - Timings and Location     Event details Short Course Public International Law in Practice offers a dynamic introduction into applied public international law from the British Institute of International and Comparative Law. The…

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HRDD Forum Webinar Series: Episode 2: The (intended) impact of climate change litigation on corporate due diligence

HRDD Forum Webinar Series: Human Rights Due Diligence for Climate Change Impacts Episode 2: The (intended) impact of climate change litigation on corporate due diligence Event - Tags Share Links Event - Timings and Location    Concept Developments around mandatory human rights due diligence laws are multiplying across…

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Webinar Series: Episode 1: Business and Human Rights Developments in Portugal

Webinar Series: Business and Human Rights Developments in Southern Europe  Episode 1: Business and Human Rights Developments in Portugal Event - Tags Share Links Event - Timings and Location Jointly organised by Nova School of Law and BIICL Concept Various jurisdictions across the world have adopted National Action Plans…

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Webinar Series: Business and Human Rights Developments in Southern Europe

Webinar Series:: Business and Human Rights Developments in Southern Europe  Event - Tags Share Links Event - Timings and Location Jointly organised by Nova School of Law and BIICL Concept Various jurisdictions across the world have adopted National Action Plans in Business and Human Rights and have enacted legislations or…

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HRDD Forum Webinar Series: Episode 1: Corporate Due Diligence for Climate Change Impacts: The Status Quo

HRDD Forum Webinar Series: Human Rights Due Diligence for Climate Change Impacts Episode 1: Corporate Due Diligence for Climate Change Impacts: The Status Quo Event - Tags Share Links Event - Timings and Location       Concept Developments around mandatory human rights due diligence laws are multiplying across…

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HRDD Forum Webinar Series: Human Rights Due Diligence for Climate Change Impacts

Webinar Series: Human Rights Due Diligence for Climate Change Impacts Event - Tags Share Links Event - Timings and Location    Concept Developments around mandatory human rights due diligence laws are multiplying across Europe, and increasingly include climate change impacts within their scope. As a result, companies,…

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Europe Consultation on Revised Draft of the Proposed Business and Human Rights Treaty

CONSULTATION Europe Consultation on Revised Draft of the Proposed Business and Human Rights Treaty Event - Tags Share Links Event - Timings and Location     Event Details  In June 2014, the UN Human Rights Council established an open-ended intergovernmental working group 'to elaborate an international legally…

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HRDD Forum: How to measure the 'effectiveness' of corporate human rights regulation

EVENTS HRDD Forum: How to measure the 'effectiveness' of corporate human rights regulation Event - Tags Share Links Event - Timings and Location     Event details On 29 April 2020 the European Commission announced a legislative initiative on mandatory due diligence for human rights and environmental impacts, based…

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Artificial Intelligence and Data Economy: A Business and Human Rights Approach

WEBINAR Artificial Intelligence and Data Economy: A Business and Human Rights Approach Event - Tags Share Links Event - Timings and Location Recording of the webinar Artificial Intelligence and Data Economy: A Business and Human Rights Approach    Event Details This is the second webinar in our series on 'Artificial…

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Law firms and chambers seminar: Regulatory options for human rights due diligence in the EU and UK: Presentation of two BIICL studies

EVENTS Law firms and chambers seminar: Regulatory options for human rights due diligence in the EU and UK: Presentation of two BIICL studies Event - Tags Share Links Event - Timings and Location    Event Details During 2019, calls for mandatory human rights due diligence laws multiplied across Europe, and businesses…

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Business seminar: Presentation of two BIICL studies on human rights due diligence regulatory options in the UK and EU

Events Business seminar: Presentation of two BIICL studies on human rights due diligence regulatory options in the UK and EU Event - Tags Share Links Event - Timings and Location    Event details During 2019, calls for mandatory human rights due diligence laws multiplied across Europe, and businesses are increasingly…

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BIICL-led due diligence study basis for European legislative initiative

European Commission will launch a legislative initiative to consider the introduction of mandatory human rights and environmental due diligence Yesterday, on 29 April, EC Commissioner Didier Reynders (DG Justice and Consumers) presented the BIICL-led study on due diligence requirements through the supply chain. During the presentation, it was announced that the European Commission will launch a legislative initiative to consider the introduction of mandatory human rights and environmental…

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HRDD Forum: Damage control or opportunity for change?

EVENTS HRDD Forum: Damage control or opportunity for change?: Working with companies after the identification of human rights impacts Event - Tags Share Links Event - Timings and Location    Event details As expectations on business to undertake human rights due diligence are mounting, companies, advisers and other…

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Human Rights Due Diligence Forum Events

HRDD Forum Events Events and conferences  The Forum is a membership-based group, bringing together some of the most expert and experienced lawyers working in the field. The Forum organises around 3-4 Roundtables a year involving thematic discussions on business and human rights related topics as they relate to legal practitioners. On occasion, external speakers may be invited to present on certain topics. In addition to the member-only events, there will be one public…

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European Commission study on due diligence in supply chains published

Today a study for the European Commission by BIICL, Civic Consulting and LSE Consulting was published by the European Commission. The study focused on due diligence requirements to identify, prevent, mitigate and account for abuses of human rights, including the rights of the child and fundamental freedoms, serious bodily injury or health risks, environmental damage, including with respect to climate. Through desk research, country analyses, interviews and surveys the study identifies Market…

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European Commission study on due diligence in supply chains

This study for the European Commission focuses on due diligence requirements to identify, prevent, mitigate and account for abuses of human rights, including the rights of the child and fundamental freedoms, serious bodily injury or health risks, environmental damage, including with respect to climate. The study was conducted by the British Institute of International and Comparative Law (lead), Civic Consulting  and LSE Consulting. Through desk research, country analyses, interviews…

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A UK failure to prevent mechanism for corporate human rights harms: Is it legally feasible?

EVENTS A UK failure to prevent mechanism for corporate human rights harms: Is it legally feasible? e? Event - Tags Share Links Event - Timings and Location Sponsored by Event Details In March 2017, the UK Joint Committee on Human Rights released a report on business and human rights in which it proposed the introduction of a…

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New BIICL Report Looks at Preventing Human Rights Harms

Report explores the legal feasibility of introducing a corporate duty to prevent human rights harms. Today BIICL in partnership with Hogan Lovells and Quinn Emmanuel launches a new report entitled 'A UK Failure to Prevent Mechanism for Corporate Human Rights Harms'.  Key findings include: The majority of companies surveyed indicated that existing law does not provide business with sufficient legal certainty about which procedures are required to avoid legal risks for human rights abuses.…

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A UK Failure to Prevent Mechanism for Corporate Human Rights Harms

As developments around mandatory human rights due diligence laws are taking place rapidly across Europe, this report considers the legal feasibility of introducing into UK law a corporate duty to prevent human rights harms. In 2010, the UK Bribery Act introduced an offence if a company fails to prevent bribery. In 2017, the UK Joint Committee on Human Rights proposed that this model could be used for corporate human rights abuses. The report considers whether and how the legal elements…

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Short Course: Business and Human Rights

EVENTS Short Course: Business and Human Rights Event - Tags Share Links Event - Timings and Location       Event Details Business and human rights is an area of international human rights law in continuous development at the international and national levels. On successful completion of BIICL's Business and Human…

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HRDD Fourm: The interaction between investment disputes and human rights due diligence

EVENTS HRDD Forum: The interaction between investment disputes and human rights due diligence Event - Tags Share Links Event - Timings and Location       Event Details Following recent regulatory decisions aimed at reaching climate change targets, states such as the Netherlands, Germany and the EU are facing investment…

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Blog: The interaction between investment disputes and human rights due diligence

On 4 December 2019, the newly-established Human Rights Due Diligence Forum of the British Institute of International and Comparative Law convened its first meeting. The topic was the interaction between investment disputes and human rights due diligence. The main focus of the meeting was on the implications of newly adopted or proposed laws on human rights due diligence. Such laws essentially place the responsibility of prevention of human rights violations on multinational enterprises,…

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Short Course: Public International Law in Practice (November 2019)

EVENTS Short Course: Public International Law in Practice (November 2019) Event - Tags Share Links Event - Timings and Location    Event Details Short Course Public International Law in Practice offers a dynamic introduction into applied public international law from the British Institute of International and Comparative…

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UNGPs in Legal Practice Roundtable Series: Human Rights Due Diligence and Corporate Liability

EVENTS UNGPs in Legal Practice Roundtable Series: Human Rights Due Diligence and Corporate Liability Event - Tags Share Links Event - Timings and Location Event Details In the sixth roundtable of our UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights (UNGPs) in Legal Practice Roundtable series, we will explore the links between human rights due diligence…

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Blog: Zuckerberg is right: third party standards must govern online speech

While some lawmakers and privacy advocates have criticized Mark Zuckerberg's recent call for greater government oversight, deeming it PR-driven and self-serving, the proposal he outlined goes a long way toward reforming an issue of enormous significance in the tech space. He advocates for third-party content standards, which would sharply reduce Facebook and other companies' power to decide what constitutes protected speech.Freedom of speech, guaranteed under the First Amendment of the Constitution,…

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Online advertising, human rights and the Rule of Law (New York)

Time: 18.00-19.30 (Registration from 17.30) Venue: Cantor Boardroom 11-75, New York University Stern School of Business, Henry Kaufman Management Center (KMC), 44 West 4th Street, New York 10012 This discussion will consider the human rights implications of current online advertising practices, and how advertisers, internet platforms, and advertising companies can be expected to address these risks. Advertisers face potential reputational risks when brands are associated with hateful or harmful…

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UK Business and Human Rights Scholars Network meeting

Time: 12.00-17.30 (Registration from 11.30) Venue: British Institute of International and Comparative Law, Charles Clore House, 17 Russell Square, London WC1B 5JP UK Business and Human Rights' Scholars Network is a multi-disciplinary initiative led by the Essex Business and Human Rights Project. It brings together scholars interested in all areas of business and human rights from any discipline. The goal of the Network is to create space and opportunities for scholars researching, teaching and…

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Is Corporate Accountability Possible in Capitalism?

Time: 17.30 19.30 (Registration from 17.00) Venue: British Institute of International and Comparative Law, Charles Clore House, 17 Russell Square, London WC1B 5JP The speakers on the panel will discuss the demand for corporate accountability in a context where more and more areas of life are organised by, and mediated through corporations, for profit. This increased corporate presence has led to areas of friction where the demand for 'corporate accountability' seeks to address the balance between…

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Blog: Access to Legal Remedies for Victims of Corporate Human Rights Abuses in Third Countries

Ensuring effective access to legal remedies for victims of corporate human rights abuses in third countries is a key part of both the State's duty to protect human rights and the business responsibility to respect human rights, as recognised under the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights.A recent study by Axel Marx, Claire Bright and Jan Wouters was conducted for the European Parliament on "Access to legal remedies for victims of corporate human rights abuses". The study mapped…

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The UNGPs and Legal Accountability in Corporate Groups

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…

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European Commission study on due diligence in supply chains

This study for the European Commission focuses on due diligence requirements to identify, prevent, mitigate and account for abuses of human rights, including the rights of the child and fundamental freedoms, serious bodily injury or health risks, environmental damage, including with respect to climate. The study was conducted by the British Institute of International and Comparative Law (lead), Civic Consulting and LSE Consulting. Through desk research, country analyses, interviews…

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Blog: Governments can help make business more diligent on human rights

In the last few months, a host of new initiatives and regulations have been announced around mandatory transparency and mandatory due diligence for companies On 29 November 2018, the Australian Parliament approved the Modern Slavery Act, which will require companies headquartered or with operations in Australia to submit a 'Modern Slavery Statement'. By virtue of the AUD$100 million threshold, the Australian Act will apply to fewer companies than the UK Modern Slavery Act, but it imposes…

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A "failure to prevent" adverse human rights impacts mechanism project

In March 2017, the UK Joint Committee on Human Rights released a report on business and human rights in which it proposed the introduction of a "failure to prevent" mechanism for corporate human rights abuses.  BIICL, with support from international law firms Hogan Lovells  and Quinn Emanuel, conducted a study into the feasibility and options of such a "failure to prevent" mechanism. The study explored what such a mechanism could look like, whether it would be criminal…

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When national law conflicts with international human rights standards

The first research supported by the Bingham Centre's Business Network examines how companies can adhere to international human rights standards, as described in the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights, when faced with contradictory domestic laws or practices. The research brought together the international legal framework, existing guidance for specific issues or sectors, and practical examples for businesses. The research methodology included semi-structured conversations…

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Making sense of managing human rights issues in supply chains

After a successful research project with Norton Rose Fulbright in 2016, entitled 'Exploring Human Rights Due Diligence', BIICL and Norton Rose Fulbright undertook a follow-up project in 2017/18, which analysed managing human rights issues in supply chains. As part of this project, BIICL and Norton Rose Fulbright co-hosted a session at the 2017 Annual UN Forum on Business and Human Rights in Geneva, with support from Hogan Lovells and Foley Hoag. The session focused on "Human rights remedies…

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BIICL and PRI: Human Rights in Private Equity Investment

BIICL and PRI Workshop on Human Rights in Private Equity: Information and Summary It is increasingly expected that human rights due diligence (HRDD) is undertaken by businesses, as per the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights (UNGPs), OECD Guidelines for multinational enterprises, emerging laws such as the UK Modern Slavery Act and the French duty of vigilance law, and other proposed legislative reforms. According to the UNGPs, all business enterprises regardless of sector…

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BIICL and PRI: Human Rights in Private Equity Investment

It is increasingly expected that human rights due diligence (HRDD) is undertaken by businesses, as per the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights (UNGPs), OECD Guidelines for multinational enterprises, emerging laws such as the UK Modern Slavery Act and the French duty of vigilance law, and other proposed legislative reforms. According to the UNGPs, all business enterprises regardless of sector have a responsibility to respect human rights, and to carry out necessary HRDD.…

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When national law conflicts with international human rights standards

BIICL recently completed a study for the Business Network on addressing conflicts between international human rights standards and national laws. The UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights expect companies to respect international human rights wherever they operate. However, questions often arise as to how businesses should adhere to international human rights standards when faced with contradictory national laws or practices. BIICL's research brings together the international…

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Business and Human Rights Due Diligence in Supply Chains

The UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights were unanimously adopted by the UN Human Rights Council in 2011, and require all business enterprises to undertake human rights due diligence. Because of the limited information available about how companies are going about to conduct human rights due diligence BIICL and the global law firm Norton Rose Fulbright are working together to research this important area. Share LinksProject - Tags Human Rights Due…

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