Between National Law(s) and the Binding Treaty: Recent Developments in Business and Human Rights Regulation14 November 2019
- Starts at: 13:00h
- Fee: Free
- Venue: T.M.C. Asser Instituut
- Organiser: T.M.C. Asser Instituut, International Federation for Human Rights (FIDH) & The Centre for Research on Multinational Corporations (SOMO).
R.J. Schimmelpennincklaan 20-22
2517 JN The Hague
This event aims to provide a detailed overview of the latest developments in the field of BHR regulation. The first part of the afternoon will be dedicated to a comparative review of some national developments in BHR regulation. The speakers have been asked to focus their presentations (max 10 minutes) on outlining the recent (and sometimes future) changes in the various regulatory models introduced by specific European states. They will also discuss the (expected) effects of the different regulatory models based on comparative analyses and empirical data gathered so far.
The second part of the afternoon will then focus on discussing the latest draft of the proposed binding treaty on BHR. The speakers have been asked to prepare short presentations (max 10 minutes) on the strengths and weaknesses of the current draft (with an eye on the changes introduced with regard to the Zero draft). The presentations will be followed by open exchanges with the participants on the various points raised (including concrete proposals for improvement).
13:00 – 13:15 Welcome
13:15 – 15:00 - BHR regulation: Recent Developments in Europe – Chair Maddalena Neglia (FIDH)
- Nadia Bernaz (Wageningen University) – Recent developments in the UK
- Anna Beckers (Maastricht University) – Recent developments in Germany
- Antoine Duval (Asser Institute) – Recent developments in France
- Lucas Roorda (Utrecht University/College voor de Rechten van de Mens) – Recent developments in the Netherlands
- Irene Pietropaoli (British Institute of International and Comparative Law) – Recent developments in BHR regulation: A comparative perspective
15:00 – 15:15 Coffee Break
15:15 – 17:00 – Revised Draft of the Binding BHR Treaty: Strengths and weaknesses – Chair Mariëtte van Huijstee (SOMO)
- Nadia Bernaz (Wageningen University)
- Anna Beckers (Maastricht University)
- Antoine Duval (Asser Institute)
- Irene Pietropaoli (British Institute of International and Comparative Law)
- Lucas Roorda (Utrecht University/ College voor de Rechten van de Mens)
17:00 - Closing Reception.