Business Ethics and Human Rights from theory to practice - research workshop

Event details & Booking

  • Name: Business Ethics and Human Rights from theory to practice - research workshop
  • Date: 10 September 2019
  • Time: 09:00 - 16:00
  • Location: Regent's University London
  • Price: Free

Business Ethics and Human Rights from theory to practice - research workshop

In the context of the on-going consultation around the proposed UN Treaty for transnational business and human rights, the debate has recently focused on hard v. soft law, or mandatory v. voluntary initiatives. This workshop will address the question of what works, in practice, to increase corporate accountability and support for human rights.

To register your interest please contact Dr Ana-Maria Pascal.

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Key topics:
• The proposed UN Treaty on Transnational Business and Human Rights
• UNGP implementation through National Action Plans and other initiatives
• Collaboration between state and business agents on human rights issues
• Voluntary initiatives to help businesses increase their support for human rights
• Victims’ access to justice
• Company human rights due diligence
• Recent developments in whistleblowing policy, and implications for human rights
• The role of the state in company disclosures on social responsibility and human rights

Confirmed speakers:
• Lord Michael Hastings, International Head of Citizenship, KPMG
• Catie Shavin, Director, Global Business Initiative
• Lerato Thekiso, Founding Director, Thekvest Legal Advisory Services, Johannesburg
• Dr Wim Vandekerckhove, Reader in Business Ethics, University of Greenwich
• Dr Aurora Voiculescu, Senior Lecturer in Social-Legal Studies, University of Westminster
• Doug Specht, Senior Lecturer in Media and Communications, University of Westminster
• Dr Opi Outhwaite, Senior Lecturer in Law, St Mary’s University
• Dr Ana-Maria Pascal, Principal Lecturer in Philosophy, Business Ethics, and Entrepreneurship, Regent’s University London

 

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