European virtual consultation on business and human rights treaty

On 1 July 2020, the British Institute of International and Comparative Law will host a virtual consultation on the revised draft of the proposed business and human rights treaty. The event follows the recommendation in the latest report of the inter-governmental working group encouraging:

regional and political groups, intergovernmental organizations, national human rights institutions, civil society organizations and all other relevant stakeholders, as appropriate, to organize consultations at all levels, including in particular at the regional and national level, with a view to exchanging comments and inputs on the revised draft legally binding instrument.

The consultation is open to all academics, legal practitioners and civil society organisations interested in discussing how to improve the revised draft of the proposed legally binding instrument. Based on input received during the consultation, a summary of recommendations will be submitted to the working group’s Chair-Rapporteur to inform the second revised draft likely to be released in July 2020. Convened by Dr Irene Pietropaoli of BIICL, the virtual event’s participants include:

  • Robert McCorquodale, Inclusive Law
  • Jernej Letnar Černič, Graduate School of Government and European Studies
  • Antoine Duval, Asser Institute
  • Maysa Zorob, Business & Human Rights Resource Centre
  • Daniel Aguirre, Roehampton University
  • Shane Darcy, National University of Ireland Galway
  • Claire Bright, Nova University
  • Mariëtte van Huijstee, SOMO
  • Maddalena Neglia, FIDH
  • Markus Krajewski, University of Erlangen-Nuremberg
  • Tara Van Ho, University of Essex
  • Nadia Bernaz, Wageningen University

Registration for the event is free and available here.

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