Business and Human Rights: Implementing the UN Guiding Principles [London, 15-16 Sep]
Author: British Insitute of International and Comparative Law, Published on: 15 September 2011
This conference brings together experts from academia, business, government, international organisations, private legal practice and the non-profit sector, to discuss the opportunities and challenges associated with implementation of the UN Guiding Principles drafted by Professor John Ruggie. The focus will be on the actions business and governments might take to implement the Guiding Principles. Panelists will consider the implications of the recommendations Professor Ruggie has made in relation to a wide number of issues, including: the State's duty to protect human rights; corporate liability for human rights abuse; remedies; and the challenges faced by businesses operating in high risk environments.