Business and Human Rights - Towards a Common Agenda for Action event in Brussels

Conference | 2 December | Brussels

The event will take place on 2 December 2019. This multi-stakeholder conference, to be held during Finland’s Presidency of the Council of the EU, will discuss topical issues in the field of business and human rights and means to find constructive ways to take forward this critical agenda in both the Member States and at EU level. The conference will be organised in collaboration with Shift (

The keynote speaker of the event will be Professor John Ruggie, the author of the UN Guiding Principles. The event will be held 2.12.2019 at the Sofitel hotel in Brussels, Belgium. The draft programme is available here (this will be updated on this page with more details on speakers and topics as these are finalised). Key topics will include state financing for doing business abroad, the role of regulatory measures as part of a mix of measures, and the use of collective leverage and cooperation to enhance human rights outcomes particularly for those most vulnerable to harm, especially human rights defenders.

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