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10 Nov 2022

Hybrid event: From moral duty to legal obligation – corporate behaviour and human rights in the context of Russian invasion of Ukraine

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From moral duty to legal obligation – corporate behaviour and human rights in the context of Russian invasion of Ukraine.

Side Event UN Forum on Business and Human Rights


Over 1610 international companies still work in Russia at a full or limited scale. Altogether, they generate at least $171 billion of local revenue annually in the Russian federation.

With the announcement of Russia's partial mobilization, the companies and their subsidiaries in the country have been imposed a legal obligation to support the state in war efforts, effectively boosting the Russian war capabilities, contributing to the development of the armed conflict.

The event will address business and human rights in the context of the Russian invasion. It will outline the obligations of foreign companies in the framework of the mobilization calls and legal arguments obliging companies to support the aggression. The presenters will discuss the evidence that indicates alleged complicity in the war by businesses in multiple sectors.

Bennett Freeman — Former Senior VP for Sustainability Research and Policy at Calvert Investments and former US Deputy Assistant Secretary for Democracy, Human Rights and Labor

Ukraine delegation; Andrés Zaragoza; Andrii Onoprienko; Anita Ramasatry; Eka Iakobishvili; Mike Lewis; Nataliia Popovych; Phil Bloomer.

This is is a hybrid event. For both in person and online attendance please register with Eka Iakobishvili: [email protected]
Deadline for registration: 27 November

Event Details

Start date
28 Nov 2022
Start time
6:30 p.m.
Geneva, Switzerland
B4Ukraine, Ukrainian mission to Geneva (TBC), BHRRC, ISHR

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