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Webinar Series: Business and Human Rights Developments in Southern Europe Episode 3: Business and Human Rights Developments in Italy


Date: 10 November 2020

Time: 12:00-13:30 (UK Time)

Location: Online


Various jurisdictions across the world have adopted National Action Plans in Business and Human Rights and have enacted legislations or are discussing legislative initiatives to regulate companies and prevent adverse human rights and environmental impacts. These developments raise important questions about the adequacy of existing norms and their ability to drive change towards responsible business practices. Whilst much of the focus so far has been on a small number of countries seen as 'big players', less attention has turned to jurisdictions in Southern Europe in which important developments are currently occurring.

The aim of this webinar series is to gather scholars, legal practitioners, companies, civil society, government representatives, policy advisers, investors, insurers, and other relevant stakeholders from Southern European jurisdictions in order to provide insights into the current regulatory landscape, and the lessons that can be learn from other jurisdictions. The webinars will be multilingual.


The third episode of this webinar series will be dedicated to the Business and Human Rights Developments in Italy. The panel will consider the Italian National Action Plan, Legislative Decree no. 231/2001 on the responsibility of legal entities, companies and associations, as well as relevant case law and instances before the Italian OECD National Contact Point. The webinar will be multilingual and speakers will present in either English or Italian. When presenting in Italian, a brief summary in English will be offered at the end of their presentation for the non-Italian speaking audience.


Maddalena Neglia, FIDH


  • Marta Bordignon, Temple University in Rome, President of HRIC
  • Francesca Cucchiara, co-founder of HRIC
  • Angelica Bonfanti, Università degli Studi di Milano Statale
  • Marco Fasciglione, CNR-IRISS
  • Giacomo Cremonesi, Caizza & Partners

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