JUNE 8, 2022 - Human Rights Due Diligence Legislation: Insights from Europe and Latin America, Lessons for Canada

The Human Rights Research and Education Centre (HRREC) is pleased to partner with Professor Penelope Simons to present the Gordon F. Henderson Chair Business & Human Rights Speaker Series:

Human Rights Due Diligence Legislation: Insights from Europe and Latin America, Lessons for Canada

European states and the EU are at the vanguard of introducing human rights due diligence legislation that would require corporations to take measures to prevent and address the risks they pose to human rights in their supply chains and their transnational business operations. At the United Nations, an Open-Ended Intergovernmental Working Group of the Human Rights Council is engaged in the negotiation of a treaty on business and human rights, that would obligate states to mandate human rights due diligence and to establish effective remedies for victims of business-related human rights abuses. The Inter-American Commission on Human Rights in its thematic hearings and reports, has called on Canada to regulate its extractive companies operating abroad. This webinar brings together a group of experts for a conversation about what lessons can be drawn from these initiatives and interventions for Canada, which has so far preferred a soft approach to governing the transnational activities of Canadian companies.

Wednesday, June 8, 2022
11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. (EDT)

ONLINE | ZOOM Webinar
Event in English. | Free and open to all.

RSVP required to receive the link: REGISTER HERE.


Speakers

  • Moderator: Penelope SIMONS | Gordon F. Henderson Chair in Human Rights & Full Professor, Faculty Law, Common Law Section, University of Ottawa
  • Emily DWYER | National Coordinator and Policy Director, Canadian Network on Corporate Accountability
  • Daniel CERQUEIRA | Program Director, Due Process of Law Foundation
  • Markus KRAJEWSKI | University Professor and Chair in Public Law and Public International Law, University of Erlangen-Nürnberg
  • Robert McCORQUODALE | Professor of International Law and Human Rights, School of Law, University of Nottingham; Director of Inclusive Law; and barrister at Brick Court Chambers, London

The Human Rights Research and Education Centre (HRREC) is celebrating its 40th anniversary during the academic year 2021-2022! This event is part of a diverse and rich programme developed to highlight this major milestone. #CREDP40HRREC


Gordon F. Henderson Chair Business & Human Rights Speaker Series
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