Bringing together policy-makers, corporate strategists, advisers, advocates and researchers, this roundtable will explore the possible direction of international regulation in the field of business and human rights as well as legal developments at the national level. The roundtable will examine a number of developments, including steps being taken to improve access to remedies and the impact of ‘due diligence’ approaches.
Our objective is to become the largest national gathering on business and human rights with participants from government, business, community groups and civil society, law firms, investor organisations, international bodies, national human rights institutions, trade unions, academia and the media. Participants can take part in numerous panel discussions on topics that relate to the Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights (the United Nations “Protect, Respect and Remedy” Framework), as well as current business-related human rights issues.
This Forum is a veritable opportunity to network, share experiences and learn about the latest initiatives to promote corporate respect for human rights. The Forum is open to all relevant stakeholder groups, governmental institutions, the wider public, intergovernmental and regional organisations, businesses, labour unions, human rights institutions, non-governmental organizations, and affected stakeholders, among others.