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03-05-2017 - Business and human rights in EU External Policies

DROI INTA 17-05-2017 - 14:26

The Subcommittee on Human Rights and the Committee on International Trade will hold a joint hearing on 'Business and human rights in EU External Policies: due diligence, non-financial reporting and access to remedies'

Human rights has become a topic of importance for the European Union in relation to trade and is ever more present when the EU is negotiating new agreements with third countries. Notwithstanding the positive achievements realized to date there are still several challenges ahead if we are to fully integrate the human rights perspective into the business dimension. The joint hearing is divided into three panels: the first panel on Corporate Social Responsibility and global value chains, the second will analyse the implementation of the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights and access to remedies, while the third will focus on the UN intergovernmental working group on a legally binding instrument on transnational corporations.


Presentations of the guest speakers :

      Roel Nieuwenkamp
      Maria Alexiou
      Olivier De Schutter
      Beata Faracik
      Surya Deva
      Zulfiqar Shah
      Luis Espinosa Salas
      Carlos Lopez