Business and Human Rights: Comparing Experiences

In February 16th Dr. Martin-Ortega will participate in the international conference Business and Human Rights: Comparing Experiences. A Look at the Extraterritorial Perspectives organised by the Business, Conflict and Human Rights Network in the at the Catalan Parliament in Barcelona. 

The conference will address some of the most salient issues regarding the business an human rights dynamic, including the implementation of the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights; National Action Plans; extraterritorial application of state human rights obligations; corporate due diligence and access to justice and redress. It will also discuss the new initiatives of the Catalan Parliament to make Responsible Business as a Country Brand. 

For more information visit the web of the BCHR Network. 


8th December: Modern Slavery, Human Trafficking and Human Rights Risks in the Global Supply Chain

The BHRE, the London Universities Purchasing Consortium (LUPC) and Electronics Watch are organising the third Greenwich Symposium on responsible public procurement. This year we will be focusing on Modern Slavery, Human Trafficking and Human Rights Risks in the Global Supply Chain.

The event will feature three round tables on: Labour Rights Organisations; Policy, Regulation and Advocacy and Public Buyers. Confirmed speakers include members of the labour rights organisations: Labour Education and Service Network (Hong Kong); Economic Rights Institute (Hong Kong); Civil Initiatives for Development and Peace (India) and the Multicultural Centre of Prague (Czech Republic). We will also be joined by the international NGOs Electronics Watch and Anti-Slavery International; Unicef; the UK Gangmasters Licencing Authority; the OSCE; the International Learning Lab on Procurement and Human Rights and a highly committed group of public buyers including Transport for London, LUPC, Advanced Universities Procurement Consortium, London Borough of Harrow, One Housing and Stockholm County Council. Baroness Lola Young of Hornsey, OBE, will deliver the keynote speech.