Webinar: Business and Human Rights Developments in Central and Eastern Europe; Nova School of Law, New University in Ljubljana & BIICL, 12.10.2021

12 października, 2021

On 12 October 2021, PIHRB representative contributed as a panelist to the webinar: Business and Human Rights Developments in Central and Eastern Europe, organized jointly by Nova School of Law in Lisbon, the New University in Ljubljana and the British Institute of International and Comparative Law.

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 Central and Eastern Europe in which important developments are currently occurring. The aim of this webinar series is to gather scholars, legal practitioners, NGOs, trade unions, business, government representatives, policy advisers, investors, insurers, and other relevant stakeholders from Central and Eastern European jurisdictions in order to provide insights into the current regulatory landscape, and the lessons that can be learned from other jurisdictions.

The event conveners were Laura Íñigo Álvarez and Jernjej Letnar Černič.

The recording of the session will be available shortly.

PROGRAMME

Date: Tuesday 12 October 2021, 14:00-16:00 (UK / Portugal time) / 15:00-17:00 CET

Chair: Laura Íñigo Álvarez, Nova School of Law, Nova University Lisbon

Speakers:

Jernej Letnar Černič, Faculty of Government and European Studies, Nova Univerza, Slovenia

Beata Faracik, President of the Polish Institute on Human Rights and Business

Olena Uvarova, Associate Professor, Yaroslav Mudryi National Law University

Siniša Milatovič, UNDP Istanbul

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