Call for Papers – Business and Human Rights: International Law Challenges, European Responses Conference.
Source: Ejil Talk
December 24, 2016
Transnational business activities are important drivers of growth for developing and the least-developed countries. However, they can also negatively impact the enjoyment of human rights.
The relationship that exists between the development of business activities and the protection of human rights is addressed by international law. Moreover, as the parent companies of many multinational enterprises are incorporated on the territory of European countries, the latter’s domestic legislation and the EU legal framework are worthy of examination. This Conference, to be held on 29 – 30 May 2017 at the Università Degli Studi di Milano, aims at identifying the solutions offered in Europe to Business & Human Rights (B&HR) international law issues and at providing an overall assessment of their effectiveness. For further information, see here. The deadline for submission of abstracts is 31 January 2017.