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Business and human rights: due diligence in law and practice
17 November 2017 @ 12:30 – 15:00
Lecture: Business and human rights: due diligence in law and practice, Prof. Dr. Robert McCorquodale (British Institute of International and Comparative Law), Finley Library, Lauterpacht Centre, 17. November 2017, 12.30-15.00
Human rights due diligence is at the heart of the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights. This lecture will explore what this means in law and in practice for businesses, states and victims. It will also consider the extent to which there are legal responsibilities on businesses in this area and what remedies are available.
Robert McCorquodale is the Director of the British Institute of International and Comparative Law. He is also Professor of International Law and Human Rights at the University of Nottingham, and a barrister at Brick Court Chambers in London. He has also been a member of the Law Faculty at the University of Cambridge and the Australian National University. Robert’s research is in the areas of public international law and human rights law, including the role of non‐state actors, and business and human rights issues. He has published widely on these areas. He has provided advice and training to governments, corporations, international organisations, non‐governmental organisations and peoples concerning international law and human rights issues. He is a co‐author of the report on Human Rights Due Diligence in Law and Practice (http://www.biicl.org/duediligence).
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