Corporations, Accountability & Human Rights: Conference
The Learned Society of Wales is supporting a two-day conference (12-13 May 2022) organised by Cardiff University’s School of Law and Politics.
It will examine the role played by international, regional and national institutions in holding corporations to account for violations of human rights law.
This two-day conference will aim to critically examine the role played by international, regional and national institutions in holding corporations (in particular multinational corporations) effectively accountable for violations of human rights law in light of the imperatives of social and ecological justice and inter-generational equity. The discussions will be contextualized with case studies in natural resources governance in selected countries and regions, in particular Africa, Asia and Latin America. The conference will also aim to propose a global legal framework for the liability of and law enforcement against corporate groups and their directors, employees, managers ands shareholders for human rights abuses, taking account of the existing initiatives and human rights standards such as the OECD Guidelines on Multinational Enterprises, the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights, the work of the former UN Special Representative on Business and Human Rights, John Ruggie and the UN Draft Business & Human Rights Treaty.Corporate Accountability, Human Rights and Natural Resources Governance Tickets, Thu 12 May 2022 at 13:00 | Eventbrite