World Law Forum Conference on Mandatory Human Rights Due Diligence
Until a few years ago, corporate responsibility for human rights violations largely lacked transparency and national implementation. In 2019, 50 percent of the companies assessed by the Corporate Human Rights Benchmark failed to demonstrate that they meet any of the UNDP’s basic requirements on human rights due diligence. With more countries in the EU proposing to introduce human rights due diligence legislation, momentum is gathering on mainstreaming such regulatory requirements, with companies and investors, too, speaking in favor of necessary action.
This event will go into the various aspects of mandatory human rights due diligence that have emerged, jurisdictional nuances of implementation, guidance for businesses and governments, and the implications of such legislation on business as usual.
- Components of mandatory human rights due diligence (mHRDD)
- Key considerations for effective implementation
- National and regional trends in mHRDD models
- The need for harmonized approaches among mHRDD regimes
- Implications of mHRDD on global supply and value chains
- Impacts of surrounding legislation and policy initiatives
- Guidance for companies
WHO SHOULD ATTEND?
- Policy makers, academics, consultants
- Government officials
- Representatives from companies