Roundtable discussion of current topical issues within Business and Human Rights, involving leading scholars and practioners in the field. This event has been organised by the Bonavero Institute of Human Rights and Professor Hugh Collins, Vinerian Professor of English Law. 

Please note: attendance at this event is by invitation only. If you are interested in attending please email annelen.micus@law.ox.ac.uk.


The first panel will address the effectiveness of corporate reporting requirements and new legislative initiatives, such as the Modern Slavery Act 2015 in the UK and the new French law on the duty of vigilance. Panelists are:

The second panel will discuss the civil liability of corporate actors for human rights related harms. The discussion will traverse legal mechanisms for securing compliance in supply chains with human rights and labour standards, and the liability of companies for harms caused by subsidiaries, contractors and suppliers. Panelists are:

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