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.
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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:
- Professor Anne Davies (Dean of the Law Faculty, University of Oxford),
- Professor John Armour (Faculty of Law, University of Oxford),
- Peter Carter, QC (special adviser to the Joint Parliamentary Pre-Legislative Scrutiny Committee on the Modern Slavery Bill), and
- Dr Claire Bright (Senior Lecturer, London School of Business and Management).
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:
- Professor Roderick Bagshaw (Faculty of Law, University of Oxford),
- Professor Hugh Collins (Faculty of Law, University of Oxford),
- Dr Miriam Saage-Maaß (Vice Legal Director, European Center for Constitutional and Human Rights),
- Shanta Martin (Partner, Leigh Day), and
- Gabriela Quijano (Legal adviser, Business and Human Rights, Amnesty International -- International Secretariat)