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The Impact of COVID-19 on Business Practices and the Rights

The Impact of COVID-19 on Business Practices and the Rights of Vulnerable Workers and Communities 
Thursday, May 12, 2022 | 1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. 
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Program Fee:
Free for Members | $15 Non-Members

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The pandemic has deeply impacted the social and economic fabric of our communities, exacting a particularly disproportionate toll on certain vulnerable populations. In the United States and across the globe, low-wage workers have led the frontline pandemic response while enduring unprecedented levels of risk, wage insecurity, unemployment, and human rights abuses absent sufficient support structures. Businesses, facing a host of new challenges amplified by the pandemic, are facing new pressures to improve their business practices to more closely align to the framework under the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights to protect, respect, and remedy human rights violations and to safeguard the rights of the most vulnerable worker along their supply chains.  Join us as the panel explores the ways in which the COVID-19 pandemic has impacted employment and supply chains, provide practical guidance on how business practices and laws are evolving in response to growing calls to protect the rights of the most vulnerable workers at home and abroad, and consider how potential issues or disputes may be resolved in the future.

Sarah Dadush, Professor of Law, Rutgers Law School 

Deborah Enix-Ross, Senior Adviser, International Dispute Resolution Group, Debevoise & Plimpton and President-Elect of the American Bar Association 
Meghna Sarma, Senior Director, Corporate Responsibility at PVH Corp.
Jeffrey Vogt, Rule of Law Director, Solidarity Center
Rochelle Zaid, Senior Director, Social Accountability International

Sponsoring Committee:
Working Group on Business and Human Rights, Viren Michael Mascarenhas & Irit Tamir, Co-Chairs

Co-Sponsoring Committee:
Foreign & Comparative Law, Richard H. Langan, II, Chair

International Human Rights, Ramya Jawahar Kudekallu, Chair

Co-Sponsoring Organization:
The Cyrus R. Vance Center for International Justice, Alexander Papachristou, Executive Director

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