Ten Years On: What the UNGPs Mean for the Legal Profession

New York City Bar
Webcast
Ten Years On: What the UNGPs Mean for the Legal Profession
Friday, June 25th, 2021 | 8:30 a.m. - 6:30 p.m. 

Program Fee:
Free for Members and Non-Lawyers | $15 for Non-Member Lawyers
Non-Lawyers and Members of Co-Sponsoring Associations please call Customer Service at 212-382-6663 to register.


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Description:

The tenth anniversary of the United Nations Guiding Principles for Business and Human Rights marks a decade of attention and progress in the involvement of the private sector alongside government in addressing the persistence of human rights violations. As we mark this, we realize as well how far we still need to go. Notably, the International Association of Lawyers, the International Bar Association, and the American Bar Association has joined the New York City Bar Association in hosting this event. This one-day conference highlights the strides made and challenges that remain and focuses on the key role assumed by lawyers in effectuating and implementing the Guiding Principles.

Panels:
Panel 1: Trends in HRDD Legislation and Implications for Lawyers
Panel 2: Litigating Human Rights Violations – Opportunities and Challenges in the Europe and North America. 
Panel 3: Latest News on the Alien Tort Statute
Panel 4: Business and Human Rights Practice for Lawyers – How to support your corporate client
Panel 5: Ethical Considerations for Lawyers on BHR – Norms vs. Compliance
Panel 6: The United Nations Perspective


Click Here to View the Speakers and Program Agenda

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

Co-Sponsoring Associations:
American Bar Association
International Bar Association
International Association of Lawyers (UIA)


Where
Online Event

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