30 November 2017: Business and Human Rights Project

   

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Business and Human Rights Project
Advisory Board Meeting

30 November 2017
From 9:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Université de Genève - Geneva, Switzerland

Uni Bastions, Rue de-Candolle 5, 1211 Genève 4 (room B111, 1st floor). Tram 15, stop Cirque or Plainpalais

Program (426 Ko, pdf)

Agenda

(Times indicated are approximate and flexible)

Special Rapporteur: Prof. Anthony Winer, Mitchell Hamline School of Law

9:30 Welcome, Introductions, Overview of the Forum and of what was achieved over the last year

  • Welcoming remarks by Ms Mara Tignino, Université de Genève
  • Judge Bernice Donald, Chair, ABA CHR
  • Michael Pates, Director, CHR
  • Isabella Bunn, Chair, CHR Business and Human Rights Project
  • Elise Groulx Diggs, Convener, Advisory Board, CHR BHR Project

10:00 Update on the establishment of the Institute on Access to Remedy (aka as the Trust Fund) for Victims of Gross Human Rights Abuse

  • Elise Groulx Diggs
  • Martijn Scheltema

10:30 Update on Proposal for International Arbitration of Business and Human Rights

  • Bob Thompson
  • Martijn Scheltema
  • Possibly others from the Working Group on International Arbitration of Business and Human Rights

11:00 Proposed Deskbook on Prevention of Human Rights Abuse in Supply Chains

  • Bob Thompson
  • Martijn Scheltema
  • John Sherman

11:30 Update on Efforts to Negotiate a New Treaty on Business and Human Rights

  • Doug Cassel
  • Anita Ramasastry

12:00 General Discussion

Transfer to Uni Mail, Bd du Pont-d’Arve 40, 1205 Genève 4 (room MS130, basement). Tram 15, stop Uni Mail.

1:00 Lunch

2:15 Joint Meeting with ICJ on Operational Grievance Mechanisms and Access to Remedy: Progress to Date, Hurdles, and the Road Ahead

  • Introductory remarks: Marco Sassoli, University of Geneva and ICJ Commissioner
  • Presentation: Hon J. Ian Binnie, Chair of ICJ Panel on OGM
  • Comments by two discussants from ABA General discussion

4:00 Adjourn

18 octobre 2017

2017

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24 novembre 2017: La réforme du droit de l’entretien: nouvelles pratiques
30 novembre 2017: Conférence Business and Human Rights - Politique d'entreprise à l'égard des droits de l'homme? Coûts, bénéfices, risques, procédures en justice
30 November 2017: Business and Human Rights Project
1er décembre 2017: Droit à l’oubli numérique : la RTS face aux demandes des internautes
5 février 2018: Journée de droit fiscal
8 février 2018: Journée de droit de la propriété intellectuelle
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