Interest Group on International Business and Human Rights

Interest Group on International Business and Human Rights


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Coordinating Committee: Marta Bordignon, Mara TigninoDennis West


    Past events:

    • Meeting in preparation to the 2017 UN Forum on Business and Human Rights promoted by BHRight Initiative; ESIL IG on International Business and Human Rights; Human Rights International Corner (HRIC); University of Geneva: Discussing the emerging research trends in the field of business and Human Rights, University of Geneva, 26 November 2017. PROGRAMME
    • ESIL IG on International Business and Human Rights held a workshop on 6 September 2017 in Naples on the occasion of the 13th ESIL Annual Conference: The theme of the workshop was: “Public Values and Public Goods: How do They Live in the Intersection of Finance and Human Rights?” Programme of the workshop.
    • The ESIL Group on Business and Human Rights and the Transnational Law Institute King’s College held a joint seminar on 'Finance and Human Rights: Crisis of Accountability and Legitimacy' on 21 April 2017 in London. 
    • Meeting on "Non-State Actors, Human Rights and Sustainable Development Goals: An Opportunity for International Law in Times of Crisis?”, 7 September 2016, 14h30 - 17h30, before the ESIL Annual Conference, PROGRAMME.
    • Research Workshop, ‘Business and Human Rights: International Law and…’, Vienna, 3 September 2014.


    In order to be listed as a member of this IG, you need to ensure:

    • You have paid your ESIL membership fee for this year (if not, renew your membership
    • You have created an online ESIL membership account
    • You have ticked the box next to this IG in the list of groups in your membership account

    The conveners of the Interest Group receive updated lists of IG members each month.

    If you have any doubts about your ESIL membership or your Interest Group membership, please contact the ESIL Secretariat.

    Election Schedule:

    • The current Coordinating Committee was elected in December 2015.
    • The next Coordinating Committee elections are planned for January 2018.