The evolving human rights legal landscape

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A 2020 update – how do we move the needle?

the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights (UNGPs) is the authoritative global voluntary standard for addressing the risk of adverse human rights impacts linked to business activity and have created consensus on the role of business vis a vis human rights. They also provide further conceptual and operational clarity to the two human rights principles championed by the UN Global Compact.

However, in the past couple of years we have experienced the development of hard law instruments at the national level across many European countries for mandatory human rights due diligence due to lack of implementation of UNGPs. This has resulted in the adoption of legislation in France, UK and proposals for mandatory human rights due diligence in Germany and Switzerland. In the beginning of 2019, we also saw three Danish political parties put forward a parliamentary motion that called on the Danish Government to introduce a bill on human rights due diligence for all large, as well as companies in high-risk sectors. This motion was supported by more than 100 stakeholders.

The UN Global Compact Network Denmark is pleased to host with Business for Social Responsibility (BSR) a session on human rights legal developments, to share with members and stakeholders the legal developments and voluntary movements and what it means for a company’s management of its human rights responsibility.

Program

08.30 Registration & light breakfast
09.00
Welcome
Cecilie Buusman Münster, Network Manager, Global Compact Network Denmark
Francesca Manta, Manager, BSR Nordic
09.05
Human rights legislation around the world – the current landscape
Salah Husseini, Associate Director, Human Rights, BSR
09.50
Looking at the smart mix - how do we move the needle on business respect
Emil Lindblad Kernell, Adviser, Danish Institute for Human Rights
10.00
Break
10.15
Corporate Human Rights Benchmark – what is the purpose?
Magdalena Kettis, Thematic Engagement, Responsible Investment, Nordea - via Skype
10.30
The case for mandatory human rights due diligence?
Susanne Stormer, VP of Corporate Sustainability, Novo Nordisk
10.45
Open discussion and Q&A - How do we move the needle?
Salah Husseini, Associate Director, Human Rights, BSR
Susanne Stormer, VP of Corporate Sustainability, Novo Nordisk
Magdalena Kettis, Thematic Engagement, Responsible Investment, Nordea
Katrine Ruby, Konsulent, Afsætningspolitik, Dansk Industri
11.20
Update on working group 2020 plans and thanks for participating
11.30
Thank you for today

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Date: February 19 2020

Time: 9.00 – 11.30

Venue: Vartov, Grundtvigsk Forum, Farvergade 27, 1463 København

Registration deadline: February 15 2020

No-show fee: 500 DKK

Closed for registration