Diskusjoner om “hard law / soft law” med hensyn til næringsliv og menneskerettigheter er svært aktuelt både internasjonalt og i Norge, eksempelvis relatert til lovgivning på moderne slaveri, informasjonsplikt for næringslivet, samt sivilsamfunnets krav om en aktsomhetslov.
Institute for Human Rights and Business er en ledende internasjonal tenketank på næringsliv og menneskerettigheter, basert i London.
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Hard law / Soft law – where next for business and human rights?
Where are we in terms of the implementation of business and human rights when we are confronted by fundamental challenges such as modern day slavery, climate change, trade and the just transition? If existing approaches are not enough, what stronger incentives and laws are needed?
Other issues to be discussed include:
• How can governments play a role in bringing greater policy coherence to this area, beyond action by individual financial institutions?
• Can sustainable investments be measured in challenging markets?
• Should the next generation of National Action Plans on business and human rights be integrated with national implementation plans on SDGs?
The speakers are:
John Morrison is CEO of the Institute for Human Rights and Business and Deputy Chair of the Centre for Sport and Human Rights. John sits on advisory councils for the UK Foreign Secretary, the UK Export Credit Agency and the European Bank on Reconstruction and Development. He leads IHRB’s relationship with its wider family: the Myanmar Centre for Responsible Business, Centro Regional de Empresas y Emprendimientos Responsables (CREER) in Colombia and the Corporate Human Rights Benchmark (now part of the World Benchmark Alliance).
Frances House, Deputy CEO of the Institute for Human Rights and Business. Frances leads IHRB’s partnership with the Rafto Foundation in Bergen and also IHRB’s emerging work on shipping and the built environment. Frances is a Director for the Centre for Sport and Human Rights and leads IHRB’s work in related to modern slavery and responsible recruitment. Previously, Frances worked for the Prince of Wales Business Leaders Forum and Human Rights Watch in Southeast Asia.
Moderated by Section for Business Relations and Private Sector, Director Morten Paulsen.