Business and Human Rights Knowledge Group
The topic for 2016 was the Modern Slavery Act.
Our 2016 Business and Human Rights Knowledge Groups focused on modern slavery and the responsibility of businesses with regards to this issue. This session explored due diligence in the context of modern slavery and in relation to the UK Modern Slavery Act of 2015. We addressed the following questions:
- How are companies and investors tackling supply chain due diligence with respect to modern slavery?
- How does supply chain due diligence relate to complying with the Modern Slavery Act or any other mandatory / non-mandatory reporting obligations?
- What are the challenges of due diligence?
- How can the UNGP help the process? What other tools are out there?
- How can law firms integrate due diligence with regards to modern slavery into their broader human rights approach, and in advising clients on human rights?
Our panel included speakers from various backgrounds, with different approaches to the subject matter:
Mustafa Qadri, Director, Equidem Research and Consulting, a specialist human rights and labour rights consultancy
Natacha Dimitrejevic, Associate Director, Hermes Equity Ownership Services
Jason Nunn, Director, Stop the Traffik
When? Tuesday 22nd November 2016, 6-8pm
Where? White & Case LLP, 5 Old Broad Street, London EC2N 1DW
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Mustafa Qadri, Natacha Dimitrejevic, Anna Kirkpatrick and Jason Nunn discuss how the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights can offer useful guidance to businesses and lawyers on carrying out human rights due diligence:
Previous Group Events
This first session of the A4ID Business and Human Rights Knowledge Group explored the potential impact of the Modern Slavery Act from the perspectives of private practice, in-house lawyers and the NGO sector.
Aidan McQuade, Director, Anti-Slavery International
Campbell Steedman, Partner, White & Case LLP
Jo En Low, Senior Associate, Clifford Chance
Group Coordinators: Clare Connellan and Anna Kirkpatrick