Past Event

Counter-Forces in the Business and Human Rights Due Diligence Legislation Space in Europe

October 29, 2019
12:10 PM - 1:10 PM
JG 105

In the wake of the 2017 French Law on the Duty of Vigilance, several European countries, including Switzerland, Germany and the Netherlands, have discussed legislative proposals on mandatory human rights due diligence in the supply chains of their multinational corporations. This talk will discuss opportunities, challenges, and innovative human rights accountability tools that may find room in due diligence legislation, as well as the content of these innovative initiatives and their uncertain future. 

Antonella Angelini’s recent research focuses on community-driven grievance mechanisms and her residency at the Human Rights Institute is funded by the Swiss National Science Foundation. Prior to joining the Institute, Angelini was involved as co-lead in a research project on Corporate Social Responsibly at the Law Faculty of the University of Geneva. Her areas of research are general international law, legal theory, and business and human rights. She holds a Ph.D. and a master’s degree from the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies in Geneva. Angelini has acted as a legal expert for the International Commission of Jurists and has been involved in the preparation of cases litigated before the International Court of Justice. 

This event is co-sponsored with the Columbia Law School Human Rights Institute, Columbia Center on Sustainable Investment, and Rightslink. 

Lunch will be provided.