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Regulating For Rights: Due Diligence, Human Rights And The Environment

šŸ—“ Date: Sunday, 25 September 2022

ā³ Time: 14:00

šŸ“Location: Lower Galleria Room 1, ACC Liverpool, Kings Dock Street, Liverpool, England, L3 4FP

SME4Labour & CJC and Leigh Day Fringe:Ā Regulating For Rights: Due Diligence, Human Rights And The Environment

Across Europe, countries are increasingly turning towards new ā€˜mandatory human rights and environmental due diligenceā€™ (mHREDD) laws as the next step in how supply chains are regulated to prevent human rights abuses and environmental destruction. Earlier this year, the European Commission unveiled its proposal for a new law that is set to apply across the whole European Union – including for many British and other non-EU businesses operating in the EU Single Market.

As the UK rapidly falls behind other countries seeking to protect our human rights from abuse by businesses, UK charities and trade unions are urgently calling for the introduction of a new ā€˜Business, Human Rights and Environment Actā€™: a due diligence law modelled on the ground-breaking UK Bribery Act, in line with recommendations from Parliamentā€™s human rights committee. Several leading UK business and investors are also calling for a new law, and they are joined by more than 125,000 people in the UK who have signed a petition saying the same.

Join us for this important event featuring speakers from civil society, law and business.

Speakers:

  • Dan Leader – Leigh Day
  • Chloe Cranston – Anti-Slavery International
  • Lise Smit – BIICL
  • Stephen Doughty MP – Shadow Minister for Europe and the Americas (Invited)

Chair:Ā Matthew TurnerĀ – Labour Campaign for Human Rights

šŸŽ« Tickets are free, but booking is required via:Ā https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/391703414457

This event is in the secure zone, so you will need a conference pass to access it.

Please note: This event will be recorded for distribution through SME4Labour and its partnersā€™ social media channels. All audience members agree to the possibility of appearing on these recordings by virtue of attending the event or participating in the event.