On Wednesday June 16, from 12:00-1:30pm, the Rutgers Center for Corporate Law and Governance will host a webinar in honor of the ten-year anniversary of the United Nations Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights (the UNGPs).
While normatively and prescriptively rich, the UNGPs are a type of "soft law" that cannot be legally enforced on its own. Yet the UNGPs have spurred major innovations in the legal enforcement of human rights. This webinar will explore some of these innovations in different arenas: the courts and litigation; public law initiatives to develop “hard” national, regional, and international norms on business and human rights; and private law initiatives to use contracts as vehicles for protecting human rights.
Rachel Chambers, Assistant Professor, University of Connecticut School of Business
Sarah Dadush, Professor of Law, Rutgers Law School
Surya Deva, Associate Professor at the School of Law of City University of Hong Kong and a member of the UN Working Group on Business and Human Rights
Anita Ramasastry, Professor of Law, University of Washington School of Law, and a member of the UN Working Group on Business and Human Rights
Beth Stephens, Professor of Law, Rutgers Law School (Moderator).