Business and Human Rights (7 September 2017)

Over the past few years, a priority of the European Union Commission has been to tackle breaches of human rights by EU corporate commercial actors (both within and outside the EU) and access to justice. In this context, the Business and Human Rights panel assessed inter alia the challenges for victims and problems faced by practitioners, producing lively discussion.

During the panel, emphasis was placed on the rule of law and the need for the right to a fair trial to be meaningful for those whose human rights have been breached. While progress had been made, the panellists acknowledged that certain challenges must be addressed to further the law.