Business and Human Rights Project Team Meeting in Vienna (Austria)


Following the adoption of the joint ELI-FRA project on the Business and Human Rights: Access to Justice and Effective Remedies by the ELI Council earlier on this year, the project team held their first meeting on 15 June 2018.

The meeting, which took place at the ELI Secretariat in Vienna, was attended by project reporters Diana Wallis and Jonas Grimheden as well as project team members Duncan Fairgrieve, Filip Gregor, Sheena Keller and Lise Smit.

In the course of the meeting, the team discussed policy developments in the area, planned their work going forward and focused on topics to be covered under the scope of the project. Those assembled also discussed the possible composition of the Advisory Committee and upcoming project-related events. 

Among other sheduled events for the year, team members will meet in Vienna on 24 September and on 16 November. The meeting on 24 September will take place on the margins of the FRA Fundamental Rights Forum which is scheduled for 25–27 September. In addition, several members of the joint ELI-FRA project team will sit on a ‘From Corporate Social Responsibility to Responsibility to Respect Human Rights: Role of Businesses in Human Rights Protection’ panel at the FRA Forum. To find out more about the Forum, click here.