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Human Rights Supply Chain Due Diligence - Requirements in Europe & their Effects on Companies in the EU and in the U.S.

Tue. March 08, 2022
10:00 am - 11:00 am

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Join us for a discussion about the new requirements of human rights due diligence in Europe & the United States. The panel will provide an overview of the current EU law projects and various specific laws in certain member states (Germany, France, The Netherlands and United Kingdom), that have issued specific national laws on human rights due diligence.

AGENDA TOPICS INCLUDE:
● Examples of recent human rights law suits and criminal charges against companies: Criminal charges initiated by NGOs against (German) companies.
● Criminal law and civil law aspects of human rights violations: Who is responsible for human rights violations under criminal law? What are possible claims under civil law? What is the role of NGOs and Trade Unions? What courts are competent in the EU for human rights due diligence violations?
● Legal situation in the EU from a supranational perspective (specific EU law): Presentation of the European Parliament resolution of March 10, 2021 with recommendations to the Commission on corporate due diligence and corporate accountability
● Comparative law overview of the legal situation in Germany, France, The Netherlands and United Kingdom

ATTENDEES WILL LEARN:
● What companies on both sides of the Atlantic are concerned about
●  How does it affect a company's compliance organization
● What kind of due diligence obligations exist
● What kind of disclosure requirements exist
● What are sanctions in cases of non-compliance
● What companies need to do now.

SPEAKERS:
● Dr. Mansur Pour Rafsendjani, Partner International Trade & Commercial Digital Business, NOERR
● Philippe Portier, Partner, JEANTET
● Laura Rabinowitz, Partner, GREENBERG TRAURIG
● Other speakers to be announced

OTHER INFORMATION:
Circumstances allowing, this will be a LIVE (in-person) EVENT in New York City. Location and check-in time to be announced. Proof of covid-19 vaccination required.

In case the event will convert to a WEBINAR, times are: 10:00 - 11:00 am EST / 16:00 - 17:00 CET

REGISTRATION FEE:
EACCNY Members: Free
EACCNY non-Members: Free

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New York, NY


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