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The NOVA Centre on Business, Human Rights and the Environment has just launched a short course on “Business and Human Rights: Regional Approaches and Developments”.

The Nova BHRE newsletter on Legal Developments in the field of Business and Human Rights is now available in Portuguese and in English.

Nova BHRE Newsletter – April 2022

Annual Conference on Business, Human Rights and Sustainability

The NOVA Centre on Business, Human Rights and the Environment organised its First Annual Conference on Business, Human Rights and Sustainability in partnership with PLMJ, the Portuguese Chamber of Commerce and Industry as well as NOVA 4 The Globe. The conference took place virtually on the 24th and 25th of November 2021. Topics discussed included Business and Children’s Rights, Corporate Due Diligence and the Digital Transition, Migrant Workers and Decent Work, Corporate Due Diligence and Capital Markets and Business and Human Rights in Portugal.

Webinar Series: Business and Human Rights Developments in Southern Europe

Various jurisdictions across the world have adopted National Action Plans in Business and Human Rights and have enacted legislations or are discussing legislative initiatives to regulate companies and prevent adverse human rights and environmental impacts. These developments raise important questions about the adequacy of existing norms and their ability to drive change towards responsible business practices. Whilst much of the focus so far has been on a small number of countries seen as ‘big players’, less attention has turned to jurisdictions in Southern Europe in which important developments are currently occurring. The aim of this webinar series was to gather scholars, legal practitioners, companies, civil society, government representatives, policy advisers, investors, insurers, and other relevant stakeholders from Southern European jurisdictions in order to provide insights into the current regulatory landscape, and the lessons that can be learned from other jurisdictions. The webinar series was jointly organised by Nova School of Law and the British Institute of International and Comparative Law.

Postgraduate course on Business, Human Rights and Sustainability

This postgraduate course, was organised and lead by Professor Claire Bright, opened to Nova students. With 14 sessions including 5 guest lectures and two joint sessions with the students from the EDHEC Business School (France), students analysed a wide range of topics pertaining to the field of Business, Human Rights and Sustainability. For more information, please contact us, or contact your faculty.