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Unofficial translation into Portuguese of the third revised draft of the binding treaty on business and human rights

Foi divulgada, no passado dia 17 de agosto de 2021, a mais recente revisão do Projeto de Tratado Vinculativo sobre Direitos Humanos e Empresas (Legally Binding Instrument to Regulate in International Human Rights Law, the Activities of Transnational Corporations and Other Business Enterprises), visando prescrever aos Estados signatários que estabeleçam obrigações vinculativas para as empresas…

Practical Guides on Business and Human Rights

These practical guides were prepared by the NOVA BHRE for the Portuguese Chamber of Commerce in order to help Portuguese companies understand the legal framework around the corporate responsibility to respect human rights and its practical implications for their activities and the ones of their business partners throughout their global value chains. Implementing the UN Guiding…

Improving the effectiveness of non-judicial remedies for business-related human rights abuses

Main Researcher: Dr. Laura Íñigo Álvarez Funding Institution: Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia (FCT) – Ministry for Science, Technology and Higher Education (Portugal) FCT Reference: UIDP/00714/2020 Starting date: 02/12/2020 Duration: 6 years Summary of the project: This study aims at analysing a selection of non-judicial remedies for business-related human rights abuses with a view to determine how…

Legal brief on Human Rights and Environmental Due Diligence

Originally introduced in the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights, the concept of human rights due diligence has been gaining traction in recent years as an increasing number of stakeholders have been calling for new binding regulation on the subject. This legal brief aims to explain what human rights and environmental due diligence…

Portuguese Legal Research Group on Business and Human Rights

The NOVA BHRE is coordinating the project undertaken by the European Law Students' Association (ELSA) which aims to inform the development of the Portuguese National Action Plan on Business and Human Rights which is currently in the drafting. Portuguese Version