On the 30th of March, in the framework of the course on Law and Cinema coordinated by Francisco Pereira Coutinho and Nova School of Law with the Instituto do Cinema e do Audiovisual, we screened the #dfrnovalawunl documentary film Under Rich Earth by Malcolm Rogge which was introduced by Claire Bright followed by a live Q&A session with the film director.

On the 26th of March 2021, Claire Bright participated in the Roundtable organised by the Global Forum on Law, Justice and Development (GFLJD) of the World Bank.

NOVA BHRE participated in the ‘Tercer Coloquio sobre Responsibilidad Empresarial y Derechos Humanos’ in which Claire Bright joined the panel on ‘debida diligence en derechos humans como una nueva frontera?’ with Daneille Anne Pamplona, Alejandra Ancheita, Martha Herrera, Germán Zamara, chaired by Humberto Cantú Rivera: https://www.udem.edu.mx/es/derecho-y-ciencias-sociales/eventos/tercer-coloquio-sobre-responsabilidad-empresarial-y-derechos

On the 25th of March, The NOVA BHRE participated in the webinar organised by the ILO on ‘Le travail décent dans une économie mondialisée: quelques leçons des initiatives publiques et privées’ in which Guillaume Delautre, Elizabeth Echeverría Manrique, Rémi Bourguignon, Claire Bright and Arianna Rossi presented their respective contributions to the following volume available here.

On the 17th of March 2021, in the framework of the ‘SPEED’ webinar series organised by Nova School of Law, Laura Íñigo Álvarez presented her current research about the effectiveness of non-judicial remedies for business-related human rights abuses: the case of National Contact Points at the OECD. The commentator of this session was Nicolas Hachez, Acting Manager for NCP Coordination, OECD Centre for Responsible Business Conduct.

The NOVA BHRE was delighted to participate in the celebration of the 10th anniversary of the Teaching BHR Forum through a webinar in which John Ruggie, Christopher Patz and Claire Bright discussed the legislative developments on mandatory human rights and environmental due diligence at the EU level.

On the 10th of February 2021, in the framework of the ‘SPEED’ webinar series, organised by Nova School of Law, Annaloes Hoff presented her work on “The ‘Vulnerable’ corporation? Ethnographic insights on corporate power in the face of anti-mining activism in Colombia, and Prof. Claire Bright acted as the commentator.

On the 29th of January 2021, Prof. Claire Bright gave a presentation entitled Le devoir de diligence dans les chaînes d’approvisionnement: le point de vue des parties prenantes [Due diligence through the Supply Chains: the perspectives of multi-stakeholders’ at the webinar entitled ‘RSE, internormativités et approche par les parties prenantes: l’exemple de l’Union européenne’, Organised by the Université Paris I and the CNRS.

On 19 November 2020 Prof. Claire Bright and Dr Irene Pietropaoli gave a presentation on Debida Diligencia y Cambio Climático [ Due Diligence and Climate Change] in the Congreso Italo-Español sobre la Lucha en Clave Judicial Frente Al Cambio Climático organised by Francisco Javier ZAMORA CABOT and coordinated by Maria Chiara Marullo. The programme is available here.

The Nova Centre on Business, Human Rights and the Environment was delighted to participate in the 55th Symposium of the German Association for Supply Chain Management, Procurement and Logistics (BME) on 10 November 2020, in which Prof. Claire Bright gave the keynote speech on the current regulations in Europe concerning sustainability in supply chains.

The UN Business and Human Rights Treaty: Between Utopia and Reality? On the 9th of November 2020 at 3pm CET Claire Bright, Jelena Aparac, Surya Deva, Jernej Letnar Černič and Gorazd Justinek discussed the Second Revised Draft of the binding treaty in an Academic Forum organised by the New University. The recording of the webinar is available here.

On 5 November 2020, NOVA BHRE participated to the webinar organised by the Mexican branch of the International Law Association (ILA) on the topc of “La recepción de la agenda internacional de derechos humanos y empresas en México” [The reception of the international agenda on Business and Human Rights in Mexico], in which Prof. Claire Bright presented the latest developments on corporate due diligence in Europe. 

The NOVA BHRE was delighted to participate in the European SDG Summit 2020 on 27 October 2020. Alexandra Palli (Head CSR, Athens Chamber of Commerce and Industry), Claire Bright (Director of NOVA SBE), Konstantinos Karvounakis (Senior Product Manager, Eurocert), Nikos Papathanasis (Alternate Mininster of Development and Investments, Hellenic Republic), Anne Touboulic (Assistant Professor, Nottingham University Business School), Angelica Patrouba (Public Affairs & Communication Director, Coca-Cola and Ionnis Konstantinidis (CSR Management, Liddl Hellas) discussed sustainable practices in the Roundtable on Transforming Supply Chains in Value Chains.

On 15 October 2020, The NOVA BHRE participated in the webinar on The Role of the Devoir de Vigilance Law in Reforming Corporate Risk Engagement in which Prof. Claire Bright discussed the relevance of the French Duty of Vigilance Law for the current legislative developments on concerning mandatory human rights and environmental due diligence at the EU level . The webinar is available on demand here.

On 22 September 2020, NOVA University hosted the 3rd edition of the NOVA Science day dedicated to Sustainability and the UN Sustainable Development Goals. Prof. Claire Bright talked about the Role of Law in Fostering Responsible Business Conduct. Her presentation is available here