The summary report for the Expert Meeting on Corporate Law and Human Rights: Opportunities and Challenges of Using Corporate Law to Encourage Corporations to Respect Human Rights, convened in November 2009 by York’s Osgoode Hall Law School, is now available.
The consultation brought together corporate lawyers, civil society, academics, government regulators and industry representatives in support of the Corporate Law Tools Project of Harvard University Professor John Ruggie, special representative of the United Nations secretary general on business and human rights.
The multi-stakeholder group of experts discussed how key corporate and securities law concepts, such as incorporation and listing, directors’ duties, reporting, shareholder engagement and other corporate governance issues as expressed in national laws and guidelines, may support companies to respect human rights. See YFile, Oct. 27, 2009.
To read the summary report for the consultation, click here. To read Osgoode Professor Aaron Dhir’s op-ed piece on the expert consultation panel in The Lawyers Weekly , click here. To see photos of the event, click here.