The seminar will be attended by national and international experts on the subject, from both the academic world, members of non-governmental organizations, representatives of States and victims of human rights violations by companies. The following guests have confirmed their participation in the event:
OPENING SESSION: Magna Conference - Corporate Capture of Democracy: The role of the State and of popular sovereignty in the control of TNCs
Human Rights and Business: aspects of Public International Law and Private International Law: material legal regulation
The purpose of this session is to discuss material law aspects of the relationship between human rights and business from the standpoint of public and private international law, such as the "lex mercatoria" and the erosion of State control over transnational corporate practices harmful to human rights; international financial and commercial regulation and the protection of human rights by transnational corporations; and models of transnational corporations' accountability for human rights violations in International Law.
Human Rights and Business: aspects of Public International Law and Private International Law: Legal procedural regulation
The proposal of this session is to discuss procedural aspects in the relationship between human rights and business from the point of view of public and private international law, such as universal civil jurisdiction and the circulation of judgments in cases of extraterritorial human rights violations by companies; the Brazilian justice system and corporate accountability for transnational damage; as well as the corporate structure and liability of companies for human rights violations.
National Policy on Human Rights and Business in Latin America
This session will analyze the different internal mechanisms that enable States to effectively hold corporations liable for Human Rights violations. Furthermore, it will be discussed different undergoing initiatives based on articulations within civil society, both Brazilian and international, which oppose to the postulates of National Action Plans recommended by the Human Rights Working Group on Transnational Corporations and Other Business Enterprises, of the United Nations.
Human Rights, Mining and other enterprises
In this session the mining global economic cycle will be related and problematized, to the logic of insertion and investment of the transnational companies of different sectors in the territories and the increase in Human Rights violations perpetrated by them. It will also highlight the different strategies of resistance and confrontation with violations, judicial or otherwise, employed by the affected people.
The Social Construction of Rights: in search of a "bottom-up" International Law
This panel will present some political processes of Law building from below, such as the Permanent Peoples' Courts, as well as the historic consolidation of popular demands by binding instruments for the accountability of transnational corporations for Human Rights violations within the United Nations framework, which culminated in the adoption of Resolution 26/9, of the UN Human Rights Council in 2014.
The Negotiation Process for an International Treaty on Human Rights and Business
This panel aims to provide a discussion on different content proposals for the Human Rights and Business Treaty, whose Third Intergovernmental Session of Negotiations will take place in October 2017, within the UN Human Rights Council. These contributions are based on the existing normative accumulation for Human Rights protection, both at the Global and at the Regional and National levels.
The Event will take place at the USP Law School - Largo São Francisco, 95 - São Paulo - SP.
AUDITORIUM - First Floor of the Historic Building
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