Conference on Business and International Labor Rights


09:30 - 11:30


The Hague Institute for Global Justice
Sophialaan 10, Den Haag, 2514 JR

On 25 june the Conference on Business and International Labor Rights will take place.

The conference brings together practitioners in the field of labor law and corporate social responsibility to exchange ideas about relevant developments concerning the enforcement of fundamental labor rights.

Time: 9:30am – 12:30pm

Using recent (national and international) case law, the event will analyze groundbreaking labor rights decisions and discuss how these cases influence labor rights policy at all levels. The conference format involves short introductory presentations from the panelists after which the floor will be open for discussion with the audience.
The event also serves as an opportunity for the inaugural public presentation of the International Labor Rights Case Law Journal (ILaRC), a new triannual publication by the Social Justice Expertise Center and BRILL Publishers.

Speakers and Themes:

Mr. Chris Syder
Partner, Employment Penningtons Manches LLP/Spokesperson Employers, ILO
Theme: Freedom of Association and Collective & The Right to Strike
Ms. Miriam Neale
Head of Brand Outreach, Bangladesh Accord
Theme: Health and Safety at Work
Professor Adelle Blackett
Associate Professor, McGill University
Theme: Elimination of Discrimination at the Workplace
Mr. Roel Nieuwenkamp
Chairperson, OECD Working Party on Responsible Business Conducts
Theme: CSR and OECD National Contact Points Procedure
Prof. dr. Paul van der Heijden, Moderator
Chairperson, ILO Committee on Freedom of Association/President Emeritus Leiden University
Contact: For more information about this event, please contact Ms. Manuella Appiah.

Media Inquiries: Please contact Erwin Tuil, Head of Communications at The Hague Institute for Global Justice.

This event present an opportunity to interact and meet experts, practitioners, students and researchers from across the spectrum of topics covered by the Institute. We hope you will join us and we invite you to share these announcements with your network. For questions, please contact us at



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