Accountability for Human Rights Violations in Corporate Supply Chains

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Event date: 
Wednesday, April 19, 2017 - 12:00
Name of Organization: 
Ontario Bar Association
Contact Email: 
Twenty Toronto Street Conferences and Events, Toronto ON

Join your peers for a follow-up to our popular 2016 program, Bringing International Human Rights Cases to the Canadian Courts. In today’s globalized world, there is increased pressure from consumers aiming to increase transparency in corporate supply chains and holding corporations accountable for human rights violations. With a potential shift from voluntary-based Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) norms to mandatory legislative regulations, businesses must be vigilant to ensure that all aspects of their supply chains are compliant.

Hear from our expert panel about current CSR standards and legislation, such as the UK’s Modern Slavery Act and the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights, and how these are shaping the legal landscape in Canada. Our faculty will also outline how the role Canadian lawyers currently play may change if more stringent reporting and compliance requirements become the law, and share opportunities to become involved in developing the next generation of CSR norms and shape the future of Canadian law.