The regulation of multinational corporations, especially in situations of negative impact, poses challenging questions. This conference, organised by the Open Universiteit, will address these questions from a Dutch and comparative perspective. Current developments show a transformation of voluntary and sector driven guidelines into legally binding CSR obligations that have extraterritorial application. What will this mean for corporations and the people impacted by their conduct? The conference 'Corporate Social Responsibility in the Netherlands: towards mandatory human rights due diligence legislation', organised by the Open Universiteit, takes place on 12 November 2021 (approximately 10:30-16:30).
The conference addresses this question from a Dutch and comparative perspective by discussing recent legislative developments in the Netherlands and how these are influenced by international developments. Also, because the Netherlands hosts a significant number of multinational corporations, its regulatory landscape might in turn have consequences across the globe, as the different cases against Shell prove.
At the conference, prof. dr. Nicola Jägers will deliver the key note address in which she will reflect on the Dutch developments against the broader regional and international developments setting the stage for the panel discussions. Policy makers, lawyers, academics (among whom Rethinking SLIC*'s Jindan Mann,Tom Hamilton, Joëlle Trampert and Nicky Touw) and NGOs will offer different perspectives on the implementation of mandatory human rights due diligence, the business-state nexus and institutional incentives and lastly the impact of mandatory human rights due diligence on access to remedies.
To learn more about the conference and to register, visit OU's website.