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Beyond Guidelines: Future Directions for Business & Human Rights in Australia

  • Law School, University of New South Wales Sydney Australia (map)

The Australian Corporate Accountability Network is hosting our inaugural symposium Beyond Guidelines: Future Directions for Business & Human Rights in Australia.

From the scandals of the banking royal commission to the labour abuses exposed by the Modern Slavery Inquiry, there is a growing sense around Australia of the need for greater accountability and action by Australian companies to address abuses in their operations and supply chains.

This symposium will bring together international experts, representatives from affected communities, policy makers, academics, unions and civil society organisations to discuss future directions for business and human rights in Australia drawing on lessons and models from around the world. 

Speakers will explore ground-breaking developments in Europe to establish mandatory human rights due diligence laws, and new models for tackling forced labour here in Australia. We will also hear directly from communities impacted by Australian companies here and overseas on the need for stronger measures to address the social and environmental impacts of corporate activity.

International guest speakers include:

  • Professor Surya Deva, Chair UN Working Group Business & Human Rights

  • Professor Florian Wettstein, Director of the Institute for Business Ethics, University of St Gallen

  • Sandra Cossart, Director, Sherpa, France

This is an invitation only event. Please contact if you would like more information.

The event is jointly funded by RMIT University, Monash University and the University of New South Wales.

Earlier Event: November 1
Australian Corporate Accountability Launch