31 Oct 2023

Corporate Actors and Economic Sanctions

Should applying sanctions to corporate actors be based on regular RoL requirements? Or do we need to develop a concept of “RoL for emergency“? This Thursday, join the online talk of the "Rule of Law and Corporate Actors" series. Iryna Bogdanova, Postdoctoral Researcher at the WTI will be one of the speakers.

Rule of Law and Corporate Actors: Fall Talks Series

Corporate Actors and Economic Sanctions

What sanctions mechanisms apply to corporate actors? Should the application of sanctions to corporate actors be based on the Rule of Law (RoL) requirements or do we need to develop a new concept of ‘RoL for global emergency’? Should the application of sanctions be based on an assessment of the business entities’ involvement in human rights violations or the negative impact of their activities on human rights? These and many other questions will be discussed by an international panel of experts.

Invited speakers:

  • Iryna Bogdanova, Postdoctoral Researcher, World Trade Institute, University of Bern, author of the book “Unilateral Sanctions in International Law and the Enforcement of Human Rights” (2022)
  • Iurii Barabash, Vice-Rector for Research and Academic Affairs and Strategic Development, Professor at the Yaroslav Mudryi National Law University
  • John Morrison, Executive Director, Institute for Human Rights and Business, World Economic Forum Expert
  • Prof. Michael Strauss, Professor of international relations and public international law at the Centre d'Etudes Diplomatiques et Stratégiques in Paris.

Moderator: Ekaterina Deikalo, International Law, Business and Human Rights expert of the Belarusian Helsinki Committee

Date and time: 2nd November 2023, 12.00 – 13.30 CET

Participation is free.

Link for Registration. An invitation to the event and a link to the meeting will be sent to the email address provided during the registration.

Languages of the RoL Talks – English and Ukrainian (simultaneous translation will be provided).