IBA Annual Conference Paris 2023

29 Oct - 3 Nov 2023

Room 243, Level 2

Session information

ESG and human rights: unpacking the IBA 2023 Updated Guidance on the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights
Room 243, Level 2


Business Human Rights Committee (Lead)
IBA Legal Policy & Research Unit


This session will be a discussion on application of newly released IBA Updated Guidance on UNGPs launched in 2023.  
It will look at understanding the application of this guidance in practice, what it means for all lawyers, how ESG relates to business and human rights, the significance of the Right to a Healthy Environment (R2HE), due diligence approaches for human rights and the environment, and the trends in transnational business and human rights litigation.  

Session / Workshop Chair(s)

Stéphane Brabant Trinity International Aarpi, Paris, France; Member, Business Human Rights Committee Advisory Board


Maria Izabel Andrade Lima Cardozo Université de Lausanne, Morges, Switzerland
Douglass Cassel King & Spalding, New York, New York, USA
Edie Hofmeister Independent Director, Berkeley, California, USA; Co-Chair, Business Human Rights Committee
Anita Ramasastry Chair of the UN Working Group , Seattle, Washington, USA
Daisuke Takahashi Shinwa Sohgoh Law Offices, Tokyo, Japan; Co-Chair, Business Human Rights Committee