The roles of business and government in relation to human rights are undergoing profound change. With government retreating in many policy areas, business is increasingly stepping forward and taking a leading role.

This three-day conference begins with a specialised academic workshop on 14 May 2019. We will soon invite submissions for papers that address challenges for Business and Human Rights, in the following areas:

  • Modern slavery and supply chains
  • New technologies and human rights
  • Climate justice and human rights
  • Populism, leadership and human rights
  • Diversity and human rights

Days two and three consider human rights in this changing political environment. What are the risks and opportunities for business in engaging with human rights issues? And what can businesses do in practice to respect the rights of workers, customers and communities?

The Australian Human Rights Institute at UNSW Sydney invites international and Australian leaders in business, government, academia and civil society to explore innovations in business and policy, opportunities for business to play a greater role in improving human rights and practical solutions to rights challenges that industry is facing.

Innovate Rights is a chance to share ideas across sectors and consider new ways to work together on global challenges.

Information about the program, speakers and registrations will be available on this page soon.

Save the date: 14-16 May 2019, Sydney Australia

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