Towards effective human rights and business implementation

The Agency will address the opening session of the Council of Europe’s high-level seminar on the effective implementation of global and regional instruments related to business and human rights.

The opening session will assess the need for strengthening the existing legal framework. FRA will refer to the EU’s work, including FRA’s April 2017 Opinion on access to remedies in cases of business-related human rights abuse.

The event in Strasbourg on 9 June is being organised by the Council of Europe’s Steering Committee for Human Rights. It aims at raising awareness of the Committee of Ministers’ Recommendation on human rights and business. The event brings together speakers from the UN, the Council of Europe, the EU, Member States, academia and civil society as well as lawyers.