Corporate Human Rights Responsibility in OECD Case Law: Actors, Issues, Responsibilities and


Dates & times:

4 May 2023, 09:00-17:30, and 5 May 2023, 09:00-15:00


Senatssaal, Schlossplatz 4, 91054 Erlangen.

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Thursday 4 May

09:00 – 09:30 Registration
09:30 – 10:00 Welcome – Markus Krajewski, Professor of Law, Chair for Public Law and Public

International Law, Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg, Germany

10:00 – 10:30 Keynote – Jernej Letnar Černič, Professor of Law, Faculty of Government and European
Studies, Nova univerza, Ljubljana, Slovenia
10:30 – 10:45 Markus Krajewski, Reformulating the Concept of Corporate Responsibility for Human
Rights under the OECD Guidelines: Research Design of the OECD Case Law Analysis
10:45 – 11:15 Coffee break
11:15 – 13:00

Panel I: Review of the Human Rights Responsibilities of Different Actors under the OECD NCP Case Law

• Otgontuya Davaanyam, Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg
Articulating Responsibility for Human Rights and the Environment in the Financial Sector:
Outlook on the Specific Instances of the OECD National Contact Points
• Luise Michael and Marie-Louise Boehler, Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg
Parent Companies’ Responsibility for Human Rights in OECD NCP Case law
• Domenico Carolei, University of Stirling
The Application of the OECD Guidelines beyond Multinationals
– an Analysis of the NCP Case law about complaints against Non-profits
13:00 – 14:00 Lunch
14:00 – 15:15

Panel II: Examining Corporate Human Rights Responsibilities relating to Specific Challenges

• Bartosz Kwiatkowski, Frank Bold
Corporate Human Rights Responsibility in Tech Sector
• Sandra Mara Flügel Assad, Pontifícia Universidade Católica do Paraná
The Effectiveness of National Contact Points for the Protection of Women’s Human Rights in Brazil and Argentina
15:15 – 15:45 Coffee break
15:45 – 17:00 • Cornelis J.W. Baaij, Utrecht University
Soft Law and Hard Language: Responsible Business Conduct through OECD’s Grievance Mechanism
• Kateryna Buriakovska, Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg
Corporate Responsibility in High-risk areas: The OECD NCP Case Law Analysis
17:00 – 17:30  Closing session

Friday 5 May

09:00 – 09:30 Welcome
09:30 – 10:45

 Theme III: The Evolving Concept of Corporate Responsibility for Human Rights and Environment in OECD Case Law

• Francesca Mussi, University of Trento
Using the OECD Guidelines for Multinational Enterprises to Address Climate Change-Related Issues: Which Contribution from the Case-Law of the NCPs?
• Ekaterina Aristova, University of Oxford, Catherine Higham, Ian Higham, Joana
Setzer, London School of Economics
Conceptualising Corporate Climate Change Responsibilities under the OECD Guidelines for Multinational Enterprises
10:45 – 11:15 Coffee break
11:15 – 13:00

Theme IV: Scrutinizing the Effectiveness under the OECD NCP Case Handling System

• Kari Otteburn, KU Leuven
Degrees of Remedy: Limits to Effective Remedy through National Contact Points of the OECD Guidelines for Multinational Enterprises for Victims of Business-Related Human Rights Violations
• Laura Inigo Alvarez, Nova University Lisbon
Improving the Effectiveness of Remedies under the OECD National Contact Points: Issues of Legitimacy and Accessibility
• Tamar Meshel, University of Alberta
NCPs as Grievance Mechanism
13:00 – 14:00 Lunch break
14:00 – 15:00 Final discussion and Closing remarks
15:00 – 18:00 Optional visit to Nuremberg city (Street of Human Rights, Court room 600)

Discussants of the workshop:

Antoine Duval, Asser Institute
Basak Baglayan, University of Luxembourg
Jernej Letnar Černič, Nova univerza
Katharine Booth, OECD Watch
Markus Krajewski, Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg
Monika Feigerlova, Law of the Czech Academy of Sciences
Stéphanie Caligara, Global Legal Action Network