Prof. Jérémie Gilbert – Silencing human rights and environmental defenders: (SLAPP) Corporate Strategic Lawsuits against Public Participation (video)

On the 14th of December 2020, Prof. Jérémie Gilbert (Professor of Human Rights Law at the University of Roehampton) gave his presentation within the Corporate Social Responsibility and Business Ethics Blog’s End-of-Year Seminar Series 2020 entitled “CSR, Whistleblowing and Human Rights” and organized by Dr. Costantino Grasso, Dr. Dawn Carpenter, and Dr. Luca d’Ambrosio. The series has been … Continue reading Prof. Jérémie Gilbert – Silencing human rights and environmental defenders: (SLAPP) Corporate Strategic Lawsuits against Public Participation (video)

William Bourdon – Shall whistleblowers’ protection be extended? (video)

On the 7th of December 2020, William Bourdon (Lawyer and Founding Partner at Bourdon & Associés) gave his presentation within the Corporate Social Responsibility and Business Ethics Blog’s End-of-Year Seminar Series 2020 entitled “CSR, Whistleblowing and Human Rights” and organized by Dr. Costantino Grasso, Dr. Dawn Carpenter, and Dr. Luca d’Ambrosio. The series has been organised in partnership … Continue reading William Bourdon – Shall whistleblowers’ protection be extended? (video)

Bruce Herbert – Shareholder Activism and Corporate Ethics: Impacting Public Corporations (video)

On the 2nd of December 2020, Bruce Herbert (Founder and Chief Executive of Newground Social Investment) gave his presentation within the Corporate Social Responsibility and Business Ethics Blog’s End-of-Year Seminar Series 2020 entitled “CSR, Whistleblowing and Human Rights” and organized by Dr. Costantino Grasso, Dr. Dawn Carpenter, and Dr. Luca d’Ambrosio. The series has been organised in partnership with … Continue reading Bruce Herbert – Shareholder Activism and Corporate Ethics: Impacting Public Corporations (video)

Josh Bornstein – Working for the Brand: How Corporations are Silencing Employees (video)

On the 23rd of November 2020, Josh Bornstein (Principal Lawyer at Maurice Blackburn Lawyers) gave his presentation during the seminar of the Corporate Social Responsibility and Business Ethics Blog’s End-of-Year Seminar Series 2020 entitled “CSR, Whistleblowing and Human Rights” and organized by Dr. Costantino Grasso, Dr. Dawn Carpenter, and Dr. Luca d’Ambrosio. The series has been organised in … Continue reading Josh Bornstein – Working for the Brand: How Corporations are Silencing Employees (video)

Dr. Yasmine Motarjemi – Whistleblowing, Labour Law, corporate culture and risk management in Multinational Enterprises (video)

On the 14th of October 2020, Dr. Yasmine Motarjemi (whistleblower and former Head of Food Safety at Nestlé) gave her presentation during the first seminar of the Corporate Social Responsibility and Business Ethics Blog’s End-of-Year Seminar Series 2020 entitled “CSR, Whistleblowing and Human Rights” and organized by Dr. Costantino Grasso, Dr. Dawn Carpenter, and Dr. … Continue reading Dr. Yasmine Motarjemi – Whistleblowing, Labour Law, corporate culture and risk management in Multinational Enterprises (video)

Towards a socially responsible approach to the duty of care? A comparative approach to the Shell cases in UK and Netherlands

Introduction Recent legal developments in European countries challenge the principle of separate legal personality by extending liability to parent companies for harm caused by the operation of foreign countries. This post focuses on some cases brought before the Netherlands and English courts. These cases involve Nigerian residents and farmers seeking compensation from both Dutch and … Continue reading Towards a socially responsible approach to the duty of care? A comparative approach to the Shell cases in UK and Netherlands

The Ontario anti-SLAPP legislation and the right to free and open expression on matters of public interest

In recent times, it has emerged that corporations are increasingly using ordinary legal instruments to hush human rights and environmental defenders. Such a phenomenon, which is known as "Strategic Lawsuit Against Public Participation (SLAPP)," is based on the extreme asymmetry in the balance of forces between corporations and activists. The misuse of legal actions to … Continue reading The Ontario anti-SLAPP legislation and the right to free and open expression on matters of public interest

Artificial Intelligence, Gender Bias, and the Responsibility of Tech Companies

A renewed impetus in the gender debate – propelled by Fourth-Wave Feminism and most notably by the #metoo movement – is leading us to re-evaluate accepted practices of the past and rectify problematic practices that have spilled over into the present (see also the previous article on #metoo and Corporate Investment). But what about the … Continue reading Artificial Intelligence, Gender Bias, and the Responsibility of Tech Companies