Tuesday 12 Ιανουαρίου 2021 WEBINAR/ONLINE
Webinar: Business and Human Rights Developments in Southern Europe (12/01)

You are kindly invited to attend a webinar discussion on Business and Human Rights Developments in Southern Europe on Tuesday 12 January 2021 from 14:00 to 15:30 Athens time.


Maria Alexiou, ESG Senior Advisor, Chair of the Board of Directors CSR Hellas, Member of the Board of Directors CSR Europe

Maria Gavouneli, National & Kapodistrian University of Athens

Fotis Kourmousis, Special Secretary for Private Debt Management, Ministry of Finance & Board Member of the Hellenic Development Bank

Athina Sachoulidou, NOVA School of Law, Lisboa

Tatiana Leonardou, Greek National Contact Point and Head of Unit for International Trade Policy, Ministry of Foreign Affairs


Ilias Bantekas, Hamad bin Khalifa University 

Various jurisdictions across the world have adopted National Action Plans in Business and Human Rights and have enacted legislations or are discussing legislative initiatives to regulate companies and prevent adverse human rights and environmental impacts. These developments raise important questions about the adequacy of existing norms and their ability to drive change towards responsible business practices. Whilst much of the focus so far has been on a small number of countries seen as 'big players', less attention has turned to jurisdictions in Southern Europe in which important developments are currently occurring. The panel will consider the legislative and case-law developments in the field in Greece, both in terms of civil and criminal corporate accountability.

Attached, please find the poster of the webinar. Attendance is free and open to everyone but all attendants must first register here: