UN Side Event: legal liability and enforcement

This side event will take place on Wednesday, 16 October 2019 at 13h00-15h00 in room XXIV of Palais des Nations, Geneva.

The ICJ and FRIEDRICH EBERT STIFTUNG invite you to a discussion about the article 6 of the Revised draft of a legally binding instrument on TNCs and other business enterprises to assess its content and coverage. The discussion will have a focus on whether its various paragraphs adequately address issues such as parent company and lead buyer liability in relation to harm caused by their subsidiaries or suppliers to human rights and labor rights.

The panel will feature:

  • Doug Cassel (by video), University of Notre Dame
  • Makbule Sahan, International Trade Union Confederation
  • Markus Krajewski, Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg
  • Olivier de schutter, University of Louvain


  • Ian Seiderman, ICJ Legal and Policy Director

Side event Legal liability (flyer of the event, in PDF)