13 October 2022

Formation – Companies and Human Rights: European Perspectives

Stéphane de Navacelle participated in the seminar on companies and human rights organised by the Délégation des Barreaux de France. 


Stéphane de Navacelle spoke on Friday 21 October 2022, from 9.30 a.m. to 5 p.m. in Brussels, during the training session organised by the Délégation des Barreaux de France, on the theme of “Companies and human rights – European perspectives”.




Theme 1 – The EU and business: an increased responsibility

9h55-10h20 Companies and human rights issues by Sandra COSSART, Director of Sherpa France
10h30-10h55 The European Union and CSR rules: a movement that is accelerating by Jean Marc GOLLIER, Lawyer at the Brussels Bar, Chairman of the CCBE Environment Committee
10h55-11h55 The draft directive on the duty of care by Lucrezia BUSA, Public Policy Officer, Member of Didier Reynders’ Cabinet, DG Justice, European Commission; and Pedro OLIVEIRA, Director of Legal Affairs, BusinessEurope
12h10-12h35 Corporate liability for environmental law violations by Alexandre MOUSTARDIER, Lawyer at the Paris Bar
12h35-13h00 The EU sanctions regime for human rights violations by Alina NEDEA, Head of Sanctions Unit, DG FISMA (FISMA E.5), European Commission


Theme 2 – How do companies cope with their new obligations?

14h15-15h20 Compliance actors

  • Compliance officers by Lydia MEZIANI, Compliance, Human Rights and Ethics Legal Director, Nestlé France
  • The development of internal investigations by Stéphane de NAVACELLE, Lawyer at the Paris Bar

15h20-15h45 The challenges of controlling the production chain in an international environment by Maxime BELINGHERI, Human Rights Manager, L’Oréal – Corporate Social Responsibility Department
15h45-16h10 The lawyer as an economic player: what impact for the legal profession and law firms? by Marion COUFFIGNAL, Lawyer at the Paris Bar, President of the CNB Law and Business Commission


Theme 3 – Human rights and companies: a challenge for European sovereignty

16h20-16h45 Are or will companies be the armed arm of the EU’s strategic compass? by Jan DUNIN-WASOWICZ, Lawyer at the Paris Bar
16h45-17h15 Extra-financial reporting: a model to follow? by Pascal DURAND, Member of the European Parliament, rapporteur on the directive on the publication of sustainability information by companies


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