On Friday, March 1, Erika George, Professor of Law at the University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law, will present at the University of Connecticut’s Thomas J. Dodd Research Center on a panel “From Guiding Principles to Global Architecture” focused on how transparency and certain provisions of the Dodd Frank Financial Reform Act requiring disclosure could advance aligning business conduct with respect to human rights consistent with the new U.N. Framekwork and Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights.
Also participating on the panel will be Michael Addo, a Member of the U.N. Working Group on the Issue of Human Rights and Transnational Corporations and Other Business Enterprises; Dan Baer, of the U.S State Department, Dept. Asst Secretary Bureau of Democracy Human Rights and Labor; Adam Green, VP Labor & Corporate Responsibility of the U.S. Council for International Business; and Suzanne Spears of Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale & Dorr.
Senator Christopher Dodd and the U.N. Special Representative John Ruggie will also be in attendance.
Devoted to the theme of human rights, the Thomas J. Dodd Research Center honors Thomas Dodd’s participation as a senior prosecutor in the International Military Tribunal, the first of the Nuremberg War Crimes Trials.