8th March, Event: Remediating forced labour through collaboration – lessons learned from practice

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Wednesday 8th March 2023 at 16.30-18.30, Thon Hotel EU, Rue de la Loi 75, 1000 Bruxelles

Anti-Slavery International, the Responsible Business Alliance, and the European Parliament’s Responsible Business Conduct Working Group are co-hosting a multi-stakeholder conference dedicated to the proposed EU Forced Labour Regulation.

This fact-finding conversation will explore how remediation and collaboration are at the core of effectively tackling forced labour. By identifying lessons learned in practice by companies as well as by NGOs and affected stakeholders, we will seek to inform legislative discussions on the design of the EU’s forced labor instrument, in particular in the area of remediation and collaboration.This event is specifically designed to bring together stakeholders from a diversity of sectors and backgrounds, for constructive and solution-oriented discussions, with the aim of exploring enhanced understanding and eventually building common ground on key issues.


Introductory remarks: 
MEP Heidi Hautala, Chair of the European Parliament Responsible Business Conduct Working Group

Opening remarks:
MEP Maria Manuel Leitao Marques, IMCO rapporteur

Panel 1: Remediation through collaboration: a stakeholders perspective  

Case studies presentations by companies:
Ms Fiona Cura-Pitre, Head of Human Rights, Nokia; 
Mr Eric-Paul Schat, Senior Director for Sustainability, NXP Semiconductors
Amfori representatives

Case studies presentations by CSOs:
Ms Caroline Rudnick Vizcarra, Head Legal and Corporate accountability Unit, Fundacion Libera, Chile
Mr Shakirul Islam, Executive Director, Ovibashi Karmi Unnayan Program (OKUP), Bangladesh

Remark by MEP Salima Yenbou 

Panel 2: Impacts of US forced labour legislation on remediation – lessons learnt for the design of the EU legislation

Presentation of the result of a research on Remediation of Forced Labour under Tariff Act 1930
Remark by Ms Madelaine Tuininga, DG TRADE
Remark by RBA & ASI representatives

Key closing notes: MEP Anna Cavazzini, IMCO chair 

Lights drinks will be served afterwards 

The meeting will be held in-person only

Participation is open to all but registration is compulsory

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