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Online-Symposium: From Obligation to Aspiration – Supply Chain Laws and Tourism

The Roundtable Human Rights in Tourism is hosting an online Symposium in English on 22 September with numerous industry representatives entitled „From Obligation to Aspiration: Supply Chain Laws and the Business Case of Putting People First. Due Diligence in the Tourism Value Chain“. Registration is now open free of charge.

2021 marks the 10th anniversary of the endorsement of the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights (UNGPs). With the increasing anchoring in national regulations, such as the German Supply Chain Due Diligence Act and the discussion about regulation at the EU level, many tourism businesses ask themselves what obligations they will face.
The half-day online event (22.09.2021, 10.00 am – 01.45 pm) of the international initiative Roundtable Human Rights in Tourism aims to remove uncertainties regarding these regulations. It will look ahead and discuss how respect for human rights ultimately benefits everyone – including (tourism) businesses themselves.

In a solution-oriented multi-stakeholder setting, participants can look forward to inputs from the renowned British Institute of International and Comparative Law (BIICL) on emerging developments in human rights due diligence and a speech from award-winning travel journalist Doug. Afterwards, representatives of the British Travel Association (ABTA), Intrepid Travel and YAANA Ventures will discuss the benefits of regulation for tourism businesses.
Using practical examples and clear recommendations for action, speakers from the tourism industry and civil society will share their expertise and experiences on various human rights issues for tourism businesses in smaller groups and discuss ways to overcome challenges.

All information on the event and registration link can be found on the Roundtable website: https://www.humanrights-in-tourism.net/symposium-2021-programme

Keywords:Tourism,Human Rights,Roundtable Human Rights in Tourism,Value Chain,Supply Chain,Tour operator,Destination,Legislation,Supply Cain Law,Due Diligence,UNGPs,

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