VII European Pro Bono Forum

October 24th to 25th, 2013
Venue: Warsaw, Poland

The Fernando Pombo Foundation will participate once again in the European Pro Bono Forum ( organized by Pilnet, The Global Network for Public Interest Law. Pilnet builds a global network to activate, empower, and connect those who use legal tools in the public interest. This forum, which takes place this year in Warsaw (Poland), tries to offer meaningful opportunities to share and learn from experiences pro bono throughout the world and also to engage in new initiatives focused in global matters, among others, as important as the rights of women, the threat to civil liberties in Europe, LGBT rights, human rights compliance by multinationals.

This year Fundación Fernando Pombo will participate in the panel “Business and Human Rights: From Principles to Practice”, speaking about the UN Guiding Principles on business and human rights (Ruggie Principles). The Ruggie Principles set the benchmark for preventing and addressing the risk of adverse impacts on human rights linked to business activity. This workshop will look at the progress made and challenges facing law firms and corporations in implementing the principles.

Panel: Business and Human Rights: From Principles to Practice

Sponsored by Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer.

• Yasmin Batliwala l Advocates for International Development l U.K.

• Andrew Denny l Allen & Overy l U.K.
• Janet Love l Legal Resources Centre l South Africa
• Carmen Pombo l Fundacion Fernando Pombo l Spain
• Ken Resnick l GE Oil & Gas l Italy
• Anna Triponel l Shift l U.K.