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19: Conflict through cooperation: legal liability for human rights abuses in global supply chains

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Hauptschule
Breakout / Working Group
german language

European enterprises benefit from low production costs in countries with low labour. Unfortunately, this is often where fundamental standards of protection for the human and the environment are frequently neglected. Who is responsible when human rights are violated? Can this conflict be negotiated in European courts?

Research Assistant, Institute for Civil and Business Law, WU (Vienna University of Economics and Business), Vienna
Executive Partner, Grüne Erde BeteiligungsgmbH, Scharnstein
Journalist and Author, DIE ZEIT, Hamburg
Vice Legal Director, European Center for Constitutional and Human Rights, Berlin
University Professor for Civil Law and Civil Procedure Law, Institute for Civil and Business Law, WU (Vienna University of Economics and Business), Vienna Chair

LL.M. B.Sc. Peter GRUBER

Research Assistant, Institute for Civil and Business Law, WU (Vienna University of Economics and Business), Vienna

2012-2016 Tutor, Vienna University of Economics and Business, Institute for Civil and Business Law
2015 Administrative Trainee, Federal Ministry of Labour, Social Affairs and Consumer Protection
since 2016 Doctoral Program in Business Law, Vienna University of Economics and Business
since 2016 Teaching and Research Associate, Institute for Civil and Business Law, Vienna University of Economics and Business

Mag. Kuno HAAS

Executive Partner, Grüne Erde BeteiligungsgmbH, Scharnstein

1980-1981 Community Service, Red Cross Lower Austria, Tulln
1981-1983 Chairperson, Student Union, Johannes Kepler University Linz
1986-1991 Lecturer for Business Administration, Johannes Kepler University Linz
1987-1989 Commercial Director, Hartheim Institut, Alkoven
1988-1991 Qualification for Management Expert for Hospitals
1990-1993 Commercial Director, Hospital 'Barmherzigen Brüder', Linz
since 1993 Executive Partner, Grüne Erde BeteiligungsgmbH, Scharnstein
since 2012 Spokesperson, OÖ Grüne Wirtschaft - Upper Austrian Green Economic Party-Division
since 2015 Spokesperson for Economic Affairs, Upper Austrian Green Party

Petra PINZLER

Journalist and Author, DIE ZEIT, Hamburg

1992 Masters degree in Economics and Politics, University of Cologne
1992-1998 Business Editor, DIE ZEIT, Hamburg
1998-2002 US Correspondent, DIE ZEIT, Washington
2002-2007 EU Correspondent, DIE ZEIT, Brussels
since 2007 Capital Correspondent, DIE ZEIT, Berlin

Dr. Miriam SAAGE-MAASS

Vice Legal Director, European Center for Constitutional and Human Rights, Berlin

2004-2006 Doctoral Scholarship from Max-Planck-Institute for European Legal History
2006 Dissertation in History of Law, Johann Wolfgang von Goethe University, Frankfurt
2007 Founding Employee, ECCHR - European Center for Constitutional and Human Rights
2009 Bar Examen, Kammergericht Berlin
since 2009 Program Director Business and Human Rights, ECCHR - European Center for Constitutional and Human Rights
since 2011 Vice Legal Director, ECCHR - European Center for Constitutional and Human Rights

Prof. Dr. Martin SPITZER

University Professor for Civil Law and Civil Procedure Law, Institute for Civil and Business Law, WU (Vienna University of Economics and Business), Vienna

2001-2004 Associate, Law firm Sattler & Schanda, Vienna
2001-2009 Research Associate, Institute for Civil Law, University of Vienna
2003 Doctor iuris, University of Vienna
2004 Clerkship, Superior Court Vienna
2009 Tenure Track Professor, University of Vienna
2011 Associate Professor of Civil Law, University of Vienna
2011-2013 Visiting Professor of Civil Law and Civil Procedure Law, Vienna University of Economics and Business
2012 Habilitation for Civil Law and Civil Procedure Law, "Privileges in Bankruptcy", University of Vienna
since 2013 Full Professor of Civil Law and Civil Procedure Law, Vienna University of Economics and Business

Economic Symposium

show timetable

29.08.2017

08:00 - 10:30Charity Soccer Match – Good Game, Good PurposeSocial
12:00 - 12:30OpeningPlenary
12:30 - 13:30Conflict or cooperation? The human factor in the economyPlenary
13:30 - 14:15Meet the Speaker: Alex ‘Sandy’ PentlandPlenary
13:30 - 14:15Meet the Speaker: Ernst FehrPlenary
14:15 - 15:45Business 2050: Europe’s search for the competitive edgePlenary
16:30 - 18:00ecoplus and “So schmeckt Niederösterreich” Lower Austria EveningSocial
18:00 - 20:00The Alpbach Debate: globalisation and free tradePlenary

30.08.2017

06:00 - 07:0017th management club Business BreakfastPartner
06:45 - 09:30Talk on the Mountain: Decide! Quickly! And correctly!Partner
07:00 - 08:30Artificial intelligence and the future of workPlenary
09:00 - 11:30Breakout Session 01: Basic income or welfare state?Breakout
09:00 - 11:30Breakout Session 02: Low productivity growth despite the digital revolution? Lessons for EuropeBreakout
09:00 - 11:30Breakout Session 03: Competition boosts business. Cooperation spurs prices?Breakout
09:00 - 11:30Breakout Session 04: The machine colleague – friend or foe?Breakout
09:00 - 11:30Breakout Session 05: Climate protection & economy. (No) contradiction?Breakout
09:00 - 11:30Breakout Session 06: Foreign direct investments – curse or blessing?Breakout
09:00 - 11:30Breakout Session 07: Leadership in complex times: doing the splits between conflict and cooperationBreakout
09:00 - 11:30Breakout Session 08: Business location vs. intact environment – an irresolvable conflict?Breakout
09:00 - 11:30Breakout Session 09: “The power of we”: conflict and cooperation between men and women in the economyBreakout
09:00 - 11:30Breakout Session 10: It’s the innovation, stupid! How to become a successful entrepreneur in the digital ageBreakout
11:30 - 13:00Lunch ReceptionSocial
13:00 - 15:30Breakout Session 11: International trade: cooperation vs. autonomyBreakout
13:00 - 15:30Breakout Session 12: The social partnership: There’s no time for fussing and fighting, my friend!Breakout
13:00 - 15:30Breakout Session 13: Talking climate: irritation and innovation engine for economy and societyBreakout
13:00 - 15:30Breakout Session 14: Homo faber digitalis: the working (wo)man in the global digital marketBreakout
13:00 - 15:30Breakout Session 15: Cooperation vs. competition: economic policy in the EUBreakout
13:00 - 15:30Breakout Session 16: Trends and counter-trends – conflict and cooperation in the economyBreakout
13:00 - 15:30Breakout Session 17: Jailhouse rocks? Or wouldn’t it be better to break out of the prisoner’s dilemma altogether?Breakout
13:00 - 15:30Breakout Session 18: How the lack of IT and network security threatens the European digital economyBreakout
13:00 - 15:30Breakout Session 19: Conflict through cooperation: legal liability for human rights abuses in global supply chainsBreakout
13:00 - 15:30Breakout Session 20: There can only be one? Revisiting corporate successionBreakout
16:00 - 17:30Don’t confuse trying with doing!Plenary
17:00 - 18:30Fireside Talk: Minimum wage – curse or blessing?Partner

30.08.-29.08.2017

Magenta NightSocial

31.08.2017

06:00 - 08:30Alpbach Hike: resources – from conflict potential to potential innovationPlenary
06:00 - 07:00Breakfast ClubPartner
06:30 - 07:30“Kater” BreakfastPartner
08:45 - 09:45We have learned nothing from the crisis!Plenary
09:45 - 10:30Conflict and cooperation in the social partnershipPlenary
14:30 - 18:00Economic DialoguePartner