The Institute for Research on Innovation and Services for Development (IRISS) is part of the National Research Council of Italy (CNR). IRISS performs research activities in the field of innovation and services for the development and competitiveness of enterprises and territories, as well. Areas object of investigation are analysed according to an interdisciplinary approach that integrates economic and business perspectives, urban planning and management perspective, legal perspective.
HRIC has been founded out of the idea of a group of professionals, researchers and experts in Human Rights, engaged in supporting and promoting the respect of fundamental rights and principles, not only by States but also by the private sector.
Since the beginning, HRIC has been devoted to raising the awareness of public and private entities and civil society regarding the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights, even by the means of publishing reports, organizing workshops and conferences, as well as by lobbying activities.
Given the proactive dialogue established with the Italian governmental institutions – and specifically with the Inter-ministerial Committee for Human Rights (in Italian CIDU) – HRIC has taken part to the consultation process that led to the drafting of the Italian “National Action Plan on Business and Human Rights 2016-2021”, as well as to the mid-term review process. Finally – with the aim to improving its interaction and dialogue with the involved stakeholders – in May 2018 HRIC has become an Association under Italian law.
The Law Group at Wageningen University & Research focusses on legal solutions to social problems, including those studied in life sciences domains. These issues touch on every aspect of the law, which means that we have collective expertise on matters relating to EU law, food law, international law, WTO law, intellectual property law, private law and human rights law. The research of the group is also strongly interdisciplinary, with faculty and students from all over the world.