Business and Human Rights Summer School

Dal 28/06/2021 ore 09.00 al 02/07/2021 ore 17.30


Participants of the previous edition
Participants of the previous edition

The fourth edition (online) of the Business and Human Rights Summer School will be held from 28th June 2021 to 2rd July 2021. As usual, the Course is meant to provide to scholars coming from all over the world an understanding of the main challenges concerning the contemporary debate on business and human rights while keeping up with current relevant developments at national, regional and international level.

The General programme focuses on the content of the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights and on their implementation at national and international level. Lectures will be organized around three Modules:

a) the State duty to protect human rights;

b) the corporate responsibility to respect human rights;

c) the victims’ access to remedy.

Speakers include some of the major worldwide experts in this area and among the others: Michael Addo, University of Notre Dame and former UN Working Group on Business and Human Rights; Nadia Bernaz, Wageningen University and Research; Ledi Bianku, Strasbourg University and former Judge of the European Court of Human Rights; Jonas Grimheden, European Union Agency for Fundamental Rights (FRA); Robert McCorquodale, University of Nottingham; Fabrizio Petri, President of the Inter-ministerial Committee for Human Rights (CIDU) Anita Ramasastry, member of the UN Working Group on Business and Human Rights; Andrea Shemberg, Global Business Initiative on Human Rights (GBIHR); Tara Van Ho, University of Essex.

In addition, two thematic fora will focus currently debated topics: the first one on “The EU Proposal on a Mandatory Human Rights and Environmental Due Diligences”, featuring Heidi Hautala, member of the Working Group on Responsible Business conduct of the European Parliament, and the second one on “Business and Human Rights in post-Pandemic Society”.

The Summer School, the first in Italy entirely devoted to the business and human rights debate, is the result of the scientific collaborations with the Wageningen University and Research, the University of Milan, and Human Rights International Corner association. The Course is an output of the research activities performed by Marco Fasciglione, Cnr researcher and Co-director of the Summer School. Marco Fasciglione, a human rights scholar, is the Principal Investigator of the Cnr project “CORE Corporate Human Rights and Environmental Due Diligence and the promotion of Corporate Responsibility”. He also serves as Alternate in the Management Board of the European Union Agency for Fundamental Rights (FRA).

Organizzato da:
Wagenigen University and Research, Università degli Studi di Milano, Human Rights International Corner

Referente organizzativo:
Marco Fasciglione
8, Via G. Sanfelice, 80134 Naples

Modalità di accesso: a pagamento
Participation to the summer school is subjected to enrollment fees expired on 23 April 2021. The final Conference, however, and some specific Fora may be freely acceded by previously contacting one of the Co-directors.

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