Putting people and the planet at the core of business

A Practical Introduction to Business and Human Rights

 4 – 5 July 2017

LSE Short Course

Centre for the Study of Human Rights, LSE, event details here

This two-day course aims to introduce participants to the latest academic work, most innovative company practices and investor and civil society outlooks on business and human rights. Day one will focus on understanding business and human rights advocacy and remedy for business-related human rights abuses. Day two will concentrate specifically on businesses’ perspectives on the corporate responsibility to respect human rights. 

Course highlights

  • The course begins with an interactive session to help participants understand the notion of human rights and international standards as it is relevant for business activities. Participants will then gain unique insights into BHR advocacy as the underlying force spinning the BHR movement.
  • ‘Remedy’ for business-related human rights harms: The course will address access to remedy in the context of BHR providing a state-of-the-art overview of the topic, including discussion of key BHR litigation cases and explore alternative mechanisms for remedy.
  • On the second day of the course a unique set of practitioner-led sessions will help participants explore the corporate responsibility to respect human rights (RtR) from inside companies. This hands-on approach will include a session on intrapreneurship to help participants identify tools and strategies to advance the respect for human rights within a company.

Contributors include CORE’s Director, Marilyn Croser, among other experts with extensive experience in the field. For further information on the course convenors and experts, please see here.