Draft Programme: Sovereignty and the Extraterritorial Obligations of States under International Human Rights Law

On the occasion of the 15th ESIL Annual Conference  that will be organised in Athens between 12th and 14th of September 2019, the Interest Group on International Business and Human Rights invites its members and other interested academic and experts to join a discussion about the sovereignty and the extraterritorial obligations of States under international human rights law. A copy of the Draft Programme can be found here.

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Call for Papers: ‘Sovereignty and the Extraterritorial Obligations of States under International Human Rights Law.’

The Coordinating Committee of the ESIL Interest Group on Business and Human Rights is pleased to announce that the Annual Workshop organised by the ESIL Interest Group on Business and Human Rights will have the theme ‘Sovereignty and the Extraterritorial Obligations of States under International Human Rights Law.’ The aim of the Annual Workshop is to re-examine the extraterritorial obligations of States under international human rights law to regulate business entities that operate transnationally.

The Call for Papers and Invitation to the Annual Workshop can be found here. Please sent us your abstracts by April 20th 2019.

We very much look forward to seeing you in Athens!

 

Summer School “Business and Human Rights” II Edition (A.Y. 2018/2019) Call for Applications

Human Rights International Corner ETS (HRIC), in collaboration with the Sant’Anna School of Advanced Studies,University of Milan – Department of Italian and Supranational Public Law, and CNR-IRISS, is offering a Summer School in “Business and Human Rights”. The Summer School will be held at Temple University Rome’s campus in Rome, from 24th to 28th June 2019. The Summer School received the endorsement of the Inter-MinisterialCommittee on Human Rights (CIDU).

The focus of the Summer School is on providing a frame of understanding of the main challenges concerningthe intersection between business activities and human rights, with particular attention to the role and obligations of States, to recent and emerging human rights-related legislation regulating corporate activities worldwide, and to the access to effective remedies for victims of corporate-related human rights abuses.The Summer School will provide the participants with up-to-date insights into the business and human rights international debate, analysing in depth the content and implications of the UN Guiding Principles onBusiness and Human Rights and introducing the audience to the current discussion of an international business and human rights treaty.

In line with the polycentric governance system underpinning the UN Guiding Principles, the three Modules ofthe Summer School concern, respectively, the State duty to protect human rights (I), the corporate responsibility to respect human rights (II) and the victims’ access to remedy (III). The Summer School aims at providing academics, students, NGO workers, lawyers, CSR experts and otherpublic- and private-sector practitioners with essential knowledge and tools to operating in the field ofbusiness and human rights keeping up with current relevant developments at the national, regional andinternational level. For more information see: Flyer, Programme and website.

 

EMA, The European Master’s Programme in Human Rights and Democratisation

The European Master’s Programme in Human Rights and Democratisation (EMA) is one of seven Regional Master’s Programmes organised by the Global Campus of Human Rights – a unique network of more than one hundred universities around the world seeking to advance human rights and democracy through regional and global cooperation for education and research. It was created with the support of the European Union and 41 participating universities from all the EU member states. EMA is an intensive one-year course aimed at educating 90 professionals annually in the field of humanrights and democratisation. The Master’s degree offers an action- and policy-oriented approach to learning that combines legal, political, historical, anthropological, and philosophical perspectives with skill-building activities, and in-depth study of the following areas: Human Rights Institutions, Mechanisms and Standards; Human Rights in Context: Historical, Philosophical, Religious and Anthropological Perspectives; Globalisation, Development and Human Rights; Building and Protecting Democracy; Human Rights, Peace and Security. EMA provides the foundation for a career in national, international, governmental, inter-governmental and nongovernmental organisations, as well as academic institutions dealing with human rights and democratisation. More information about the EMA can be found here.

BHRICO Summer School Business and Human Rights, 7 – 19 July 2019, University of Zurich

The University of Zurich will be organising a two-week intense summer course taught by guest lecturers from leading institutions.

For outstanding students of Law, Economics, Social Sciences and Humanities as well as experienced practitioners. More informationa about the course can be found here.

Apply online until 15 March 2019.

Business and Human Rights Summer School – June 24 – 28, 2019 – Temple University, Rome Campus

The University of Milan ‘La Statale’, Human Rights International Corner (HRIC), the Institute for Research on Innovation and Services for Development, National Research Council of Italy and Sant’Anna School of Advanced Studies will be organising a Business and Human Rights Summer School between June 24 – 28 at the Temple University (Rome Campus).

The Business and Human Rights Summer School addresses the main challenges of rising economic globalization, particularly within the context of business and human rights through issues such as: the role and obligations of States, the recent and emerging human rights-related legislation regulating corporate activities worldwide, and the access to effective remedies for victims of corporate-related human rights abuses.

The program provides participants with up-to-date insights into the business and human rights international debate from a variety of legal, regulatory, and policy perspectives. In line with the polycentric structure of the UN Guiding Principles, the Summer School is organized around three Modules concerning, respectively, the State duty to protect human rights (I), the corporate responsibility to respect human rights (II) and the victims’ access to remedy (III). The Business and Human Rights Summer School aspires to provide academics, NGO workers, lawyers, CSR experts and other practitioners with a comprehensive overview and knowledge of the legal mechanisms and tools applicable in the field of business and human rights while keeping up with current relevant developments at national, regional and international level. The Summer School received the endorsement of the Inter-Ministerial Committee on Human Rights (CIDU). More information about the course can be found here.

Call for Papers: EUI Doctoral Forum on International Law

The Law Department of the European University Institute (EUI) is delighted to share this call for papers for an intensive one-day Doctoral Forum on international law, taking place in Florence on 10 June 2019, and sponsored by the European Society of International Law (ESIL).

The Forum allows PhD candidates to present their research and receive feedback from peers and EUI faculty members. The Forum welcomes submissions on any sub-field of international law, especially human rights, international economic law, and international dispute settlement. Researchers performing multidisciplinary or interdisciplinary analysis are in particular encouraged to apply.  Full details of the call for papers can be found here.