Business and Human Rights Summer School 3rd Edition

Course | 29 June-3 July |

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).

Module I – The State Duty to Protect Human Rights
Module II – The Corporate Responsibility to Respect Human Rights
Module III – Victims’ Access to Remedy

In addition, the program of the Summer Course will focus on three thematic forums: the first one on Climate Change and Business and Human Rights; the second one on Gender, Children Rights and Business and Human Rights, and the third one on Big Data and Business and Human Rights

Scientific Directors
Angelica Bonfanti, University of Milan ‘La Statale’; Marta Bordignon, Human Rights International Corner (HRIC); Marco Fasciglione, Institute for Research on Innovation and Services for Development, National Research Council of Italy; Chiara Macchi, Wageningen University & Research.

This year the Summer School will be held at the premises of the Higher Education School of the University of Naples “L’Orientale”, situated in the “Conservatory of Orphans” in Terra Murata, Procida, Naples (Italy). The Higher Education School of Procida regularly hosts seminars, scientific meetings, conferences, exhibitions, trainings and other higher education activities.

The Procida Island is the smallest island of the Naples’ Bay. It easily accessible from the mainland thanks to the regular ferry and hydrofoil services from the ports of Naples and Pozzuoli that assure quick connection to the port of Procida (30 minutes with hydrofoil or 50 minutes with the ferry).

Fees and Deadlines
Early bird registration fee: € *590,00 by March 15th
Full fee: € 690,00 (after March 15th)

Applications due by April 25th

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Call for applications available on the link below.