Human Rights as our responsibility (Italy)
Author: EIUC Centro Interuniversitario Europeo per i Diritti Umani e la Democratizzazione, Published on: 27 June 2014
Those active in human rights circles...have in the last decade tried to comprehend the implications for human rights of the increased globalisation of economic exchanges. The benefits that globalisation has delivered and the potential it carries for developing countries to move their populations out of poverty are accompanied by significant risks and well documented abuses of human rights. Transnational companies have been an important engine of this process and have ripped major benefits as they moved into new markets. This course is about the responsibilities of TNCs for their human rights impacts. More broadly it is about public law and corporate voluntarism, about regulation and business practice. Lectures will explain regulation, advocacy, business ethics, and corporate voluntarism in several human rights areas and in various business contexts.