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Virtual Course: Business and Human Rights

Date: Five Sessions: 7, 14, 21, 28 October and 4 November 2020

Time: 11:00 - 12:30 UK time

Venue: Online

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Course Details

Business and human rights is an area of international human rights law in continuous development at the international and national levels. On successful completion of BIICL's Business and Human Rights training course participants will:

  • Understand the human rights impacts resulting from business activities;
  • Be aware of the core concepts and principles established by the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights;
  • Understand corporate human rights due diligence requirements and developments at the international, regional, and national levels;
  • Consider recent examples of business and human rights issues, including case law; and
  • Understand the context of business and human rights as a field of work.


Course Lead: Lise Smit, Senior Research Fellow in Business and Human Rights and Director, Human Rights Due Diligence Forum.

Who is the course for?

The course is for a wide range of professionals interested in business and human rights, including in-house counsel, legal practitioners, NGO representatives, government representatives, academics, PhD students and other professionals.

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Course format

The virtual course format will consist of a series of five 1.5 hours sessions in which live (synchronous) teaching is offered via Zoom. Participants will be able to interact with the tutors and amongst themselves on screen.

Pricing and Registration

The course cost is £275 per person (including VAT)

Course Discounts Available

We are conscious of the many challenges posed by the current crisis and are seeking to do our part to support people preparing for the legal market in the days after the crisis. In view of this, we are offering a 15% discount on our courses to anyone for whom the current situation has resulted in reduced or precarious employment.

M oreover, in our effort to support greater engagement of under-represented groups in the legal profession, we are offering the same discount to people from such groups who take these courses.
To apply for the discount please Contact Us

15% discount for student members of BIICL
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30% discount for groups of 3 or more attendees from NGO organisations or staff of government

15% discount for groups of 4 or more attendees from commercial organisations

If you are interested in making a booking for this course please contact The Events Team 

CPD Information

This event offers the equivalent of 7.5 CPD hours.


If you have any queries, please contact the Events team

Photography and Recording

Please note that our events may be photographed or audio recorded. These materials will be used for internal and external promotional purposes only by the British Institute of International and Comparative Law. If you object to appearing in the photographs, please let our photographer know on the day.

Alternatively you can email BIICL Marketing Manager, Carmel Brown in advance of the event that you are attending.

Event Cancellation Policy

When you register for an event you will be asked to confirm that you have read and understood our cancellation policy.

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