Date: Five Sessions: 7, 14, 21, 28 April and 5 May 2021
Time: 12.30 - 14.30 (UK time)
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;
- Understand the context of business and human rights as a field of work.
During the course participants will consider recent examples of business and human rights issues, including case law.
- Lise Smit, British Institute of International and Comparative Law
- Dr. Irene Pietropaoli, British Institute of International and Comparative Law
- Dr. Claire Bright, Nova University of Lisbon
- Stuart Neely, Norton Rose Fulbright
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.
The virtual course format will consist of a series of five 2 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
REGISTRATION IS NOW CLOSED. Dates for future courses will be announced shortly. Please contact the Events team to register your interest.
Course fee: £275 (including VAT)
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.
Moreover, 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.
Student Member Discount: 15% discount for student members of BIICL
Details of student membership
- 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
To apply for any of the discounted rates please Contact Us
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This event offers the equivalent of 10 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.