Business and Human Rights
This course provides participants with an appreciation of the human rights impacts of business activities; an awareness of the core concepts and principles established by the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights and an understanding of corporate human rights due diligence requirements. The course builds on developments at the international, regional, and national levels.
By the end of the 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.
Indicative course topics
- Introduction to business and human rights
- The UN Guiding Principles on business and human rights framework
- Recent developments at the international level
- Recent developments at the EU level
- Business and human rights in national legislation
- Business and human rights in case law
- Business and human rights in practice
Testimonials from past attendees
"Fantastic course! High-level content was delivered in a clear, interesting and engaging way. Fascinating discussions occurred in every session and helpful resources shared throughout."
"Fabulous course, excellently structured and presented, with plenty of opportunity for questions and discussion."
"Very relevant - new developments referred to throughout whole course."
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.
This course is offered both as a hybrid course over one day and as an online course providing 5 x 2 hours sessions.
The course cost is £400 per person.
Member discount: 15% discount for individual members of BIICL
Details of individual memberships at BIICL
- 15% discount for groups of 3 or more attendees from NGO organisations or staff of government
- 15% discount for groups of 5 or more attendees from commercial organisations
*Course cost is subject to change
The British Institute of International and Comparative Law is committed to equality and opportunity in the legal profession and to support greater engagement of under-represented groups in the legal profession.
In our efforts in this regard we are delighted to offer 3 scholarships for each of our short courses to participants from communities and backgrounds currently under-represented in the legal community.