Human rights are both inherent and universal, and states and non-state actors may not derogate from binding norms which protect human rights. Internationally recognized and protected human rights may be affected positively, negatively, directly, or indirectly through the practices of a business - either through the relationship of a business entity with the individual, or through relationships among different businesses. Our symposium seeks to explore the important relationship between business practices and human rights through a critical lens which will examine the legal framework for the roles and responsibilities of businesses in regard to human rights. Discussions featuring human rights law professors and attorneys focused on cross-border transactions will center around the global regulations and accountability for businesses in their effect on the protection, or lack of protection, of human rights.
Prof. Jernej Letnar Cernic, Graduate School of Government and European Studies, Global Law Initiatives for Sustainable Development, and University Institute of European Studies
Betsy Popken, Orrick
Nadia Bernaz, Wageningen University (Netherlands)
Alysson Ford Ouoba, American University Washington College of Law
Jelena Aparac, United Nations Working Group on the Use of Mercenaries
Marie-Claude Jean-Baptiste, Cyrus R. Vance Center for International Justice
Sanjiv Kapur, Jones Day
Jon Yormick, Flannery | Georgalis
Emily Mikes, Flannery | Georgalis
Registration cost is $50.00 for those seeking CLE credit.
Students and those not seeking credit may register for free.
CLE credit: 2.5 hours
Category: CLE Programs, General, Public Lectures