Global Business Law Review Symposium

Friday, March 12, 2021 - 11:00am - 2:15pm
Location: ZOOM

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.



Program Materials

Symposium Agenda

CLE credit: 2.5 hours

Category: CLE Programs, General, Public Lectures

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