Oxfam and the Human Rights and Business Academy (HURBA) are offering their annual summer course on business and human rights (BHR) through a series of online webinars, spread over five days. Drawing on evolving regulatory standards, legislation, litigation and case studies, the online course will discuss cutting-edge BHR issues in an interactive manner. This course is specially designed for graduate students and academics in the fields of law, business and management, civil society organizations, human rights defenders, and activists, and lawyers, legal professionals, corporate executives, government officials, and policy-makers interested and/or engaged in areas related to BHR, responsible business conduct (RBC), corporate accountability, corporate social responsibility (CSR) and sustainability.
The course will be conducted from 6 -10 July 2020; two sessions of 90 minutes each will be held per day. While we recommend attending all the webinars in sequence, participants may also choose to register for sessions that suit their interest and schedule.
Certificate of Completion will be conferred only on those participants who attend all 10 webinars. The course is free and open to all.
Date: 6-10 July, 2020
Time: Two sessions of 90 minutes each per day | Session one: 1:30 pm - 03:00 pm | Session two: 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Course theme: Business and Human Rights
Speakers: World-renowned experts on business and human rights
1. MONDAY, 6 JULY | 13.30 - 15.00 HRS (IST)
From CSR to BHR: Old Wine in New Bottle?
2. MONDAY, 6 JULY | 16.00 - 17.30 HRS (IST)
Introduction to the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights and the Sustainable Development Goals
3. TUESDAY, 7 JULY | 13.30 - 15.00 HRS (IST)
Human Rights Due Diligence: Emerging Practice and its Relevance for India and South Asia
4. TUESDAY, 7 JULY | 16.00 - 17.30 HRS (IST)
Labour Rights Challenges in Global Supply Chains: The Case of Informal Workers
5. WEDNESDAY, 8 JULY | 13.30 - 15.00 HRS (IST)
Corporate Responsibility Amidst Covid-19
6. WEDNESDAY, 8 JULY | 16.00 - 17.30 HRS (IST)
Protecting the Environment and Climate from the Development Assault
7. THURSDAY, 9 JULY | 13.30 - 15.00 HRS (IST)
Addressing Gendered Impacts of Business Activities
8. THURSDAY, 9 JULY | 16.00 – 17.30 HRS (IST)
Access to Remedy: Choosing the Right Option
9. FRIDAY, 10 JULY | 13.30 - 15.00 HRS (IST)
Role of Human Rights Defenders and National Human Rights Institutions in Corporate Accountability
10. FRIDAY, 10 JULY | 16.00 - 17.30 HRS (IST)
National Action Plans on BHR: Moving from Paper to Practice
For more details and to register: https://www.responsiblebiz.org/bhrcourse2020/
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