Implementing the Responsibility to Respect; Bergen, Norway

Taking place on three weekends in September, October and November 2018 at the University of Bergen, Norway, this Masters-level course explores the links between human rights violations and corporate activity, and the importance of international standards in strengthening respect and protection of human rights. Content will focus on what corporate human rights due diligence means in practice for businesses. 



University of Bergen, Norway

 14-16 September, 19-21 October, and 9-11 November 2018

 NOK 19,000.

Please see course flyer for more details.



The teaching faculty comprises leading figures in the field of business and human rights - from global corporate executives and distinguished academics to representatives of global NGOs and human rights defenders:

  • Maryam Al-Khawaja - Rafto Laureate 2013; Special Advisor on Advocacy, Gulf Centre for Human Rights
  • Dan Bross - Senior Advisor, Article One (former senior executive at Microsoft)
  • Froydis Cameron-Johannson - Group Head of Government and International Relations, Anglo American 
  • Tina Davis - Senior Business and Human Rights Advisor, Rafto
  • Kathryn Dovey - Manager, National Contact Point Coordination, OECD
  • Frode Elgesem - Member, OECD National Contact Point, Norway; Chair, Human Rights Committee, Norwegian Bar Association
  • Pia Rudolfsson Goyer - Expert on Corporate Responsibility, Council of Ethics, Government Pension Fund Global, Norway
  • Erik Hagen - Director, Norwegian Support Committee for Western Sahara
  • Malin Helgesen, Legal Counsel Human Rights, Equinor ASA
  • Therese Jebsen - Senior Advisor, Rafto Foundation
  • Scott Jerbi - Senior Advisor, Policy & Outreach, IHRB
  • Janis Bjørn Kanavin - Special Envoy for Responsible Business, Norwegian MFA 
  • Harpreet Kaur - Director, Genpact Centre for Women’s Leadership, India
  • Terje Knutsen – Associate Professor, Department of Comparative Politics, University of Bergen
  • Reidun Blehr Lånkan, Senior Advisor, Ethical Trading Initiative Norway
  • Marcela Manubens - Global Vice President for Integrated Social Sustainability, Unilever
  • Asria Mohammed - Norwegian Support Committee for Western Sahara 
  • Sidsela Nyebak - Senior Executive, Telenor 
  • Gunhild Ørstavik - Senior Adviser, Norwegian Forum for Environment and Development 
  • Ron Popper - Trustee, IHRB (former senior executive at ABB)
  • Anita Ramasastry - UN Working Group for Business and Human Rights; Director, Graduate Program in Sustainable International Development, University of Washington
  • William Rook, Regional Manager, Middle East, IHRB
  • Mark Taylor - Senior Researcher, FAFO
  • Salil Tripathi - Senior Adviser, Global Issues, IHRB