Taking place on three weekends (Friday - Sunday) in September and November 2019 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. 

The course is hosted by the Department of Comparative Politics, University of Bergen, the Rafto Foundation for Human Rights, and the Institute for Human Rights and Business, and is worth 15 credit points. 

Course flyer will be published in March 2019. Contact [email protected] for more information.  To register, visit the UiB website.   

Faculty

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. Previous speakers have included:

  • 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 
  • 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
  • Malin Helgesen, Legal Counsel Human Rights, Equinor ASA
  • Harpreet Kaur - Director, Genpact Centre for Women’s Leadership, India
  • Reidun Blehr Lånkan - Senior Advisor, Ethical Trading Initiative Norway
  • Marcela Manubens - Global Vice President for Integrated Social Sustainability, Unilever
  • Sidsela Nyebak - Senior Executive, Telenor 
  • Ron Popper - IHRB Trustee (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
  • Mark Taylor - Senior Researcher, FAFO
  • Salil Tripathi - Senior Adviser, Global Issues, IHRB

Details

 Department of Comparative Politics, University of Bergen, Norway

  20-22 September, 1-3 November, 22-24 November 2019

 NOK 19,000.