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Intl Business & Human Rights: Business Perspective (Co-req meets 3-4:50PM) (LAW-795X-001)
Co-requisite: Intl Business & Human Rights (LAW-808)
The course will be offered in two distinct, but closely integrated, sections. A two-hour segment, International Business and Human Rights Law, taught by Professor Orentlicher, will focus on the legal dimensions of international business and human rights, beginning with the postwar prosecutions of business leaders for such crimes as exploiting slave labor and selling poison gas to the Nazis for use in exterminating Jews during World War II and continuing through contemporary human rights litigation against corporations and corporate executives based upon their alleged complicity in human rights violations. A one-hour co-requisite, International Business and Human Rights: The Business Perspective, taught by Professor Gardner, will focus on the increasing importance of corporate social responsibility and the creation of shared value for business, and the crucial role of the financial sector, advocacy groups and the Internet in rewarding (and penalizing) businesses that do not take human rights and sustainability into account. Students must register for both segments.
Textbooks and Other Materials
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First Class Readings
See Intl Business & Human Rights (LAW-808) for assigned readings.