Human Rights in Business

The Center's Human Rights in Business Program aims to foster responsible business conduct and promote human rights and justice for people adversely affected by business activity around the world. The program uses the neutral platform of the university to engage stakeholders to find rights-based solutions to the impacts of business activities. Core initiatives focus on a variety of issue areas, including human rights impact assessment, land use and community-driven operational grievance mechanisms, international finance regulation, and accountability for the security sector in risk environments. 

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“The Center’s program on Human Rights in Business provides leadership in addressing one of the signal developments in international human rights law in recent decades—clarifying the responsibilities of business enterprises for adverse human rights impacts and promoting responsible practice in this sphere.”

Diane Orentlicher, Faculty co-director

Upcoming Human Rights Events

May 28 12:30PM-2:00PM Tenley Campus - Warren NT01 Ceremonial Classroom A Human Right to Reproductive Health the Human Rights Committee’s General Comment on the Right to Life//El Derecho Humano a la Salud Reproductiva: La Observación General del Comité de Derechos Humanos sobre el Derecho a la Vida May 28 12:30PM-2:00PM Tenley Campus - Warren NT01 Ceremonial Classroom A Human Right to Reproductive Health: The Human Rights Committee’s General Comment on the Right to Life May 29 6:30PM-8:00PM 2223 Massachusetts Ave NW, Washington D.C. 20008 Domestic Implementation of International Human Rights Judgments: An Ongoing Conversation in the European and Inter-American Human Rights Systems May 30 12:30PM-2:00PM Tenley Campus - Warren NT01 Ceremonial Classroom The Shrinking of Democratic Spaces: Corruption, Criminalization of Protest and Repression// La Contracción de los Espacios Democráticos: Corrupción, Criminalización de la Protesta y Represión June 04 12:30PM-2:00PM Tenley Campus - Warren NT01 Ceremonial Classroom Justice and the Colombian Peace Process June 06 12:30PM-2:00PM Tenley Campus - Warren NT01 Ceremonial Classroom The Human Rights Council: Current Challenges June 07 12:30PM-2:00PM Tenley Campus - Warren NT01 Ceremonial Classroom Elections at the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights: The Independent Panel of Experts Presents its Final Report on the Candidates June 11 12:30PM-2:00PM Tenley Campus - Warren NT01 Ceremonial Classroom Fact-finding in the Inter-American System: The Powers of the Commission to Monitor Human Rights Violations in Real Time June 13 12:30PM-2:00PM Tenley Campus - Warren NT01 Ceremonial Classroom The American Convention on Human Rights: 50 Years After its Adoption September 04 4:00PM-6:00PM Room Y360 International and Abroad Opportunities at WCL Open House
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