Summer 2014 Course Schedule

Corruption & Human Rights (LAW-795BH-001)

Meets: 04:00 PM - 07:00 PM (MTWTh) - Room 313

Enrolled: 5 / Limit: 15

Administrator Access


Meets 6/16-20 4-7PM

There are additional Certificate students signed up for this course but their numbers are not reflected here.


The seminar has three (3) key mutually reinforcing inter-related objectives: 1. Provide participants with an overview of new and emerging hard and soft law, consensus principles, and priorities of mutual interest to the business, human rights and anti-corruption communities. 2. Provide participants with knowledge on how to access and use key information resources, global frameworks, best practices principles, case studies and model programs to doing business and minimizing risks related to human rights and corruption through best practices and the multi-faceted prism of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights/ICCPR & ICESC, the United Nations Convention Against Corruption, the integrated principles for businesses embedded in the UN’s Global Compact and the Ruggie Human Rights Principles for businesses (UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights). 3. Promote discussion and debate on cutting-edge multi-stakeholder issues related to human rights and anti-corruption prevention and doing business, including risk assessments and monitoring and reporting.

Textbooks and Other Materials

The textbook information on this page was provided by the instructor. Students should use this information when considering purchases from the AU Campus Store or other vendors. Students may check to determine if books are currently available for purchase online.

Each class has both “Required” and “Useful” readings. The Required readings were selected to provide participants the minimal material necessary to appreciate the links between targeted business, human rights and corruption issues. The Useful readings identify additional resources, tools and issues to deepen the discussion in-and-out of the classroom. The Useful readings mainly delve into issues indirectly related to the UNCAC, UDHR, Global Compact or Ruggie Principles or they are longer documents that require more time to read than this seminar allows. Read them selectively as your personal interest and time allows.

First Class Readings

See attached GUIDANCE NOTE and SYLLABUS for required and recommended readings.


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