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Business and human rights

The world needs more companies that can effectively address human rights dilemmas across their global operations and throughout their supply chains. Why not rise the competence on business and human rights in your company? Apply now for the 2020 autumn masters course, joint offered by the University of Bergen, the Institute for Human Rights and Business and the Rafto Foundation for Human Rights.

The Business and Human Rights course explores the links between human rights violations and corporate activity, and the importance of international standards such as the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights, in strengthening respect and protection of human rights, by states and businesses alike.

The course will provide participants with a deeper understanding of how human rights concerns relate to a range of industry sectors. It will also provide practical guidance for developing corporate strategies that are consistent with international human rights standards.

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Application deadline: 20.08.2020

Upon completion of the course, participants will:

  • have a deeper understanding of international human rights standards and how they apply to companies.
  • be able to assess human rights risks associated with business activity and understand steps needed to prevent, mitigate, and remediate adverse impacts.
  • be familiar with the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights and what they require from governments and corporations.
  • have working knowledge of available guidance and practical tools to analyze human rights challenges relating to business and align companies’ policies and practices with international standards.

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