The Business and Human Rights Discussion Group aims to provide a forum for critical and interdisciplinary debate on issues of business and human rights. We seek to bring together graduate students, early career researchers, established academics, and practitioners for the discussion of the human rights responsibilities and obligations of business. We aim to welcome theoretical, doctrinal, empirical and policy-oriented contributions from all relevant disciplines, covering business and human rights issues across the world and across industries.
In this discussion group, we address issues such as the following: corporate complicity in human rights violations, corporate accountability, access to remedy for victims of corporate harm, developments and challenges in the implementation of corporate respect for human rights, regulatory developments around the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights and the development of a binding treaty, human rights due diligence, multi-stakeholder initiatives, disclosure and reporting mechanisms, and developments in (strategic) litigation against corporate (human rights) abuse.
The sessions run at lunch time from 12:30 to 14:00, with approximately 45 minutes for the speaker to present their argument, followed by 45 minutes for questions and discussion.
The Business and Human Rights Discussion Group is run by the Oxford Business and Human Rights Research Network (OxBHR).