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A forum for critical and interdisciplinary debate on issues of business and human rights

The Oxford Business and Human Rights Network aims to provide a forum for critical and interdisciplinary debate on issues of business and human rights. We seek to bring together academics, civil society, businesses, and practitioners for the discussion of corporate accountability for human rights violations. We have organised events that have inter alia addressed important debates on corporate complicity in human rights violations; access to remedy for victims of business-related abuses; 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; emerging trend towards human rights due diligence; multi-stakeholder initiatives, disclosure and reporting mechanisms; and developments in (strategic) litigation against corporate (human rights) abuse. 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.

Useful materials and links related to our research on the mandatory corporate human rights due diligence can be found here.

Please sign up to our mailing list to stay updated about our events and meetings by sending a blank e-mail to oxbhr-subscribe@maillist.ox.ac.uk. If you would like to be considered for presentations or have any ideas for collaboration, please get in touch.

Audio recordings

The OxBHR events are run in partnership with the Bonavero Institute of Human Rights. Audio recordings of public talks organised by the Bonavero Institute of Human Rights and OxBHR can be found here

Video Recordings

3 June 2020, Criminalising Corporate Conduct with Russell Hopkins

6 May 2020, What Happens When Human Rights Become Management Tools? with Marisa McVey

19 February 2020, Who are the Slaves Among Us? with Monique Villa, Dame Sara Thornton, Jasmine O’Connor and Owain Johnstone