The Oxford Business and Human Rights Network is pleased to announce its first workshop for graduate researchers undertaking DPhil/PhD projects in the field of business and human rights. The first workshop will take place on Tuesday 15 March, from 12:00 to 17:00. This workshop will bring together six enthusiastic graduate researchers to present on their current research in progress, receive feedback from academics specialising in the field, and network among their colleagues and peers from other universities. The Workshop is thus an invaluable opportunity for students to enrich their doctoral research by gaining expert and peer feedback, as well as collectively asking and debating the difficult questions needed to advance the field of business and human rights. 

The workshop will be hosted by the Oxford Business and Human Rights Research Network (OxBHR) in association with the Bonavero Institute of Human Rights. In advance, students should submit a piece of work of no more than 5,000 words, which, if selected for participation, will be sent to an academic expert for comment. The Workshop will then take place on Tuesday, 15 March 2022 at the Bonavero Institute of Human Rights (assistance with travel costs is available) but online participation (in a hybrid format) is possible. 

Profile of Participants

  • Graduate Social Sciences students completing a PhD/DPhil or MPhil. Previous law degree or demonstrated experience in human rights would be an advantage;

  • Currently undertaking their course of study at a university; and 

  • Conducting research in business and human rights. 

Application

Please send a CV, an abstract (300 words), and a piece of work (not exceeding 5,000 words) related to your doctoral research, such as a draft chapter or journal article, to oxbhr2020@gmail.com. 

Applications close on Monday, 10 January at 12pm GMT

About OxBHR

The Oxford Business and Human Rights Research Network (OxBHR) is a network of Oxford-based master’s and PhD students, as well as early career researchers. We bring together researchers working on business and human rights for informal discussion and research exchange. We also provide a wider forum for critical and interdisciplinary debate in Oxford on issues of business and human rights, through a public discussion group connecting graduate students, early career researchers, established academics, and practitioners for the discussion of the human rights in the commercial context. OxBHR is affiliated with and sponsored by the Bonavero Institute of Human Rights and the Faculty of Law, University of Oxford.