Structure and Contents
In line with the polycentric governance system underpinning the UN Guiding Principles, the three Modules of the Summer School concern, respectively, the State duty to protect human rights (I), the corporate responsibility to respect human rights (II) and the victims’ access to remedy (III). The Summer School aims at providing academics, students, NGO workers, lawyers, CSR experts and other public- and private-sector practitioners with essential knowledge and tools to operating in the field of business and human rights keeping up with current relevant developments at the national, regional and international level.
The sessions are spread over five days, from Monday to Friday, and require participants’ full-time commitment. The content is divided into 3 modules:
– Module I: The State Duty to Protect Human Rights
– Module II: The Corporate Responsibility to Respect Human Rights
– Module III: The Right of Victims of Abuses to Access Effective Remedies.
In addition, the program of the Summer Course focuses on thematic forums chosen for each edition among some of the major issues debated in the field area.
The working language of the Summer School is English.