Business & Human Rights Summer School

2nd Edition, 2019 - Venue - Temple University’s campus in Rome

The Summer School was held from 24 June 2019 to 28 June 2019 and trained 29 among students, researchers, NGO campaigners, lawyers, CSR corporate experts coming from all over the world with comprehensive knowledge of the legal mechanisms and tools applicable in the field of business and human rights, while keeping up with the main challenges concerning the contemporary debate on business and human rights and with current relevant developments at national, regional and international level.

The Summer School gathered major leading experts in this field area. Prof. Michael Addo, former member of the United Nations Working Group on Business and Human Rights, gave the keynote speech during the opening ceremony of the Summer School hosted by the Inter-Ministerial Committee on Human Rights (CIDU) at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation. Other distinguished experts and academicians in B&HRs holding insightful lectures were: Daniel Augenstein (Tilburg Law School), Nadia Bernaz (Wageningen University & Research); Carmen Márquez Carrasco (University of Sevilla) Tara Van Ho (University of Essex); Daniel Leader (Leigh Day); Jernej Letnar Černič (Graduate School of Government and European Studies), Robert McCorquodale (University of Nottingham), Ron Popper (The Global Business Initiative on Human Rights), Cedric Ryngaert (Utrecht University).

The Summer ended with a final roundtable led by Paulo Pinto de Albuquerque, judge at the European Court of Human Rights in Strasbourg.