The demands of human rights impact on businesses at a steadily increasing pace. This opens a
complex and fast changing field of concerns, posing challenges to law and to the social and natural sciences.
We encourage dialogue across these disciplines and among actors from a broad range of backgrounds. Our aim is to
foster research and to bring the results of that research to bear on practical problems, working on national and
international issues and collaborating with partners across the world.
- Pro-active, multi-disciplinary research incorporating a range of legal specialisms
- Part of a global community of researchers and professionals across NGO’s, corporations and universities
- We aim to operationalise the concrete context and find a balance between human rights impact and commercial concerns
Find out more about the Essex Human Rights and Business Project and what we do,
from research, training and consultancy, to assistance with litigation, policy analysis and contributing
to the University’s academic programmes.
We’re engaged in a variety of ongoing projects examining areas such as
regional human rights law and multinational corporate accountability or the balance of national and
local human rights concerns in development projects.
Our speaker library allows you to listen to podcasts of the wide range of
researchers and practitioners who have been invited to present as part of our Essex Business and Human Rights Speaker Series.