Essex Business and Human Rights Project
Discussion forum for work in progress
Scholars working on Business and Human Rights related topics are welcome to
share parts of their work and to expose it to discussion with colleagues in our
Podcasts of selected speakers
Dr. Mary Dowell-Jones, University of Nottingham: 'Global Finance: a new barrier for Human Rights'
Prof. Brian Langille, University of Toronto: 'When the rights of workers and firms do not collide'
Dr. Linsey McGoey, University of Essex: 'The Gates Effect: the anti-politics of new philanthropic movements'
Nick Hildyard, The Corner House, Dorset: 'The impact of Investor State Agreements on human rights'
Peter Frankental, Amnesty International UK: 'The UN Special Representative's Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights
- a framework for the willing?'
Professor Peter Muchlinski, School of Oriental and African Studies, London: 'The corporate responsibility to respect human rights
in the UN framework on Business and Human Rights: a voluntary commitment or the start of a binding duty of care?'
Prof. Ian Colbeck, University of Essex: 'Nanotechnology - should consumers be concerned?'
Daniel Leader, Leigh Day & Co, London: 'Pursuing complaints against multi-nationals within the OECD-framework. A practitioner's view.'
Richard Meeran, Leigh Day & Co, London: 'Tort litigation for human rights violations by multinational corporations.'
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