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Programme Master in Management
Academic Year Academic Year 2020/2021
Module/course Code BEBE
Delivery location Paris
Language English
Course type Elective courses 15h
Contact hours 15
ECTS M1 before 2020 2
ECTS M1 from 2020 2.5
Level 5 (year post baccalaureate)
Semester Fall
Module name INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS AND HUMAN RIGHTS
Field (Discipline) Others
Academic Department Law Economics and Humanities

Outline


Module/course Summary

The debate concerning the responsibilities of international business in relation to human rights became prominent in 1990s, as transnational industries including oil and mining, footwear, sporting goods, agricultural production, pharmaceutical and high technology sectors violated fundamental human rights. The abuses at issue include child and forced labour, limits on freedom of association, unhealthy working conditions. In response to growing pressure to address human rights, the UN, OECD, NGOs, international business have adopted human rights standards for companies, and a body of soft and hard law has emerged to define the corporate human rights obligations. This course is designed to help participants understand the human rights standards that affect international business. It encourages students to consider how human rights can guide corporate decision-making by exploring current best practices among corporate human rights initiatives.