The Future of Business and Human Rights: Lawmaking or Litigation?

On 2 March 2020, Dr. Başak Bağlayan, post-doctoral researcher at the University of Luxembourg and academic advisor to the Government of Luxembourg on Business and Human Rights, delivered a lecture on the “The Future of Business and Human Rights: Lawmaking or Litigation”. The seminar sought to provide students with a general overview of the general framework established by the U.N. Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights (UNGPs) and covered the international human rights legal regime; the development of international, domestic and voluntary corporate initiatives designed to bring corporations in line with human rights norms; the best practices for corporations to incorporate measures to assure respect of human rights and the potential liability of corporations for alleged violations of international human rights law.