E-Course on Business and Human Rights: Regional Approaches and Developments


This short online course aimed at analysing the legislative and case-law developments in the field of business and human rights at the regional and at the international levels.

This course was taught in English.


Claire Bright and Laura Íñigo Álvarez


Target audience

The course was for practitioners, judges, prosecutors, government representatives, business representatives, NGO representatives, trade union representatives, as well as students, PhD and postdoctoral researchers interested in business and human rights.


Total number of hours




Monday 7th of February 2022 to Friday 11th of February 2022
From 18:00 to 21:30



Zoom Platform (online)
More info: jurisnova@novalaw.unl.pt

Fees and Scholarships

Please find more information here.


Parcial Scholarship | Applications before 31st of January

A partial scholarship covering 50% of the fees may be awarded, upon decision of the coordination, to up to 2 applicants on the basis of merits.

In order to apply for the scholarship, interested candidates need to submit a CV and a letter explaining their motivation for taking the course and for applying to the scholarship before the 31st of January 2022.

Documents may be sent to: 


Monday, 7 February

18h00 – 18h15
Claire Bright, Associate Professor and Director of the NOVA Centre on Business, Human Rights and the Environment

Business and Human Rights Developments at the International Level
18h15 – 19h45
Laura Íñigo Álvarez, Postdoctoral Researcher and Lecturer at NOVA School of Law

19h45 – 20h00

Business and Human Rights Developments in Northern America
20h00 – 21h30
Benedict Wray, Senior Associate at Borden Ladner Gervais

Tuesday, 8 February

Focus on Europe – Legislative Developments at the Domestic and European Level
18h00 – 18h45
Claire Bright, Associate Professor and Director of the NOVA Centre on Business, Human Rights and the Environment

19h45 – 20h00

Focus on Europe – Case-law Developments at the Comparative Level
20h00 – 21h30
Lise Smit, Senior Research Fellow at the British Institute of International and European Law

Wednesday, 9 February

Focus on Latin America
18h00 – 19h45
Danielle Pamplona, Professor at Pontifícia Universidade Católica do Paraná

19h45 – 20h00

Due diligence and indigenous peoples’ rights in Latin America
20h00 – 21h30
Salvador Herencia-CarrascoDirector of the Human Rights Clinic the University of Ottawa

Thursday, 10 February

Focus on Asia
12h30 – 14h00
Livio Sarandrea, UNDP Business and Human Rights Global Lead, Team Leader of B + HR Asia

Focus on the Pacific
19h00 – 20h30
Justine Nolan, Professor Faculty of Law and Justine at UNSW Sydney and Director of the Australian Human Rights Institute

Friday, 11 February

Business, Human Rights and the Right to Development in Africa
18h00 – 19h45
Tamo Atabongawung, Visiting Lecturer, University of St. Gallen

19h45 – 20h00

BHR Developments in the MENA Region
20h00 – 21h15
Noor Hamadeh, Advocacy Counsel at International Corporate Accountability Roundtable

21h15 – 21h30
Claire Bright, Assistant Professor and Director of the NOVA Centre on Business, Human Rights and the Environment