Human Rights and Business
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Course code
AKJ7188.YK
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Course title in Estonian
Inimõigused ja äri
Course title in English
Human Rights and Business
ECTS credits
6.0
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Examination
lecturer of 2021/2022  Autumn semester
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lecturer of 2021/2022  Spring semester
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Course aims
The goal of the course is to give to the students an understanding of the reasons why in the contemporary world is developing the discussion about the responsibility of business enterprises to guarantee human rights. The course also covers applicable standards and regional approaches.
Brief description of the course
The course will cover the following areas in connection with human rights and business:
- The doctrine of responsibility business enterprises for securing human rights;
- The main positive and soft law instruments;
- The main stakeholders;
- Regional peculiarities and the courts practice.
Learning outcomes in the course
Upon completing the course the student:
- understands the reasons for the responsibility of business enterprises for protecting human rights;
- knows the main applicable legal instruments and can apply these to individual cases;
- understands the reasons for regional differences.
Teacher
Claire O’Brien
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