Business and Human Rights Network: external speaker talks

Wednesday 1 March 2023 - Thursday 30 March 2023

Details and resources from our 2023 external speaker talks

On this page
Wednesday 1 March 2023, 09:00 - Thursday 30 March 2023, 17:00
Booking required?

This series is intended to benefit students on the LLM Business and Human Rights (LW51128) and Corporate Sustainability and ESG Law (LW52146) Modules. However, the events are open to all graduate and undergraduate students and staff across the University of Dundee School of Humanities, Social Sciences and Law, the Centre for Energy, Petroleum and Mineral Law & Policy (CEPMLP) and School of Business.

Session 1

Part 1: Chinese State-Owned Companies and Investment in Latin America and Europe

Part 2: The Conundrums of Current Iterations of ESG in Market Economies-Utah et al v. Walsh: Challenging the Biden Administration's Rulemaking Incorporating of Certain ESG Factors in Pension Investment Decisions


Prof. Larry Cata Backer
Penn State University, School of Law and School of International Affairs

Slide presentation: ‘ESG Wars

Session 2 

Scotland Against Modern Slavery - the role of business


Mr. Shan Saba
Director, Brightwork Staffline Ltd., Founder, Scotland Against Modern Slavery

Location: LT1 Dalhousie
Date: Friday 3 March
Time: 11:00

Session 3

African Experience on Business and Human Rights


Prof. Damilola S. Olawuyi
Professor and UNESCO Chair on Environmental Law and Sustainable Development, Hamad Bin Khalifa University Qatar; Member of UN Working Group on Business and Human Rights

Location: Old Medical School, Room 2.03
Date: Thursday 9 March
Time: 11:00

Session 4 

Risky Business: Some TWAIL Reflections on the Sources of Information for Risk Analysis Under the German Supply Chain Law - Lieferkettensorgfaltspflichtengesetz (LkSG)

Caroline Omari Lichuma
PhD Candidate Georg-August Universität, Göttingen; Postdoctoral Research and Development Specialist, University of Luxembourg

Location: 4.01 Scrymgeour
Date: Postponed
Time: Postponed

Session 5 

Business and Human Rights: Ghana’s Approach to an Evolving Agenda


Ms. Diana Asonaba Dapaah
Deputy Attorney General, Government of Ghana; Doctoral Candidate, University of Cape Town

Location: 4.01 Scrymgeour
Date: Thursday 23 March
Time: 17:00

Session 6 

Contracting for Human Rights – Experiences from the Responsible Contracting Project and Emerging Practices


Mr. Daniel Schonfelder
European Legal Adviser, Deutsche Bahn; Responsible Contracting Project, Rutgers University

Location: 4.01 Scrymgeour
Date: Monday 27 March
Time: 16:00

Event type Seminar
Event category Research