7th Business and Human Rights Young Researchers Summit

The Business and Human Rights (BHR) Young Researchers Summit provides an international platform for young scholars in the field of BHR.

The summit is hosted by the Geneva Center for Business and Human Rights, the Institute for Business Ethics at the University of St.Gallen, the NYU Stern Center for Business and Human Rights, and the Business and Human Rights Journal (BHRJ).

This 7th edition of the YRS takes place from 8-9 September 2022 in St. Gallen.

Welcome Package - including agenda (PDF)


Debadatta Bose, University of Amsterdam, The process of forming just relationships: How the normative core of private law mandates human rights due diligence
Hiruni Alwishewa, The Graduate Institute, The Due diligence Obligations of Arms Companies
Marta Piazza, University of Lausanne, Increasing the Legitimacy of Economic Rights in Today’s International Economic Order through the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights (UNGPs)
Michaela Lobo, The Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania, Voices of the Virtuous: Should businesspersons be required to refrain from exercising personal freedom of speech?
Nelson Otieno Okeyo, University of Bayreuth, Role of Business and Human Rights Frameworks in Reimagining Stakeholders’ Engagement in Data Protection Impact Assessments in Kenya
Nicky Touw, Open University of the Netherlands, Transnational business and human rights litigation: normalizing the abnormal or a space for reflexive justice?
Pardeep Singh Attri, Central European University, Can Dalits Have Human Rights? Due Diligence Standards and Caste Discrimination
Preethi Misha, Nottingham Business School, Precarity in the platform economy in India: Perspectives from the voice literature
Rahima Akter, Central Queensland University, Gender Equity in Employment Regulations in Bangladesh: the Unobserved Scenarios on Rights of Equality and Non-Discrimination in the Ready-Made Garments (RMG) Industry
Wangui Kimotho, University of St. Gallen, Addressing colonial legacy issues through the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights
Timeela Manandhar, Ruhr University Bochum, Enhanced and Heightened Human Rights Due Diligence? Corporate Responsibility to Respect in Conflict-Affected Areas
Tomas Morochovic, The Graduate Institute, ‘Change here for…’: Understanding progress in business and human rights through legal entanglement
Yingyi Luo, RMIT University, Linking surrogacy business and human rights - a paradigm shift
Zhuolun Li, Università di Urbino Carlo Bo, Human Rights Due Diligence Legislation from a TWAIL Perspective: A Sharp Sword or a Solid Shield?

All participants of the Young Researchers Summit on stairs