Switzerland, Zurich

Business and Human Rights - Focus Topic "Labour Rights" - Interdisciplinary Challenges and Opportunities

when 12 July 2015 - 24 July 2015
duration 2 weeks
credits 6 ECTS
fee CHF 1000

BHRICO (Business and Human Rights – Interdisciplinary Challenges and Opportunities) is an interdisciplinary intensive programme at the University of Zurich organised by the Centre for Human Rights Studies of the University of Zurich and its European partner institutions. The goal of this summer school is to provide tools for connecting two areas that often seem incompatible: Business and Human Rights.

BHRICO is both a school for learning and a forum for dialogue. Highly skilled and renowned scholars from European universities will enable the participants to examine Human Rights and Business from different angles. In addition, the participants will have the opportunity to discuss their opinions and new insights in an exceptional and unique framework: students, scholars and practitioners come from different cultures and academic disciplines, such as law, business, economics or political sciences. This variety of backgrounds is the perfect setting for cross-border exchanges among the participants.

This year's focus topic is "Labour Rights".

Course leader

Prof. Dr. Christine Kaufmann

Target group

Participation is open to law, social sciences and humanities students (Masters and Doctoral level) enrolled at one of the partner universities. Applicants are required to have a good knowledge of English to participate in the courses. Applications are to be made directly to the BHRICO contact person at the home institution. All partner universities apply a common selection policy, taking account of academic excellence, international experience, gender equality and equality of people with disabilities.

Course aim

The goal of this summer school is to provide tools for connecting two areas that often seem incompatible: Business and Human Rights. This year's edition is focusing on the subject of "Labour Rights".

Fee info

CHF 1000: BHRICO offers limited places for practitioners to attend lectures and seminars of the summer school. You can either pick one day that specifically fits to your main field of work (curriculum) or attend the whole summer school if your generally interested in Labour Rights issues. You will benefit from all services that are provided for Master and PhD students. The prices for practitioners are as follows:

1 day: CHF 100.-
1 week: CHF 500.-
2 weeks: CHF 1000.-

Scholarships

A limited number of full scholarships are being offered through the participating institutions, which can be found on our website.

Candidates wishing to apply for participation in the BHRICO must send their application (short CV, motivational letter, r