The University of Lausanne (UNIL) LL.M. in International Business Law & CEDIDAC are inviting abstracts on the topic of Business and Human Rights (BHR) to celebrate the 60th anniversary of the foundation of the first Centre for Comparative Law in Switzerland at the University of Lausanne. at a conference on 1 June 2023.
Deadline for Abstracts: 1 March 2023 / Deadline for Papers: 20 May 2023
Conference Date: 1 June 2023
Topic Ideas & Suggestions. In order to encourage a wide range of submissions, UNIL’s LL.M. in International Business Law & CEDIDAC plan to facilitate interdisciplinary discussions among legal and academic faculty & researchers and practitioners to encourage abstracts on the most recent developments, trends, concerns and practical challenges on improving business accountability for human rights impacts, based on the United Nations Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights (UNGPs), the OECD Guidelines for Multinational Enterprises and emerging regional and domestic legislations.
Papers of interest might discuss the following topics:
Submissions & Peer-Reviewed Publication. Abstracts of up to 500 words from scholars at any stage of their career should be sent to Dr. Shaheeza Lalani (email@example.com) with copy to Maria Izabel Cardozo (firstname.lastname@example.org). A decision on acceptance of the abstract will be communicated by 15 March 2023.
To facilitate discussion, authors of accepted abstracts are expected to submit a draft paper by 20 May 2023. Selected papers will be included in a peer-reviewed publication, co-edited by Professor Andreas R. Ziegler, Professor Damiano Canapa and Maria Izabel Cardozo in the BRILL Series “International and Comparative Business Law and Public Policy”. Papers will be chosen for publication based on academic excellence as well as originality, and will go through a peer-review process.
About the Organisers
The UNIL LL.M. in International Business Law takes an interdisciplinary, comparative, and practice-oriented approach to enable young lawyers to face legal challenges in today’s global business environment. Offering the highest quality of teaching in small group settings and 5 specialisations, the Programme is taught by an international team of distinguished academics and practitioners. For more information, see http://www.unil.ch/llm.
The CEDIDAC is a center for continuing education, conferences and research, which hosts/co-hosts between 15 and 25 well-attended events (conferences, seminars, etc.) per year. The CEDIDAC brings academics and practitioners together and has published more than 115 books, mostly in topics principally related to Swiss national law, since it was founded in 1985. For more information, see www.unil.ch/cedidac.
Together the UNIL LL.M. in International Business Law & CEDIDAC host international conferences and publish edited volumes in their BRILL Series “International and Comparative Business Law and Public Policy”. This series offers an outlet for monographs and collective works making substantial contributions to interdisciplinary research. For more information, see https://brill.com/display/serial/BLPP.