Business and Human Rights

  • Teaching

    Details

    Faculty Faculty of Management, Economics and Social Sciences
    Domain Economics
    Code UE-EEP.00127
    Languages English
    Type of lesson Lecture
    Level Master
    Semester SA-2022

    Schedules and rooms

    Summary schedule Thursday 12:15 - 15:00, Hebdomadaire, PER 21, Room C230 (Autumn semester)
    Hours per week 2

    Teaching

    Teachers
    Description

    This course seeks to provide a solid grounding in business and human rights as an emerging and rapidly developing field. Students should be able to apply key concepts learned to practical, real-life examples, and to understand current and evolving debates around corporate responsibility to respect human rights. The first part of the course introduces the field of business and human rights (why human rights matter to business; the state of the international debate on corporate responsibility to respect human rights; the evolution of the UN framework and Guiding Principles on business and human rights) and presents an overview of measures and mechanisms through which stakeholders might hold business accountable for this responsibility (judicial and non-judicial mechanisms; multi-stakeholder initiatives; civil society organization campaigns; emerging laws, etc.). The second part takes a more sectoral/thematic approach, focusing on selected areas that pose particularly difficult human rights challenges for companies (extractive industries; supply chain labor standards), examining key issues in these areas and exploring how companies, civil society organizations, governments and other stakeholders have sought to address these. The final two sessions of the course will be devoted to group presentations.

    Training objectives

    Provide a solid grounding in the field of business and human rights, and enable students to apply key concepts learned to practical, real-life examples of companies and their stakeholders facing challenges in this area.

    Comments

    The final grade will be based on continuous evaluation elements (including short written assignments, one in-class test, class participation and a group presentation).

    Available seats 36
    Softskills
    Yes
    Softskills seats 5
    Off field
    No
    BeNeFri
    Yes
    Mobility
    Yes
    UniPop
    No
  • Dates and rooms
    Date Hour Type of lesson Place
    22.09.2022 12:15 - 14:00 Cours PER 21, Room C230
    29.09.2022 12:15 - 14:00 Cours PER 21, Room C230
    06.10.2022 12:15 - 14:00 Cours PER 21, Room C230
    13.10.2022 12:15 - 14:00 Cours PER 21, Room C230
    20.10.2022 12:15 - 14:00 Cours PER 21, Room C230
    27.10.2022 12:15 - 14:00 Cours PER 21, Room C230
    03.11.2022 12:15 - 15:00 Cours PER 21, Room C230
    10.11.2022 12:15 - 15:00 Cours PER 21, Room C230
    17.11.2022 12:15 - 14:00 Cours PER 21, Room C230
    01.12.2022 12:15 - 14:00 Cours PER 21, Room C230
    15.12.2022 12:15 - 15:00 Cours PER 21, Room C230
    22.12.2022 12:15 - 15:00 Cours PER 21, Room C230
  • Assessments methods

    Evaluation continue - SA-2022, Session d'hiver 2023

    Assessments methods By rating
    Descriptions of Exams

    Course with continuous evaluation: after the registration period, you can no longer cancel your registration (see session calendar on the Faculty's website).

    No retake exam

  • Assignment
    Valid for the following curricula:
    BeNeFri - Sciences économiques et sociales
    Version: 2018/SP_V01_SES_BeNeFri
    Course > Master course offering for BeNeFri Students

    Complementary learnings in SES or mobility students
    Version: ens_compl_ses
    Mster course offering for Mobility Students

    Environmental Sciences and Humanities [MA] 30
    Version: 2022_1/V_01
    Environmental Sciences and Humanities, minor Master > Sustainable Economy Module, elective courses (from AS2022 on)

    MSc in Environmental Sciences and Humanities [MA] 120
    Version: 2022_1/V_01
    MSc in Environmental Sciences and Humanities, elective courses > MSc-SE, Sustainable Economy Module, elective courses (from AS2020 on)

    Ma - Accounting and Finance - 90 ECTS
    Version: 2021/SA_V01
    Course - 72 ECTS > Minimum 0 / maximum 1 optional master course offered at the University of Fribourg, if 72 ECTS not yet reached in the above modules > SES Master level courses

    Ma - Business Communication : Business Informatics - 90 ECTS
    Version: 2020/SA_V02
    Courses - 60 ECTS > Option Group > Information Management > Cours > Modules management > NPO-SUST: NPO and Sustainable Management
    Courses - 60 ECTS > Option Group > Information Management > Cours > Modules management > OHRM: Organisation and Human Resource Management

    Ma - Business Communication : Ethics and Economics 90 ECTS
    Version: 2017/SP_V01_ETHIQUE
    Courses - 60 ECTS > Option Group > Ethics and Economics > Module I : Éthique et droits humains

    Ma - Business Communication : Management - 90 ECTS
    Version: 2022/SA_V02
    Courses - 60 ECTS > Chosen Option > Management > 30 ECTS parmi les modules : > OHRM: Organisation and Human Resource Management
    Courses - 60 ECTS > Chosen Option > Management > 30 ECTS parmi les modules : > NPO-SUST: NPO and Sustainable Management

    Ma - Business Informatics - 90 ECTS
    Version: 2020/SA-v01
    Classes - min. 45 ECTS > Modules management - max. 15 ECTS > OHRM: Organisation and Human Resource Management
    Classes - min. 45 ECTS > Modules management - max. 15 ECTS > NPO-SUST: NPO and Sustainable Management

    Ma - Communication and Media Research - 90 ECTS
    Version: 2015/SA_V01
    Courses - 60 ECTS > Inter- and Transdisciplinary Perspectives > SES Master level courses

    Ma - Communication and Society - 90 ECTS
    Version: 2021/SA_V03
    Forschungsbereiche > Forschungsbereiche > Inter- & Transdisciplinary Perspectives > SES Master level courses

    Ma - Economics - 90 ECTS
    Version: 2021/SA_V04
    Le choix de l'option se fait par l'inscription au premier cours dans l'une des options possibles. > Business Economics > Elective courses in Business Economics > Wahlkurse der SES-Fakultät - max. 15 ECTS > SES Master level courses
    Le choix de l'option se fait par l'inscription au premier cours dans l'une des options possibles. > Business Economics > Elective courses in Business Economics > Ma - Elective courses in Political Economy
    Le choix de l'option se fait par l'inscription au premier cours dans l'une des options possibles. > Sustainable Development and Social Responsibility > Elective courses in Sustainable Development and Social Responsibility > Elective courses of the SES Faculty - max. 15 ECTS > SES Master level courses
    Le choix de l'option se fait par l'inscription au premier cours dans l'une des options possibles. > Sustainable Development and Social Responsibility > Elective courses in Sustainable Development and Social Responsibility > Ma - Elective courses in Political Economy
    Le choix de l'option se fait par l'inscription au premier cours dans l'une des options possibles. > Sustainable Development and Social Responsibility > 369 - Option : "Sustainable Development and Social Responsibility"
    Le choix de l'option se fait par l'inscription au premier cours dans l'une des options possibles. > Quantitative Economics > Elective courses in Quantitative Economics > Courses from the SES faculty - max. 15 ECTS > SES Master level courses
    Le choix de l'option se fait par l'inscription au premier cours dans l'une des options possibles. > Quantitative Economics > Elective courses in Quantitative Economics > Ma - Elective courses in Political Economy
    Le choix de l'option se fait par l'inscription au premier cours dans l'une des options possibles. > Public Economics and Policy > Elective courses in Public Economics and Policy > Ma - Elective courses in Political Economy
    Le choix de l'option se fait par l'inscription au premier cours dans l'une des options possibles. > Public Economics and Policy > Elective courses in Public Economics and Policy > Elective courses of the SES Faculty - max. 15 ECTS > SES Master level courses
    Course selection for the Master WITHOUT options > Elective courses > Ma - Elective courses in Political Economy
    Course selection for the Master WITHOUT options > Elective courses > Elective courses of the SES Faculty - max. 15 ECTS > SES Master level courses

    Ma - European Business - 90 ECTS
    Version: 2017/SA_v01
    Courses - 63 ECTS > Additional courses: Any Master courses of the Faculty of Economics and Social Sciences, as well as maximum 9 ECTS from all Master programmes of the University. > SES Master level courses
    Courses - 63 ECTS > Modules - Min one extra module with 12 ECTS > One complete module taken from the following list > GMT: General Management

    Ma - Information Management - 90 ECTS
    Version: 2019/SA_V01
    Classes - min. 45 ECTS > Modules management - max. 15 ECTS > GMT: General Management
    Classes - min. 45 ECTS > Modules management - max. 15 ECTS > OHRM: Organisation and Human Resource Management

    Ma - International and European Business - 90 ECTS
    Version: 2021/SA_V01
    Courses > Additional courses: Any Master courses of the Faculty of Economics and Social Sciences, as well as maximum 9 ECTS from all Master programmes of the University. > SES Master level courses
    Courses > Modules > One complete module taken from the following list > Groupe d'élément de validation du Module NPO-SUST > NPO-SUST: NPO and Sustainable Management
    Courses > Modules > One complete module taken from the following list > Groupe d'élément de validation du Module OHRM > OHRM: Organisation and Human Resource Management

    Ma - Management - 90 ECTS
    Version: 2021/SA_V01
    Courses: min. 72 ECTS > Modules - min 54 ECTS > Groupe d'élément de validation du Module OHRM > OHRM: Organisation and Human Resource Management
    Courses: min. 72 ECTS > Modules - min 54 ECTS > Groupe d'élément de validation du Module NPO-SUST > NPO-SUST: NPO and Sustainable Management
    Courses: min. 72 ECTS > Elective Courses : max. 18 ECTS > SES Master level courses

    Ma - Management - 90 ECTS [MA]
    Version: 2017/SA_v01
    Courses: min. 63 ECTS > 3 modules with min 12 ECTS each > GMT: General Management
    Courses: min. 63 ECTS > 3 modules with min 12 ECTS each > OHRM: Organisation and Human Resource Management
    Courses: min. 63 ECTS > Cours facultatifs : max. 18 ECTS > SES Master level courses

    Ma - Marketing - 90 ECTS
    Version: 2021/SA_V02
    Courses > Elective Master courses from the whole university > SES Master level courses

    Ma - Public Economics and Public Finance - 90 ECTS
    Version: 2015/SA_V01_MA_VWL_DD
    Cours > Up to 45 ECTS credits must fulfill the conditions required for the specialisation, including the modules 1, 2 and 6 with a min. of 12 ECTS in each. > Additional courses in Economics in order to fulfil the Double Diploma requirements > Module 4: Business Ethics and Social Responsibility

    MiMa - Business Informatics - 30 ECTS
    Version: 2020/SA_V01
    Cours > Modules management > OHRM: Organisation and Human Resource Management
    Cours > Modules management > NPO-SUST: NPO and Sustainable Management

    MiMa - Economics - 30 ECTS
    Version: 2021/SA_V01
    Elective courses > Ma - Elective courses in Political Economy

    MiMa - Ethics and Economics - 30 ECTS
    Version: 2008/SA_V01
    Module I : Éthique et droits humains

    MiMa - Gestion d'entreprise - 30 ECTS
    Version: 2021/SA_V01
    Elective courses - 30 ECTS > NPO-SUST: NPO and Sustainable Management
    Elective courses - 30 ECTS > OHRM: Organisation and Human Resource Management