Call for Paper on Business and Human Rights

The Indian Law Institute (ILI) in collaboration with the Human Rights and Business Academy (HURBA) and Oxfam India is organizing a conference on Business and Human Rights. Scholars, practitioners and students engaged with the field of Business and Human Rights are invited to submit papers on issues of responsible business, corporate accountability and sustainable development. The papers will contribute to one of the most important debates in the current era: The roles and responsibilities of businesses and governments in ensuring sustainable and inclusive development for all. Selected papers will be given a presentation slot at a conference on Business and Human Rights organised at Indian Law Institute on July 12, 2019.

The conference believes that Business and Human Rights has a special contribution to make to an interdisciplinary scholarship on this challenging topic because of its ability to address questions of sustainable development through a range of different disciplines and approaches.

We solicit papers and presentation proposals that engage with links between theory and practice on the below topics, as well as on a broader theme of responsible business conduct and sustainable development:

  • Governance and accountability of State owned companies

  • Corporate criminal liability for grave human rights violations

  • Judicial mechanisms and non-judicial mechanisms for corporate human rights violations

  • Accountability of lead firm for violations in a supply chain

  • Liability of financial institutions and investors for conduct of its investee companies

  • Mandatory Human Rights Due Diligence
  • Modern Slavery legislations
  • Corporate tax evasion

  • Stock exchange listing obligations related to social and environment disclosures


Abstracts, no longer than 400 words, must be submitted via email to: (please include in subject line: BHR Course-Abstract Submission).


The deadline for submissions is 30 June 2019. Accepted proposal will be notified by 5 July 2019.

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