Zaproszenie na trzeci wykład „Contemporary issues of human rights theory and practice. Global, regional and national perspectives”
NCU Human Rights Department is pleased to announce a third guest lecture of our Lecture series „Contemporary issues of human rights theory and practice. Global, regional and national perspectives”. The Lecture series is organized in association with AHRI.
It will be the last lecture in this academic year. We intend to continue the series starting from October 2021. Stay tuned :-)
Anikó Szalai (Faculty of Law, University of Szeged, Hungary) will be presenting a topic "Does international law compel corporations to abide by human rights?”
Date: 10 June 2021 (Thursday) at 5 PM CET.
Lectures are organized on a BigBlueButton platform, in a dedicated virtual room accessible at: https://vc.umk.pl/b/jul-x4e-92m. No prior registration is required to join.
ABOUT OUR GUEST:
Anikó Szalai graduated as a lawyer in 2005 at the Faculty of Law, University of Szeged (Hungary). At the same institution, she was a PhD student on state scholarship between 2005 and 2008, then assistant lecturer until 2012. She defended her PhD thesis in 2012 and became a senior lecturer. In 2019 she received habilitation, based on publications related to the law of treaties and minority protection, and has become associate professor. Since March 2021 she is the director of the International and Regional Studies Institute of the University of Szeged, Faculty of Law. She is a lecturer at the human rights and international humanitarian law master program of the Europa Universitaet Viadrina (Frankfurt Oder, Germany), she regularly lectures abroad. Her areas of lecture and research are public international law, human rights, minority law, and international organizations.
She has been the member of numerous professional bodies, among others, she is the secretary of the Public International Law Sub-committee of the Legal Committee of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences, member of the Presidency of the Hungarian United Nations Association, member of the Board of Directors of the European Public Law Organization, member of the Board of Editors of the Central- and Eastern European Legal Studies, a founder of the Regional Academy on the United Nations.
ABOUT THE LECTURE:
Does international law compel corporations to abide by human rights?
Primarily international human rights conventions oblige states, but with the emergence of bigger and bigger multinational companies the different actors of the field started to pose the question: how can global companies be held responsible for human rights violations occurring in their units or affiliates anywhere on Earth. Do multinational companies have responsibility based on international law? Can the UN regulate the actions of multinational companies?