The University of West Virginia College of Law will be hosting its inaugural business and human rights conference, Business and Human Rights: Moving Forward, Looking Back,
to be held September 23 – 24, 2013 at the West Virginia University College of Law, Morgantown, WV. The conference chair, Jena Martin
has put together a marvelous program on a very current and important project.
(Pix (c) Larry Catá Backer 2013)
I will be presenting a paper at that conference, co-authored with Keren Wang, a PhD candidate at Penn State, Tono Teraoka, a Ph.D. student at the University of Tokyo ansd Nabih Hadadd, a Ph.D. student ay Michigan State University, which we have titled "Democratizing International Business and Human Rights by Catalyzing...
." In it we consider a project of democratizing the project of business and human rights and developing strategies through which stakeholders at the lower ends of the human rights value and supply chains and usually the objects of human rights largesse, may more actively participate in the protection of their human rights and engage more actively in the development of those norms meant to protect them.
The conference draft is now available through the Social Science Research Network (SSRN) HERE
and the abstract follows below. We would be grateful for comments and suggestions.