Becoming complicit or implicated in human rights abuses is a risk that companies face when they carry out their operations abroad. While international and corporate law help to enforce responsible business conduct, current regulatory gaps prevent efforts to hold companies fully accountable for alleged abuses. In her lecture, Erika George will discuss how alternative forms of enforcement—such as corporate codes of conduct, sustainability reporting, and multi-stakeholder initiatives—can close this governance gap and promote policies and practices that respect human rights.
Erika George is the Samuel D. Thurman Professor of Law at the University of Utah’s S.J. Quinney College of Law where she teaches, among other topics, constitutional law, international human rights law, and seminars on corporate citizenship and sustainability. She also directs the Tanner Humanities Center. Professor George is the author of Incorporating Rights: Strategies to Advance Corporate Accountability (Oxford University Press, 2021).
Co-sponsors Center for Business and Financial Law Center for International Law