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The CEE&CA Summer Academy

on Human Rights and Business

Join us for a series of four webinars on Human Rights and Business!

27 October 2022 – 6 December 2022 (on-line)

About

Join us for a series of four webinars[*] on Human Rights and Business, each dedicated to specific issue, presented through the regional – CEE & CA – perspective.

  • The webinars are free of charge and are open to anyone who is interested in the topic and registers for the event.
  • English – Russian simultaneous interpretation will be provided.
  • All webinars will be held on zoom.
  • The link to the event will be provided only to the registered participants (LINK TO REGISTRATION FORM).

PROGRAMME         SPEAKERS

[*] Webinars complement the CEE&CA Summer Academy on Human Rights and Business and directed to those participants of the Academy who wish to apply for a diploma.

Equality, Diversity & Inclusion – Challenges and Solutions

27.10.2022; 12.30-14.00 CET

     WEBINAR #1:  Equality, Diversity & Inclusion – Challenges and How to Answer Them

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HOST: Dr Olena Uvarova  |  Head of the International Lab on BHR at Yaroslav Mudryi National Law University 

SUB-SECTION MODERATOR: Beata Faracik | Co-founder and President of the Board at the Polish Institute for Human Rights and Business 

SPEAKERS:

  • Dr Khalida Azhigulova | The UN and OSCE/ODIHR international consultant on promoting women’s rights, Kazakhstan; Sexual harassment at workplace in Kazakhstan as part of the systemic discrimination 
  • Iryna Fedorovych | Director of the NGO Center „Social Action”, Researcher and Trainer on Human Rights, Non-discrimination and Inclusion; Corporate Equality Index in Ukraine as a BHR instrument
  • Kamil Kuhr | Associate Director, Learning Technology & Inclusion, AstraZeneca
  • Małgorzata Chrzanowska-Rokacz | D&I and External Relations Expert, LPP S.A.
  • Anna Kompanek | Director, Global Programs, Center for International Private Enterprise (CIPE)

During the webinar we have launched the English and the Russian version of our D&I Toolkit.

For more information see: programme and bios.

Ethical Principles of Business and NGO Cooperation

8.11.2022; 14.30-16.00 CET

WEBINAR #2: Ethical Principles of Business and NGO Cooperation

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HOST: Beata Faracik | Co-founder and President of the Board at the Polish Institute for Human Rights and Business

SPEAKERS:

  • Sævar Ari Finnbogason | Board Member, Alda – Association for Sustainable Democracy; the University of Iceland
  • Katarzyna Batko-Tołuć | Vice President & Programme Director, Citizens Network Watchdog Poland
  • Maciej Nowicki | President of the Board, Helsinki Foundation for Human Rights

For more information see: programme and bios.

Holding corporations accountable

24.11.2022; 14.30-16.00 CET

WEBINAR #3:  Holding Corporations Accountable. Impact of Jurisprudence and Non-judicial Mechanisms

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HOST: Dr Olena Uvarova | Head of the International Lab on BHR at Yaroslav Mudryi National Law University

SPEAKERS:

  • Dr Ekaterina Aristova | Leverhulme Early Career Fellow | Bonavero Institute of Human Rights Faculty of Law | University of Oxford

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  • Bartosz Kwiatkowski | Director of the Frank Bold Foundation

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  • Dr Bohdan Karnaukh | The Department of Civil Law; Yaroslav Mudryi National Law University

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  • Ana Dangova Hug | Lawyer and co-founder of INTER PARTES, the leading law firm in North Macedonia

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For more information see: programme and bios.

Children Rights and Business

6.12.2022; 13.30-15.00 CET

WEBINAR #4:  Children Rights and Business

HOST: Dr Olena Uvarova | Head of the International Lab on BHR at Yaroslav Mudryi National Law University

SPEAKERS:

  • Gamze Erdem Türkelli[*] | Assistant Professor, the Law and Development Research Group, University of Antwerp
  • Sigurveig Þórhallsdóttir | The Office of the Icelandic Ombudsman for Children
  • Olya Peneva | BA/LLB, GDip, MA Business & Human Rights Specialist|Manager ESG Help Desk Sofia University

[*] Gamze Erdem Turkelli (2020): Children’s Rights and Business Governing Obligations and Responsibility. Cambridge University Press.

For more information see: programme and bios.

Contact details

SUMMER ACADEMY’S WEBMAIL

  ceeca-academy@pihrb.org

CEE&CA SUMMER ACADEMY CO-DIRECTORS:

  • Beata Faracik, LL.M., PIHRB
  • Dr Olena Uvarova, YMNLU

LIGHTHOUSE-KEEPERS’ PROJECT CO-ORDINATOR:

  • Aleksandra Wardak

Formal information

The Series of Webinars – a part of a broader project 'Lighthouse-keepers: Business and Human Rights Cooperation Network’ led by the Polish Institute for Human Rights and Business (PIHRB) in partnership with the Ukrainian Yaroslav Mudryi National Law University (Ukrainian: Національний юридичний університет імені Ярослава Мудрого), the Icelandic Association for Sustainable Democracy Alda (Icelandic: Alda – félag um sjálfbærni og lýðræði), the Icelandic Ombudsman for Children (Icelandic: Umboðsmaður barna).

The project benefits from a grant under the Active Citizens – Regional Fund from Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway, through EEA Grants. See more about the project, HERE.

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