5th Summer Institute: “Business and Human Rights”

The Summer Institute is a regionally-based workshop held in partnership with organizations in Southeast Asia to consider key IHL and human rights issues, past and present, facing the region. This year’s 2-week course is the first to host representatives of the UN Working Group on human rights and transnational corporations and other business enterprises.

The 2012 Summer Institute is a collaborative effort of the East-West Center (EWC), U.C. Berkeley’s War Crimes Studies Center (WCSC), the Singapore Management University (SMU) School of Law, the University of Zurich Competence Centre for Human Rights, the Human Rights Resource Center for ASEAN (HRRC), and the International Institute for Child Rights and Development (IICRD). It is hosted by SMU in Singapore, and is made possible through generous contributions by multiple sponsors, in particular the Centre for International Law (CIL) at the National University of Singapore and the audit and consultancy group Mazars.