Relevant research topics

  • Strategies of voluntary (guidelines) versus mandatory (legal) approaches to human rights responsibilities of companies – assessment of effectiveness
  • Due diligence models, standards and analyses of company’s commitment and compliance with human rights norms
  • Studies of transnational company’s guidelines for human rights and corporate social responsibilities. What works under which social, economic, and cultural conditions
  • Extra-territorial obligations – the human rights and business nexus
  • Organisational analyses of normative change in companies with references to human rights Human rights impact of supply chains
  • Human rights obligations of state-owned companies
  • Comparative analyses of National Plans of Action on Business and Human Rights
  • Comparative studies of standards and codes of conduct – effectiveness and impact of regulatory codes
  • Methodological challenges in research on human rights and business
  • Neo-liberalism and challenges for human rights
  • Urbanisation and human rights approaches to service delivery e.g sanitation, water, health, garbage disposal and environmental quality
  • The Right to the City and politics of accountability in urban development
  • Human rights and the challenge of urban informality e.g. slum areas, informal economy, extra-judicial killings/right to life and sustainable development
  • The global refugee crisis and implications for sustainable development
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