UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights, Dr Daniel Augenstein

Event date: 
6 Mar 2012
1:00pm to 2:00pm
Venue: 
Staff Seminar Room, Level 2, Law Building, University of NSW

In July 2011 the UN Human Rights Council endorsed the Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights. This seminar discusses the Guiding Principles in the context of whether they apply extraterritorially to protect human rights against violations by business entities. According to the Guidelines, states are at present, not generally required under international human rights law to regulate the extraterritorial activities of business domiciled in their territory and/or jurisdiction. Nor are they generally prohibited from doing
so, provided there is a recognized jurisdictional basis.

Dr. Daniel Augenstein works as Assistant Professor at Tilburg University in the Netherlands. Prior to joining Tilburg, he held appointments at the School of Law of the University of Edinburgh (UK) and at the Free University of Bolzano (Italy). Daniel's research focuses on comparative and international human rights jurisprudence. Main research interests include tolerance, religion and trans-nationalism, the politics of human rights, and business and human rights.