human rights & business (and a few other things)

Guest seminar at SAIFAC – University of Johannesburg


Today I gave a talk at the South African Institute for Advanced Constitutional, Public, Human Rights and International Law (SAIFAC) of the University of Johannesburg on “Multinational Corporations and the Apartheid Regime.” The Institute is located on Constitution Hill, in the Old Fort where Nelson Mandela was briefly imprisoned in the 1950s. What a fantastic place to talk about human rights!

We had a great discussion with the participants and I think it was the perfect way to end my short stay in South Africa. Sadly, I am leaving tomorrow.

SAIFAC is doing work in the area of business and human rights and the Director of the Institute, Prof. David Bilchitz, has co-edited a book on Human Rights Obligations of Business which came out this year and was published by Cambridge University Press. I look forward to engaging more with the Institute in the future.

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