Supported by:

Coordinator of the OSCE projects in Ukraine

Kingdom of the Netherlands


The round table is devoted to the discussion of the role of economic and legal higher education institutions in the formation of knowledge about responsible business behavior, ensuring corporate respect for human rights and other topical issues in the field of business and human rights. Participants (these) from Ukraine, Brazil, UK, Poland, Portugal, Slovenia, USA and other countries will share their experiences on how these issues are already reflected in the curriculum of future economists and lawyers, and there is a demand for their improvement, based on the experience of educational institutions in Europe, USA and other countries, trends in legal regulation, the request from participants in various business processes, including the investors.


Questions for discussion:

I. Formation and development of the concept of business and human rights. Interrelationship with other related concepts

II. Current trends

  • the legal requirements for mandatory human rights due diligence (including in supply chains (at EU level; France, Norway, UK, etc.) and their impact on Ukrainian companies;
  • indicators of responsible business behavior and their consideration by investors, business partners, consumers;
    tools to ensure sustainable business models;
  • government policies in the field of business and human rights (national action plans);
    corporate practices.

III. Business and Human Rights in Training Programs for Economists and Lawyers

  • experience of Europe, USA and other countries of the world, review of training programs and teaching methods;
  • the potential of Ukrainian universities.


Presentation of the course “Business and Human Rights in Digital Technology.


The Program of the events could be downloaded

20 september 2021
14.00 - 18.00
6-th hall of the Central Building
Registration of participants for the event in Zoom format


Dirk Hoffmann

Senior Adviser, Danish Institute for Human Rights. With a background in international human rights and specifically international labour law, Dirk Hoffmann has spent almost a decade working in the field of business and human rights. Having spent the majority of that time at the Danish Institute for Human Rights (DIHR) – Denmark’s National Human Rights […]

Tara Van Ho

Lecturer in the University of Essex School of Law and Human Rights Centre, where she currently serves as the Director of the post-graduate taught programmes in human rights. A core member of the Essex Business and Human Rights Project, her research primarily focuses on issues of business and human rights in situations of armed conflict and post-conflict […]

Michael Santoro

World-renowned business ethics teacher, scholar and consultant. He is a Professor of Management and Entrepreneurship at the Leavey School of Business at Santa Clara University. Previously he was a Professor at Rutgers Business School for two decades. He holds a Ph.D. in Public Policy from Harvard University, a J.D. from New York University, and an […]

Nicolaj Sonderbye

Nicolaj is a senior advisor on Democracy and Human Rights for UNDP Country Office in Ukraine. He is human rights lawyer and a development practitioner with more than 20 years of experience in human rights, democracy and governance at implementation, policy and management level. Nicolaj specialises in human rights and Human Rights Based Approaches (HRBA) […]

Beata Faracik

Beata Faracik, Internationally recognized Human Rights & Business expert/lawyer with almost 20 years of professional experience. She is currently leading the Polish Institute for Human Rights and Business (PIHRB) an independent centre of expertise on Human Rights and Business, labour law and relations, social unrest and stakeholder engagement, of which is both co-founder and President of […]

Anthony Ewing

Lecturer in Law, Columbia Law School. Anthony Ewing is a senior advisor at Logos Consulting Group, where he counsels senior executives on corporate responsibility, crisis management, and communication strategy. His corporate responsibility practice helps companies to engage stakeholders, conduct due diligence, and implement policies and programs that effectively manage the risk of adverse human rights […]

Danielle Anne Pamplona

Full Professor at Pontifical Catholic University of Parana (PUCPR) – Brazil; Visiting Scholar at the Max Planck Institute for Comparative Public Law and International Law, Post-Doctoral Studies at American University, Washington-DC; Doctor of Law at Federal University of Santa Catarina – Brazil; Director of the Human Rights Clinic at PUCPR; Vice-Director of the Latin American […]

Jernej Letnar Cernic

Prof. Jernej Letnar Cernic, Full Professor of Human Rights and Constitutional Law at the European Faculty of Law and the Faculty of Government and European Studies of the New University (Ljubljana/Kranj, Slovenia). He is also Visiting Professor of Law at the European University Viadrina in Frankfurt (Oder) in Germany and at the Riga Graduate School […]

Ashley Nancy Reynolds

Business and Human Rights Resource Center.

Ekaterina Deikalo

PhD, Associate Professor, expert on business and human rights in Belarusian Helsinki Committee, Belarus.

Mykhailo Savchyn

Doctor of Law, professor, Director of the Research Institute of Comparative Public Law and International Law of Uzhhorod National University. Council of Europe National Consultant on Constitutional and Parliamentary Reform. Expert on the rule of law and constitutionalism of the OSCE Project Coordinator in Ukraine.

Hanna Hulievska

Associate Professor at the Department of Law and Socio-Humanitarian Disciplines of the Zaporizhia Institute of Economics and Information Technology.

Liudmyla Adashys

Associate Professor of International Law, University of Customs and Finance International Law.

Daria Nagaivska

PhD, expert of the Corporate Equality Index, project manager in the NGO “Actual Woman”, co-founder of “Business and Human Rights” Club. Daria supports development of women entrepreneurship and collaborates with small and medium Ukrainian enterprises in marketing strategy’s development, business-planning and entering foreign markets. She coordinates work of the Center of small and medium enterprises […]

Yulia Razmetaeva

Yulia Razmetaeva, PhD in Law, is a Head of the Center for Law, Ethics and Digital Technologies and Associate Professor at the Department of Human Rights and Legal Methodology at the Yaroslav Mudryi National Law University (Ukraine) and Uppsala University visiting researcher (Sweden). She is the author of the books “Human Rights as a Fundamental […]

Olena Uvarova

Dr. Olena Uvarova, PhD in Law (2010), Associate Professor, since 2018, she leads the International Lab on Business and Human Rights at Yaroslav Mudryi National Law University (Kharkiv, Ukraine). In June 2022, Olena joined Wageningen University, Law Group, as a Visiting Researcher.

Mariia Yasenovska

President of the Kharkiv Regional Foundation “Public Alternative”, Co-chair of the Coordinating Council of the Coalition against Discrimination. Expert on human rights, children’s rights and inclusion, co-facilitator of the Inclusion festival, trainer of the Youth Directorate of the Council of Europe. She has more than 20 publications and co-authored articles on the results of public […]

Olena Dashkovska

Doctor of Law, Professor, Department of Theory and Philosophy of Law, Yaroslav Mudryi National Law University. Professor Olena Dashkovska was at the origins of the development of legal doctrine on gender equality in Ukraine. In 2008 she defended her dissertation for the degree of Doctor of Law “Legal status of women in the context of […]


Olena Uvarova

Dr. Olena Uvarova, PhD in Law (2010), Associate Professor, since 2018, she leads the International Lab on Business and Human Rights at Yaroslav Mudryi National Law University (Kharkiv, Ukraine). In June 2022, Olena joined Wageningen University, Law Group, as a Visiting Researcher.

Bohdan Karnaukh

PhD in Law, associate professor at the Department of Civil Law, Yaroslav Mudryi National Law University, co-director of Joint Master Degree Program “European and International Business Law”. Author of more than 80 scientific publications, amongst which monographs, commentaries to the Civil Code of Ukraine and articles in Ukrainian and foreign law journals. Area of expertise […]

Oleksandr Sydielnikov

LL.M Rule of Law for Development at Loyola University Chicago, PhD.

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Rector of Yaroslav Mudryi National Law University
Anatoly Hetman