16 November 2022
Companies, human rights, and indigenous peoples in the Inter-American System of Human Rights
Professor Salvador Herencia Carrasco
University of Ottawa
On November 16th 2022, the EU-South American School on Global Governance, hosted by the FGV Jean Monnet Centre of Excellence and co-funded by the European Commission under the Erasmus+ project, had the pleasure of welcoming Professor Salvador Herencia Carrasco from the University of Ottawa for an insightful lecture. The lecture focused on the topic "Companies, human rights, and indigenous peoples in the Inter-American System of Human Rights."
Professor Carrasco is a director at the Centre for Human Rights Research and Education, University of Ottawa, and has extensive experience as a legal advisor and researcher in the field of international law, specifically focusing on litigated business and human rights cases within the Inter-American Human Rights System.
Professor Carrasco's presentation shed light on current issues surrounding the debate on human rights and business. He also highlighted the noteworthy evolution of cases within the Inter-American Court of Human Rights that have addressed this important issue over the years, along with the challenges involved.
The lecture was held in a hybrid format, with in-person slots prioritised for students of the EU-South American School on Global Governance course. However, a limited number of spots were also made available to the general public for online participation via the Zoom platform.