Extraterritoriality and the Construction of International Governance Frameworks for Business and Human Rights

CGS Brown Bag Lecture Series
Mar 27, 2013
01:15 PM to 02:15 PM
430 Burrowes

Nabih Haddad, School of International Affairs, Penn State

Over the last decade, two international institutions — the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) and the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) — have crafted frameworks for the governance of the human rights impacts of international business activities. In both cases, the focus has been on creating international standards above national law. Yet, both systems also provide a space for the assertion of national law beyond the territorial limits of states, at least under certain circumstances. But the assertion of extraterritorial power has been controversial for a century or more.

Nabih Haddad is a master’s candidate at the School of International Affairs (SIA) focusing on institutional analysis, post-secondary education, and transnational governance. He's also a visiting graduate research assistant at The National Forum on Higher Education for the Public Good, affiliated with the University of Michigan-Ann Arbor. Nabih’s research interests focus on variety of topics, relating to organizational behavior within post-secondary education, student access, human rights, governance, and philanthropy. Nabih is a native of Michigan and has earned his B.A. in political science, with a minor in psychology, from Wayne State University.  While at SIA, he has studied under Professor Larry Catá Backer researching the organizational effects of transnational actors in regards to international law and policy, as well as being an associate editor for the Penn State Journal of Law & International Affairs (JLIA).

This lecture is a part of the Center for Global Studies Brown Bag Graduate Lecture Series which focuses on the graduate research across disciplinary fields.

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