Start your year with high quality trainings in the fields of AI and international law, and business and human rights

Published 7 January 2020

As we enter a new decade, we take with us the growing challenges we face in many fields, including artificial intelligence and conducting business while ensuring human rights. These hot topics are not going away any time soon. With the speed of innovation and technology, the responsibility of keeping up with development and regulating practices is all the more crucial to ensure a just world. Our upcoming winter academies on AI and international law, and due diligence as a key to responsible conduct, will empower you with the skills and knowledge you need to tackle those issues in your daily work.

Winter academy on Artificial Intelligence and International law (20 – 24 January)
2020 will be a critical year to set the tone for the next decade of innovations in Artificial Intelligence (AI), one of the most complex technologies to monitor or regulate. Stay ahead of the curve by signing up for our winter academy on Artificial Intelligence and International Law (20-24 January 2020). Top speakers will give you the latest insights into the current and future issues raised by AI from the perspective of international law. Our winter academy offers you foundational knowledge on key issues at the interface of international law and AI, and provides a platform for critical debate and engagement on emerging questions. The programme is structured along five themes: Understanding AI, AI for good, AI and armed conflict, AI and responsibility, and AI governance. Are you a policymaker, industry professional, or academic researcher working on issues related to AI and international law? Have a look at the programme here. For more information or to register for the training programme click here.

Winter academy on due diligence as master key to responsible business conduct (27 - 31 January 2020)
More and more companies are urged to establish internal mechanisms to ensure human rights due diligence in their business conduct. If you are working in the corporate world, the field of human rights, or academia, and want to understand how to engage with the growing practice of due diligence in line with the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights (UNGPs), sign up for our winter academy on due diligence as master key to responsible business conduct (27 - 31 January 2020). The 2020 edition of the Doing Business Right winter academy will dive into human rights due diligence. In this training programme, we will retrace the genealogy of the concept of due diligence, investigate its theoretical underpinnings, and provide the participants with a comprehensive understanding of its practical operation through specific case studies conducted by experienced practitioners. Through a blending of theory and practice, we equip our participants with the necessary knowledge and know-how to engage with the growing practice of due diligence in their daily work at NGOs, corporations, administrations or in academia. The winter academy is a platform for (future) business and human rights professionals to meet and exchange on the latest developments in the field with a team of leading experts. To see the final programme click here, and for more information or to register click here.

Sign up now, and join us to experience, engage & explore

  • Experience the practicalities of international law during programme-related study visits
  • Engage with top-level speakers and participants from diverse professional backgrounds (i.e. academics, diplomats, lawyers, policy-makers, etc.)
  • Explore The Hague - the City of Peace and Justice.