Period:  27-31.01.2020
Organiser:  T.M.C. Asser Instituut (The Netherlands)

The Winter Academy is an advanced education programme developed by the Asser Institute in the framework of its Doing Business Right Project furthering fundamental research and public debates on the responsibilities of businesses in times of globalisation. It 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.

The 2020 edition dived deeper into human rights due diligence. The sessions retraced the genealogy of the concept, investigated its theoretical underpinnings, and provided 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, the Winter Academy courses equipped the 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.

Ivo Emanuilov, Senior Legal Expert (Of Counsel) of LIBRe Foundation, attended the 2020 edition and enjoyed the rich and diverse programme and the great line-up of speakers.