September 28, 12:45--2 p.m. | Stassen Room
The Freeman Center for International Economic Policy will host one in its series of Global Policy Seminars from 12:45 to 2 p.m. on Tuesday, September 28, in the Stassen Room at the Humphrey Center. Professor Ian Maitland will discuss Corporations and Human Rights. The event is free and open to the public.
A growing number of human rights scholars and business ethicists argue that corporations have duties to help secure the human rights of the world's poor and powerless. These duties are owed as a matter of justice and not benevolence. Professor Maitland will argue that this human rights agenda may harm its intended beneficiaries by weakening their capacity for self-sufficiency and by encumbering their benefactors with burdens they are poorly designed to bear.