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2024 Business and Human Rights Young Researchers Summit

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9th Business and Human Rights Young Researchers Summit
Geneva, Switzerland, August 29-30, 2024

The Institute for Business Ethics at University of St. Gallen, the Geneva Center for Business and Human Rights at Geneva University’s Geneva School of Economics and Management, the Center for Business and Human Rights at New York University’s Stern School of Business, and the Business and Human Rights Journal (BHRJ) are pleased to announce the 9th Business and Human Rights Young Researchers Summit in Geneva, Switzerland, taking place on August 29-30, 2024.

The Summit will bring together approximately 10-15 excellent PhD students and early post-doc researchers (cut-off is one year after graduation) who engage in research in the business and human rights field. The objective is for participants to present their research project in an interdisciplinary, collaborative workshop setting. Scholars from all disciplines are invited to apply including ethics, law, business, and global affairs. Submissions from non-law disciplines are particularly welcome. The focus is on paper development. Therefore, papers should outline research-in progress, be single-authored, and must be not be under consideration for publication at the time of presentation. We encourage submissions from all parts of the world and we strive for gender balance in our selection.

Lodging and meals will be provided for the duration of the Summit. Travel stipends will be offered for participants travelling from outside of Europe. For further information on the BHR Young Researchers Summit and on how to join the BHR Young Researchers Network visit –

To apply, please submit an abstract of no more than 600 words to Please include your name, affiliation, contact information, and curriculum vitae. For questions, please contact Pascale Chavaz at

The deadline for the submission of abstracts is January 15, 2024. Candidates whose submissions are selected for participation in the Summit will be notified no later than February 19, 2024. Full papers will be due on July 15, 2024 and will be distributed to all participants for review before the workshop. Each participant is expected to formally comment on one other paper.