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Prix Jones Day/ESSEC/Paris II du Meilleur binôme en droit des affaires
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Organisé en partenariat avec l’ESSEC et Paris II, ce Prix permet chaque année de mettre en avant le travail d’équipe, fondamental dans le cadre d’études supérieures comme en entreprises et cabinets d’avocats, et de découvrir de jeunes talents provenant d’universités et de grandes écoles de toute la France.
Cette 3ème promotion a été parrainée par John MacLaughlin, compositeur et guitariste virtuose. Le Jury du Prix était composé de directeurs juridiques et fiscaux de grandes entreprises et institutions financières, de professeurs de l'ESSEC et de Paris II ainsi que d'associés de Jones Day.
Le 2ème prix a été attribué à Antoine Ciolfi et Alexandre Gauthier, touts deux étudiants en 2ème année du Master Droit économique de l'Ecole de Droit (spécialité Entreprises, Marchés, Régulations) de Sciences Po. Ils sont également cette année rédacteurs en chef de la Revue des Juristes de Sciences Po.
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- Les drôles de juristes ©Sciences Po
Retour en vidéo sur l'édition 2017 du spectacle de la troupe de l'École de Droit de Sciences Po, "Les Petites Histoires du Père Jamin".
Rendez-vous annuel désormais incontournable, ce spectacle, écrit et interprété par des étudiants de l'École de droit, est mis en scène par Benoit Celotto.
Les étudiants y parlent de leur vie et de leur quotidien au sein de l'école, de leur avenir et de la face sombre du juriste, avec autant de finesse que d'auto-dérision.
ATRIP Essay Competition
- Natacha Estèves
Natacha Estèves, Ph.D Candidate at Sciences Po Law School has been awarded third place in the 2016 ATRIP (International association for the advancement of teaching and research in intellectual property) Essay Competition for young researchers in Intellectual Property Law. The competition is sponsored by FICPI (International Federation of Intellectual Property Attorneys) .
Her essay is entitled « Open Models for Patents: Giving Patents A New Lease on Life ». The competition was opened to young researchers in intellectual property law (postgraduate students and early career researchers).
Natacha is currently preparing a Ph.D. on collaborative and open models in Patents under the supervision of professors Michel Vivant and Mikhail Xifaras at Sciences Po Law School in Paris. She was a guest researcher at the Max Planck Institute for Innovation&Competition in Munich and is currently an assistant lecturer in Public International Law and EU Law at the Institut d’Etudes Politiques of Toulouse. She was also a visiting Ph.D student at CREATe (RCUK Centre for Copyright and New Business Models in the Creative Economy) at the University of Glasgow.
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- Christophe Jamin ©Sciences Po Executive Education
Le directeur juridique voit sa position évoluer au sein de l’entreprise, et tend de plus en plus à devenir un General Counsel.
Quelles compétences doit-il alors développer afin de devenir le stratège juridique de l’entreprise ? Réponse en vidéo.
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- New approach to Human Rights Impact Assessments would see communities and compan
New approach to Human Rights Impact Assessments would see communities and companies collaborate
A new discussion paper details how a collaborative approach to human rights impact assessments would operate in practice.
The Columbia Center on Sustainable Investment, the Danish Institute for Human Rights and the Sciences Po Law School Clinic today published a discussion paper entitled ‘A Collaborative Approach to Human Rights Impact Assessment.’ The paper proposes a new approach to conducting human rights impact assessments (HRIAs) of business operations or projects, which brings together project-affected people, such as communities and workers, the company, and other stakeholders to jointly design and implement an assessment. The aim of this new approach is to address one of the key challenges of current HRIA practices: the limited engagement and participation of relevant stakeholders, which can undermine effectiveness and trust.
The extensive research carried out for this project should benefit and encourage practitioners, companies and NGOs, as well as researchers in this field, to take stock of current impasses and, simultaneously, imagine new possibilities that might transcend those said Jeremy Perelman, Director of the Sciences Po Law School Clinic.
Increased use of HRIA requires new practices
Since the adoption of the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights, which require companies to ‘assess and address’ the negative impacts of their operations, HRIAs have increasingly been used by companies as well as affected communities to assess the actual or potential impacts of a business project or operation. However, while HRIA methodologies and standards have evolved since then, current assessment practices have not, and they frequently confront a number of challenges.
“Our research revealed that HRIA processes regularly encounter barriers to ensuring rights-compliant investments,” said Sam Szoke-Burke, Legal Researcher at the Columbia Center on Sustainable Investment. “There is often a lot of mistrust between key stakeholders, and company-conducted HRIAs often struggle to create sufficient opportunities for project-affected people to communicate their perspectives and influence decision-making regarding an investment project. This approach is intended to address those shortcomings.”
Steps on the way to a successful process
The paper outlines factors that will affect the effectiveness of such an approach and describes a number of steps that will be required to ensure a successful process, from ensuring meaningful participation and capacity building of all stakeholders involved in the assessment to carefully governing and funding the process.
With this collaborative approach, the authors aim to improve communication between relevant stakeholders, increase access to relevant information for rights holders, encourage greater engagement with the findings and recommendations of the assessment, and most importantly, ensure increased prevention or mitigation of negative human rights impacts.
We hope that companies and project-affected people will be interested in working together to pilot a full-fledged collaborative HRIA, or to test certain elements of this new approach, in order to create a better relationship between the different parties involved which is built on trust and consensus said Tulika Bansal, Senior Advisor, Danish Institute for Human Rights.
This short video features interviews with stakeholders working on HRIAs regarding the challenges of current HRIA practices and the potential benefits of a collaborative approach to HRIAs.
We asked a company representative and practitioners with experience conducting community-led, and company-led, HRIAs about how a collaborative approach might help address some of the problems found in current HRIA practices.
Interviewees: Hervé Deguin (Michelin); Susan Joyce (On Common Ground); Dhanis Rhukan (The Carter Center, DRC)
The paper is the result of a 2-year long research project, supported by The Tiffany & Co. Foundation, and is based on extensive desktop research; interviews with 49 people with relevant experience including representatives of companies, civil society organizations, communities, and academia; as well as a roundtable bringing together over a dozen stakeholders and HRIA experts to receive feedback on the research findings.
For questions about the paper, or to discuss ideas for piloting a collaborative HRIA, please visit: ccsi.columbia.edu/work/projects/chria or contact:
Jeremy Perelman, Director, Sciences Po Law School Clinic:
firstname.lastname@example.org or +33 (0)1 45 49 72 90