After successfully completing the program, students will be able to:
1. Appraise the overall legal framework of corporate responsibility both from public and private governance approach, and its current challenges.
2. Analyse the rights of indigenous groups in the context of the sustainable use of natural resources.
3. Deploy a critical vocabulary to assess the connection between law, sustainability and economic development in contemporary global policymaking.
4. Understand how international human rights apply in a business context, especially when economic activities related to the use of natural resources.
5. Examine the main aspects of international and domestic business law governing the use of natural resources in their interactions with the protection of the environment and of indigenous peoples’ rights.
6. Assess the legal venues available to prevent, redress and sanction the behaviours of businesses harming the environment at the domestic or global scale.
7. Analyse the legal challenges of the sustainable use of natural resources from a distinctively Arctic perspective, and its impacts on corporate responsibility and indigenous rights.