The LRC is pleased to announce its upcoming public lecture on the theme: HUMAN RIGHTS IN BUSINESS to be delivered by JUSTICE EMILE FRANCIS SHORT.
The public lecture is part of the project “Promoting Human Rights Awareness in Business” and is organised jointly by the LRC, the Ghana Institute of Management and Public Administration (GIMPA), and the Grotius Centre for International Legal Studies at Leiden University. The project is financed by the State of the Netherlands.
Justice Emile Short was the first Commissioner on the Commission on Human Rights and Administrative Justice (CHRAJ). He holds an LL.B. from the University of London and a Master’s Degree in Law from the London School of Economics and Political Science. He began his legal practice in Ghana in 1974 and headed Max-Idan Chambers in Cape Coast. He lectured at the University of Cape Coast and at Middlesex Polytechnic in London. Justice Short was appointed as the first Commissioner on Human Rights and Administrative Justice at CHRAJ in 1993, at the beginning of the fourth Republic, by H. E. Jerry Rawlings. In 2004 he was elected by the UN General Assembly to serve as an Ad Litem Judge for the United Nations International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda at Arusha in Tanzania. He returned to his post at the CHRAJ after 5 years until he retired in 2010, when he returned to the Tribunal for another year.
The lecture seeks to educate the Ghanaian public about their rights and duties as employees or employers in Ghana and is part of a bigger effort to integrate a human rights in business modules into the curricula of business students at GIMPA.
The Public Lecture comes of at the GB Auditorium, GIMPA on Thursday, 20th September 2018, at 3:00pm.
All are cordially invited!