Bayreuth, Germany

Law: Legal Aspects of Supply Chains

when 4 July 2022 - 15 July 2022
language English
duration 2 weeks
credits 6 EC
fee EUR 1110

Global supply chains have increasingly come into the legal spotlight. They raise complex questions in terms of corporate governance, compliance, and due diligence. The course addresses these questions from different perspectives, focussing, inter alia, on current legal aspects of supply chains in Southeast Asia and Africa.

Part 1: Potential and Pitfalls: The Current Legal Aspects of Supply Chains in Southeast Asia Managing Islamic and Human Rights Requirements of Supply Chains in the Region

The seminar series will provide an introduction to legal aspects of supply chains in selected Asian countries with individual case studies on particular human rights challenges (labour law & environmental law). It will also cover the potential and challenges of participating in the Islamic economy with a view of the issues of supply chains.

Part 2: To be announced

Part 3: Global Supply Chains and Human Rights Abuses in Africa

This seminar series will consider the African regional framework for corporate governance, standards and institutions which enforce and monitor compliance, and highlight key differences with regulatory frameworks at the international level. It will consider the challenges some African states face in meeting and enforcing relevant standards, as well as the challenges local populations in obtaining legal remedies against multinational corporations and their subsidiaries.

Course leader

Prof. Dr. Kerstin Steiner
La Trobe University, Melbourne, Australia

Dr. Eki Omorogbe
University of Leicester, Great Britain


Prof. Dr. Bernd Kannowski
University of Bayreuth, Germany

Target group

The programme is open to students (preferably post-graduate or at least in their last third of their studies) and professionals from all disciplines.

Credits info

6 EC
Please ask the Summer School team for detailed information on credit points.

Fee info

EUR 1110: Regular Rate
EUR 710: Rate for students from partner universities


Students from partner universities may qualify for reduced tuition fees.