Cees van Dam is an authority in Business and Human Rights and in European and Comparative Tort Law. As a frequent flyer, he also became an expert in Air Passenger Rights and successfully advised a small claim handler in its dispute with the entire airline industry.
Cees van Dam’s research at RSM aims to contribute to enhancing the human rights of people adversely affected by multinational corporations. He will particularly look at the role the companies’ Legal Departments play in this respect. Are the lawyers an obstacle for businesses developing human rights policies or can they play an active role in enhancing human rights protection: for their own employees, for the people working in their supply chain, for the people working at their subsidiaries, for the people living around their plants, and for the people affected by their customers? Cooperating with colleagues at RSM, his research will be on the crossroads of legal, business-economics and other disciplines.
He presented his research in his inaugural lecture at RSM on 18 September 2015. The text of this lecture is available in English and Dutch and the video registration can be watched on YouTube.
In addition to RSM, Cees van Dam is Visiting Professor at King’s College London and at Maastricht University. In London he teaches English and Comparative Tort Law at the LL.B, and Business and Human Rights at the Transnational Law LL.M. In Maastricht he teaches European Tort Law at the European Law School.
Erasmus University Rotterdam RSM - Rotterdam School of Management Department of Business-Society Management
Scholarly Publications (8)
C.C. van Dam (2015). Human rights obligations of transnational corporations in domestic tort law. In Jernej Cernic & Tara Van Ho (Eds.), Human Rights and Business: Direct Corporate Accountability for Human RIghts (pp. 475-497). Oisterwijk: Wolf Legal Publishers
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