Bonheur is Teaching Assistant and a PhD candidate in Law. His research examines corporate group accountability for human rights through the workings of power of the parent company and their interaction with legal rules and norms in corporate group governance. He holds an LLM in International Human Rights Law from the University of York (England), and an LLB from Université de Kinshasa (Congo).
His research interests lie in the intersection of corporations and sustainability (business and human rights), corporate law and governance, labour rights and international human rights law, and international criminal law.
Bonheur’s academic record has so far been marked with different distinctions: LLM’s highest award mark (University of York), first prize in the Great Lakes Regional Moot Court Competition in International Humanitarian Law and Human Rights (Rwanda, 2016), and the Francophonie prize at the Moot Court competition in International Law Charles Rousseau (Benin, 2017).
Bonheur has experience conducting research and presenting research findings in academic and private-sector settings.
He has industry experience (legal and compliance) and experience with the private sector with local, non-governmental, and international institutions on issues related to state and local accountability, access to justice, and human rights.
Business and Human Rights
Corporate law and governance
International Human Rights Law
International criminal law
Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals
In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):
Master of Laws, International Human Rights Law and Practice, University of York
… → 2021
Bachelor of Laws, Université de Kinshasa
… → 2018
Areas of expertise
- K Law (General)
- Business and Human Rights
- International Human Rights Law
- Corporate responsibility
- Group of Companies governance for human rights
Research Beacons, Institutes and Platforms
- Work and Equalities Institute
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