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International Criminal Law Conference 2020

Conference | 28 January | London

The BHRPN panel (which will follow what promises to be a fascinating discussion on post-conflict justice and reconciliation) will discuss the key developments of 2019 in the field of Business and Human Rights and consider what 2020 might hold for this rapidly expanding area of practice. The panel will be chaired by Professor Robert McCorquodale (of the University of Nottingham, Brick Court Chambers and Inclusive Law) and will also comprise:

  • Anna Kirkpatrick (Clifford Chance LLP)
  • Gabriela Quijano (Business and Human Rights expert, former Legal Advisor to Amnesty International on Business and Human Rights)
  • Lise Smit (British Institute of International Comparative Law)
  • Russell Hopkins (Bright Line Law) 

The panel will consider such topics as:

  • The prosecution of corporate actors for international crimes, considering any international litigation trends;
  • White-collar war crimes, civil recovery and sanctions;
  • International developments in human rights due diligence obligations and the statutory duty of care;
  • The possibility of a UK failure to prevent mechanism and the corporate response to such a mechanism;
  • The Vedanta decision and what it means for the future
  • Recent developments in relation to operational-level grievance mechanisms, what they might mean in practice and other means of dispute settlement.                     

Cost: There is no cost for attending but registration is required to attend and places are subject to availability.

Registration: If you would like to attend please RSVP directly to Kingsley Napley by registering here or email [email protected] directly.