[University of Washington] Hosts Business and Human Rights Discussions

Author: University of Washington School of Law, Published on: 25 January 2010

The [University of Washington] School of Law will host a major public event on business and human rights on Friday, February 12 from 3:30 - 5 p.m., featuring a panel of leading attorneys who have represented victims in human rights litigation against major corporations…The public session will be followed on February 13 by a special expert roundtable…discuss[ing] more than a decade of major human rights lawsuits brought in the U.S. against corporations for their alleged involvement in grave human rights violations and environmental harms overseas… The workshop is being held to inform the mandate of the Special Representative of the UN Secretary-General on Business and Human Rights, Professor John Ruggie...

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