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April 2014

Shedding Light on the Resource Curse: Pursuing Accountability for Mineral and Oil-Based Corruption (The New School)

3 April 2014 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
The New School, 66W 12th Street + Google Map

[event] Samuel Dash Conference on Human Rights: Multilateral Development Banks & Human Rights (GULC)

7 April 2014 @ 9:30 am - 5:30 pm

The relationship between human rights and development has been a topic of debate since well before the 1986 Declaration on the Human Right to Development. Much of the academic and policy discussion has focused on how specific bi-lateral and multi-lateral development agencies can or should incorporate human rights into their work. This conference will examine issues, challenges and opportunities in the context of an ongoing review of World Bank lending safeguards and Inspection Panel reforms, an effort to frame a…

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[event] National Lawyers Guild Mid-Atlantic Regional Conference

12 April 2014 @ 8:30 am - 5:00 pm
Penn Law School,

Panels will cover issues including social movement lawyering, discussions of the pro bono model, returning citizens and expungement projects, and housing rights. The day will include a light breakfast and lunch during a presentation with keynote speaker Azadeh Shahshahani, the President of National Lawyers Guild, who will be addressing privacy rights in light of recent NSA litigation. Registration will begin at 8:30 at the Sansom entrance to Penn Law School. Speakers and panels start at 9:00 a.m. and end at…

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[event] The Future of Human Rights (In Memory of Ronald Dworkin) (GULC)

21 April 2014 @ 4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Georgetown University Law Center, Gewirz Student Center, 12th Floor
Washington, D.C.,
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4:00 p.m. - 5:45 p.m. The Next Generation’s Human Rights Challenges Shami Chakrabarti, Director, Liberty (UK) Pamela Karlan, Professor, Stanford Law School Ken Roth, Executive Director, Human Rights Watch Jeremy Waldron, Professor, New York University Law School Moderator Rosa Brooks, Professor, Georgetown University Law Center   6:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. Lessons from the Past for the Future of Human Rights: A Conversation Robert Silvers, Editor, The New York Review of Books Justice Stephen Breyer, United States Supreme Court Chief Justice Margaret Marshall (ret.), Massachusetts Supreme Court Professor Sir…

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June 2014

Conference on legal remedies for corruption – Oxford, 28 Jun

28 June 2014

The Open Society Justice Initiative & Oxford University’s Institute for Ethics, Law and Armed Conflict will host discussions on how national and international laws are being used to fight corruption. Discussion will focus on: Where do we stand now?: The state of play in light of significant cases and current litigation efforts globally. Where are we going?: How anti-corruption groups are using existing law to innovatively expand available legal tools. The focus will be on public interest litigation in India, the U.S.…

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July 2014

Calling companies to account: experience gained in transnational human rights lawsuits – Berlin, 3 Jul

3 July 2014 @ 4:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Presentation on Thursday 3 July, 4:30-7pm at Bread for the World (Brot für die Welt), Caroline-Michaelis-Str. 1, 10115 Berlin As the law currently stands in Germany and the EU, it is very difficult to make companies that are based here liable for their involvement in human rights violations in developing countries. Based on experience gained in 60 cases of human rights violations by German and European companies in Latin America, Africa and Asia, Bread for the World, Misereor and the…

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“Delivering Access to Justice” event – London, 17 Jul

17 July 2014

CORE Coalition and Business & Human Rights Resource Centre, in association with the British Institute of International and Comparative Law, are organising an event in London on 17 July, focusing on access to justice for cases of transnational corporate human rights abuses. The conference will include discussion of recommendations for action in the UK and the EU to address the issue, drawing on “The Third Pillar: Access to Judicial Remedies for Human Rights Violations by Transnational Business”, by CORE, Intl.…

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Roundtable on social & environmental impacts of parent company policy – London, 17 Jul

17 July 2014

University of Essex Business and Human Rights Project (EBHR) is organising a roundtable discussion on 17 July in London on “Social and Environmental Impacts of Parent Company Policy”. This meeting will consider two issues of concern to lawyers and policy makers concerned with the social impacts of business. The first is the evolution of parent company liability in the light of the decision in Chandler v Cape Industries. How may the criteria formulated by the Court of Appeal in that…

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December 2014

UN Forum on Business and Human Rights – Geneva, 1-3 Dec (proposal deadline 1 Jul)

1 December 2014 - 3 December 2014

Proposals for side events held at third annual UN Forum on Business and Human Rights (Geneva, 1-3 Dec 2014) are due 1 July and can be submitted here. The UN Working Group welcomes suggestions for the Forum by 1 July here. Please visit the 2014 Forum web page for further information. The Forum is the largest global gathering for multi-stakeholder dialogue on business and human rights and discussions on trends and challenges in the implementation of the UN Guiding Principles…

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