Events & Publications

The BHRPN will host a number of events throughout the year, both educational and social, to increase awareness and analysis of the many and complex issues that this area of work raises. Those events will aim to promote debate which, if appropriate, will take place under Chatham House rules. Relevant publications of interest to members will also be posted here.

28.01.2020

Business & Human Rights 2019-20: Key developments of 2019, looking forward to 2020

The Charterhouse, Charterhouse Square, Clerkenwell, London EC1M 6AN

Chaired by:

Robert McCorquodale (of the University of Nottingham, Brick Court Chambers and Inclusive Law)

 

Panellists:

Russell Hopkins (Bright Line Law) 

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)

This event will be part of the International Criminal Law Conference 2020, which will begin at 2pm. The discussion will be followed by drinks and networking from 5:30pm.

03.10.2019

Developing accountability in business and human rights

BHRPN’s Co-Chair, Sarah Macrory, was delighted to participate in the London Conference of International Law

The Barbican Centre, The Barbican Centre, LONDON, EC2Y 8DS

Panel on Business & Human Rights Arbitration: Opportunities & Challenges

 

Chaired by:

Robert McCorquodale (of the University of Nottingham, Brick Court Chambers and Inclusive Law)

Panellists:

Professor Michael Addo (University of Notre Dame Law School)

Rae Lindsay (Clifford Chance LLP)

Sarah Macrory (Foreign & Commonwealth Office, BHRPN Co-Chair)

Lise Smit (British Institute of International and Comparative Law)

Anneke Van Woudenberg (RAID)

 

Publication

Business and Human Rights as a Galaxy of Norms

Georgetown Journal of International Law, Vol. 50, No. 2, 309

Authors: 

Elise Groulx Diggs, Milton C. Regan and Beatrice Parance

(Clifford Chance LLP)

 

Access here

21.05.2019

Supreme Court’s recent decision in Vedanta Resources PLC and another v Lungowe and others.

Hogan Lovells International LLP, Atlantic House, Holborn Viaduct, London EC1A 2FG

Chaired by:

Julianne Hughes-Jennett (Hogan Lovells)

 

Panellists:

Richard Hermer QC (Matrix Chambers)

Moira Oliver (BT Group)

Ekaterina Aristova (University of Cambridge)

Peter Hood (Hogan Lovells)

The event will start at 6pm with registration from 5.30pm. The discussion will be followed by drinks and networking.

22.03.2019

World Law Forum Conference on Arbitration of Business & Human Rights Disputes

DLA Piper, 160 Aldersgate St., London

Panel on Business & Human Rights Arbitration: Opportunities & Challenges

 

Chaired by:

Sarah Macrory (Co-Chair, BHRPN)

 

Panellists:

Alison Macdonald QC (Matrix Chambers)

Monica Feria-Tinta (20 Essex Street)

Suzanne Spears (Allen & Overy LLP)

Dr. Tara Van Ho (School of Law, University of Essex)

 

20.11.2018

Business and Human Rights issues arising in respect of conflict and post-conflict societies

Kingsley Napley LLP, Knights Quarter, 14 St John’s Lane, London EC1M 4AJ

Chaired by:

Rae Lindsay (Clifford Chance LLP)

 

Panellists:

Anna Triponel (Triponel Consulting)

Dr. Irene Pietropaoli (BIICL)

Tim Cooke-Hurle (Doughty Street Chambers) 

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