Programme announced for Galway business and human rights litigation conference

On 24 March 2017, the Irish Centre for Human Rights will host a one day conference entitled ‘Exploring litigation as a business and human rights remedy’. The programme for the conference has just been announced and features a range of speakers drawn from the legal profession, academia and civil society. The following are the main panels for the conference:

Panel I. Business and human rights litigation in comparative perspective

  • Professor Anita Ramasastry, University of Washington/UN Working Groups on Business and Human Rights, The Ups and Downs of Aliens Torts Claims in the United States
  • Richard Meeran, Leigh Day, Business and Human Rights Litigation in the United Kingdom
  • Marie-Laure Guislain, Sherpa, Business and Human Rights Litigation in France: Law and Practice

Panel II. Human Rights Remedies, Barriers and Opportunities

  • Ruth Gallagher, Irish Human Rights and Equality Commission, The Right to a Remedy in the Irish Context
  • Professor Cees van Dam, Erasmus University, A wider EU perspective on Business and Human Rights Litigation: Barriers and Opportunities
  • Eilis Barry, Free Legal Advice Centres, Challenges and Barriers to Pursuing Litigation in Ireland

Panel III. Exploring avenues for business and human rights litigation in Ireland

  • Dr Geróid O Cuinn, Lancaster University, Global Legal Action Network, Title TBC
  • Eamonn Conlon, A&L Goodbody, Modern Slavery in Supply Chains: Public Procurement Law as a Source of Liability
  • Wendy Lyon, KODLyons, Title TBC

There is no fee to register for the conference, but space is limited, so those interested in attending should register before 10 March. Registration is available here.

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