Corporate Violations of International Human Rights

There is growing interest in holding corporations to international human rights standards. But where can individuals go when a corporation violates their rights under international human rights law?

For the seventh Practitioner-Scholar Roundtable hosted by the ActInCourts Network, we will convene a panel to weigh the options. Participants will discuss possibilities such as domestic courts (including with jurisdiction over rights violations abroad), international courts and commissions, and emerging bodies such as the International Anti-Corruption Court and the International Criminal Court. The panelists will be:

  • Tara Van Ho is Co-Director of the Essex Business and Human Rights Project, University of Essex Law School.
  • Andrew Cleland is a civil litigator at Delangie Cleland Limoges in Montreal, Quebec; board member at Canadian Lawyers for International Human Rights (CLAIHR); and counsel to overseas communities and Canadian NGOs on business and human rights, private international law, and corporate due diligence initiatives.
  • Hon. Richard Goldstone is a Retired Justice of the Constitutional Court of South Africa and Deputy Chair at Integrity Initiatives International.
  • Amanda Ghahremani is a lawyer specialising in corporate accountability, international criminal law, and universal jurisdiction cases, and currently a Research Fellow at the Human Rights Centre at UC Berkeley.
  • Mark Kersten (Moderator) is an Assistant Professor of Criminology and Criminal Justice, University of the Fraser Valley, Senior Consultant at the Wayamo Foundation, and Fellow at the Munk School of Global Affairs, University of Toronto.

If you missed the event, you can watch a recording on Zoom with the passcode vI5=V.Tx