Skip to content


Human Rights and Small States: Challenges, Resilience, and Advocacy

Date: 12 - 13 November 2020

Time: 12 November (10:30–21:00) | 13 November (09:30–20:30) GMT

Venue: Online


Event partners


Event Details

Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr LLP, the Institute of Small and Micro States(ISMS), and BIICL will host a two-day conference on human rights as they relate to small and micro states. The conference is the fifth in a series of conferences on issues relating to small states.

The conference will examine how small states respect, protect and fulfill their human rights obligations and address the challenges that arise from their societies'interconnectedness and global phenomena, such as climate change, global displacement and the COVID-19 pandemic.

Speakers and delegates will reflect on current practices and concerns as well as on past crises, and will analyze the resilience strategies available, including available dispute resolution mechanisms and their strengths in safeguarding human rights and access to justice within and for small states. 

Keynote Speakers

  • Imrana Jalal, Chair, World Bank Inspection Panel, (International Accountability Mechanism)
  • Margarette Macauley, Commissioner, Inter-American Human Rights Commission
  • Philippe Sands QC, Barrister and Professor of Laws, and Director of the Centre for International Courts and Tribunals at University College London
  • Simon Mount QC, Barrister and Attorney-General of the Pitcairn Islands

View the full agenda 

Pricing and Registration

This event is free to attend, however, pre-registration is required below.

Register for the Event 

For more information on this event or to RSVP by email, contact: Oliver White.

Donate Now Keep In Touch
Save and continue