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International-level dispute resolution for mass claims / human rights claims

Event Details

Time: 16.30-19.15 (Registration from 16.00)
Event followed by a drinks reception

Venue: British Institute of International and Comparative Law, Charles Clore House, 17 Russell Square, London WC1B 5JP

The event is a panel discussion on international-level dispute resolution for mass claims / human rights claims. The event was prompted by the publication of Prof Maya Steinitz's book, The Case for an International Court of Civil Justice, which is about the resolution of transnational mass tort claims.

The event will consist of two panels, the first about the resolution of transnational civil mass claims and the second more specifically on the implications of and likely workings of international-level dispute resolution mechanisms for business and human rights claims.

Panelists on the first panel will reflect on challenges set by international civil mass claims in practice and comment on whether an international court of civil justice can adequately address these.

The second panel will consider what an international-level dispute resolution mechanism would mean for access to remedy for corporate human rights abuses. It will consider a proposal for an international tribunal for business and human rights and the zero draft treaty on business and human rights.


  • Maya Steinitz, University of Iowa School of Law
  • Richard Meeran, Leigh Day
  • Nicholas Peacock, Herbert Smith Freehills
  • Charles Dougherty QC, 2TG
  • Robert McCorquodale, University of Nottingham
  • Ingrid Gubbay, Hausfeld
  • Tara Van Ho, University of Essex
  • Suzanne Spears, Allen Overy
  • Alex Layton QC, 20 Essex Street

Event convened by Lise Smit, Associate Senior Research Fellow in Business and Human Rights, Dr Irene Pietropaoli, Research Fellow in Business & Human Rights, and Eva Lein, University of Lausanne and Senior Research Fellow in Private International Law.

Join in the conversation @BIICL #disputeresolution

Pricing and Registration

BIICL Members

  • Individual: £75
  • Concession: £50
  • Student: £30


  • Individual: £125
  • Concession: £85
  • Student: £50

Concession fees are applicable to academics, staff of government and NGO's.

Free NGO Places

A limited number of places for this event are available for staff of NGOs to attend free of charge as part of an initiative by the Bingham Centre for the Rule of Law to provide NGOs with access to legal education and training events.

Please email our Events team with your contact details, your position and the NGO that you work for. We will organise your attendance, subject to availability.

Sponsored by

Herbert Smith Freehills


If you have any queries, please contact the Events team.

CPD Information

This event offers the equivalent of 2.5 hours.

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