Corporations and Armed Conflict: The Role of International Law, April 9-10, 2010

The Irish Centre for Human Rights is co-hosting with the Geneva Academy for International Humanitarian Law and Human Rights a conference that explores the extent to which International Human Rights Law, Humanitarian Law and Criminal Law are adequate to deal with the role of businesses operating in conflict zones, given existing gaps in the law, evolving norms, and attempts in various fora to hold private sector actors accountable.


Opening Keynote Address by Professor Simon Chesterman, New York University School of Law

  Speakers include:

  • Doug Brooks, International Peace Operations Association (IPOA)
  • Professor Doug Cassel, Director, Notre Dame Law School Center for Civil and Human Rights
  • Professor Andrew Clapham, Director, Geneva Academy for International Humanitarian Law and Human Rights
  • Dr. Shane Darcy, Irish Centre for Human Rights
  • Patricia Feeney, Director, Rights and Accountability in Development (RAID)
  • Seema Joshi, Legal Advisor, Global Witness
  • Dr. Olga Martin Ortega, University of East London
  • Gerald Pachoud, UN Special Advisor to the Special Representative to the Security General on Business and Human Rights
  • Professor Anita Ramasastry, University of Washington School of Law
  • Nils Rosemann, Confèdèration Suisse, Federal Department of Foreign Affairs, Desk Officer Human Security and Business
  • Professor William Schabas, Director, Irish Centre for Human Rights
  • Mark Taylor, FaFO
  • Professor Larissa van den Herik, Leiden University
  • Professor Celia Wells, University of Bristol


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