Access to effective remedy is a central component of the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights (UNGPs). Individuals and communities who are adversely affected by business activities continue to face significant difficulty in accessing effective judicial remedies. Can international arbitration fill this remedy gap for business and human rights related disputes?
Please join Human Rights and Business Law Students Association (HuB) and Harvard International Arbitration Law Students Association (HIALSA) for a lunch talk on Business and Human Rights Arbitration. Professor Diane Desierto, a member of the team drafting the Hague Rules on Business and Human Rights Arbitration, will discuss the potential of international arbitration to fill the current gaps in human rights protections, its suitability as a mechanism for business and human rights disputes, the distinction between human rights arbitration and investor-state arbitration, and the future of the Hague Rules on Business and Human Rights Arbitration.
Non-pizza lunch will be served.