Announcements: Interventions in the Supply Chain; Salzburg Law School on ICL, IHL and HRL Summer Session; CfP Religion and Ethnicity on the International Bench; Lawyering Justice for Society Conference

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1. Interventions in the Supply Chain. Together with the ICA, Human Rights Lawyers’ Association are bringing together human rights experts to discuss the pursuit of corporate accountability for abuses in their supply chains on 20 June 2018, 6:30pm – 8:30pm, ICA, London. Chaired by Krishnendu Mukherjee from Doughty Street Chambers, the event will explore the opportunities for effective legal interventions into labour conditions. The panel of experts across different fields include: Shanta Martin from Leigh Day, Christina Varvia from Forensic Architecture, Jenny Holdcroft from IndustriALL and Dr Anil Yilmaz-Vastardis from University of Essex School of Law and the Human Rights Centre. The panel will interrogate new methods of promoting accountability, from strategic litigation to negotiating private agreements and from advising companies around best practice to developing forensic methods of investigation. As part of the event, Forensic Architecture will also present their analysis of a factory fire in Pakistan in 2012, in which the alleged failure to fulfil safety measures contributed to the death of 260 workers. This will ground the discussion in an understanding of the obstacles and the opportunities when seeking to secure accountability. Entry is free for HRLA members, who can reserve their seats by emailing and non-members can buy tickets for the event on the ICA’s website.  See here for further information.
2. Salzburg Law School on International Criminal Law, Humanitarian Law and Human Rights Law Summer Session. The Salzburg Law School on International Criminal Law, Humanitarian Law and Human Rights Law (SLS) has a few remaining places for its commemorative Twentieth Anniversary Summer Session: ‘Towards an Effective International Criminal Justice System in the Era of The Permanent International Criminal Court – Coordinating and Strengthening Enforcement on National, Regional, and International Levels’, being held from 5 to 15 August 2018. The remaining places will be filled on a rolling basis until 30 June 2018. For further information about the academic programme and the eminent 2018 SLS faculty see here, or contact SLS by email: Salzburg_Law_School {at}

3. Call for Papers: Religion and Ethnicity on the International Bench. On 4 and 5 October 2018, the third and final conference in the Identity on the International Bench Series is taking place in The Hague, organized by the PluriCourts Centre of Excellence, Oslo University. The aim of this conference is to analyse when and how adjudicators’ identity and, in particular, features relating to religion and ethnicity (including race, language, culture, ancestry and membership of minority groups, among other) may affect the composition of international courts and tribunals, as well as judicial reasoning and decision-making. The conference will also investigate whether the prevalence of certain religious and political backgrounds, ethnic identities and languages, may also have implications for the perceived legitimacy of the international adjudicatory process itself. The deadline for submission of abstracts is 18 July 2018. For the full Call for Papers, please see here. For more information, please feel free to contact: Prof. dr. Freya Baetens (freya.baetens {at} jus.uio(.)no ). ​

4. Lawyering Justice for Society Conference. The Netherlands Office of Public Intentional Law and Policy Group in collaboration with Vrije University Amsterdam are inviting you to the first Lawyering Justice for Society Conference, taking place on 12 June 2018, at VU University premises. The Conference features prominent speakers that will talk about Domestic Prosecution of International Crimes, as well as the Legal Dimensions of Independence and Secession. Attendance is free, but registration required: NLconference {at} pilpg(.)org. For more information on the speakers and the event visit PILPG’s facebook page at


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