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Can Arbitration be Effective in Resolving Business & Human Rights Disputes?

Date: Thursday, September 5, 2019 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Venue: The Vance Center, New York, NY

Marney Cheek will be a speaker on the panel, "Can Arbitration be Effective in Resolving Business & Human Rights Dispute?" on September 5, 2019.

As human rights litigation involving corporations are on the rise, stakeholders are looking to arbitration as an alternative. A working group has been created to draft rules specific to Business and Human Rights (BHR) arbitration. The first BHR arbitration under the Accord on Fire and Building Safety in Bangladesh, which took place at the Permanent Court of Arbitration, ended in a settlement last year. This discussion, hosted by the Vance Center, will explore the pros and cons of BHR arbitration as a viable grievance mechanism under the United Nations Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights. A distinguished panel of speakers will discuss best practices and lessons learned from the Bangladesh Accord Case and its implication for the future of BHR arbitration. The panel will also draw recommendations for the draft Hague Rules on Business and Human Rights Arbitration.

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