Collective Redress in Human Rights Conference, London (UK)


8 November 2017: This event took place on 8 November 2017 and was co-organised by the British Institute of International and Comparative Law (BIICL), the European Law Institute (ELI) and the European Union Agency for Fundamental Rights (FRA), with a focus on the role of collective claims in business and human rights litigation.

In the course of the event, panellists examined recent developments in this sphere in discussions that encompassed substantive law,  procedural issues and practical topics such as funding and costs. The session was chaired by former ELI President, Diana Wallis. Among the speakers were Deba Das (Senior Associate in the London Office of Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer), Jonas Grimheden (Senior Policy Manager at the FRA), Daniel Leader (Barrister and Partner at Leigh Day) and Rachael Mulheron (Professor of Professor of Tort Law and Civil Justice at the Queen Mary University of London). The ELI is proud to have BIICL, Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer, the FRA and Queen Mary as its Institutional Observers.

This event was part of BIICL’s ongoing Project on collective redress in the context of business and human rights. On a related note, Business & Human Rights: Access to Justice and Effective Remedies is one of the several prospective ELI Projects.

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