Corporate restructuring vs right to remedy for victims in light of the ongoing Lundin war crimes trial - panel discussion during the 12th UN Forum on Business and Human Rights in Geneva
Tid 28 November 2023 11:45 – 13:00
Plats Hybrid / Geneva and online
Join us for a live streamed event on Tue Nov 28, 2023, at 11:45 AM CET where an esteemed panel of experts will discuss legal and ethical aspects of corporate restructuring and its impact on the right to remedy.
Questions addressed include whether a business breaches its human rights responsibility when it causes or contributes to the denial of remedies by another actor, and if it contributes to the denial of remedies through the acquisition of another business.
Discussions will build on the ongoing landmark Lundin war crimes trial, that began in September in Stockholm, where former Lundin Oil executives Ian Lundin and Alex Schneiter are accused of aiding and abetting war crimes during Sudan's 1997-2003 oil war. Victims of these crimes have yet to receive any form of redress.
- Anita Ramasastry, University of Washington, former chair of the UN Working Group on Business and Human Rights
- Tara van Ho, University of Essex, business and human rights expert
- Olof Björnsson, Swedwatch, author of "Fuel for Conflict" about the role of institutional investors in the Lundin case
- Egbert Wesselink, PAX, lead author of the 2010 report "Unpaid Debt" that led to the judicial investigation
Salil Tripathi, senior advisor at the Institute for Human Rights and Business
The event is organised by Swedwatch and PAX and is taking place during the 12th UN Forum on Business and Human Rights in Geneva.
Please note that this is the registration for the livestream of the event only. There will also be a limited number of participants joining on site in Geneva - if you are interested in participating on site, please contact email@example.com
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