International Human Rights and Corporate Accountability: Current and Future Challenges

Many of us are not aware when the food on our plates is the product of slavery. Even corporations we all know and recognize, who tout their sustainability or ethical practices, may knowingly take advantage of slavery and profit from it in their supply chain.

If you are a foodie, or beyond that a techie, curious about outer space, or a fan of justice, you’ll want to join us February 26 & 27, 2021 for a truly remarkable symposium with in-depth updates on these issues.

We’ll discuss the current challenges which impede reform, efforts to hold corporations accountable for human rights abuses, as well as the future challenges organizations like ours are working to proactively solve.

This event is free and open to the public. Secure your spot via the registration form as soon as possible. Schedules and panel descriptions are also available online.

Keynote speaker, Michael Fakhri, UN Special Rapporteur on the Right to Food, will discuss corporate accountability as it relates to supply chains and governance.

Day One is co-sponsored by the Promise Institute for Human Rights, Journal of International Law and Foreign Affairs, and Corporate Accountability Lab and includes:

  • Human Trafficking in the International Food Supply Chain
  • Corporate Liability for International and Transnational Crimes
  • The Corporation as Global Superpower

Day Two is co-sponsored by the Journal of International Law and Foreign Affairs and International and Comparative Law Program and will explore:

  • AI, Surveillance, and Digital Privacy
  • Humanity’s Future in Space
  • Sanctions and Human Rights Enforcement