On November 3rd, 2016 the conference titled "Access to justice for victims of corporate-related human rights violations. Extraterritorial jurisdiction in civil litigation" has taken place at the Court of Milan. The event has been jointly organized by Scuola Superiore della Magistratura and Human Rights International Corner (HRIC), in collaboration with the University of Milan - Jean Monnet Course in EU Law on Business and Human Rights.
After a brief introduction of Judge Giuseppe Buffone, the event has focused on three main topics:
(i) the introduction to the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights and their implementation tools adopted at European level, addressed by Angelica Bonfanti, Associate Professor of International Law, University of Milan;
(ii) an overview of the main legal and procedural barriers within the Italian and European jurisdiction related to transnational civil litigation thank to speeches made by Sheldon Leader, Director of the Essex Business and Human Rights Project, and Giacomo Maria Cremonesi, Attorney in Milan, Caiazza& Partners International Law Firm, HRIC;
(iii) case studies of a transnational Business and Human Rights litigation against EU-based companies in Italy and UK, presented by Luca Saltalamacchia, Attorney in Naples, Saltalamacchia Law Firm, and Daniel Leader, Barrister and Partner at Leigh Day, London.
For more information and follow-up materials about the conference, please contact Marta Bordignon, firstname.lastname@example.org