Call for Papers, Valencia 2012


The European Society of International Law Interest Group on international business and human rights intends to organize two panels at the Sixth ESIL Biennial Conference in Valencia (13-15 September 2012). We would like to invite all members of the ESIL to submit works addressing contemporary issues and debates in the field of international business and human rights.

Papers might consider (but are not limited to) the following topics:

.- Corporate responsibilities in developing countries

.- Regulation of private military contractors

.- Business in conflict zones

.- Ruggie’s principles: future applications by states and corporations

.- The future of Alien Torts Statute litigation

.- Labour rights

.- Children’s rights

.- Judicial and non-judicial accountability mechanism

.- Corporate complicity and criminal liability

.- Piercing the corporate veil: legal theory and practice


Please submit a 300 words proposal via email to by 30 March 2012.


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