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Upcoming Conference: Corporate War Crimes

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October 29–30, 2010

The Peace Palace, The Hague, Netherlands

The illegal exploitation of natural resources has fueled and financed brutal conflicts around the world, yet there has been little success to date in holding companies accountable for trafficking in conflict resources. This conference, accompanying the Open Society Justice Initiative’s launch of a manual on prosecuting commercial actors for the war crime of pillage, is meant to foster renewed public debate about how the law can—and should—be used against companies whose theft of natural resources has driven deadly conflict.

To find out more about the conference and RSVP, go to: www.pillageconference.org

Speakers include

• Luis Moreno-Ocampo (Prosecutor, International Criminal Court)

• Patrick Alley (Co-Founder, Global Witness)

• William Reno (Associate Professor, Northwestern University)

• Philippe Le Billon (Professor, University of British Columbia)

• Nico Schrijver (Professor, Leiden University)

• Stefan Talmon (Professor, Oxford University)

• Abdul Koroma (Judge, International Court of Justice)

• Marco Sassòli (Professor, Université de Genève)

• Christine Van den Wyngaert (Judge, International Criminal Court)

• Norman Farrell (Deputy Prosecutor, ICTY)

• Celia Wells (Professor, Bristol University)

• Antony Anghie (Professor, S.J. Quinney College of Law at the University of Utah)

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