[Programme & Registration] Symposium: Human Rights Reactions to Economic Laws 19 June 2024

Published 25 April 2024


Tilburg University, in collaboration with the Business and Human Rights Working Group of the NNHRR, invite you to attend the Research Symposium on Human Rights Reactions to Economic Laws on 19 June 2024.

Please see the programme below for more information, and do not forget to REGISTER. In person participation is limited, but online participation is available! 


Symposium Programme

13.30-14.00  Reception and coffee

14.00-14.10  Introductory remarks 

14.10- 15.10  Panel I: (Re)visualising Structures

Carlos Portugal Gouvêa, Rethinking the Business and Human Rights Framework in View of the Perpetuation of Systemic Failures

Santiago Zuleta Rios, Sewing reparations in a transnational frontier: a legal history of capitalism and human rights in la Guajira (1976 – 2026)

Seniha Irem Akin, The Public / Private Challenge of Corporate Sustainability: Interests, Actors and Rules

Elena Corcione, Enhancing the State duty to protect: recognizing and tackling human rights abuses in contract-based global value chains


15.10-15.20  Coffee break


15.20-16.20  Panel II: (Re)visualising Finance

Daniel Litwin & Elsa Savourey, Human Rights and EU Sustainable Finance: The Story of a Non-Reaction

Jennifer de Lange, The Hare & the Tortoise: Embedding Human Rights in the financial system

Ege Okakın Erbaş, Legal supervision on EU financial markets: Can rule of law and good administration angles save the human rights?

Gabriel Araujo, Empowering Women: A Catalyst for Human Rights-Based Economic Development in Latin America


16.20-16.30  Coffee break


16.30-17.30  Panel III: (Re)visualising Property

Marlies Hesselman, When the Right to Affordable, Reliable and Sustainable Energy Meets International Economic Law: A Tale of Two ICSID and WTO Cases

Dalia Palombo, Protecting Corporate Interest: Is Climate Change a Game Changer?

Elena Izyumenko, The Non-Obvious Relationship: The influence of the European Court of Human Rights on Intellectual Property Law

Daniel Lucas Dejavite de Biagio, Economic laws as a limiting factor for participatory experiences in the Global South: the experience of the homeless population in São Paulo (Brazil)


17.30-18.15  Concluding Keynote by Jean Ho, Our Misguided International Economic Law


For questions, please contact Debadatta Bose and Gustavo Becker at d.bose@tilburguniversity.edu and g.becker@uva.nl

We look forward to your participation in making the symposium a successful and enriching academic event.