Posted on 29 May 2013
A symposium on "Kiobel, Universal Civil Jurisdiction and the Liability of Corporations in International Law" will be held in Sala Europa, Villa Schifanoia, on Friday 31 May 2013. The symposium will explore the implications of the decision of the US Supreme Court in Kiobel v Royal Dutch Shell that was handed down in April 2013.
The symposium is jointly convened by the Academy of European Law and the Journal of International Criminal Justice (JICJ) and features the participation of the following: Laurel Baig, International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia; Nehal Bhuta, EUI Law Department; Fabrizio Cafaggi, EUI Law Department; Sarah Cleveland, Columbia Law School; Robert Cryer, University of Birmingham; Francesco Francioni, EUI Law Department; Katie Gallagher, Center for Constitutional Rights, New York; Fannie LaFontaine, Laval University, Quebec; Doreen Lustig, Tel Aviv University; Hans Micklitz, EUI Law Department; Volker Nerlich, International Criminal Court; Darryl Robinson, Queens University, Ontario; Harmen van der Wilt, University of Amsterdam; Salvatore Zappala, Italian Legal Advisor to the UN.
The Antonio Cassese Prize in International Criminal Law Studies and the JICJ Prize for Best Article by a Younger Scholar will be awarded after the symposium.