ANNOUNCEMENTS

Being a Radical Female Lawyer: Challenges and Vision

13 October 2014, 19:00-21:00, ECCHR's office, Berlin

Organized by: ECCHR, Bertha Foundation

 

Introduction:
Wolfgang Kaleck, Secretary General ECCHR, and Jennifer Robinson, Bertha Foundation

 

A Discussion with:

Alejandra Ancheita, Executive Director, Proyecto de Derechos Económicos, Sociales y Culturales (ProDesc), Mexico
Lisa Chamberlain, Deputy Director, Centre for Applied Legal Studies (CALS), South Africa
Nomzamo Zondo, Director of Litigation, Socio-Economic Rights Institute (SERI), South Africa
Isha Khandelval, Bertha Fellow Lawyer, Jagdalpur Legal Aid Group, India
Julia Duchrow, Head Legal Advisor, Human Rights and Peace Desk, Brot für die Welt, Germany

Many Hurdles, little liability - How can victims of human rights violations enforce their rights against corporations in Germany?

4 November 2014, 12:30-18:30, Humboldt University, Berlin

Organizers: ECCHR, European Coalition for Corporate Justice (ECCJ) and CorA Network for Corporate Accountability

Obstacles, gaps, difficulties: Victims of human rights violations abroad continuously find that they cannot enforce their rights in Germany, even if German corporations are involved in the human rights violations. Two recent scientific studies from the European Coalition for Corporate Justice (ECCJ) and from Amnesty International document why plaintiffs in different countries fail when they take corporations to court. Along with other human rights organizations and lawyers, they recommend specific reforms to improve methods of legal protection. At this conference we intend to discuss possible legal and political solutions.