Work Area: Human Rights

PCA hosts launch of Hague Rules for business and human rights disputes

An event at the Permanent Court of Arbitration marked the launch of the Hague Rules on Business and Human Rights Arbitration. Fabio Santacroce and Caterina Benini of ArbLit in Milan report.

20 January 2020

Human rights in ISDS: where are we now?

More than two years ago, the ICSID tribunal in Urbaser v Argentina made significant findings on the role of international human rights law in investment treaty arbitration. Iain Maxwell and Caitlin Eaton of Herbert Smith Freehills in London look at how subsequent tribunals have responded to human rights and environmental considerations.

03 July 2019

European court upholds validity of CAS jurisdiction with reservations

The European Court of Human Rights has rejected claims by two sportspeople that proceedings before the Court of Arbitration for Sport were insufficiently independent to be considered a fair trial – but ruled that one of the hearings should have been held publicly.

04 October 2018

Call for new rules for human rights disputes involving business

Three international law specialists have proposed drafting a special set of rules for the arbitration of disputes over alleged human rights abuses by businesses, arguing that it would solve an access to justice problem and have a preventative effect all the way down the supply chain.

24 March 2017

GAR Live lookback: Human rights and environmental obligations

17 February 2016

Russia cancels supremacy of international law in human rights context

15 December 2015

An international arbitration tribunal on business and human rights?

25 September 2014

Human rights court orders Yukos payout

31 July 2014

Turkmenistan faces BIT claim after human rights ruling

24 April 2013

Arbitrators and human rights

Arbitrators in investor-state cases should be more mindful of their role in shaping international legal standards and be prepared to consider environmental and human rights law when making their decisions, delegates at the ICCA 50th anniversary conference heard.

13 June 2011

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