The Economics of Human Rights: Canadian and US Perspectives on Supply Chains, Sanctions and Securing Reconciliation

Thursday, April 18th - Friday, April 19th, 2024

Add to Calendar: Add to Calendar: 2024-04-18 17:30:00 2024-04-19 17:00:00 The Economics of Human Rights: Canadian and US Perspectives on Supply Chains, Sanctions and Securing Reconciliation Event Description The conduct of business either protects human rights or enables their violation. Canada and the United States influence the enforcement and advancement of human rights through their approaches to regulating business activities. Both countries play a vital role in the international community on how human rights are protected through supply chains, the use of sanctions and reconciliation for past practices. The 48th Annual Canada-U.S. Law Institute Conference on April 18 and 19, 2024, will analyze these issues by bringing together government officials, distinguished academics, practitioners, and business leaders. Thursday, April 18 Attend in person or view this day via Livestream. Opening and Awards Banquet Location: George C. Gund Hall, Case Western Reserve University School of Law 11075 East Boulevard, Cleveland, Ohio, 44106  5:30 p.m. - Opening Reception and Dinner for all Conference Attendees – Law School Rotunda 6:30 p.m. - Welcome and Introduction – Law School Rotunda 6:45 p.m. - Presentation of the Henry T. King Award and Sidney J. Picker Award 7 p.m. - Opening Address & Distinguished Lecture  8 p.m. - Dean Michael Scharf and the law school faculty-student rock band, “Razing the Bar,” will be performing oldies. Enjoy dessert and the complimentary bar. Friday, April 19, 2024 Attend in person or view this day via Zoom registration. Location: Cleveland Botanical Garden (across the East Blvd. from Case Western Reserve University School of Law) 11030 East Boulevard, Cleveland, Ohio, 44106 Panels (times to be announced) Panel 1: “Approaches to Advancing Human Rights” - This panel will address the legal conventions and international institutions focused on advancing and protecting human rights and how Canada and the United States are responding. Panel 2: “Protecting Human Rights through Economic Sanctions and Supply Chain Due Diligence” - This panel will review the current global economic sanctions environment as it relates to challenges arising in places such as Darfur (Sudan), Xinjiang (China), Democratic Republic of Congo and Myanmar, and the challenges faced by businesses seeking to comply within their global supply chains. Panel 3: “Indigenous Reconciliation and Development” - This panel will review how each county is addressing the rights of its Indigenous communities and providing reparations for past violations of human rights while advancing economic development. Panel 4: “Climate Change and Human Rights” - This panel will review how climate change is impacting human rights and how each country is preparing itself to address such issues as increased migration, maintaining agricultural and food resources, sustainability of fresh water resources, and global security. Click here for CLE Reading Materials. Gund Hall, Upper Rotunda on April 18, 2024 Cleveland Botanical Garden on April 19, 2024 School of Law School of Law America/New_York public

Canada-United States Law Institute at Case Western Reserve University School of Law

The University of Western Ontario Faculty of Law

Attend in person for one day or both days:

  • $50 - General public
  • $0 - CUSLI Executive Committee, Sponsors, Faculty, Staff, and Students

Attend virtually for one or both days:

  • April 18 - Click here for Livestream. No registration required - $0
  • April 19 - Attend this day via Zoom. Register here. - $0 

6.0 CLE credits are available (pending approval) for April 19 only for an additional $100 for Alumni and $200 for non-alumni. Payment is made on April 19 with a check or credit card if attending in-person or paying online if attending virtually.
 

TBD hours of CLE credit, pending approval

Event Description

The conduct of business either protects human rights or enables their violation. Canada and the United States influence the enforcement and advancement of human rights through their approaches to regulating business activities. Both countries play a vital role in the international community on how human rights are protected through supply chains, the use of sanctions and reconciliation for past practices. The 48th Annual Canada-U.S. Law Institute Conference on April 18 and 19, 2024, will analyze these issues by bringing together government officials, distinguished academics, practitioners, and business leaders.

Thursday, April 18

Attend in person or view this day via Livestream.
Opening and Awards Banquet
Location: George C. Gund Hall, Case Western Reserve University School of Law
11075 East Boulevard, Cleveland, Ohio, 44106 
5:30 p.m. - Opening Reception and Dinner for all Conference Attendees – Law School Rotunda
6:30 p.m. - Welcome and Introduction – Law School Rotunda
6:45 p.m. - Presentation of the Henry T. King Award and Sidney J. Picker Award
7 p.m. - Opening Address & Distinguished Lecture 
8 p.m. - Dean Michael Scharf and the law school faculty-student rock band, “Razing the Bar,” will be performing oldies. Enjoy dessert and the complimentary bar.

Friday, April 19, 2024

Attend in person or view this day via Zoom registration.
Location: Cleveland Botanical Garden (across the East Blvd. from Case Western Reserve University School of Law) 11030 East Boulevard, Cleveland, Ohio, 44106
Panels (times to be announced)

  • Panel 1: “Approaches to Advancing Human Rights” - This panel will address the legal conventions and international institutions focused on advancing and protecting human rights and how Canada and the United States are responding.
  • Panel 2: “Protecting Human Rights through Economic Sanctions and Supply Chain Due Diligence” - This panel will review the current global economic sanctions environment as it relates to challenges arising in places such as Darfur (Sudan), Xinjiang (China), Democratic Republic of Congo and Myanmar, and the challenges faced by businesses seeking to comply within their global supply chains.
  • Panel 3: “Indigenous Reconciliation and Development” - This panel will review how each county is addressing the rights of its Indigenous communities and providing reparations for past violations of human rights while advancing economic development.
  • Panel 4: “Climate Change and Human Rights” - This panel will review how climate change is impacting human rights and how each country is preparing itself to address such issues as increased migration, maintaining agricultural and food resources, sustainability of fresh water resources, and global security.

Click here for CLE Reading Materials.

Event Location

Gund Hall, Upper Rotunda on April 18, 2024

Cleveland Botanical Garden on April 19, 2024

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