Ekaterina Aristova will lead a discussion on transnational tort litigation of business-related human rights abuses and consider current and future challenges and opportunities. This will touch on her work in the evolving field of business and human rights, in particular, the emerging trend of private negligence claims brought against parent companies in the courts of the Western states alleging liability in tort for human rights violations caused by overseas subsidiaries, contractors and suppliers. She will consider how transnational tort litigation has used the duty of care to impose direct liability on English-domiciled parent companies for damages sustained by individuals and local communities from the operation of foreign subsidiaries abroad. 

Ekaterina is a postdoctoral fellow at the Bonavero Institute of Human Rights, where she works on the limits of civil liability of corporations for gross human rights violations and the legislative trend towards mandatory human rights due diligence. 

A light sandwich lunch will be served.