Webinar “Business and Human Rights: Arbitration”

PILnet, together with its pro bono and international law firm partners, is implementing a pilot project: “Business and Human Rights: Arbitration” in Russia.

Historically, arbitration has been used in the realm of corporate law to resolve commercial disputes. However, in recent years, the scope of arbitration has expanded and the issue of public interest protection in arbitration has gained prominence internationally and in the practice of many arbitral institutions. Arbitration is now being more commonly used to address human rights issues within investor-state or business-to-business disputes thus acting as a mechanism to help victims of abuse connected to business activities.

This webinar will offer examples of how arbitration can be used as a tool for connecting business and human rights and shed light on its potential application to protect public interest in Russia. The webinar will be presented by Latham & Watkins, one of the leading international law firms.

The webinar will present the research results conducted by the pro bono legal team from Latham & Watkins. Participants will discuss the following issues:

  • arbitration as a legal instrument: a brief introduction
  • the arbitration system in Russia: before and after the reform
  • how arbitration can protect the public interest and connect business and human rights: an overview of foreign practice and Russian law


The information contained in this webinar is provided for general informational purposes only and does not constitute legal advice. Information in the webinar is intended, but not warrantied, to be current, correct, and complete. Transmission of the webinar, and information contained therein, is not intended to create, and the receipt does not constitute, an attorney-client relationship between the sender and the receiver. No user of the webinar should act or refrain from acting on the basis of information contained therein without seeking legal advice from qualified counsel aware of your specific circumstances.

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