Monday, June 4, 2012
The Hague Institute for the Internationalisation of Law (HiiL) and the Netherlands Institute of Advanced Studies (NIAS) announce a workshop on the theme 'Collective Redress in the Cross-Border Context: Arbitration, Litigation and Beyond' to be held June 20-22, 2012.
The workshop aims to explore the various means that can be used to resolve collective legal injuries that arise across national borders. The types of dispute resolution mechanisms to be discussed range from class and collective arbitration, mass arbitration and mass claims processes, class and collective litigation, and large-scale settlement and mediation. The workshop will bring together practitioners, academics, and representatives of non-governmental organisations, all of whom have an interest and expertise in public and private resolution of collective redress in the international realm.
For the first time, NIAS and HiiL are offering a works-in-progress conference in association with the Henry G. Schermers Fellowship Programme workshop. This conference is designed to allow practitioners and scholars who are interested in this area of law to discuss their work and ideas in the company of other experts in the field.
The three-day event will be held at the NIAS site in Wassenaar, twenty minutes outside of the Hague. The event is free to the public, but registration is required. For more information, including the full programme for both the Schermers workshop and works in progress event, see the HiiL website. Questions may also be directed to Professor S.I. Strong at the University of Missouri.