Southern and Eastern Africa Workshop on human rights legal accountability of business enterprise

The ICJ is organizing this workshop from 22 to 24 June 2015 at the Imba Matombo Lodge in Harare, Zimbabwe. The meeting will bring together legal practitioners, judges and prosecutors involved in human rights legal accountability of business enterprises.

The workshop will have a special focus on children’s rights as a particularly vulnerable group, but will cover human rights broadly.

Its objective is to create a pool of jurists with the knowledge and ability to undertake strategic litigation before national or regional courts in the interest of victims of human rights abuse by business corporations in the Southern and Eastern Africa regions.

It specific objectives are to provide legal and other tools to community representatives and litigators who want to start strategic litigation in the public interest ; to provide opportunities to establish a link with international lawyers and groups to help in litigation in other countries ; and to provide information on available resources, mechanisms, and strategies for effective litigation.

Email applications can be sent to Dr Carlos Lopez: carlos.lopez(a) ; or Otto Saki: otto.saki(a)