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ICAR Second Annual Meeting Report

ICAR Second Annual Meeting Report

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Second Annual Meeting of the
 
International CorporateAccountability Roundtable
 Continuing our Coordinated Movement
Washington D.C.September 6-7, 2012
 
agenda
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What is the International CorporateAccountability Roundtable?
 
The International Corporate Accountability Roundtable (ICAR) is a coalition of leading human rights organizations including Amnesty International,EarthRights International, Global Witness, Human Rights First and HumanRights Watch.
 
ICAR harnesses the power of the human rights community to identify andpromote robust frameworks for corporate accountability, strengthen currentmeasures and defend existing laws, policies and legal precedents.
 
For more information about our work and our campaigns, visitwww.accountabilityroundtable.org,or email ICAR Coordinator
 
 
 
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Second Annual Meeting Agenda
9/6/2012 Meeting9/6/2012 Reception9/7/2012 Meeting8:30 am
 –
5:30 pm6:00 pm
 –
7:30 pm9:00 am
 –
5:00 pmGewirz Student Center 12th FloorSports and Fitness LobbyMcDonough Hall, Room 200
Thursday, September 6, 2012
8:30 am
 –
10:00 am
Breakfast
 Introductory Remarks by
 Amol Mehra, Coordinator, ICAR
and
Rachel Taylor,Director, Human Rights Institute
 10:15 am
 –
12:00 pm
Discussion 1: Corporate Accountability
 –
Litigation Perspectives
 Overview of recent challenges for international corporate accountabilitylitigation in U.S. Courts:
 
The Alien Tort Statute and
Kiobel v. Royal Dutch Petroleum
 
 
Other threats to legal avenues for challenging corporate accountability.Overview of challenges for international corporate accountability litigation inforeign courts.Proposed models for overcoming challenges affecting litigation:
 
U.S Courts
 
Foreign Courts12:00 pm
 –
1:00 pm
Lunch
Comments by
Eric Biel, Acting Associate Deputy Undersecretary for International  Affairs, Department of Labor 
 
1:15 pm
 –
2:45 pm
Discussion 2: Corporate Accountability
 –
International Efforts
Discussion of international efforts toward corporate accountability in:
 
Legislation
 
Regulation
 
Voluntary mechanisms
 
UN MechanismsSuccesses, roadblocks, current priorities and remaining gaps.2:45 pm
 –
3:00 pm
Coffee Break

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