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Transnational Law Seminar Series: ‘The case of LafargeHolcim in Syria’

Marie-Laure Guislain, head of litigation at Sherpa’s Globalisation and Human Rights Program, will intervene at King’s College London, on November 20th, to explain the complaint we filled against the LafargeHolcim company for funding terrorism, complicity in war crimes and crimes against humanity.

This semester the Transnational Law Seminar Series will explore the shifts in the locus of criminal accountability for international and transnational crimes. In international criminal law, there are notable moves towards domestic and regional criminal courts and a recent re-introduction of the potential for hybrid criminal courts in Syria, the Central African Republic and South Sudan. At the same time, the debates around who should have to account for their actions are broadening with states, corporations and shareholders included in a frame that has historically focused on senior military, political and religious leaders. This seminar series explores the changes that are happening in the law and interrogates the specific actors involved in these shifts in the location of criminal accountability. It includes lawyers, anthropologists, political scientists and journalists in a wide-ranging exchange on the actors, norms and processes at play.


Find attached the complete program of the event.

Last modified: 18 December 2019