Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr LLP, the Institute of Small and Micro States (ISMS), and the British Institute of International and Comparative Law (BIICL) are delighted to invite you to a two-day conference on human rights as they relate to small and micro states. The conference is the fifth in our series of conferences on issues relating to small states.
The conference will examine how small states respect, protect and fulfill their human rights obligations and address the challenges that arise from their societies’ interconnectedness and global phenomena, such as climate change, global displacement and the COVID-19 pandemic. Speakers and delegates will reflect on current practices and concerns as well as on past crises, and will analyze the resilience strategies available, including available dispute resolution mechanisms and their strengths in safeguarding human rights and access to justice within and for small states.
We are delighted to welcome as keynote speakers:
- Imrana Jalal, Chair of the World Bank Inspection Panel
- Margarette Macauley, Commissioner, Inter-American Human Rights Commission
- Philip Sands QC, Barrister and Professor of Laws, and Director of the Centre for International Courts and Tribunals at University College London
- Simon Mount QC, Barrister and Attorney-General of the Pitcairn Islands
In light of potential travel restrictions, the exact format of the conference will be decided closer to the time. There will be remote access for people who cannot join in person, and full details will follow.
View the agenda and more information about the speakers.