Conference on

Corporate War Crimes

Prosecuting Pillage of Natural Resources

October 29–30, 2010

The Peace Palace, The Hague, Netherlands

Conference cosponsored by

Open Society Justice Initiative

The Open Society Justice Initiative uses law to protect and empower people around the world. Through litigation, advocacy, research, and technical assistance, the Justice Initiative promotes human rights and builds legal capacity for open societies. Our staff are based in Abuja, Amsterdam, Bishkek, Brussels, Budapest, Freetown, The Hague, London, Mexico City, New York, Paris, Phnom Penh, Santo Domingo, and Washington, D.C.

Grotius Centre for International Legal Studies of Leiden University

The Grotius Centre for International Legal Studies is a centre of Leiden University, focusing on public international law. The Grotius Centre is based both in Leiden and in The Hague. The purpose of the Grotius Centre is the dissemination of knowledge on all fields of international law through high quality training courses and summer schools for students and professionals, the LL.M. (adv.) programme in Public International Law, the Telders International Law Moot Court Competition, lectures, seminars and insightful yearly conferences.

University of British Columbia Faculty of Law

Dutch Ministry of Justice

Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs

Department of Justice Canada, Crimes Against Humanity and War Crimes Section

The purpose of the War Crimes Program is to support Canada’s policy to deny safe haven to suspected perpetrators of war crimes, crimes against humanity or genocide, and to contribute to the domestic and international fight against impunity through civil or criminal remedies. The Program also aims to reflect the government’s commitment to international justice, respect for human rights, and strengthened border security.

Co-sponsorship of this conference by the Crimes Against Humanity and War Crimes Section of the Department of Justice Canada does not imply endorsement of any statements, comments, or opinions expressed during the event.