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Conference on Collective Redress in the Cross-Border Context
In the framework of the Henry G. Schermers Fellowship Programme<http://www.hiil.org/henry-g-schermers-fellowship>, held this year by Professor S.I. Strong, the Hague Institute for the Internationalisation of Law (HiiL) and the Netherlands Institute of Advanced Studies (NIAS)<http://www.nias.nl/Pages/NIA/2/764.bGFuZz1FTkc.html> announce a workshop on the theme ‘Collective Redress in the Cross-Border Context: Arbitration, Litigation and Beyond.’
The workshop aims to explore the various means that can be used to resolve collective legal injuries that arise across national borders. The types of dispute resolution mechanisms to be discussed range from class and collective arbitration, mass arbitration and mass claims processes, class and collective litigation, and large-scale settlement and mediation. The workshop will bring together practitioners, academics, and representatives of non-governmental organisations, all of whom have an interest and expertise in public and private resolution of collective redress in the international realm.

For the first time, NIAS and HiiL are offering a works-in-progress conference in association with the Henry G. Schermers workshop. This conference is designed to allow practitioners and scholars who are interested in this area of law to discuss their work and ideas in the company of other experts in the field.

Confirmed speakers for the Schermers workshop include:
*   Jan Willem Bitter, Simmons & Simmons LLP/Netherlands Arbitration Institute (The Netherlands)   *   Christian Borris, Freshfields/German Arbitration Institute (Germany)   *   Laura Carballo Piñeiro, University of Santiago de Compostela (Spain)   *   Christopher R. Drahozal, University of Kansas (USA)   *   Gregory A. Litt, Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP (USA)   *   Daan Lunsingh Scheurleer, NautaDutihl (The Netherlands)   *   Gerard Meijer, Nauta Dutihl/Erasmus University Rotterdam/PRIME Finance (The Netherlands)   *   Rachel Mulheron, University of London, Queen Mary (UK)   *   Victoria Orlowski, ICC International Court of Arbitration (France)   *   Geneviève Saumier, McGill University (Canada)   *   Garth Schofield, Permanent Court of Arbitration (The Netherlands)   *   S.I. Strong, Henry G. Schermers Fellow, HIIL/NIAS, University of Missouri (USA)
The three-day event will be held June 20-22, 2012, at the NIAS site in Wassenaar, twenty minutes outside of the Hague.  The events are free to the public, but registration is required.  For more information on the event, including the full programme for both the Schermers workshop and works in progress event, see the HiiL website at: http://www.hiil.org/events/hiil-nias-workshop-collective-redress.  Questions may also be directed to Professor S.I. Strong at strongsi@missouri.edu<mailto:strongsi@missouri.edu>.

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