07 May 2013

DISCUSSION: International Financial Institution Dispute Resolution Mechanisms to Resolve Environmental/Social Issues


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International Financial Institution Dispute Resolution Mechanisms to Resolve Environmental / Social Issues
A free, non-CLE brown bag program proudly presented by
ABA Section of International Law
International Environmental Law Committee
Cosponsored by
International Human Rights Committee
and
International Investment and Development Committee


in cooperation with
George Washington University (GWU) Law School
Tuesday, May 14, 2013
12:30 PM - 2:00 PM US EDT

In Person or by Webcast Only
George Washington University Law School
Jacob Burns Moot Court Room (Room L101)
2000 H Street, NW
Washington, DC 20052
What happens when local conflicts arise around development projects supported by international financial institutions? This lunch time brown bag panel discussion will feature three speakers, each one directly responsible for implementing processes to address environmental and social issues related to projects sponsored by their respective institution. The presentation for each speaker will be 20 minutes and will discuss a specific dispute resolution case involving environmental or social issues from start to finish. The final 30 minutes of the program is allocated for audience member participation via Q&A and further discussion of the topic.
Speakers:
  • Keith Kozloff, Director, Overseas Private Investment Corporation (OPIC), Office of Accountability
  • Isabel Lavadenz Paccieri, Project Ombudsperson, Inter-American Development Bank (IDB), Independent Consultation and Investigation Mechanism (ICIM)
  • Meg Taylor, Vice President, International Finance Corporation (IFC)/ Multilateral Investment Guarantee Agency (MIGA), Compliance Advisor Ombudsman (CAO)

Moderator:
  • Alicia Cate, Attorney-Adviser, U.S. Department of State

This brown bag program is free and open to the public.

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