The Georgetown Global Law Scholars and Lawyers for Corporate Accountability      

cordially invite you to

BIT by BIT: Can Bilateral Investment Treaties Protect Labor and Environmental Rights in the 21st Century?

Wednesday, April 9, 2014 2:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.   

BITs, perhaps the most common economic treaties in modern times, have only recently begun to encompass protections for stakeholders, and there has been some controversy as to whether the protections that have been included are effective.  On April 9, a panel of speakers from a variety of backgrounds will present their thoughts on the challenge of protecting labor and environmental rights through the BIT mechanism and discuss what form of protection offers the best chance of being realistically effective.   

Please join us for what promises to be an engaging examination of an emerging theory that ties together two important facets of modern international law, human rights, and global trade.   

McDonough Hall 205
2:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Ben Beachy, Research Director
Public Citizen's Global Trade Watch

Lee M. Caplan, Partner, International Arbitration and Dispute Resolution
Arent Fox (DC)

Gary Horlick, International Trade Lawyer and Adjunct Professor of Law
Georgetown University Law Center

   Karin Kizer, Attorney Adviser
 Office of the Legal Adviser's Office of Economics and Business, U.S. Department of State

Post Conference Reception
Hart Auditorium Upper Lobby
4:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.

 For more information please contact Adina Appelbaum at with questions.





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