February 23, 2017
Uncertain protection: A film screening and discussion of human rights in investment law
The Harvard Law SJD Forum presents Under Rich Earth, the award-winning chronicle of an extraordinary clash between Ecuadorian farmers and company-hired paramilitaries deep in the cloud forest. Together, Under Rich Earth and the related Copper Mesa Mining Corporation v. Republic of Ecuador arbitration decision serve as a vivid case study on the challenges and controversies surrounding investment arbitration, human rights and development.
A panel discussion will follow the screening, featuring David Cordero, Associate Professor at Pontificia Universidad Católica del Ecuador, JSD Candidate at Cornell University; Kaitlin Y. Cordes, Center for Sustainable Investment at Columbia University; Jeswald Salacuse, Distinguished Professor and Henry J. Braker Professor of Law, Tufts University; and Malcolm Rogge, Director of Under Rich Earth and SJD Candidate, Harvard Law School. The discussion will be moderated by Mohammad Hamdy, SJD Candidate, Harvard Law School.
Film screening begins at 4 p.m., followed by the panel discussion from 5:50- 7:30 p.m.