Claes Cronstedt on Arbitration
Podcast, 10 December 2017
By Salil Tripathi, Senior Advisor, Global Issues, IHRB
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The need for an independent arbitration mechanism arises because of the uneven performance of existing options to seek judicial remedy. In many cases victims have had to wait long to get redress, and even then there is no assurance that they will get justice. Court systems are overburdened, and jurisdictional challenges make litigation harder. In this podcast, IHRB’s Salil Tripathi talks to international lawyer Claes Cronstedt who has been leading efforts to establish an arbitration mechanism that can handle complex human rights cases.
Claes Cronstedt is a member of the Swedish bar and a former international partner of Baker & McKenzie. He has been involved in international human rights litigation, in particular the Raoul Wallenberg Case against the USSR. From 2001 to 2014 he was a member of the CSR (Corporate Social Responsibility) Committee of the Council of Bars and Law Societies of Europe. He was a member of the Swedish Committee of the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) Commission on Business in Society (2001-2004) and a trustee of International Alert, London, working with peaceful transformation of violent conflicts (1999-2006). In 2006-2008 he was a member of the International Commission of Jurists’ Expert Legal Panel on Corporate Complicity in International Crimes. He is the founder of the Raoul Wallenberg Academy for Young Leaders.
This podcast is part of a mini-series dedicated to the theme of “Realising Access to Effective Remedy”, as part of IHRB's annual Top 10 Business & Human Rights issues for 2018.