Human Rights and Arbitration


Chancellor Day Hall NCDH 102, 3644 rue Peel, Montreal, QC, H3A 1W9, CA

The Private Justice and the Rule of Law research group and the Centre for Human Rights and Legal Pluralism welcome Prof. Avv. Massimo Benedettelli.


The old wisdom that human rights and arbitration are two unrelated dimensions of legal discourse and practice can be challenged. Indeed, there is increasing evidence that in the era of globalization human rights and arbitration do intersect in the distinct fields of (i) commercial arbitration; (ii) investor-State arbitration; and (iii) tort claims against multinational corporations. This poses novel problems, but also offers additional tools to all parties involved in the resolution of cross-border disputes.

The speaker

Massimo Benedettelli is a Full Professor (professore ordinario) of Law at the Department of Law of the University "Aldo Moro" of Bari, where he holds the Chair of International Law. Tenured since 1994, he also taught Private International Law, International Economic Law, EU Law and European Commercial Law throughout his academic career. Until July 2018, Massimo led the Italian Delegation to the ICC Commission of Arbitration, after which he was named a member of the Court. He is also a member of the Arbitration Council of ACIAM, Atlanta (GA).

From 2001 to 2014, Massimo was a partner at Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer, being a member of both the International Arbitration Group and the Corporate Practice Group. Massimo's professional and academic interests focus on international arbitration, international company law, insolvency law and European law.

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