Seminar on businesses in situations of conflict

ICIP will be holding a seminar on "Companies in Conflict Situations" in Barcelona on 20 and 21 October to discuss the causes, dynamics and consequences of the participation of businesses in armed conflict. The discussions will analyse the role and responsibilities of businesses in relation to the international arms trade (particularly with regard to the trade in small arms and conventional weapons), the provision of military and security services, and the exploitation of and trade in natural resources.

The seminar, which will be closed to the public, is being organised by Professor Antonio Pigrau, Professor of International Law at Rovira i Virgili University, Professor Bruce Broomhall, a member of the Department of Law at the University of Quebec, and Maria Prandi, researcher at the School for a Culture of Peace of the Autonomous University of Barcelona.