The Future of Extraterritorial Human Rights Obligations (1): Overcoming Dissent and Distrust
Extraterritorial obligations (ETOs) corresponding to human rights remain one of the most controversial and widely debated contemporary issues. Participants of the panel will discuss the future development of ETOs and ways to overcome skepticism and dissent relating to ETOs that still prevail in legal theory and practice. They will address various topical aspects of the theme including (but not limited to) ETOs in the area of socio-economic rights, ETOs relating to asylum policies, investment projects, education and health services, and sustainable development, as well as problems of the realization of ETOs in the time of pandemic. The panel aims to demonstrate that the legal recognition and implementation of ETOs as well as accountability of global actors for their violations of ETOs are essential for increasing people‘s trust to law and legal institutions.