Law, Globalization and the Transnational Sphere
In 2012, the Minerva Center for Human Rights at Tel Aviv University launched its special project Law, Globalization and the Transnational Sphere. The project brings together senior and junior scholars from Israel and abroad to explore the challenges posed by globalization for legal theory.
The project places particular emphasis on the human rights responsibilities of multinational corporations, and the role played by transnational litigation and networks of NGOs in promoting human rights, as private actors and private law become central to human rights activism in the globalization era. A central component of this project has been the Forum on Law, Globalization and the Transnational Sphere, that meets monthly under various formats to discuss work in progress and legal developments in this area.
In addition, the project has encouraged research by junior scholars through the creation of a research group, research grants and a workshop; and the funding of annual international conferences for young scholars held at Tel Aviv University. The project also initiated two international conferences held at Tel Aviv University, "Corporate Liability for Human Rights Violations" in 2012, and "Judging Human Rights Violations: Pondering Past and Future after Kiobel," in 2013.
A list of research grants awarded as part of the project can be found here.