Justice Mbuyiseli Madlanga
Constitutional Court of South Africa
Join the Government Procurement Law Program and International and Comparative Law Program for a conference on human rights issues arising in the context of public procurement, featuring panel discussions, a workshop for students, and a luncheon keynote by Justice Mbuyiseli Madlanga of the Constitutional Court of South Africa. Professor Ralph Steinhardt, Lobingier Professor of Comparative Law and Jurisprudence, will moderate the first panel. Jessica Tillipman, Assistant Dean of Field Placement, will moderate the second panel.
10 am: Welcome Remarks
10:05 am: Human rights issues are acute in various public procurement environments – what are the state, corporate, and individual interests?
- Ralph Steinhardt, Lobingier Professor of Comparative Law & Jurisprudence, Co-Founder, GW-Oxford Programme in International Human Rights Law (moderator)
- Agnieszka Fryszman, Cohen Milstein
- John Morrell, Center for International Private Enterprise
- Martina Vandenberg, Human Trafficking Legal Center
11:15 am: Break
11:25 am: What frameworks and regulations are in place to address corruption and human rights issues in public procurement?
- Jessica Tillipman, Assistant Dean of Field Placement and Senior Editor,The FCPA Blog (moderator)
- Benedetta Audia, United Nations
- Diomedes Berroa, World Bank
- Jun Jin, USAID
12:45 pm: Luncheon hosted by Dean Blake Morant
- Keynote Address: The role of courts in protecting public funds and holding persons and institutions accountable
- Justice Mbuyiseli Madlanga, Constitutional Court of South Africa (invited)
2:30 pm: Student Scholarly Presentations
Students present their papers to Justice Mbuyiseli Madlanga, Professor Christopher Yukins, Lynn David Research Professor in Government Law, and Professor Joshua Schwartz, E.K. Gubin Professor of Government Contracts Law.