Cornell University

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International Labor Law Panel Discussion

April 19, Ithaca Campus

An event organized by the Cornell Law School and the ILR Labor and Employment Law Program.

The panelists for this discussion include:
Mark Rowlinson - Canadian Labor Law
Natacha Thys - Alien Tort Claims Act Litigation
Prof Lance Compa - International Law Critique of Domestic Labor Law

Date: Wednesday, April 19
Time: 4:00pm - 6:00 pm
Venue: 280 Ives Hall (Doherty Lounge)

Mark Rowlinson, lawyer with the United Steelworkers Union in Toronto, Canada will discuss Canadian labor law and how it is distinguishable from U.S. labor law, address current issues affecting Canadian workers and comment on the NAFTA labor side agreement cases with which he has been involved.

Natacha Thys from the International Labor Rights Fund (ILRF) will address the Alien Tort Claims Act litigation that ILRF has pursued and its effectiveness in redressing significant human rights violations against workers abroad.

Lance Compa, Cornell ILR, will critique domestic labor law and its limitations from an international law perspective as well as comment on his tenure with the NAFTA Labor Commission and NAALC cases under NAFTA.

For more information please contact Angela Cornell (



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