Human Rights and Non-State Actors: Extra-territorial enforcement through domestic (tort) law

The presentation will focus on the potential enforcement of international human rights standards against non-state actors through the domestic legal systems of member States. Within these systems, there may be different avenues for enforcing international human rights standards, not all of which will rely on the narrative and legal framework of ‘human rights’, or what can be described as a ‘rights narrative’.
Instead they may, depending on the circumstances of the case, rely on the narrative of tort law in the context of conflicts of law. The international human rights standards will then be applied indirectly in the sense that they will inform the interpretation and application of the tort law principles in question.