June 20, 2018 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
The Mall
St. James's
London SW1Y 5AH
£5 (non HRLA members)

Interventions in the Supply Chain

6.30pm Wednesday 20 June 2018 – ICA, The Mall, St. James’s, London SW1Y 5AH


Forensic Architecture, ‘The Ali Enterprises Fire, 11 September 2012’, 2018 Sectional view of the Ali Enterprises factory with main lift shaft highlighted. The shaft contained cavities which exacerbated the spread of smoke and fire

Human Rights Lawyers Association and ICA bring together human rights experts to discuss the pursuit of corporate accountability for abuses in their supply chains.

The event will interrogate new methods to promote accountability, from strategic litigation to negotiating private agreements and from advising companies around best practice to developing forensic methods of investigation.

As part of the event, Forensic Architecture will present their analysis of a factory fire in Pakistan in 2012, in which the alleged failure to fulfil safety measures contributed to the death of 260 workers. This will ground the discussion in an understanding of the obstacles and the opportunities when seeking to secure accountability.



Krishnendu Mukherjee

Doughty Street Chambers



Shanta Martin

Leigh Day

Christina Varvia

Forensic Architecture

Jenny Holdcroft

IndustriALL Global Union

Dr Anil Yilmaz-Vastardis

University of Essex


If you are a HRLA member, you can reserve a free place at this event by contacting administrator@hrla.org.uk

Otherwise, please visit ICA’s website to book your tickets.



We are tremendously grateful to our hosts for their support of this event.