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Public International Law Discussion Group

About the Group

The Public International Law Discussion Group at the University of Oxford hosts a weekly speaker event and light lunch at All Souls College, Oxford. Topics involve contemporary and challenging issues in international law. Speakers include distinguished international law practitioners, academics, and legal advisers from around the world.

The group typically meets each Thursday during Oxford terms in the Old Library at All Souls, with lunch commencing at 12:30, the speaker commencing at 12:50 and concluding by 1:30, allowing about 20 minutes for questions and discussion. Attendance and lunch at these events is free and no RSVP is necessary. Practitioners, academics and students from within and outside the University of Oxford are all welcome.

 

Convenors: Kate Mitchell, Ryan Manton

Senior member: Catherine Redgwell

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Previous Group Events


December 2014

Guantanamo Bay: Some Public International Law Issues Arising in the 9/11 Trials
Speaker: Professor Andrew Clapham, Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies, Geneva / Geneva Academy of International Humanitarian Law and Human Rights.
All Souls College The Old Library at 12:30

November 2014

The UN's obligation to investigate disappearances and killings in Kosovo: the work of the Kosovo Human Rights Advisory Panel
Speaker: Professor Christine Chinkin, London School of Economics
All Souls College The Old Library at 12:30
A perspective on the rule of law and role of international lawyers
Speaker: Chanaka Wickremasinghe, Foreign and Commonwealth Office
All Souls College The Old Library at 12:30
A problem of interpretation’: The ICJ’s approach to the constituent instruments of international organizations
Speaker: Peter Quayle, European Bank for Reconstruction & Development & Uni Notre Dame, London Law Centre
All Souls College The Old Library
‘A problem of interpretation’: The ICJ’s approach to the constituent instruments of international organizations
Speaker: Peter Quayle, European Bank for Reconstruction and Development and University of Notre Dame, London Law Centre
All Souls College The Old Library at 12:30
Independence referendums and putative citizenship - the Scottish referendum in a global perspective
Speaker: Dr Ruvi Ziegler, University of Reading
All Souls College The Old Library at 12:30

October 2014

A Sceptic's Guide to Legitimate Expectations in International Investment Law: Revisiting the Sources
Speaker: Dr Martins Paparinskis, UCL
All Souls College The Old Library at 12:30
Whose Convention is it anyway? Addressing the facts and myths around the Human Rights Act
Speaker: Kirsty Brimelow QC, Doughty Street Chambers
All Souls College The Old Library at 12:30
Rule of Law at the international level - still relevant?
Speaker: Ambassador Patricia O'Brien, Permanent Mission of Ireland to the United Nations and other International Organisations at Geneva, Former UN Legal Counsel and Under Secretary-General for Legal Affairs
All Souls College The Wharton Room at 12:30

May 2014

Controlling International Organizations: Between Function and Virtue?
Speaker: Professor Jan Klabbers, University of Helsinki
All Souls College The Old Library at 12:30
Arbitrary Detention in International Law
Speaker: Professor Mads Andenas , University of Oslo
All Souls College The Old Library at 12:30
The International Court of Justice's Approach to Injuries Suffered by Individuals
Speaker: Judge Giorgio Gaja, International Court of Justice
All Souls College The Old Library at 12:30
The effect of investment treaty arbitration on WTO dispute settlement: Tobacco plain packaging disputes and beyond
Speaker: Dr Anastasios Gourgourinis, University of Athens
Oxford Law Faculty The Cube (change of venue for Week 1 only) at 12:30

April 2014

Careers in Public International law - hosted by Public International Law Group
Speaker: Amy Roebuck Frey, Kate Jones & Emanuela-Chiara Gillard, Chair: Dapo Akande
Oxford Law Faculty The Cube at 17:00

March 2014

Are Arbitrators Political?
Speaker: Dr M Waibel, University of Cambridge
All Souls College The Old Library at 12:30
Whaling: the Gordian knot of animal rights and cultural diversity
Speaker: Professor M Fitzmaurice, Queen Mary University of London
All Souls College The Old Library at 12:30

February 2014

Trashed, or treasured? Which will be the fate of international dispute resolution?
Speaker: The Honorable Charles N Brower, 20 Essex Street
All Souls College The Old Library at 12:30
Culture Clashes in International Criminal Law
Speaker: Professor E van Sliedregt, VU University of Amsterdam
All Souls College The Old Library at 12:30
Do Dead Civilians have Human Rights? International Legal Obligations towards Civilian Casualties in Armed Conflict
Speaker: Professor S Breau, University of Reading
All Souls College The Old Library at 12:30
International Law and the Emergence of Mercantile Capitalism: Grotius to Smith
Speaker: Professor M Koskenniemi, University of Helsinki
All Souls College The Old Library at 12:30

January 2014

What is an International Crime?
Speaker: Professor K J Heller, SOAS/ University of Melbourne
All Souls College The Old Library at 12:30
International law and foreign policy: some practical questions
Speaker: Mr Qudsi Rasheed, Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO)
All Souls College The Old Library at 12:30

December 2013

The Contemporary Significance of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights
Speaker: Professor William Schabas, Middlesex University
All Souls College The Old Library at 12:30

November 2013

Factors that Explain Integration and Fragmentation Among International Courts
Speaker: Dr Philippa Webb, King's College London
All Souls College The Old Library at 12:30
The Concept of Public Body in the Agreement on Subsidies and Countervailing Measures: Questioning the Public/Private Divide in WTO Law
Speaker: Dr Gregory Messenger, University of Oxford
All Souls College The Old Library at 12:30
Business and Human Rights: Voluntary Expectations or Legal Obligations?
Speaker: Professor R McCorquodale, British Institute of International and Comparative Law (Director); University of Nottingham
All Souls College The Old Library at 12:30
Book Launch: The Law of State Immunity, Third Edition (OUP)
Speaker: Lady Fox QC, Dr Philippa Webb and Dapo Akande
Oxford Law Faculty The Cube at 17:30
Communicative Justice and International Criminal Law: Re-thinking the Rationale for International Criminal Justice and Jurisdiction
Speaker: Dr D Guilfoyle, University College London
All Souls College The Old Library at 12:30

October 2013

An Argentine Warship in the Ghanaian Courts: a Drama of State Immunity and Public Policy
Speaker: Professor M Mendelson QC, Blackstone Chambers
All Souls College The Old Library at 12:30
The Security Council in Global Public Law: the Case for the International Ombudsperson
Speaker: Dr Devika Hovell, LSE
All Souls College The Old Library at 12:30
Sovereignty in Foreign Investment Law
Speaker: Professor J Viñuales, University of Cambridge
All Souls College The Old Library at 12:30

May 2013

Investment Arbitration and the Philosophy of Property
Speaker: Professor Zachary Douglas, Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies
New College Lecture Room 6 at 12:30
The United States and International Law: Drones and Other Challenges for the Obama Administration’s Second Term
Speaker: Mr John Bellinger III, Former Legal Adviser to the U.S. State Department
All Souls College Old Library at 20:30
International Law in the Long 1990s: Notes Towards an Investigation
Speaker: Dr Akbar Rasulov, University of Glasgow
New College Lecture Room 6 at 12:30
Democratic Statehood in International Law
Speaker: Dr Jure Vidmar, University of Oxford
New College Lecture Room 6 at 12:30

April 2013

The (In)applicability of the Prohibition on the Use of Force to International Organizations
Speaker: Dr Sarah Heathcote, Australian National University
New College Lecture Room 6 at 12:30

March 2013

Judging At Home and Abroad
Speaker: Judge Kenneth Keith, International Court of Justice
Oxford Law Faculty The Cube at 15:00

February 2013

Neither Common or Civil: Principles of Liability in International Criminal Law
Speaker: Professor Robert Cryer, University of Birmingham
New College Lecture Room 6 at 12:30
Reducing Genocide to Law: Definition, Meaning, and the Ultimate Crime
Speaker: Professor Payam Akhavan, McGill University
New College Lecture Room 6 at 12:30
International Law as Law at Last
Speaker: Professor Philip Allott, University of Cambridge
New College Lecture Room 6 at 12:30
The Investment Treaty System as Judicial Review: Some Remarks on its Nature, Scope and Standards
Speaker: Dr Federico Ortino, King’s College London
New College Lecture Room 6 at 12:30

January 2013

Self-Defense Against an Imminent or Actual Armed Attack by Nonstate Actors
Speaker: Sir Daniel Bethlehem, Former Legal Adviser to the Foreign and Commonwealth Office
New College Lecture Room 6 at 12:30
Transnational Organized Crime at Sea
Speaker: Dr Efthymios Papastavridis, Academy of Athens
New College Lecture Room 6 at 12:30
The Articles on the Responsibility of International Organizations: Magnifying the Fissures in the Law of International Responsibility
Speaker: Professor Jean d'Aspremont, University of Manchester
New College Lecture Room 6 at 12:30

November 2012

The relations between jus ad bellum and jus in bello: independence versus conflation
Speaker: Dr V Koutroulis, Visiting Fellow, Lauterpacht Centre for International Law
New College Lecture Room 6 at 12:45
Title to be confirmed
Speaker: Dr A Lang, Reader in Law, LSE
New College Lecture Room 6 at 12:45
Immunities and Extradition: The Curious Case of Khurts Bat
Speaker: Dr R O'Keefe, Senior Lecturer in Law, University of Cambridge
New College Lecture Room 6 at 12:45
The Legality of the STL’s Establishment and Reviewability of SC Resolutions
Speaker: Mr J Jones, Doughty Street Chambers
New College Lecture Room 6 at 12:45
Is the Rome Statute Binding on Individuals?
Speaker: Dr M Milanovic, Lecturer in Law, University of Nottingham
New College Lecture Room 6 at 12:45

October 2012

The Independence of Scotland
Speaker: Professor J Crawford, Whewell Professor of International Law, University of Cambridge
New College Lecture Room 6 at 12:45
Are investments still protected under Intra-EU BITs?
Speaker: Mr D Reed , Partner, International Arbitration Division, Arnold & Porter
New College Lecture Room 6 at 12:45
Mr. Salomon and M. Diallo: Personality and Protection in International Law
Speaker: Professor H Thirlway, Former Principal Legal Secretary, International Court of Justice
New College Lecture Room 6 at 12:45

May 2012

Domestic Application of Treaties
Speaker: Professor David Sloss, Santa Clara University
New College Lecture Room 6 at 12:30
Customary Law in the International Criminal Tribunals
Speaker: Judge Theodor Meron, International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia
New College Lecture Room 6 at 12:30
International criminal tribunals: Experiments? Works in progress? Institutions that are here for good? A practitioner's view
Speaker: Sir Geoffrey Nice QC, Temple Garden Chambers
New College Lecture Room 6 at 12:30
International Law and the Use of Force: What Happens in Practice?
Speaker: Sir Michael Wood KCMG, 20 Essex Street; International Law Commission; Lauterpacht Centre for International Law
New College Lecture Room 6 at 12:30

April 2012

Tackling Torture through Prevention: the experience of the Optional Protocol to the UN Convention against Torture
Speaker: Professor Malcolm D Evans, University of Bristol
New College Lecture Room 6 at 12:30

March 2012

International Energy Law for the 21st Century
Speaker: Professor Catherine Redgwell, Professor of International Law, UCL
New College Room 6 at 12:30
State Responsibility for International Terrorosim
Speaker: Dr Kimberley Trapp, College Lecturer in Law, Newnham College, Cambridge
New College Room 6 at 12:30

February 2012

The Jurisdictional Immunities case (Germany v Italy) - judicial development of natural law
Speaker: Dr Alexander Orakhelashvili, University of Birmingham
New College Room 6 at 12:30
The Restitution of Removed Cultural Properties: a Historical Precedent
Speaker: Tullio Scovazzi, Professor of International Law, University of Milano-Bicocca, Milan
New College Room 6 at 12:30
Another look at the interpretation of treaties
Speaker: Sir Frank Berman, Visiting Professor in International Law, All Souls College, Oxford
New College Room 6 at 12:30
The Place of National Preferences in International Trade Law
Speaker: Professor DU Ming Michael, Assistant Professor, Law Faculty, Chinese University of Hong Kong
New College Room 6 at 12:30

January 2012

Investment Treaty Arbitration: The (New) Law of State Responsibility?
Speaker: Dr Martins Paparinskis, Junior Research Fellow, Merton College, University of Oxford
New College Room 6 at 12:30
The Role of the International Court of Justice in the Formulation and Development of Fundamental Norms of International Law
Speaker: Vera Gowlland Debbas, Emeritus Professor of Public International Law at the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies in Geneva and a Visiting Professor at University College London
New College Room 6 at 12:30

December 2011

The Autonomy of EU Law and International Human Rights Law
Speaker: Professor Piet Eeckhout, King's College London
New College 6 at 12:30

November 2011

International Law and the Middle East: A Conversation with Ambassador Daniel Taub
Speaker: Ambassador Daniel Taub, Israeli Ambassador to the UK
Oxford
A Political Theory of International Law and Human Rights
Speaker: Professor Bill Bowring, University of London
New College 6 at 12:30
The Presidency of the International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea and the 'National State Extension' Concern
Speaker: Professor Sienho Yee, Fowler Hamilton Visiting Research Fellow, Christ Church, Oxford; Changjiang Xuezhe Professor and Chief Expert, Wuhan University Institute of International Law
New College 6 at 12:30
Military Necessity and International Humanitarian Law
Speaker: Dr Anthony Cullen, University of Leeds
New College 6 at 12:30
Palestine, Statehood and the Challenges of Representation
Speaker: Professor Goodwin-Gill, All Soul's College, University of Oxford
New College 6 at 12:30

October 2011

A Reluctant Guardian? The International Court of Justice and the Concept of 'International Community'
Speaker: Dr Gleider Hernandez, Durham University
New College 6 at 12:30
The Al-Skeini decision of the EuropeanCourt of Human Rights - a Landmark on the Extraterritorial Application of Human Rights Law?
Speaker: Dr Ralph Wilde, University College of London
New College 6 at 12:30
A Mechanism for UN Accountability for Violations of Human Rights: The Kosovo Human Rights Advisory Board
Speaker: Professor Christine Chinkin, London School of Economics
New College 6 at 12:30

May 2011

International Criminal Justice vs. the Arms Trade: Two Elements of Globalization Collide
Speaker: Prof James Stewart, University of British Columbia
New College Lecture Room 6 at 12:30
Bridging the Gap: The International Criminal Court and the State
Speaker: Prof Olympia Bekou, University of Nottingham
New College Lecture Room 6 at 12:30
The Contested Borderland of Foreign Relations Law
Speaker: Prof Campbell McLachlan QC, Victoria University of Wellington
New College Lecture Room 6 at 12:30
More about the Place of Public International Law in the WTO and Vice-Versa: the Recent China - USA Anti-Dumping Dispute
Speaker: Prof Gabrielle Marceau, World Trade Organization
New College Lecture Room 6 at 12:30

March 2011

Human Rights and Root Causes
Speaker: Prof Susan Marks, LSE
New College Lecture Room 6 at 12:30
Diallo in the ICJ: Human Rights Protection and Comparativism
Speaker: Prof Mads Andenas, University of Oslo
New College Lecture Room 6 at 12:30

February 2011

Theater of the Rule of Law
Speaker: Dr Stephen Humphreys, LSE
New College Lecture Room 6 at 12:30
Iraq: An Initial Assessment of the Evidence Generated by the Chilcot Inquiry
Cancelled
Speaker: Prof Marc Weller, University of Cambridge
New College Lecture Room 6 at 12:30
Detention and Counter Terrorism
Speaker: Prof Sir Nigel Rodley, University of Essex
New College Lecture Room 6 at 12:30
WTO Law and Human Rights: Sustainable Development - a Lens through which to Integrate Fragmented Fields
Speaker: Dr Emily Reid, University of Southampton
New College Lecture Room 6 at 12:30

January 2011

Enforcement action in contested waters: legal and policy issues
Speaker: Dr Irini Papanicolopulu
New College Lecture Room 6 at 12:30
The Trials of Samo and Tufft and the Development of International Criminal Law
Speaker: Dr Emily Haslam , University of Kent
New College Lecture Room 6 at 12:30

December 2010

'The Trials of Samo and Tufft and the development of international criminal law'
Speaker: Dr Emily Haslan, University of Kent
New College Lecture Room 6 at 12:30

November 2010

Treaty Interpretation in the WTO: Beyond the Vienna Convention on the Law of Treaties
Speaker: Dr Fiona Smith, University College London
New College Lecture Room 6 at 12:30
The Representations of International Arbitration
Speaker: Professor Emmanuel Gaillard, Shearman&Sterling
New College Lecture Room 6 at 12:30
The Human Rights Committee of the ICCPR and Problems of Implementation : Challenges and Prospects
Speaker: Professor Sandy Ghandhi , University of Reading
New College Lecture Room 6 at 12:30
Not taking International Law seriously: The US Supreme Court in Medellin v Texas
Speaker: Professor Mark Janis, University of Connecticut
New College Lecture Room 6 at 12:30

October 2010

Progressive Development of International Law and its "softer" Codification
Speaker: Professor Mary Footer, University of Nottingham
New College Lecture Room 6 at 12:45
Rethinking the Law of Internal Armed Conflicts
Speaker: Mr Sandesh Sivakuraman, University of Nottingham
New College Lecture Room 6 at 12:45
Some Reflections of Law and Poetry: The Poetry of Judges and the Judges of Poetry
Speaker: Judge Al-Khasawneh, Judge International Court of Justice
New College Lecture Room 6 at 12:45

May 2010

Transnational/Asymmetric Wars and Responsibility
Speaker: Professor Iain Scobbie, SOAS
New College Lecture Room 6 at 1245
International Immunities and Human Rights: Mapping the Contours of an Uneasy Relationship
Speaker: Professor Craig Barker, University of Sussex
New College Lecture Room 6 at 1245
The Idea of Legitimate Authority and the (Democratic) Rule of International Law
Speaker: Mr Steven Wheatley, University of Leeds
New College Lecture Room 6 at 1245

April 2010

Enforcing International Security: What Role for Individual States?
Speaker: Professor Christian Tams, University of Glasgow
New College Lecture Room 6 at 1245

March 2010

Cancelled
New College Lecture Room 6 at 1230
Cancelled
New College Lecture Room 6 at 1230

February 2010

Principles of International Internet Law
Speaker: Robert Uerpmann, University of Regensberg
New College Lecture Room 6 at 1230
The Reception of International Law by the European Court of Justice
Speaker: Anne Thies, University of Reading
New College Lecture Room 6 at 1230
The Interpretation of "Direct Participation in Hostilities"
Speaker: Charles Garraway, British Red Cross
New College Lecture Room 6 at 1230
Agency Costs in International Law
Speaker: Sandeep Gopalan, National University of Ireland Maynooth
New College Lecture Room 6 at 1230

January 2010

Necessity in International Economic Law
Speaker: Asif Qureshi, University of Manchester
New College Lecture Room 6 at 1230
The International Humanitarian Law Implications of Peacekeepers Vested with Enforcement Powers
Speaker: James Sloan, University of Glasgow
New College Lecture Room 6 at 1230

December 2009

The European Court of Human Rights: The First Half-Century
Speaker: Dr Ed Bates , University of Southampton
New College Lecture Room 6 at 12:45

November 2009

Prosecuting Indonesian War Crimes in Portuguese Timor: The International Legal Protection of Journalists in Armed Conflict
Speaker: Dr Ben Saul , University of Sydney
New College Lecture Room 6 at 12:45
Jurisdiction Over Foreign Armed Forces: Examining the Calipari/Lozano Case
Speaker: Dr Aurel Sari , University of Exeter
New College Lecture Room 6 at 12:45
Hague Academy of International Law Information Session AND The Special Tribunal for Lebanon
Speaker: Professor Yves Daudet , Secretary-General, Hague Academy of International Law
New College Lecture Room 6 at 12:30
The Security Council, The Security Imperative, and International Law
Speaker: Professor Nigel White , University of Nottingham
New College Lecture Room 6 at 12:45

October 2009

Lauterpacht's Method
Speaker: Dr Patrick Capps , University of Bristol
New College Lecture Room 6 at 12:45
The Accountability of International Organisations: The Role of Civil Society
Speaker: Ms Treasa Dunworth , University of Auckland
New College Lecture Room 6 at 12:45
Prospects and Challenges in International Criminal Justice
Speaker: Judge Philippe Kirsch , Judge ad hoc, International Court of Justice
New College Lecture Room 6 at 12:45

May 2009

International Organisations and Human Rights
Speaker: Dr Guglielmo Verdirame, University of Cambridge and 20 Essex St
New College Lecture Room 6 at 12:30
The International Criminal Court's Early Practice: Building Legitimacy?
Speaker: Professor Robert Cryer, University of Birmingham
New College Lecture Room 6 at 12:30
The exclusionary rule of evidence: Art 3 ECHR and Art 15 CAT
Speaker: Mr Raza Husain, Matrix Chambers
New College Lecture Room 6 at 12:30

April 2009

Maxims of Public International Law in the Jurisprudence of the Yugoslavia Tribunal
Speaker: Dr Jan Nemitz, International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia
New College Lecture Room 6 at 12:30

March 2009

Recent Developments in International Environmental Law: A Subject Comes of Age?
Speaker: Prof. Alan Boyle, University of Edinburgh
New College Lecture Room 6 at 15:15
International Law in the Case-Law of the ECtHR
Speaker: Judge Ineta Ziemele, European Court of Human Rights
New College Lecture Room 6 at 12:30

February 2009

Understanding the international territorial administration accountability deficit: Trusteeship and the legitimacy of international organizations
Speaker: Dr. Ralph Wilde , UCL
New College Lecture Room 6 at 12:30
Legal Implications of the Kosovo Declaration of Independence
Speaker: Prof. Kaiyan Homi Kaikobad, Brunel University
New College Lecture Room 6 at 12:30
Insolvent States
Speaker: Dr. Michael Waibel , University of Cambridge
New College Lecture Room 6 at 12:30
Reading and Rereading the Caroline Correspondence, 1838-1842
Speaker: Mr. Dino Kritsiotis, University of Nottingham
New College Lecture Room 6 at 12:30

January 2009

Recent Developments in WTO Dispute Settlement (And Anything Else You Ever Wanted to Know About the WTO)
Speaker: Mr. Bruce Wilson , Legal Affairs Division, World Trade Organization Secretariat
New College Lecture Room 6 at 12:30
International Climate Change Policy: Precepts for US Foreign Policy
Speaker: Prof. Daniel Bodansky, University of Georgia
New College Lecture Room 6 at 12:30

December 2008

Combating Modern Piracy: International and Regional Responses
Speaker: Dr D Guilfoyle, UCL
New College Lecture Room 6 at 12:30

November 2008

The Emergence of General Principles of Procedure in International Adjudication
Speaker: Dr Chester Brown, Foreign and Commonwealth Office
New College Lecture Room 6 at 12:30
Revisiting the Element of Practice in Customary International Law
Speaker: Prof F Pazartzis, University of Athens
New College Lecture Room 6 at 12:30
The Enforcement of Investment Awards in National Courts
Speaker: Prof A Reinisch, University of Vienna
New College Lecture Room 6 at 12:30
Geopolitical Context and Some Legal Aspects of the Georgia-Russia War of 2008
Speaker: Prof R Mullerson, Kings College London
New College Lecture Room 6 at 12:30

October 2008

Litigation over Marine Resources: Perspectives from Australian Experience
Speaker: Dr N Klein, Macquarie University
New College Lecture Room 6 at 12:30
Questions and Answers on
Cancelled
Speaker: Prof HH Koh, Yale Law School
New College Lecture Room 6 at 12:30
Towards a Europeanisation of International Law?
Speaker: Prof J Wouters, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven
New College Lecture Room 6 at 12:30
The Contribution of EU Practice to International Law
Speaker: Prof F Hoffmeister, European Commission Legal Service; Vrije Universiteit Brussel
New College Lecture Room 6 at 12:30

May 2008

Sovereignty Disputes and Protection of Natural Resources in Armed Conflict
Speaker: Dr P Okowa, Queen Mary (University of London)
New College Lecture Room 6 at 12:30
Supranational Review of Domestic Courts in NAFTA
Speaker: Prof J Westbrook, University of Texas at Austin
Institute of European and Comparative Law Seminar Room C at 12:30
Attribution of Collective Conduct to States and International Organizations in Light of Behrami and Al Jeddah
Speaker: Prof J Crawford, University of Cambridge
New College Lecture Room 6 at 18:00
The Role of the International Lawyer in the Diplomatic Service
Speaker: J Wessblad-Hardh, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Sweden
New College Lecture Room 6 at 12:30

April 2008

Holding the UN Security Council Accountable for violations through Domestic and Regional Courts: A Case of be Careful what you wish for?
Speaker: Prof E de Wet, University of Amsterdam
New College Lecture Room 6 at 12:30

March 2008

Impermissible Reservations Revisited: A View from the International Law Commission
Speaker: Professor G Gaja, Member of the International Law Commission, Judge ad hoc ICJ, University of Florence
New College Lecture Room 6 at 12:30

February 2008

Participation of Civil Society in Environmental Justice
Speaker: Professor M Fitzmaurice, Queen Mary, University of London
New College Lecture Room 6 at 12:30
International Law, the Bancoult Litigation and the Prospect of Resettling the Chagos Islands
Speaker: Mr S Allen, Brunel University
New College Lecture Room 6 at 12:30
International Financial Institutions before National Courts
Speaker: Mr J Wurm, EMLE, University of Vienna, Associate Editor ILDC
New College Lecture Room 6 at 12:30
The United Nations
Speaker: Professor A Aust, Practitioner, Visiting Professor LSE et al
New College Lecture Room 6 at 12:30

January 2008

International Arbitration: A Practitioner's View
Speaker: Mr M Davison & Mr S Nesbitt, Lovells LLP
New College Lecture Room 6 at 12:30
International Law of Foreign Investment: Emerging Chaos or Emerging System?
Speaker: Dr F Ortino, KCL, University of London
New College Lecture Room 6 at 12:30
What Future for the 'Right to Seek Asylum' Fifty Years after the Universal Declaration of Human Rights?
Speaker: Professor G Goodwin-Gill, Senior Research Fellow, All Souls College
New College Lecture Room 6 at 12:30

November 2007

Withdrawal from international investment instruments: the case of Bolivia
Speaker: A. Escobar
New College Lecture Room 6 at 12:30
International Law
Speaker: AV Lowe, University of Oxford
New College Lecture Room 6 at 12:30
The Role of the International Lawyer in International Tribunals
Speaker: M. Zgonec-Rozej
New College Lecture Room 6 at 12:30
Bugs, bags, and breaches of the Vienna Convention on Diplomatic Relations
Speaker: Professor E Denza
New College Lecture Room 6 at 12:30

October 2007

Global Governance and International Law
Speaker: N. Krisch
New College Lecture Room 6 at 12:30
Jurisdicion at Sea: Prospecting and Exploitation of Marine Biological Resources
Speaker: M. Gavouneli
New College Lecture Room 6 at 12:30
Pacta Sunt Servanda
Speaker: C. Tomuschat, Humboldt University Berlin
New College Lecture Room 6 at 12:30

May 2007

The Diplomatic Conference of Geneva of 1949 Revisited: Minimum Protection for Civilians who Have Taken Part in Hostilities in a Combat Zone
Speaker: Dr. Yutaka Arai-Takahashi
New College 6 at 12:30
Accountability: When is a State Answerable for Acts of Individuals?
Speaker: Lady Hazel Fox
New College 6 at 12:30
The International Court of Justice and the Use of Force
Speaker: Judge Bernardo Sepulveda-Amor
New College 6 at 12:30

April 2007

Collective Non-Recognition as a Third-Party Countermeasure
Speaker: Dr. Stefan Talmon
New College 6 at 12:30

March 2007

Customary International Humanitarian Law: Why is it Relevant Today?
Speaker: Professor Louise Doswald-Beck
New College at 12:30
The Social Foundations of Global Governance: International Law through the Lens of Socio-legal Studies
Speaker: Professor Brownen Morgan
New College at 12:30

February 2007

The Role of the Legal Adviser of an International Organisation
Speaker: Dr Edward Kwakwa
New College at 12:30
Accountability of the International Economic Organizations
Speaker: Dr Andres Rigo Sureda
New College at 12:30
Practising Public International Law as a Barrister
Speaker: Mr Wordsworth
New College at 12:30
International Dispute Settlement: Developments and Challenges
Speaker: Professor Maurice Mendelson
New College at 12:30

January 2007

State immunities in the case-law of the European Court of Human Rights
Speaker: Judge Christos Rozakis
New College at 12:30
The United Nations & WMD Non-proliferation Law: Resolution 1540 and the Limits of Chapter VII
Speaker: Professor Daniel Joyner
New College at 12:30

November 2006

'International Law: Is it Fit for Purpose?'
Speaker: Professor Gillian Triggs, The Director of the British Institute of International and Comparative Law
New College Lecture Room 6 at 12:30
"International Law and the Forging of a Multilayered System of Global Governance"
Speaker: Dr. Charlotte Ku, Acting Director of the Lauterpacht Centre for International Law, University of Cambridge
New College Lecture Room 6 at 12:30
"The Dynamics of the International Convention for Elimination of Racial Discrimination: Recent Developments"
Speaker: Professor Linos-Alexandre Sicilianos, The University of Athens
New College Lecture Room 6 at 12:30
The Seductive Idea of “Transformational Military Occupation”
Speaker: Professor Sir Adam Roberts, Balliol College
New College Lecture Room 6 at 12:30
Justice, Reconciliation and Due Process: An Introduction to the History and Case Law of the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda
Speaker: Dr. Suzanne Chenault, International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda
New College Lecture Room 6 at 12:30

October 2006

The American Tradition of International Law'
Speaker: Professor Mark Janis, The University of Iowa College of Law
New College Lecture Room 6 at 12:30
"International Criminal Courts"
Speaker: Judge Inés Mónica Weinberg de Roca, The Presiding Judge of Trial Chamber III of the International CriminalTribunal for Rwanda
New College Lecture Room 6 at 12:30
The Encounter of Japan with the "Community of Civilized Nations"
Speaker: Judge Hisashi Owada, The International Court of Justice
New College Lecture Room 6 at 12:30

May 2006

"The Publication Process at Oxford University Press"
Speaker: Mr John Louth, Oxford University Press
New College Lecture Room 6 at 12:30
Careers in International Law: The Role of the International Lawyer in an International Organization
Cancelled
Speaker: Dr Edward Kwakwa, World Intellectual Property Organization
New College Lecture Room 6 at 12:30
"Sovereignty, Corruption and Failed Agreements: International Law and Tropical Forests"
Speaker: Catherine MacKenzie
New College Lecture Room 6 at 12:30
Topic TBA
Cancelled
Speaker: Dr Gerry Simpson, London School of Economics
New College Lecture Room 6 at 12:30
State-Centrism, International Law and the Anxieties of Influence
Speaker: Dr Susan Marks, University of Cambridge
New College Lecture Room 6 at 12:30

April 2006

Some Reflections on the International Law-making Process
Speaker: Professor Alan Boyle, University of Edinburgh
New College Lecture Room 6 at 12:30

March 2006

'The Congo v Rwanda: judgement of the ICJ from the eyes of an ad hoc judge
Speaker: Professor John Dugard, International Law Commission and Leiden University
New College Lecture room 6 at 12:30
International Law in the European Court of Justice
Speaker: Judge Allan Rosas, European Court of Justice
New College Lecture room 6 at 12:30

February 2006

The Recent US-China Currency Dispute in International Law: Trade and Monetary Relations
Speaker: Mr. Charles Proctor, Partner with Bird&Bird, London
New College Lecture room 6 at 12:30
International Litigation concerning the Conflict in the African Great Lakes Region: The Congo-Uganda Case in Context
Speaker: Dr Alexander Orakhelashvili, Jesus College, Oxford
New College Lecture Room 6 at 12:30
What can Iraq, 7/7, Northern Ireland and the Terrorism Bill Teach Us: Building national security and human rights as a counter-terrorism strategy
Speaker: Dr. Rhiannon Talbot, University of Newcastle upon Tyne
New College Lecture Room 6 at 12:30
From Self-Determination of Peoples to Self-Determination of Regimes
Speaker: Professor Achilles Skordas, University of Bristol
New College Lecture room 6 at 12:30

January 2006

The Role of Domestic Courts in the Implementation of International Responsibility
Speaker: Professor Andre Nollkaemper, Universiteit van Amsterdam
New College Lecture room 6 at 12:30
First Cases at the International Criminal Court
Speaker: Professor William Schabas, Irish Centre for Human Rights
New College Lecture room 6 at 12:30

December 2005

Careers in International Law: The Role of the International Lawyer in an International Organization
Cancelled
Speaker: Dr Edward Kwakwa, Legal Counsel at WIPO, formerly at the UNHCR and WTO
New College Lecture Room 6 at 12:30
The Application of International Law by English Courts: Doctrines of Restraint and Non-Justiciability
Speaker: Dr Dapo Akande, (Oxford University, St Peter's College)
New College Lecture Room 6 at 12:30

November 2005

'The New Tribunalism': Liberal Sensibilities in the Age of Adjudication
Speaker: Thomas Skouteris , University of Leiden
New College Lecture Room 6 at 12:30
Careers in International Law: Role of International Lawyer in Private Practice
Speaker: Karyl Nairn and Ana Stanic , Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher and Flom
New College Lecture Room 6 at 12:30
Exploiting the ambiguities of Article 65 of the Law of the Sea Convention: current practice of the International Whaling Convention
Speaker: Prof Patricia Birnie
New College Lecture Room 6 at 12:30
Diplomatic conference on the revision of the Suppression of Unlawful Acts Against the Safety of Maritime Navigation Treaties
Speaker: Dr Rosalie Balkin , IMO
New College Lecture Room 6 at 12:30

October 2005

The Limits of Institutionalism and Pragmatism in International Law - Any Other Way Forward?
Speaker: Prof Anthony Carty, University of Westminster
New College Lecture Room 6 at 12:30
Between legitimacy and efficacy: challenges in international criminal justice
Speaker: Dr Morten Bergsmo , ICC
New College Lecture Room 6 at 12:30
Public International Law in Oxford
Speaker: Members of the PIL Faculty , Oxford University
New College Lecture Room 6 at 12:30

May 2005

Presentation of Works in Progress
Cancelled
Speaker: Oxford Research Students
New College Lecture Room 6 at 12:30
Title to be confirmed
Cancelled
Speaker: Dr Morten Bergsmo, Senior Legal Adviser and Chief of the Legal Advisory Section in the Office of the Prosecutor at the International Criminal Court
New College Lecture Room 6 at 12:30
Violations of Fundamental Norms of International Law and the Exercise of Universal Jurisdiction in Criminal Matters
Speaker: Professor Andreas Zimmerman, Professor of Law and Director of the Walter-Schücking Institute for International Law, University of Kiel
New College Lecture Room 6 at 12:30

April 2005

Careers in PIL: The Role of The International Lawyer in Diplomatic Service
Speaker: Sir Frank Berman QC, Former Legal Adviser to the Foreign and Commonwealth Office
New College Lecture Room 6 at 12:30

March 2005

Title to be confirmed
Speaker: Professor Christine Chinkin, London School of Economics
New College Lecture Room 6 at 12:30
Careers in PIL: Some Personal Reflections
Speaker: Dr Christopher Staker, Barrister, 39 Essex Street Chambers, Formerly Counsel Assisting the Solicitor-General of Australia, Principal Legal Secretary at the ICJ and Senior Appeals Counsel, ICTY
New College Lecture Room 6 at 12:30

February 2005

The international community and international law-making: towards an inclusive international legal system
Speaker: Professor Robert McCorquodale, Head of School, Nottingham University
New College Lecture Room 6 at 12:30
Careers in PIL: The role of the international lawyer in private practice and in NGOs
Speaker: Lorna McGregor; Robert Volterra, Lawyer at REDRESS, a London based NGO which seeks reparation for victims of torture; Partner and head of Public International Law Group at Herbert Smith
New College Lecture Room 6 at 12:30
Human rights without borders: applying human rights treaties beyond state territory
Speaker: Dr Ralph Wilde , University College London
New College Lecture Room 6 at 12:30
International Law and International Relations: The State of the Art and the State of the World
Speaker: Dr Andrew Hurrell , Director of the Centre for International Studies and Fellow of Nuffield College, Oxford
New College Lecture Room 6 at 12:30

January 2005

Corporate Voluntarism and Human Rights: The Adequacy and Effectiveness of Voluntary Self-Regulation Regimes
Speaker: Dr Penelope Simons, Oxford Brookes University
New College Lecture Room 6 at 12:30
This Lawless World: The US, Britain and The Remaking of Global Rules
Speaker: Professor Philippe Sands QC, Matrix Chambers and University College London
New College Lecture Room 6 at 12:30

December 2004

The Security Council and the Use of Force (though not Iraq 2003)
Speaker: Sir Michael Wood KCMG, Legal Adviser, Foreign and Commonwealth Office
New College Lecture Room 6 at 12:30
The Role of the Official Sector in Sovereign Debt Workouts: the Case of Iraq
Speaker: Lee Buchheit, Leading practitioner in sovereign finance and Partner of Cleary, Gottlieb, Steen and Hamilton in New York which has just been selected to advise Iraq on restructuring its external debt
New College Lecture Room 6 at 17:00

November 2004

The Holocaust Restitution Movement
Speaker: Professor Roger Alford, Pepperdine University School of Law, author of a forthcoming book on the Holocaust Restitution Movement and formerly Senior Legal Advisor with the Claims Resolution Tribunal for Dormant Accounts in Switzerland.
New College Lecture Room 6 at 12:30
Global Administrative Law: Accountability, Participation and Judicial Review in Global Governance
Speaker: Dr Nico Krisch, Junior Research Fellow at Merton College
New College Lecture Room 6 at 12:30
Reconciling Economic, Social and Environmental Law for Sustainable Development: The Case of Free Trade Agreements
Speaker: Marie-Claire Cordonier Segger, Oxford D Phil Student and Director of the Centre for International Sustainable Development Law at McGill University
New College Lecture Room 6 at 12:30
Prosecuting Saddam Hussein: The Iraqi Special Tribunal for War Crimes
Speaker: Salem Chalabi, Former Director General of the Tribunal
New College Lecture Room 6 at 12:30

October 2004

Recent Approaches to Torture in English Law
Speaker: Professor Malcolm Evans OBE, Head of Law School, University of Bristol and author of numerous books, chapters and articles on the law relating to torture
New College Lecture Room 6 at 12:30
The Implementation of International Human Rights Standards
Speaker: Chris Sidoti, Director, International Service for Human Rights, Geneva and formerly Australian Human Rights and Equal Opportunities Commissioner
New College Lecture Room 6 at 12:30
The Advisory Opinion of the International Court of Justice on the Legal Consequences of the Construction of a Wall in the Occupied Palestinian Territory
Speaker: Professor Vaughan Lowe and Dr Guy Goodwin-Gill, Professor Lowe is Chichele Professor of Public International Law and was Counsel for Palestine in the proceedings before the International Court of Justice. Dr Goodwin-Gill is Senior Research Fellow at All Souls and was Counsel for Jordan in the proceedings before the International Court of Justice.
New College Lecture Room 6 at 12:30

May 2004

Interdicting Weapons of Mass Destruction at Sea
Speaker: Dr Stefan Talmon, University Lecturer in Public International Law , St Anne’s College, Oxford
New College Lecture Room 6 at 12:15
The International Criminal Court: Some Reservations concerning Amnesties
Speaker: Mr Dwight Newman, DPhil Candidate, St John’s College, Oxford
New College Lecture Room 6 at 12:15
Preparing for the Qualifying Test
Cancelled
Speaker: Postgraduate students and staff
New College Lecture Room 6 at 12:15

April 2004

Publishing a Research Thesis with OUP
Speaker: Mr John Louth, Senior Editor, Academic & Scholarly Law Publishing
New College Lecture Room 6 at 12:15

March 2004

The Emerging International Regime on People Trafficking
Speaker: Ryszard Piotrowitz, University of Wales
New College Lecture Room 6
Topic to be advised
Speaker: Manuel Beccerra, National University of Mexico
New College Lecture Room 6

February 2004

Iraq: the Reckoning
Speaker: Anthony Aust, British Institute of International and Comparative Law
New College Lecture Room 6
Torture in Israel (to be confirmed)
Speaker: Eyal Benvenisti, Tel Aviv University
New College Lecture Room 6
Genocide in International Law (to be confirmed)
Speaker: William Schabas, University of Ireland
New College Lecture Room 6
Proceedings for Revision of Judgments in the ICJ
Speaker: Maurice Mendelson, Blackstone Chambers / University College London
New College Lecture Room 6

January 2004

The Commission on the Limits of the Continental Shelf: Technical Science, Star Chamber, or Quasi-Judicial Tribunal?
Speaker: Robert Volterra, Herbert Smith, London
New College Lecture Room 6
Applying to do a Research Degree in PIL
Speaker: Various
New College Lecture Room 6

November 2003

The Practice of International Arbitration
Speaker: Jan Paulsson, Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer, Paris
New College Lecture Room 6

October 2003

Environmental Necessity in International Law
Speaker: Massimiliano Montini, University of Siena
New College Lecture Room 6
Transnational Legal Process After September 11
Speaker: Harold Koh, Yale University
New College to be announced

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