14th May 2015
Venue: British Institute of International and Comparative Law, Charles Clore House, 17 Russell Square, London WC1B 5JP
Interpretation in international law is usually referred to as an art or a science. These perspectives imply that interpretation is a static exercise, tied to the rules in the Vienna Convention on the Law of Treaties (VCLT). However, in today's international legal reality, characterised by the proliferation of international judicial bodies and a variety of participants before them, such understandings have become too narrow. Although the VCLT remains the primary legal source, there is no doubt that interpretation in international law has become a complex and purposeful process, which involves numerous players (litigators, judges, academics, NGO counsels, legal advisers) who devise various strategies to bring a case to a persuasive conclusion. This event will explore the dynamic understanding of interpretation of international law before international and English courts.
The event will be followed by a drinks reception and networking.
- Professor Andrea Bianchi, Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies, Geneva
- Professor David D. Caron, The Dickson Poon School of Law, King's College London
- Shaheed Fatima, Blackstone Chambers
- Professor Larissa van den Herik, Leiden Law School
- Andrew Cayley CMG QC, Temple Garden Chambers
Convened by Dr Andraz Zidar, Dorset Senior Research Fellow in Public International Law
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