17th November 2015
Time: 17:30-19:00 (registration from 16:45)
Venue: British Institute of International and Comparative Law, Charles Clore House, 17 Russell Square, London WC1B 5JP
There has been a discernible growth in the number and prominence of procedural challenges in the practice of international courts and tribunals. Fresh examples in pending cases include the alleged leaking of confidential information via secret communications between an arbitrator and an agent in the Croatia v. Slovenia arbitration and the numerous challenges in the ConocoPhillips v. Venezuela arbitration. Although procedural fairness is not a well-explored concept of international law, we are witnessing an energetic expansion of the international judicial function. This includes a remarkable build-up of international courts and tribunals, a steep increase in the number of cases before them and an unprecedented development of their powers.
This seminar discusses the key findings emerging from an edited volume entitled Procedural Fairness in International Courts and Tribunals published by the British Institute of International and Comparative Law in November 2015. These findings will be presented by two of the book editors, Dr Arman Sarvarian (and Dr Filippo Fontanelli), with Judge Ineta Ziemele and Professor Hélène Ruiz Fabri as external commentators. The Institute welcomes all to discuss and debate the role of procedural justice in the work of the international judicial system and the case for and against procedural reform.
The event will be followed by a drinks reception at 19:00.
- Dr Filippo Fontanelli (University of Edinburgh)
- Dr Arman Sarvarian (University of Surrey)
- Professor Hélène Ruiz Fabri (Director of the Max Planck Institute for International, European and Regulatory Procedural Law, Luxembourg)
- Judge Ineta Ziemele (Judge at the Constitutional Court of Latvia and former Judge at the European Court of Human Rights)
- Rodney Dixon QC (Temple Garden Chambers)
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This event is convened by Kristin Hausler, Dorset Senior Research Fellow in Public International Law.
This event is accredited with 1.5 CPD hours.
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