21st March 2016
Time: 18:00-19:00 (Registration from 17:30)
Venue: The Law Society, 113 Chancery Lane, London WC2A 1PL
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The Rt Hon. Lady Justice Arden DBE
Court of Appeal of England and Wales
Distinguished speaker, The Rt Hon Lady Justice Arden, will deliver this year's Annual Grotius Lecture on Monday 21 March at the Law Society. The title of the lecture will be 'Water for All? Developing a Human Right to Water in National and International Law'.
Lady Justice Arden read law at Girton College, Cambridge and at Harvard. After a career at the Bar, she was appointed a Justice of the High Court in 1993, being the first woman judge to be assigned the Chancery Division. From 1996 to January 1999 she was Chairman of the Law Commission of England and Wales. In 2000 she was appointed to the Court of Appeal, the third female judge to do so. She is Head of International Judicial Relations for England and Wales, an ad hoc Judge of the European Court of Human Rights and a member of the Permanent Court of Arbitration in The Hague. She has several honoary degrees. In 2015, she brought out two books, Human Rights and European Law - Building New Legal Orders and Common Law and Modern Society - Keeping Pace with Change (Oxford University Press). Lady Justice Arden is an Advisory to the Board of Trustees of BIICL.
The lecture aims to be both enriching and thought-provoking. It will be of great interest to barristers, solicitors, judges, arbitrators, government officials, intergovernmental officials, academics, students.
The lecture will be chaired by the Right Honourable The Lord Phillips of Worth Matravers KG PC, President of BIICL. Lord Phillips is the immediate past President of the Supreme Court of the United Kingdom. He is a long-term BIICL member, and has been involved in BIICL activities, including its Bingham Centre for the Rule of Law.
There will be a drinks reception and networking after the Lecture, followed by the Annual Grotius Dinner.
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The Lecture is free to all BIICL members, at all levels. Advance registration is essential in order to secure a seat.
- Individual - £35
- Full-time Academic - £25
- Full-time Student - £15
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