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Procedural Fairness in International Courts and Tribunals

Date: 19th September 2014 - 20th September 2014

Time: 09:00 - 16:00

Venue: University of Surrey, Department Of Law University Of Surrey, GUILDFORD, Surrey, GU2 7XH

Event Details

Venue: Rik Medlik Building, University of Surrey, Guildford

The Surrey International Law Centre, with the support of the Institute of Advanced Studies, the McCoubrey Centre of the University of Hull and the British Institute of International and Comparative Law (BIICL), presents a two-day workshop on the identification of core standards of procedural fairness before international courts and tribunals.

A topical and timely subject for study, the question of procedural fairness entails the identification of fundamental principles inherent to the judicial and arbitral processes. Whilst the manifestation of such core standards of fairness will necessarily diverge according to the particular forum, the workshop aims to identify their essence with reference to the procedural issues arising in practice.

The aim of this workshop is to bring academics and practitioners together to initiate ground-breaking research into this novel topic. The workshop employs a comparative approach whereby participants will analyse the procedures and practices of various international courts and tribunals. It aims to identify patterns of commonality and divergence in the core standards of procedural fairness of international courts and to develop a holistic understanding of the nature of procedural fairness and the challenges to its realisation in the international judicial system.

Main organiser: Dr Arman Sarvarian, School of Law, University of Surrey.

A total of 11 CPD hours have been accredited to this event for barristers and solicitors.


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Fees and Registration

  • Delegate rate: £100
  • Student delegate rate: £50
  • Panellist rate: £50
  • Workshop dinner (including speech by Professor Philippe Sands QC): £50

The workshop committee warmly welcomes all interested persons to participate in the workshop. Interested parties should register by 31 August via the workshop website

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