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Application of International Humanitarian Law by Domestic and International Courts

Event Details

Time: 17:30-19:00

Venue: British Institute of International and Comparative Law, Charles Clore House, 17 Russell Square, London WC1B 5JP

International humanitarian law (IHL) is seen as a branch of international law with a specific and comprehensive legal framework, however, without a strong judicial framework for the enforcement and implementation of IHL norms. Nevertheless, domestic and international courts and tribunals have started acting as a "long arm" of IHL in an increasing number of cases. The seminar will explore the use of IHL by domestic and international judiciary bodies and the interaction between domestic and international perspectives on IHL.

The event will be followed by a drinks reception.

Keynote speaker:

  • Andrew Cayley CMG QC, Temple Garden Chambers, and former International Co-Prosecutor of the Khmer Rouge Tribunal in Cambodia


  • Dr Veronika Fikfak, University of Cambridge
  • Associate Professor Marko Milanović, University of Nottingham
  • Solon Solomon, King's College London Dickson Poon School of Law


  • Cathy Adams, Foreign and Commonwealth Office

Event convened by Dr Andraz Zidar, Dorset Senior Research Fellow in Public International Law

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CPD Accreditation

This event is accredited with 1.5 CPD hours.

Pricing and Registration

BIICL Members:

  • Individual - £40
  • Full-time Academic - £25
  • Full-time Student - £15


  • Individual - £70
  • Full-time Academic - £45
  • Full-time Student - £25

N.B. The Academic rate also applies to staff of government and non-profit organisations.

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