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ICLQ Annual Lecture 2020

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The Annual ICLQ Lecture this year will be based on the paper 'Modern Slavery: Uncovering and Bridging the Gap'  by Professor Philippa Webb and Dr Rosana Garciandia, both of King's College London.

The article examines the phenomenon of slavery - prohibited by international law for more than a century, yet contemporary forms currently affect more than 40 million people - from the perspective of the responsibility of the State which has been largely overlooked as a perpetrator in modern analysis.

The event, chaired by ICLQ Editor in Chief Professor Sir Malcolm Evans OBE KCMG, will also provide the opportunity to present the 2020 Young Scholar Award to Dr Benoit Mayer of the Chinese University of Hong Kong, for his article "Climate Assessment as an Emerging Obligation Under Customary International Law" in Vol 68(2). Dr Mayer will present his article and his wider research in conversation with Professor Evans, and will be given a certificate along with £250 worth of Cambridge University Press titles of his choice.

The Lecture will be followed by a Drinks Reception, generously sponsored by Cambridge University Press, who publish the ICLQ.


Professor Sir Malcolm Evans OBE KCMG, Editor in Chief (Joint) of the International and Comparative Law Quarterly, University of Bristol


  • Professor Philippa Webb, King's College London
  • Dr Rosana Garciandia, King's College London

Young Scholar Prize Winner

Dr Benoit Mayer, Chinese University of Hong Kong

Event convened by Anna Riddell-Roberts, ICLQ Managing Editor, British Institute of International and Comparative Law. 

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This event offers the equivalent of 2 CPD hours.


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