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British Influences on International Law

Event Details

Time: 16:30-20:00 (registration from 16:00)

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

2015 marks the 100th anniversary of the foundation of the Grotius Society, one of two societies which joined in 1958 to form the British Institute for International and Comparative Law. To celebrate this anniversary, BIICL, in collaboration with Brill/Martinus Nijhoff is undertaking a two year project examining British influences in International Law. This event is part of that project and brings together experts from a variety of fields to discuss British Influences on International Law.


  • Phillip Allott (Professor Emeritus of International Public Law, University of Cambridge)
  • Merris Amos (Reader in Human Rights Law, Department of Law, Queen Mary University of London)
  • Sir Franklin Berman (Chairman of the Board of Trustees, BIICL)
  • Matt Garrod (Lecturer in Law, Sussex Law School, University of Sussex)
  • Dame Rosalyn Higgins (President of BIICL)
  • Kate Jones, Director (Oxford University Foreign Service Programme)
  • Kasey McCall Smith (Lecturer in Public International Law, University of Edinburgh)
  • Yoriko Otomo (Law Lecturer, SOAS)
  • Mario Prost (Senior Lecturer, Keele University)
  • Nigel Rodley (Chair of the Human Rights Centre, School of Law, University of Essex)
  • Arman Sarvarian (Lecturer in Law, University of Surrey)

Join in the Conversation @BIICL #BritishInfluences

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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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