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The Duty of States to Cooperate in International Law: 30th Annual SLS/BIICL Workshop

Date: 29 November 2021

Time: 12.00 - 17.15 (UK Time)

Venue: Online

Organised with the Society of Legal Scholars 

Event Details

This year's annual BIICL/SLS Workshop on the Theory of International Law will focus on the duty of States to cooperate in International Law. This touches upon related rules such as the legal equality of States, due diligence, good faith and transboundary harm. 

The overarching theme of the workshop is to evaluate the authority and specificity of the duty to cooperate and its related rules in light of the past twenty years of State practice.

Panels will discuss general rules and processes of cooperation as well as cooperation in specific fields including global health law, the law of the sea and human rights.

Keynote Address:

Tim Eicke, Judge, European Court of Human Rights

Concluding Remarks:

Therese O'Donnell, Strathclyde University


  • Danae Azaria, University College London
  • Jean-Pierre Gauci, BIICL
  • Alexander Gilder, Royal Holloway University and SLS
  • Kristin Hausler, BIICL
  • Arman Sarvarian, University of Surrey and SLS


  • Katja Achermann, University of Cambridge
  • Rebecca Barber, TC Beirne School of Law
  • Rebecca Brown, University of Cambridge
  • Meghan Campbell, University of Birmingham
  • Craig Eggett, Maastricht University
  • Anika Havaldar, Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer
  • Meltem Ineli-Ciger, Suleyman Demirel University
  • Eleni Karageorgiou, Lund University
  • David Ong, Nottingham Trent University
  • Yinying Qiu, Southwest Forestry University of China
  • Otto Spijkers, Wuhan University
  • Dr Nik Feith Tan, Danish Institute for Human Rights
  • Constantinos Yiallourides, BIICL
  • Rafael Zelesco Barretto, Brazilian Naval War College

Download the Programme 

Playlist of video recordings 

Join in the conversation @BIICL @LegalScholars
#Cooperation #InternationaLaw

Pricing and Registration

This event is fully booked. 

CPD Information

This event offers the equivalent of 4CPD hours.


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