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ICLQ Annual Lecture 2023: Sovereignty Fictions in the United Kingdom's Trade Agenda (Hybrid)

Date: 14 March 2023

Time: 17.30 - 19 (UK time) Followed by a reception at BIICL

Venue: British Institute of International and Comparative Law, London and Online

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Event Details

Chair 

Professor Sir Malcolm Evans KCMG OBE

Speakers

  • Professor Clair Gammage, Exeter University 
  • Professor Phil Syrpis, Bristol University

 
This year's ICLQ Annual Lecture will be given by Professor Clair Gammage of Exeter University and Professor Phil Syrpis of Bristol University and is based on their article 'Sovereignty Fictions in the United Kingdom's Trade Agenda'published in Vol 71(3) ICLQ.

This highly topical article tackles a 'contemporary puzzle in international law: the UK's withdrawal from the European Union', through the conceptual framework of sovereignty fictions. The authors shine a light on the fundamental disconnect between the absolutist sovereignty popularised in the UK government's political rhetoric throughout the Brexit process and the concept of regulatory sovereignty that underpins the UK's future trading strategy. Through reference to EU law and practice, these competing sovereignty paradigms are analysed to highlight the opportunities and challenges the UK will face going forward as an independent trade actor.

The event is convened by Anna Riddell-Roberts, ICLQ Managing Editor

Join in the conversation @ICLQ_jnl #iclqannuallecture

Early Career Prize

The event, chaired by Professor Sir Malcolm Evans KCMG OBE, will also provide the opportunity to present this year's Early Career Prize to Ms Frances Anggadi, for her article 'What States say and do about Legal Stability and Maritime Zones, and why it matters' Ms Anggadi will present her article and her wider research in conversation with Sir Malcolm and will be presented with a certificate along with £250 worth of Cambridge University Press books of her choice.

Pricing and Registration

Event format: This is a hybrid event which will be hosted  in person at the BIICL office in Russell Square, London and online.

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CPD Information

This event offers the equivalent of 2 CPD hours.

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