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International Law of Territorial Disputes: Current Issues

Event Details

Time: 16:00 - 19.30 (Registration from 15.30)

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

This event critically engages with legal issues of international dispute settlement as related to territorial disputes. The first panel will focus on the law and practice of the protection of investments in the context of territorial disputes. It will touch upon issues related to treaty succession, foreign direct investments in occupied territories and the rights of investors. The second panel will deal with territorial disputes in the context of the law of the sea and the decisions of the International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea. The speakers, coming from academia and legal practice, will reflect on contemporary issues and challenges as well as the broader trends in the field of international dispute settlement.

This event will be followed by a drinks reception.

Panel 1: Territorial Disputes and Protection of Foreign Investments


  • Professor Yarik Kryvoi, British Institute of International and Comparative Law


  • Dr Tom Grant, Cambridge University
  • Dr Daniel Costelloe, WilmerHale
  • Dr Kate Parlett, 20 Essex Street

Panel 2: Territorial Disputes and the Law of the Sea


  • Professor Alan Boyle, University of Edinburgh


  • Professor Mariko Kawano, Waseda University
  • Alvaro Nistal, Volterra Fietta
  • Professor Richard Barnes, University of Hull
  • Professor Alina Miron, Angers University

This event is convened by Dr. Jean-Pierre Gauci, Research Fellow in Public International Law and Professor Yarik Kryvoi, Senior Research Fellow in International Economic Law and Director of the Investment treaty Forum.

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This event is part of the 2017 Arthur Watts Public International Law seminar series, sponsored by

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This event offers the equivalent of 3.5 CPD hours.

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