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The British Institute of International and Comparative Law (BIICL) is a registered charity (Charity No. 209425) and also a company registered under English law (Company No. 615025). 

BIICL's governance structure includes officers of the charity, a board of trustees and a special advisory board.

Our research is conducted in line with our Research Ethics Policy

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BIICL Officers

President of the Institute

The Rt Hon the Lord Phillips of Worth Matravers KG PC

Vice Presidents

  • The Rt Hon the Lord Collins of Mapesbury
  • The Rt Hon Sir David Edward KCMG
  • Sir Christopher Greenwood GBE CMG QC

Trustees of the British Institute of International and  Comparative Law

Chair: Keith Ruddock, former General Counsel, Weir Group


  • Professor Dapo Akande, University of Oxford
  • Professor John Bell QC (Hon), University of Cambridge
  • Sonya Branch, Bank of England
  • Professor Malik Dahlan, Institution Quraysh
  • Shaheed Fatima QC, Blackstone Chambers
  • Philip Haberman, Haberman Ilett LLP
  • The Rt Hon Lord Lloyd-Jones, Supreme Court
  • Sir Iain Macleod KCMG, Foreign & Commonwealth Office
  • Professor Kate O'Regan, Bonavero Institute of Human Rights, Oxford
  • Nigel Parr, Ashurst LLP
  • Constantine Partasides QC, Three Crowns
  • Rupert Skilbeck, Redress
  • Diana Wallis
  • Andrew Whittaker

Advisers to the Board of Trustees

  • The Rt Hon Lady Arden of Heswall DBE, Supreme Court
  • Martin Paisner CBE, Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner

BIICL Advisory Council

Since its inception the Institute has benefited enormously from the external advice and guidance provided by its Advisory Council. This comprises eminent members of the judiciary, academics, practitioners and representatives of international organisations.

  • Dapo Akande
  • Judge David Anderson CMG
  • Sir Christopher Bellamy KCMG QC
  • Sir Daniel Bethlehem KCMG QC
  • Professor Alan Boyle
  • The Hon Sir Nicolas Bratza
  • The Rt Hon Lord Justice Carnwath CVO
  • Jeremy Carver CBE
  • Professor Christine Chinkin
  • Victoria Cochrane
  • The Rt Hon Lord Collins
  • Tim Cowen
  • The Hon Mr Justice Cranston DCL QC
  • Professor James Crawford SC FBA
  • Clare Dyer
  • The Rt Hon Sir David Edward KCMG QC
  • Professor Piet Eeckhout
  • Sir Malcolm Evans KCMG, OBE
  • Helen Fletcher Rogers
  • Lady Fox CMG QC
  • Dr David Freestone
  • Professor Sir Roy Goode CBE LLD FBA QC
  • The Rt Hon Baroness Hale of Richmond
  • Professor Jonathan Harris
  • Dame Rosalyn Higgins GBE QC
  • The Rt Hon Lord Hoffmann
  • The Rt Hon Lord Hope of Craighead
  • Michael Hutchings OBE
  • Alexander Layton QC
  • Judge Koen Lenaerts
  • Adam Johnson
  • The Hon Mr Justice Lloyd Jones
  • John Louth
  • Professor Vaughan Lowe QC
  • The Rt Hon Chief Justice Beverley McLachlin
  • The Rt Hon Lord Mance
  • John Merrett
  • Sir Peter North CBE DCL FBA QC
  • Martin Paisner CBE
  • The Rt Hon Lord Phillips of Worth Matravers
  • Professor Jonathan Rickford CBE
  • Sir Bernard Rix
  • Joshua Rozenberg
  • Philippe Sands QC
  • Judge Sir Konrad Schiemann
  • Sir Stephen Sedley
  • Advocate-General Eleanor Sharpston QC
  • Professor Malcolm Shaw QC
  • Bruno Simma
  • Judge Christiaan Timmermans
  • Andrew Trollope QC
  • Stephen Walzer
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