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Governance

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). 

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

Research at BIICL is conducted in line with our Research Ethics Policy

BIICL is committed to being an organisation which takes a forward-looking and public position in the area of equality, diversity and inclusion. From 1st January 2021, we are applying a progressive Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Policy, which places such considerations at the centre of all BIICL activities, including, research, events and training.

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BIICL Officers

President of the Institute

The Rt Hon the Lord Neuberger of Abbotsbury

Vice Presidents

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

Current trustees of the British Institute of International and  Comparative Law

Chair: Keith Ruddock, former General Counsel, Weir Group 

Trustees

  • Chiann Bao, Independent Arbitrator
  • Guy Beringer CBE KC (Hon), former Senior Partner, Allen & Overy
  • Professor Thom Brooks, Professor of Law and Government, Durham University
  • Shehzad Charania MBE, Legal Director, UK Government
  • Dean Curtis, Deputy Vice Chancellor and Chief Finance Officer, University of East London
  • Shaheed Fatima KC, Blackstone Chambers
  • Naomi Hart, Essex Court Chambers
  • Alex Just, Senior Consultant (Employed Barrister), Montfort Communications
  • Dr Sorcha MacLeod, Associate Professor, University of Copenhagen
  • Professor Iain MacNeil, Alexander Stone Professor of Commercial Law, University of Glasgow
  • Habib Motani, former Partner, Clifford Chance
  • Constantine Partasides KC, Three Crowns Chambers
  • Liz Perks, Managing Director Expert Services, Kroll. Chair of the BIICL Finance & Audit Committee.
  • Professor Dan Sarooshi KC, Essex Court Chambers & Professor of International Law, University of Oxford
  • Rupert Skilbeck, Director, REDRESS
  • Professor Elies van Sliedregt, Professor of Criminal Law and Criminal Procedure, University of Tilburg
  • Diana Wallis, Former Vice-President of the European Parliament


Advisers to the Board of Trustees

  • Martin Paisner CBE, Partner, Payne Hicks Beach

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.

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