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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). 

Read our Annual Reports  

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 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 at the British Institute of International and Comparative Law

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

We are seeking currently expressions of interest for new members of our Board of Trustees. 

Details of the roles can be found here   The closing date for applications is 7th of June 2021 

For further reading and information about becoming a trustee, please take a look at the following links:

Current 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
  • Professor Malik Dahlan, Institution Quraysh
  • Shaheed Fatima QC, Blackstone Chambers
  • Sir Iain Macleod KCMG, Foreign & Commonwealth Office
  • Nigel Parr, Ashurst LLP
  • Constantine Partasides QC, Three Crowns
  • Liz Perks, Haberman Ilett LLP
  • Rupert Skilbeck, Redress
  • Diana Wallis

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 Christopher Bellamy QC
  • Sir Daniel Bethlehem KCMG QC
  • 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 QC
  • Professor Piet Eeckhout
  • Professor Sir Malcolm Evans KCMG, OBE
  • Helen Fletcher Rogers
  • Lady Fox CMG QC
  • Professor David Freestone
  • Professor Sir Roy Goode CBE QC FBA
  • Baroness Hale of Richmond DBE
  • Prof Jonathan Harris QC (Hon)
  • Dame Rosalyn Higgins GBE QC
  • Lord Hoffmann
  • Lord Hope of Craighead KT
  • Michael Hutchings OBE
  • Alexander Layton QC
  • Judge Koen Lenaerts
  • Adam Johnson QC
  • Lord Lloyd Jones
  • John Louth
  • Professor Vaughan Lowe QC
  • The Rt Hon Beverley McLachlin
  • Lord Mance
  • John Merrett QC
  • Sir Peter North CBE DCL FBA QC
  • Martin Paisner CBE
  • Lord Phillips of Worth Matravers KG
  • Professor Jonathan Rickford CBE
  • Professor Sir Bernard Rix
  • Joshua Rozenberg QC (Hon)
  • Professor Philippe Sands QC
  • Sir Konrad Schiemann QC
  • Sir Stephen Sedley
  • Advocate General Eleanor Sharpston QC
  • Professor Malcolm Shaw QC
  • Professor Bruno Simma
  • Judge Christiaan Timmermans
  • Andrew Trollope QC
  • Stephen Walzer
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