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New Institute Discussion Programmes: Extraterritoriality and Private International Law


'...an increasingly integrated response founded in private and public international law to global developments and challenges.'


'The Institute is pleased to announce the launch of two concurrent seminar programmes this autumn, on two subjects of great currency: private international law and extraterritoriality. The launch of these programmes is an important step on the roadmap I have set out to ensure that the Institute remains particularly well-positioned to provide an increasingly integrated response founded in private and public international law to global developments and challenges.

A notable strength of the Institute lies in its wide membership of judges, solicitors, barristers, corporate counsel, legal scholars and policymakers. I believe the Institute is able to offer much to its members through encouraging them to participate in a broader range of activities of the Institute.

Each programme is launched individually and will retain its particular focus. I strongly encourage participants, however, to benefit from both series. Doing justice to international legal relationships requires practitioners and academics to move more confidently and freely over boundaries that historically tend to divide private and public international law.

I hope the Institute will provide a stimulating forum from now and throughout 2007 for participants who seek to understand and influence the development of the law governing international legal relationships as a whole.'

Gillian Triggs, Director, British Institute of International and Comparative Law


Private International Law in the United Kingdom: Changing Landscapes

This series of seminars on private international law is focused on identifying and exploring important developments at the national, European and international level which influence the future of private international law in the UK. The series will start on 24 October with a seminar chaired by Lord Mance entitled The Future of Private International Law in England and Wales.

This series is kindly supported by:

If you have any questions on the private international law series, please do not hesitate to contact Jacob van de Velden at j.vandevelden@biicl.org.


State Jurisdiction in a Global Environment: Rethinking Extraterritoriality

The other programme consists of a series entitled State Jurisdiction in a Global Environment: Rethinking Extraterritoriality. The series aims to shed modern light on the age-old discussion about States' prerogative to regulate conduct taking place outside their territory and the constraints imposed by international law. The series starts on 30 October with a lecture entitled Recovering Stolen State Assets and the Proceeds of Grand Corruption.

This series is kindly supported by:

If you have any questions on the public international law series, please do not hesitate to contact Dr Federico Ortino at f.ortino@biicl.org.


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