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Kristin Hausler

Biography Kristin Hausler is the Dorset Senior Research Fellow in Public International Law and Director of the Centre for International Law. Since joining the Institute in 2007, she has developed and led several research projects advising governments, international organisations and non-governmental organisations on international human rights law, international humanitarian law, and international criminal law. Her most recent projects focused on cultural heritage and education, in particular…

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2021 BIICL WTO Conference COVID-19 and World Trade: Resilience and Building Back Better

EVENTS 2021 BIICL WTO Conference COVID-19 and World Trade: Resilience and Building Back Better Event - Tags Share Links Event - Timings and Location Sponsored by Conference Details The British Institute of International and Comparative Law (BIICL) is delighted to announce its prestigious WTO Conference. Established in 2000,…

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The Virtual Kaplan Lecture 2021: Arbitrating financial disputes - are they different and what lies ahead?

EVENTS The Virtual Kaplan Lecture 2021: Arbitrating financial disputes - are they different and what lies ahead?  Event - Tags Share Links Event - Timings and Location    Event Details The Kaplan Lecture 2021 will be delivered by Sir William Blair on the topic  Arbitrating financial disputes - are they different…

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Culture, Art, Cultural Identity and Small States

EVENTS Culture, Art, Cultural Identity and Small States Event - Tags Share Links Event - Timings and Location Organised by Conference Outline Small states are not just small versions of large states-they are culturally and politically different from large ones. Small states have an astonishing cultural diversity and often develop…

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Short Course: Public International Law in Practice

EVENTS Short Course: Public International Law in Practice Event - Tags Share Links Event - Timings and Location Event Details The Public International Law in Practice course offers a dynamic introduction into applied public international law from the British Institute of International and Comparative Law. The programme focuses…

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Centre for International Law Announcement

New Members added to the International Law Advisory Panel The Centre for International Law is guided by the Public International Law Advisory Panel (PILAP), which is chaired by Paul McKell (Foreign Commonwealth and Development Office) and comprises prominent academics, practitioners and government officials. The Institute is pleased to announce that the following new members have been appointed to the PILAP: Professor Michael Addo, University of Notre Dame  Sean Aughey, Essex Court Chambers, …

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Sovereign Wealth Funds: Transnational Regulation and Dispute Resolution

With assets under management worth over USD 10 trillion and about 7.8% of all listed equities worldwide under their control, SWFs are among the world's most powerful economic actors. The 20 largest SWFs own 89% of these assets. Despite their significance, the topic of SWFs and dispute resolution has not until now received the comprehensive consideration and analysis that its importance merits. This joint Report of the BIICL and Withers fills this gap by examining the structure and dispute…

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The Role of Science in Climate Change Litigation: International Workshop

Event Report The Sant'Anna School of Advanced Studies (SSSA, Pisa), the British Institute of International and Comparative Law (BIICL, London), and the Center for Climate Change Studies and Sustainable Actions (3CSA, Pisa/Pavia) co-organised an international workshop on "The Role of Science in Climate Change Litigation" on 14-15 July 2021. The workshop was integrated in the Seasonal School on Climate Change and International Law: Interdisciplinary Perspectives held from 12 to 16…

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Our Future in the Balance: The Role of Courts and Tribunals

International Virtual Summit 7 - 8 July 2021 Event Report The British Institute for International and Comparative Law (BIICL) and global law firm Hausfeld partnered to host 'Our Future in the Balance: The Role of Courts and Tribunals in Meeting the Climate Crisis' , a landmark two-day international virtual summit exploring the role of courts and tribunals in global climate governance with a focus on the separation of powers in climate litigation. This event was held at a critical…

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Empirical Study: Annulment in ICSID Arbitration

This study examines over 150 annulment decisions rendered by ICSID ad hoc committees and offers a unique insight into how the ICSID system deals with annulment. It provides a detailed examination of the entire universe of publicly available annulment awards. In particular, it builds on the Updated Background Paper on Annulment for the Administrative Council of ICSID published by ICSID in May 2016.  This report examines the trends and practices of annulment committees on key issues…

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Empirical Study: Costs, Damages and Duration in Investor-State Arbitration

This study examines over 400 investor-State cases conducted under ICSID, UNCITRAL and other arbitration rules, and over 70 ICSID annulment decisions, giving a comprehensive account of how long ISDS proceedings last, how much they cost, how tribunals allocate those costs as well as the amounts of damages awarded.  It offers an empirical insight into the current position of costs incurred by parties in investor-State arbitrations and also changes in tribunals' practice in fixing and…

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Rising Sea Levels: Promoting Climate Justice through International Law

The British Institute of International and Comparative Law (BIICL) and Landmark Chambers co-organised a webinar series on 'Rising Sea Levels: Promoting Climate Justice through International Law'. The series approached climate-induced rising sea level as a global problem and the possible implications arising from it from the lens of international law and climate justice.  Four separate webinars were held examining the topic from different legal dimensions. The following reports…

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Climate Change Litigation: Global Perspectives

This ground-breaking volume provides analyses from experts around the globe on the part played by national and international law, through legislation and the courts, in advancing efforts to tackle climate change, and what needs to be done in the future.  Published under the auspices of the British Institute of International and Comparative Law (BIICL), the volume builds on an event convened at BIICL, which brought together academics, legal practitioners and NGO representatives. The…

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Empirical Study: Costs, Damages and Duration in Investor-State Arbitration

The BIICL Investment Treaty Forum in partnership with Allen and Overy is delighted to announce the publication of our empirical study on "Costs, Damages and Duration in Investor-State Arbitration" The study analysed over 400 ICSID, UNCITRAL and ICSID annulment decisions rendered in investor-state arbitrations and builds on earlier empirical studies conducted by Allen & Overy.  It gives an evidence-based account of how much investment arbitral proceedings cost, how tribunals allocate…

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Teaching International Law Webinar Series

EVENTS Teaching International Law Webinar Series Event - Tags Share Links Event - Timings and Location        Event Details The practice of teaching international law is conducted in a wide range of contexts across the world by a host of different actors - including scholars, practitioners, civil society…

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Short Course: Public International Law in Practice

EVENTS Short Course: Public International Law in Practice Event - Tags Share Links Event - Timings and Location     Course Details The Public International Law in Practice course offers a dynamic introduction into applied public international law from the British Institute of International and Comparative Law. The…

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BIICL Undertakes New Project on the Restitution of Cultural Objects

BIICL is undertaking a project 'Beyond Restitution: Exploring the Story of Cultural Objects After Their Repatriation', which will seek to offer a longer-term view on restitution through an analysis of past experiences. Whilst so far research has focused on the legal framework applicable to de-accessioning museum objects and the processes adopted to address restitution claims, this project will study the impact of restitution once objects have changed hands. Therefore, it will seek to inform…

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Empirical Study: Annulment in ICSID Arbitration

BIICL and Baker Botts are pleased to present this comprehensive empirical study on annulment in investor-State arbitration under the auspices of ICSID This report examines the trends and practices of annulment committees on key issues such as the success rate of annulment applications, the most frequently invoked annulment grounds, the length and costs of annulments proceedings. It also provides an in-depth analysis on how tribunals approach the specific annulment grounds under Article…

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29th Annual SLS/BIICL Workshop on Theory in International Law

Online 29th Annual SLS/BIICL Workshop on Theory in International Law:  Celebrating the 'Historical Turn': International Law in Global Histories Event - Tags Share Links Event - Timings and Location Organised in collaboration with the Society of Legal scholars       Event details Over the last two decades,…

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SIDRA-BIICL Webinar: Implications of China’s Doctrine of Strict State Immunity on Belt & Road Disputes

SIDRA-BIICL Webinar: Implications of China's Doctrine of Strict State Immunity on Belt & Road Disputes Event - Tags Share Links Event - Timings and Location Event Details SIDRA and the British Institute of International and Comparative Law (BIICL) are pleased to jointly present this webinar on state immunity. The doctrine…

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Virtual Course: Public International Law in Practice

ONLINE Virtual Course: Public International Law in Practice Event - Tags Share Links Event - Timings and Location Course Details The  Public International Law in Practice course offers a dynamic introduction into applied public international law from the British Institute of International and Comparative Law. The programme…

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Part I: Some Observations on the Agreement between Greece and Egypt on the Delimitation of the Exclusive Economic Zone

Introduction Greece and Egypt signed an agreement for the delimitation of the two countries' maritime boundaries in the Eastern Mediterranean Sea on 7 August 2020. The Greek Foreign Minister said that this was a 'historic day': the two states had reached an 'exemplary agreement' that 'reconfirms and enshrines the effect and the right of islands to a continental shelf and EEZ' in conformity with international law and the UN Convention on the Law of the Sea (UNCLOS). The Egyptian Foreign…

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Part II: Some Observations on the Agreement between Greece and Egypt on the Delimitation of the Exclusive Economic Zone

Where to from here? The Greece-Turkey maritime boundary dispute The dispute over the maritime boundary between Greece and Turkey has been ongoing since 1974. As I wrote elsewhere, 'bilateral consultations and negotiations have been unable to prevent occasional flare-ups and, as tensions remain significantly high, it may not be long before one of the not infrequent confrontations spirals out of control'. Only a few days after the signing of the Greece-Egypt Agreement, Greece and Turkey…

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Sovereign Wealth Funds: Transnational Regulation and Dispute Resolution

The BIICL Investment Treaty Forum in partnership with Withers is delighted to announce the publication of our empirical study on "Sovereign Wealth Funds: Transnational Regulation and Dispute Resolution" With assets under management worth over USD 10 trillion and about 7.8% of all listed equities worldwide under their control, SWFs are among the world's most powerful economic actors. The 20 largest SWFs own 89% of these assets. Despite their significance, the topic of SWFs and dispute…

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Ideas and Perspectives for a Climate Emergency Bill

On 2nd April 2020 the British Institute of International and Comparative Law convened a webinar entitled 'Ideas and Perspectives for a Climate Emergency Bill: Developing a Toolkit for Legislators to Tackle Climate Change'. The webinar was convened in collaboration with Landmark Chambers and Rights Community Action. The event discussed legal developments in the field of climate change from a comparative perspective, emphasising the legislative solutions developed in the UK, France and…

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Empirical Study: Corporate Restructuring and Investment Treaty Protections

BIICL and Baker McKenzie present the first comprehensive empirical study on corporate restructuring and investment treaty protections. The study examines all publicly available decisions of investor-state tribunals dealing with issues of corporate structuring and restructuring. Facilitating the consistency and correctness of decisions remains an important concern for states including with regards to divergent interpretations relating to jurisdiction and admissibility. The UNCITRAL working…

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Protecting Education in Insecurity and Armed Conflict: An International Law Handbook (Second Edition).

Protecting Education in Insecurity and Armed Conflict: An International Law Handbook (Second Edition).  This Handbook is a practical and comprehensive guide to the relevant provisions of international law that protect education in situations of insecurity and armed conflict. Published in January 2020 this is the Second Edition of the Handbook, with the first one having been published in 2012. The Handbook was authored by BIICL, in cooperation with Protect Education in Insecurity…

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Contemporary Challenges for the International Criminal Court

This incisive and important collection of contributions from well-established experts takes the [discussion on the International Criminal Court] to newer and higher levels. The contemporary challenges are set out and underscored and explained. This is a collection of views and opinions that needs to be read by practitioners, academics and judges alike. It will be an essential tool in the debates that these challenges will generate and provides vital material for consensus and understanding.

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Comparative Confidentiality in Psychoanalysis

Published: September 2004 ISBN-10: 0-903067-98-6 Cover: Paperback Pages: 82 This timely study is the result of research carried out by members of the International Psychoanalytical Association and the British Institute of International and Comparative Law. It gives a clear analysis of the extent to which the confidentiality of patients undergoing psychoanalytic treatment is protected by the law across seven jurisdictions: Argentina, Brazil, Canada, England and Wales, Germany, Italy, and the…

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