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Yarik Kryvoi

Professor Yarik Kryvoi is the Senior Fellow in International Economic Law and Director of the Investment Treaty Forum. Prof Kryvoi's expertise is primarily in the areas of international dispute resolution, including investor-state arbitration and international commercial arbitration, international administrative law and international public law.  In addition to his role at the BIICL, he is a visiting professor at a London-based university and teaches arbitration at the Chartered Institute…

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Kristin Hausler

Biography Kristin Hausler is the Dorset Senior Fellow and Director of the Centre for International Law. Since joining the Institute in 2007, she has developed and led several research projects on international human rights law, international humanitarian law, and international criminal law, areas in which she also provides training at the Institute. Her most recent projects focused on cultural heritage  protection, in particular in situations of conflicts. Currently, she is leading…

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Revised ICSID Arbitration Rules: Key Changes (In Person Participation)

EVENTS Revised ICSID Arbitration Rules: Key Changes (In Person Participation) Event - Tags Share Links Event - Timings and Location Event Details On 1st July 2022, the new ICSID Rules came into effect. This has marked an end of a nearly six-year long process that ICSID launched to modernise, simplify, and streamline the rules…

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Revised ICSID Arbitration Rules: Key Changes (Online Participation)

EVENTS Revised ICSID Arbitration Rules: Key Changes (Online Participation) Event - Tags Share Links Event - Timings and Location Event Details On 1st July 2022, the new ICSID Rules came into effect. This has marked an end of a nearly six-year long process that ICSID launched to modernise, simplify, and streamline the rules while…

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Young ITF Debate on Legitimate Expectations

EVENTS Young ITF Debate on Legitimate Expectations Event - Tags Share Links Event - Timings and Location Sponsored by Event Details It is now rare to find an investment dispute which does not include a claim of a breach of legitimate expectations. Such claims have been successful in a wide variety of circumstances leading to…

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The Climate Case against Total in France: Lessons Learned and Future Prospects

EVENTS The Climate Case against Total in France:  Lessons Learned and Future Prospects Event - Tags Share Links Event - Timings and Location Event Details Climate litigation is developing in a large number of countries around the world. Alongside lawsuits against states, there are more and more lawsuits against companies.…

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Intensive Course: Foundations of Public International Law

EVENTS Intensive Course: Foundations of Public International Law Event - Tags Share Links Event - Timings and Location    Course Details  This short course provides participants with an in depth understanding of the basic tenets of public international law. Bringing together a distinguished cohort of international…

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Intensive Course: Foundations of Public International Law (Online participation)

EVENTS Intensive Course: Foundations of Public International Law (Online participation) Event - Tags Share Links Event - Timings and Location    Course Details This short course provides participants with an in depth understanding of the basic tenets of public international law. Bringing together a distinguished cohort…

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Inter-state communications before UN human rights treaty bodies: awakening and potential

Inter-state communications before UN human rights treaty bodies were incorporated into UN human rights treaties or optional protocols decades ago, but only three inter-state communications have ever been initiated. This occurred in 2018 before the UN Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination (Palestine v Israel, Qatar v UAE, Qatar v Saudi Arabia) and has been seen as the awakening of this mechanism and as a new opportunity to enhance State responsibility for human rights violations.…

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Harry Weinrebe Annual lecture: Right to a Fair Trial

EVENTS The Annual Harry Weinrebe Memorial Lecture: Defending the Right to a Fair Trial Event - Tags Share Links Event - Timings and Location                    Supported by The Dorset Foundation and sponsored by Event Details Although it has long been enshrined in international…

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Inter-state Complaints in International Human Rights Law

The possibility to complain about human rights violations before supra-national bodies is an essential element towards the effective implementation of international human rights law. Beyond the possibility of individuals bringing complaints before United Nations ('UN') Treaty Bodies or regional human rights courts, various human rights treaties and regional human rights conventions establish inter-state complaint mechanisms. Inter-State cases have not been the most utilized mechanism…

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Thirty Seventh ITF Public Conference: Overlapping Treaty Regimes in International Investment Law (Online Participation)

EVENTS Thirty Seventh ITF Public Conference: Overlapping Treaty Regimes in International Investment Law (Online Participation) Event - Tags Share Links Event - Timings and Location Media Partner Event Details On 22 April 2022, the Investment Treaty Forum brings together senior practitioners, arbitrators, academics and other…

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Trafficked persons on trial in the United Kingdom: Court of Appeal provides new guidance on abuse of process and available defences

Section 45 of the 2015 Modern Slavery Act (MSA) established a statutory basis for the principle of non-punishment of trafficked persons, understood as the principle according to which a trafficked person shall not be punished for unlawful acts committed as a result of their trafficking experience. Despite its narrow construction, it is an important protection for trafficked persons - as recognised in European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR) judgment in VCL and AN v UK, which found…

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Beyond The UK Supreme Court judgment on the UNCRC (Incorporation) (Scotland) Bill: Reflections on the Continuing Human Rights Journey in Scotland

EVENTS Beyond The UK Supreme Court judgment on the UNCRC (Incorporation) (Scotland) Bill: Reflections on the Continuing Human Rights Journey in Scotland Event - Tags Share Links Event - Timings and Location    Event Details The United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child has been ratified by 196 countries around…

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Taking Stock of Work of the Expert Group Meeting on Corruption and International Investments

EVENTS Taking Stock of Work of the Expert Group Meeting on Corruption and International Investments Event - Tags Share Links Event - Timings and Location Organised in partnership with  Event Details The expert level side event on Taking Stock of Work of the Expert Group Meeting on Corruption and International Investments…

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43rd FA Mann Lecture: International Law before United Kingdom Courts - A Quiet Revolution

EVENTS 43rd FA Mann Lecture: International Law before United Kingdom Courts - A Quiet Revolution Event - Tags Share Links Event - Timings and Location Organised by Event Details   The forty-third of a series of lectures in honour of the late Dr F A Mann QC (Hon) (1907-1991) arranged by his former partners in Herbert…

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2nd Annual Africa Arbitration Day

SAVE THE DATE 2nd Annual Africa Arbitration Day Event - Tags Share Links Event - Timings and Location        Event Details BIICL in cooperation with Queen Mary University of London and Babcock University are organising the second African Arbitration Day, an authoritative conference…

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Inter-State Complaints in International Human Rights Law

EVENTS Inter-State Complaints in International Human Rights Law Event - Tags Share Links Event - Timings and Location Sponsored by: Event Details The possibility to complain about the violation of human rights before a supra-national body is an essential element towards the effective implementation of international human rights…

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State responsibility: Where are we and where to next?

EVENTS State responsibility: Where are we and where to next? Event - Tags Share Links Event - Timings and Location Sponsored by: Event Details It has been 20 years since the International Law Commission completed its work on state responsibility, culminating in the United Nations General Assembly deciding to take note of the…

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Taking Stock: International Commercial Courts in Europe and Asia (in-person)

SAVE THE DATE Taking Stock: International Commercial Courts in Europe and Asia (in-person) Event - Tags Share Links Event - Timings and Location Event Details In recent years, International Commercial Courts have been established across Europe and in Asia. Now that these courts have been dealing with international cases for a…

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Taking Stock: International Commercial Courts in Europe and Asia

EVENTS Taking Stock: International Commercial Courts in Europe and Asia  Event - Tags Share Links Event - Timings and Location Event Details In recent years, International Commercial Courts have been established across Europe and in Asia. Now that these courts have been dealing with international cases for a while, it is…

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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 future of Judiciaries in Europe and Beyond

EVENTS The future of Judiciaries in Europe and Beyond Event - Tags Share Links Event - Timings and Location Co-organised by  Event Details Can - and should - there be a universal blueprint on how to run an effective judiciary anywhere in the world? Internationally, there are series of institutional attributes and practices…

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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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Inter-State Complaints in International Human Rights Law

EVENTS Inter-State Complaints in International Human Rights Law Event - Tags Share Links Event - Timings and Location Event Details The possibility to complain about the violation of human rights before a supra-national body is an essential element towards the effective implementation of international human rights law. Beyond…

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HRDD Forum: Forum non conveniens and access to remedy in UK courts post-Brexit

EVENTS Forum non conveniens and access to remedy in UK courts post-Brexit Event - Tags Share Links Event - Timings and Location     Event Details Since Brexit, the Brussels I Recast Regulation no longer applies to UK courts. The Regulation overcomes the forum non conveniens doctrine by establishing the jurisdiction…

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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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ITF Meeting: Damages, Costs and Duration of Investment Treaty Arbitration

EVENTS ITF Meeting: Damages, Costs and Duration of Investment Treaty Arbitration Event - Tags Share Links Event - Timings and Location In collaboration with:    Event Details On 14 May 2021, Allen & Overy and the British Institute of International and Comparative Law launched a joint report on "Damages, Costs and…

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International Criminal Responsibility: Current Challenges and Future Perspectives

EVENTS International Criminal Responsibility: Current Challenges and Future Perspectives Event - Tags Share Links Event - Timings and Location      Event Details This webinar will focus on individual criminal responsibility in international law, including the interpretation of the intricacies of Article 25 of the…

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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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Class, Intersectionality, the Right to Housing and the Avoidable Tragedy of Grenfell

The avoidable tragedy of Grenfell Tower starkly raises the issues of class and intersectionality, an area which has, until now, received insufficient analysis. This chapter excavates, inter alia, three issues surrounding class, intersectionality and the Grenfell Tower tragedy: the nature of class as a concept; its implications in constituting a ground of discrimination under the Equality Act 2010; and its relationship with intersectionality. The reasons behind the insufficient attention…

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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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Thirty Fifth ITF Public Conference: Evidence in Investor-State Arbitration

EVENTS Thirty Fifth ITF Public Conference: Evidence in Investor-State Arbitration Event - Tags Share Links Event - Timings and Location Sponsored by:                                     Media Partner: Event Details…

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Swiss-UK Bilateral Relations outside EU Membership

EVENTS Swiss-UK Bilateral Relations outside EU Membership Event - Tags Share Links Event - Timings and Location Event Details Brexit has led to a new triangle of legal relations in Europe outside of EU membership: UK-EU; Swiss-EU; and UK-Swiss. The United Kingdom left the European Union on 31 January 2020. After 47 years of a…

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Appointment and Removal of ISDS Arbitrators: Practical Problems and Prospects for Reform

EVENTS Appointment and Removal of ISDS Arbitrators: Practical Problems and Prospects for Reform Event - Tags Share Links Event - Timings and Location Image courtesy of ICSID         Sponsored By:                                   …

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Latest Developments in the Extraterritorial Application of Human Rights Law

EVENTS Latest Developments in the Extraterritorial Application of Human Rights Law Event - Tags Share Links Event - Timings and Location     Event Details The question of whether and to what extent human rights obligations apply extraterritorially, notably in situations of armed conflict, continues to be hugely contested.…

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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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Recording: Government response to the pandemic: balancing public health and investment protection

RECORDING Government response to the pandemic: balancing public health and investment protection Event details As states face difficult choices to protect public health and keep their economies afloat, their treatment of foreign investors in this crisis is yet to be tested by investor-state tribunals. The pandemic led governments around the world to take unpopular and often unprecedented measures such as regulating prices and imposing export…

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Recording: Termination of Intra-EU BITs: Legal and Government response to the pandemic

RECORDING Termination of Intra-EU BITs: Legal and Practical Consequences for Pending and Future Disputes Event details 23 Member States of the European Union signed on 5 May 2020 agreement for the termination of intra-EU bilateral investment treaties. This agreement implements the 2018 judgment of the European Court of Justice, in which the Court found that intra-EU BITs violate the EU Treaties. The termination agreement implements the March…

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Reimagining International Courts and Tribunals Round Up

Reimagining International Courts and Tribunals Round Up Eagerness, however welcome, to create new international courts, tribunals, and monitoring bodies is damaging if it outruns the capacity to ensure their adequate composition and administration. The remedy: more realism in internal but also external expectations, backed by proper financing, and commitment to depoliticising elections, but re-politicising support for outcomes.  Sir Frank Berman KCMG QC    Reduce the distance…

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Harry Weinrebe Memorial Lecture: Inclusivity and the Law

EVENTS Annual Harry Weinrebe Memorial Lecture: Inclusivity and the Law: Do We Need to Prohibit Class Discrimination? Event - Tags Share Links Event - Timings and Location    Event Details This year, the Harry Weinrebe Memorial Lecture will celebrate Human Rights Day by highlighting the key cross-cutting human right:…

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Reimagining Treaty Bodies

Reimagining Treaty Bodies  10 December    The domestic influence of treaty bodies' jurisprudence should be strengthened. This could be accomplished by increasing the visibility of their work, including access to their jurisprudence, enhancing human rights education globally, comparatively interpreting human rights, pressuring governments to honour their international legal obligations, and effectively implementing human rights treaties domestically.  Dr Leena Grover …

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Reimagining Regional Human Rights Courts 9 December

Reimagining Regional Human Rights Courts  9 December Rethinking Enforcement of International Refugee Law In the face of the worst refugee crisis since World War II, enforcement of the global legal framework for refugee protection must be reimagined. Perhaps what is needed is a specialized international mechanism that: 1). holds States accountable; while 2). Incentivizing them to protect refugees as a global public good. Professor Hannah Garry Reimagining the ECtHR as a Climate Court…

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Forum on Investor-State Mediation

EVENTS Forum on Investor-State Mediation Event - Tags Share Links Event - Timings and Location Media Partner: Read the event summary  |  Watch the recordings of the presentations  Event Details On 8-9 December 2020, the Investment Treaty Forum of the British Institute of International and Comparative…

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Reimagining the International Court of Justice 8 December

Reimagining the International Court of Justice 8 December [No!] Salvation does not lie in the compulsory jurisdiction of the Court but in the patient learning by States of the virtues of settling disputes by judicial means. It is not major and politically sensitive disputes that should be submitted to the Court, but the "lambda" disputes that poison bilateral relations [without threatening international peace and security]. Alain Pellet The ICJ should work with two chambers (having identical…

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Reimagining the International Court of Justice 7 December

Reimagining the International Court of Justice 7 December Geographical distribution in the election of judges ensures that the ICJ reflects the diverse post-colonial membership of the UN; but the bench is still far from achieving gender balance. The composition of the self-constituted ICJ bar is even less inclusive, with a notable absence of both women and persons of colour, replicating the same historical inequities that we claim to challenge through the legitimacy of international law.…

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Reimagining International criminal tribunals and the International Criminal Court Friday 4th December

Reimagining International criminal tribunals and the International Criminal Court Friday 4th December There is mistrust between the ICC and Assembly of States Parties, as confirmed by an expert review. There no longer exists a shared understanding over the Court's purpose and mandate. The Court and States need a fresh dialogue, reimagining an ICC Shehzad Charania MBE I would like to reimagine the ICC as having the power to try corporations/legal entities alongside individuals. Corporate…

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Reimagining International criminal tribunals and the International Criminal Court Thursday 3rd December

Reimagining International criminal tribunals and the International Criminal Court Thursday 3rd December    Any future ad hoc international(ised) tribunal or investigative commission collecting evidence on its behalf, must fully comply with all procedural laws of the State where the crimes were alleged. Avoiding this obligation may superficially facilitate rapid evidence collection, but ultimately leads to wasted resources, delays in proceedings and substantial unfairness. Geoff Roberts…

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Reviewing the Review: What Needs to Change at the International Criminal Court?

On the 20th of November 2020, the British Institute of International and Comparative Law (BIICL) hosted a webinar titled: 'Reviewing the Review: What Needs to Change at the International Criminal Court?'. Chaired by Shehzad Charania MBE, the webinar examined the Independent Expert Review (IER) of the International Criminal Court (ICC), a review which had been commissioned by the ICC Assembly of States Parties (ASP) and which submitted its report on the 30th of September 2020. The overall mandate…

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Reimagining International criminal tribunals and the International Criminal Court | 2 December

Reimagining International criminal tribunals and the International Criminal Court Wednesday 2nd December International criminal lawyers should abandon the inflexibility with which they identify as "Prosecutors", or "Defence counsel" or "Chambers", and move around within the system. Walking a trial in another person's shoes may reduce combativeness between parties, and build the mutual respect and collegiality that makes trials more efficient. Kate Gibson General Assembly and Security Council…

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Reimagining International criminal tribunals and the International Criminal Court | 1 December

Reimagining International criminal tribunals and the International Criminal Court  Tuesday 1st December A broad network to enforce accountability is emerging with UN-backed international and hybrid tribunals, fact-finding missions, and the new 'mechanisms'. These should all be required to join forces through a single highly specialised hub (for HR, finance, procurement, witness protection, forensics...), allowing each to focus on its own specific mandate. Dr Guido Acquaviva Many said…

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Breathing Space - Guidelines for the resolution of disputes in the 2020 pandemic

EVENTS Breathing Space - Guidelines for the resolution of disputes in the 2020 pandemic Event - Tags Share Links Event - Timings and Location     Event Details BIICL's "Breathing Space" series considers how the legal and business communities might respond to the COVID-19 pandemic in order to foster economic recovery.…

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Reviewing the Review: What Needs to Change at the International Criminal Court?

EVENTS Reviewing the Review: What Needs to Change at the International Criminal Court? Event - Tags Share Links Event - Timings and Location Event Details On 30 September 2020, the Independent Expert Review (IER) of the International Criminal Court submitted its final report assessing the work of the Court, a review which had…

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The UK, European Human Rights and the Rule of Law: Seventy Years of the ECHR and Twenty Years of the HRA - A Time for Celebration?

WEBINAR The UK, European Human Rights and the Rule of Law: Seventy Years of the ECHR and Twenty Years of the HRA - A Time for Celebration? Event - Tags Share Links Event - Timings and Location Co-organised with  Event Details This webinar is being held to celebrate the 70th anniversary of the European Convention on Human…

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Inaugural Africa Arbitration Day

EVENTS Inaugural Africa Arbitration Day Event - Tags Share Links Event - Timings and Location Organised in cooperation with: School of International Arbitration, Queen Mary University of London and Babcock University   Sponsored by: Event Details: The British Institute of International and Comparative…

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Virtual Justice in France, UK & US: Status & Challenges of Remote Hearings & Trials

WEBINAR Virtual Justice in France, UK & US: Status & Challenges of Remote Hearings & Trials Event - Tags Share Links Event - Timings and Location Recording of the webinar Virtual Justice in France, UK & US: Status & Challenges of Remote Hearings & Trials Organised in partnership with: Event Details The…

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Myanmar: Recent Developments in International Law

WEBINAR Myanmar: Recent Developments in International Law Event - Tags Share Links Event - Timings and Location Recording of the webinar Myanmar: Recent Developments in International Law Event details On 23 January 2020, the International Court of Justice (ICJ) ordered Myanmar to take immediate measures to prevent the genocide…

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Termination of Intra-EU BITs: Legal and Practical Consequences for Pending and Future Disputes

On 5 May 2020, 23 EU Member States signed an agreement for the termination of intra-EU bilateral investment treaties between EU Members (Termination Agreement). The British Institute of International and Comparative Law (BIICL) hosted a webinar on 1 June 2020 to discuss legal and practical consequences of the Termination Agreement. The webinar featured presentations from representatives of the European Commission, an EU member state, academia and practitioners. This blog post summarizes…

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The Ratline: on international crimes and justice

WEBINAR The Ratline: on international crimes and justice  Event - Tags Share Links Event - Timings and Location Recording of the webinar  Recording: The Ratline: on international crimes and justice     Event Details Rebecca Abrams talks to Philippe Sands, author of The Ratline With the publication of Philippe…

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Termination of Intra-EU BITs: Legal and Practical Consequences for Pending and Future Disputes

WEBINAR Termination of Intra-EU BITs: Legal and Practical Consequences for Pending and Future Disputes Event - Tags Share Links Event - Timings and Location  Media Partner Event details 23 Member States of the European Union signed on 5 May 2020 agreement for the termination of intra-EU bilateral investment treaties. This…

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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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Government response to the pandemic: balancing public health and investment protection

WEBINAR Government response to the pandemic: balancing public health and investment protection Event - Tags Share Links Event - Timings and Location Media Sponsor Event details As states face difficult choices to protect public health and keep their economies afloat, their treatment of foreign investors in this crisis is yet…

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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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New Blog: The Future of the United Kingdom Investment Policy after Brexit

On 25 February 2020, BIICL convened an Investment Treaty Forum event to discuss the investment policy of the United Kingdom following its exit from the European Union. The UK is getting ready to deliver on the ambitious promise to conclude new trade agreements with various countries around the world. Although the European Union rules did not prevent the United Kingdom from concluding its own international investment agreements consistent with EU law, the British government preferred…

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Foreign Investment Policy in Asia: Liberalization, Facilitation and Screening

EVENTS Foreign Investment Policy in Asia: Liberalization, Facilitation and Screening Event - Tags Share Links Event - Timings and Location Co-organised in partnership with: Dhurakij Pundit University and Nagoya University  Event Details This event co-organised with Dhurakij Pundit University and Nagoya University will…

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The Correspondence of Frederick Alexander Mann (1907–1991)

F.A. Mann (1907-1991), a German born and educated lawyer, fled racial persecution in 1933, took home in London and became one of the best known solicitors and legal scholars of his generation.  The present stock-taking of his voluminous surviving correspondence shows Mann as a prolific networker and provides fascinating insights behind the scenes on how judges and legislators make law, and how legal practitioners and academics shape this development. Mann's testimony as contemporary…

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Blog: Appointment of International Judges and Arbitrators: Perspectives from Different Institutions

On 18 October 2019, we put together a joint BIICL/University of Liverpool event on the appointment of international judges and arbitrators. The idea was to look at common trends and divergences between various international courts and tribunals with a particular focus on legitimacy and the rule of law. Diversity as legitimacy I presented my views on the split between the public and private adjudication and how it may undermine the legitimacy of various institutions. For instance, the…

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Current issues and common challenges for the protection of human rights in Europe, Africa and the Americas

Time: 10.00-18.30 (registration from 09.30) Followed by a reception Venue: Travers Smith LLP, 2-3 Hosier Lane, London EC1A 9LX Sponsored by THIS EVENT IS NOW FULLY BOOKED This one-day conference will consider current issues and common challenges facing the three regional court systems in Europe, Africa and the Americas: the European Court of Human Rights; the African Commission and Court on Human and Peoples' Rights; and the Inter-American Commission and Court of Human Rights. The event will…

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Draft Report: Reform of the European Court of Human Rights

On the 21st of May, BIICL hosted a seminar on Reform of the ECtHR: would closer co-operation with national senior courts help? The draft report presented at the seminar can be accessed here. Its authors are now seeking views and comment on its content and its central proposal: the adoption of a rule of procedure or practice by national senior courts which requires those courts, in any judgment rejecting a claim based on the Convention, to include a succinct statement of the reasons for dismissing…

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International Criminal Justice Achievements And Challenges, In Syria And Beyond

Event Report On 17 July, the Foreign and Commonwealth Office and the British Institute for International and Comparative Law, in association with Temple Garden Chambers and Debevoise & Plimpton LLP, held a conference on the occasion of the 15th anniversary of the International Criminal Court on thetheme of 'International Criminal Justice - Achievements and Challenges, in Syria and Beyond'. This one day event gathered a large audience of private practitioners, senior government legal…

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Blog: Some Justice for Timbuktu

On 27 September, Ahmad Al Faqi Al Mahdi was sentenced to nine years of imprisonment by Trial Chamber VIII of the International Criminal Court (ICC) for intentionally directing attacks against ten religious and historical monuments located in Timbuktu. The ICC Prosecutor had opened an investigation following the self-referral by Mali of its situation on 13 July 2012, immediately after the attacks took place. A week after an arrest warrant for Mr Al Mahdi had been issued by the Court, he was…

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Blog: A landmark case for the ICC

On 27 September, Trial Chamber VIII of the International Criminal Court (ICC) sentenced Ahmad Al Faqi Al Mahdi to nine years in prison for having intentionally directed attacks against nine mausoleums and a mosque in Timbuktu, most of which were listed as UNESCO World Heritage sites.These attacks, which took place over a period of ten days in late June and early July 2012, had been immediately condemned by the United Nations Security Council in its resolution 2056 of 5 July 2012. A week…

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Evidence before the International Court of Justice

Evidence before the International Court of Justice (out of stock) Authors: Anna Riddell and Brendan Plant Published: April 2016 ISBN: 978-1-905221-63-9 Cover: Paperback Pages: 448 The initiative taken by the British Institute of International and Comparative Law to carry out a thorough study of the rules of evidence in international courts and tribunals will place international lawyers deeply in their debt. There can be hardly any field of international legal practice presenting…

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Contemporary Challenges for the International Criminal Court

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…

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