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Yarik Kryvoi

Biography Professor Yarik Kryvoi is the Senior Research 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…


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 ,…

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POSTPONED: Myanmar: Recent Developments in International Law

EVENTS POSTPONED: Myanmar: Recent Developments in International Law Event - Tags Share Links Event - Timings and Location     Event details On 23 January 2020, the International Court of Justice (ICJ) ordered Myanmar to take immediate measures to prevent the genocide of the Rohingya Muslim minority. The decision resulted…

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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…


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…


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 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 no possibility…

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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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