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Constantinos Yiallourides

Biography Dr Constantinos Yiallourides is Research Leader in Law of the Sea at the British Institute of International and Comparative Law (BIICL) where he leads the Institute's Watts Programme of research, training, and events in the law of the sea and global ocean governance. He is also Lecturer in International Law at Macquarie University, School of Law, Sydney. He was previously lecturer in international law at the University of Aberdeen, Scotland, post-doctoral researcher in energy law…

Climate Change+2

Anthony Wenton

Biography Anthony Wenton is Research Fellow in Public International Law at the British Institute of International and Comparative Law. He is a public international law generalist with particular research interests in jus ad bellum; international human rights law; self-determination; democratic governance; international criminal law and transitional justice; immunities; and rule of law capacity building. Previously, Anthony was the acting Managing Editor of BIICL's flagship publication, the…

Climate Change+1

Jan van Zyl Smit

Biography Dr Jan van Zyl Smit was appointed Director of the Bingham Centre for the Rule of Law in May 2024, having served as Deputy Director since 2019. A comparative constitutional lawyer by background, Jan's work focuses mainly on the judiciary and judicial reform. He has been instrumental in developing international standards on judicial appointments, playing a leading role in drafting the Cape Town Principles on judicial appointment commissions, and contributed to the development…

Rule of Law

Ola Ugwu

Biography Ola is the 2022 Human Rights Lawyers Association Fellow and Head of Public and Youth Engagement Programme at the Bingham Centre, leading the Centre's Citizenship and the Rule of Law school programme across the UK. Since taking the reins of the Public and Youth Engagement programme at the Bingham Centre, Ola has launched the Rule of Law Digital Hub, a one-stop-shop for Rule of Law education and the House of Lords Youth Engagement series , a platform for London Youth to engage…

Rule of Law

Maria Tymofiienko

Maria Tymofiienko is an international lawyer and Head of Projects, Ukraine International Law Response at the British Institute for International and Comparative Law (BIICL). Originally from Kyiv, Maria moved to the UK in 2012 to continue her academic research at Queen Mary University of London (QMUL.) At QMUL and later at BIICL Maria managed major international assistance projects in support of Ukraine's law and judiciary reform agenda. Maria has worked closely with civil society and…

Courts and Tribunals+1

John Trajer

Biography John Trajer is a Research Fellow in Anti-Trafficking Law and Policy at the British Institute of International and Comparative Law (BIICL). In this role, he is working on a project that assesses the impact of access to legal advice on people with lived experiences of modern slavery. John holds a BA from the University of Oxford, a joint MA from the universities of Göttingen and Groningen, and an LLM from the European University Institute. He has also acquired professional experience…

Human Rights and IHL+2

Vincent Smith

Biography Dr Vincent Smith teaches at ESCP Business School (London and Paris) where he is an assistant professor, having been on the faculty as since 2015. His teaching at ESCP focuses on commercial law and governance. He also consults as a solicitor on regulatory (competition), commercial and EU law, having practised in both London and in Brussels. Before joining ESCP Vincent was a partner in private practice specialising in competition and collective redress matters. He has carried this…

Centre for Comparative Law+2

Lise Smit

Biography Lise Smit is Senior Research Fellow in Business and Human Rights, and joined BIICL in March 2015. She conducts research on corporate human rights due diligence and other aspects of implementation of the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights. Prior to joining the Institute, Lise was a practicing advocate at the Cape Town Bar in South Africa. She has worked on business and human rights issues for the Business and Human Rights Resource Centre and the UN Global Compact Office.…

Business and Human Rights+1

Amrit Singh

Biography Amrit Singh has been a practising human rights lawyer for the last two decades. Her work focuses on using legal tools to resist contemporary authoritarianism around the world. More specifically, her current research focuses on judicial impartiality viewed in international and comparative perspective. She previously served as Director of the Accountability Division at the Open Society Justice Initiative (OSJI) in New York. During her tenure at OSJI, she authored several human rights…

Human Rights and IHL+1

Aditi Shetye

Biography Aditi works as a researcher in Public International Law & Environmental Law at BIICL. She specialises in international environmental law and climate change law. Her current work focuses on the Global Perspectives on Corporate Climate Litigation Project in developing the comparative toolbox and other projects on international environmental law. Aditi also sits on the steering committee and is the Legal Advocacy Co-ordinator for the World's Youth for Climate Justice (WYCJ),…

Climate Change+1

Paul C. Saunders

Biography Paul Saunders joined BIICL as an Honorary Senior Fellow in 2023. He is President of the International Rule of Law Project, Inc.  He received an A.B. egregia cum laude from Fordham College  where he was elected to Phi Beta Kappa, a J.D. from Georgetown University Law Center , where he was Notes Editor of the Law Journal, and an M.S. in Global Affairs with distinction from New York University in 2017. Mr. Saunders also attended the Institut d'Études Politiques in Paris,…

Rule of Law

Sara Razai

Biography Dr. Sara Razai joined BIICL in 2002. Sara is the International Projects Lead and a Research Fellow at the Centre for Comparative Law. Holding a PhD in Law from University College London, Sara specialises in empirical legal research with findings informing policy-making at national and international levels. Current research projects include a UKRI funded project  in cooperation with Kyoto University to investigate the new legal issues arising from the pandemic with a focus on…

Centre for Comparative Law+4

Nigel Pleming KC

Nigel Pleming KC has a distinguished legal career spanning over 50 years. Nigel was called to the Bar in 1971 and appointed a King's Counsel in 1992. He practises mainly in England and Wales, but also in Hong Kong, Belize and the Caribbean. He has been recommended as a leading silk in the Legal 500 since 2000 in the specialties of Administrative and Public Law, Civil Liberties and Human Rights, Environment, Immigration and Value Added Tax. Nigel has been nominated by The Lawyer magazine for…

Climate Change

Irene Pietropaoli

Biography Dr Irene Pietropaoli is a Senior Fellow in Business and Human Rights and joined BIICL in October 2018. She in the Director of the Human Rights Due Diligence Forum  and conducts research and training programmes on corporate human rights and environmental due diligence. For example she leads BIICL's research on human rights in global supply chains and BIICL's short course on business and human rights.  Irene is also leading BIICL's work on Artificial Intelligence …

Artificial Intelligence+3

Nicole A. Pierce

Biography Dr Nicole A. Pierce (BA, JD, MBA, LLM, PhD) is an International Trade Law and Private International Law academic at Goldsmiths, University of London, Department of Law, in London, UK. Before joining Goldsmiths, she was a Senior Lecturer at De Montfort University, a Teaching Fellow for the MSc program in IP Law and a dissertation Supervisor at the Centre for Commercial Law Studies (CCLS) at Queen Mary University of London. She also was an Associate Lecturer on the LLB program in Business…

International Litigation+1

Roman Petrov

Biography Jean Monnet Chair in EU Law at the National University of Kyiv-Mohyla Academy since 2010, Head of Jean Monnet Centre of Excellence in EU Studies at the National University of Kyiv-Mohyla Academy since 2011. Director of German Law Institute at the National University of Kyiv-Mohyla Academy since 2016. Lectured the very first Jean Monnet Module in EU law in Ukraine at the Donetsk National University in 2001.  Prof. Dr. Roman Petrov obtained his PhD at the Queen Mary University…

Ukraine

Roy Andrew Partain

Biography Professor Roy Andrew Partain holds a personal chair in international and comparative law and in mathematical analysis of law in the School of Law at the University of Aberdeen (Scotland, UK). His research on economic models of climate change and their impact on climate policy, on the economic analysis of environmental law, on the use of game theory and mechanism design to achieve regulatory goals, particularly for reducing atmospheric carbon, are globally recognized. His articles…

Climate Change+1

Yuko Nishitani

Biography Professor Yuko Nishitani joined BIICL as a Honorary Senior Fellow in 2023. Yuko is Professor of Private International Law at Kyoto University and Vice President of the Hague Academy of International Law. After her studies in Japan, she received a Ph.D. from the University of Heidelberg. She did research in New York, Paris, Hamburg, Cologne, Milan, Florence, and The Hague. She has been a Visiting Professor in the U.S., Belgium, Italy, Switzerland, Israel, and Taiwan. She was also…

Centre for Comparative Law

Lucy Moxham

Biography Lucy Moxham joined the Bingham Centre for the Rule of Law at BIICL in January 2012. She is a Senior Research Fellow in the Rule of Law, and her research interests cover international human rights law, European and UK human rights law, and the Rule of Law. Lucy is leading the second phase of the Bingham Centre's Rule of Law Monitoring of Legislation project 2023-25, including its work as Secretariat for the All-Party Parliamentary Group on the Rule of Law. She is also project…

European Law+2

Nandini Mitra

Biography Nandini Mitra joined the Bingham Centre for the Rule of Law at BIICL in March 2024. She is a Researcher working on the second phase of the Bingham Centre's Rule of Law Monitoring of Legislation project 2023-25. She also assists with the Bingham Centre's work as Secretariat for the All-Party Parliamentary Group on the Rule of Law. Before joining the Bingham Centre, Nandini completed a fellowship at the human rights charity JUSTICE, where she undertook research and parliamentary advocacy…

Rule of Law

Noemi Magugliani

Biography Dr. Noemi Magugliani is a Research Leader in Anti-trafficking Law and Policy at BIICL. Noemi holds a PhD in Law from the National University of Ireland Galway, where they conducted research that focussed on trafficked adult men, gendered constructions of vulnerability, and access to protection. Noemi also holds an LLM in International Human Rights Law and Policy from University College Cork and a BA in International Relations from the University of Milan. Beyond their work at the…

Human Rights and IHL+2

Liza Lovdahl Gormsen

Biography Dr Liza Lovdahl Gormsen joined BIICL on 1 September 2014 as a Senior Research Fellow and the director of the Competition Law Forum. Her role at BIICL is to lead the Competition Law Forum, host events for its members and get the Forum involved in national and international competition policy debates and be engaged in competition law research. Liza is a Non-Governmental Advisor to the International Competition Network, appointed by the UK Competition and Markets Authority. She is a…

Artificial Intelligence+2

David Llewelyn

Biography Professor David Llewelyn joined BIICL as Honorary Senior Fellow in 2020. Professor Llewelyn is a Professor of Law at King's College London and a partner and Head of Intellectual Property at international law firm White & Case in its London office. He is also External Director of the IP Academy Singapore and Honorary Professor in Intellectual Property Law at Hong Kong University. After a period as a NATO Fellow in 1979, Professor Llewelyn spent nearly two years as a Research…

Artificial Intelligence

Katie Lines

Biography  Katie Lines is the Research Leader for the Independent Commission on UK Public Health Emergency Powers  with the Bingham Centre for the Rule of Law. Katie's previous work at the Bingham Centre has included scrutinising proposals to repeal the Human Rights Act 1998 and working on the Rule of Law Monitoring of Legislation Projec t, the aim of which is a systematic analysis of all Government Bills to assess whether they comply with Rule of Law principles. Katie worked…

COVID-19+1

Eva Lein

Biography Eva is Professor at the University of Lausanne and Director of the Comparative Law Center at BIICL. Her fields of expertise are private international law, international dispute resolution and comparative law with a special focus on contract law and, more recently, digitalisation. She has also been a Honorary Senior Lecturer at Queen Mary University of London and at Queen Mary, Institute in Paris, a Visiting Professor at different institutions, including the University Paris I (Sorbonne),…

Arbitration+4

Yarik Kryvoi

Professor Yarik Kryvoi is the Senior Fellow in International Economic Law and Director of the Investment Treaty Forum. He is also an Of Counsel at Keidan Harrison in London. 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…

Arbitration+5

Jeff King

Biography Professor Jeff King joined the UCL Laws as a Senior Lecturer in 2011, and has been Professor of Law since 2016. He is currently Director of Research at the Bingham Centre for the Rule of Law and was between 2019-2021 a Legal Adviser to the House of Lords Select Committee on the Constitution. Jeff's research interests include UK and comparative public law (including international law), constitutional theory and socio-legal studies. Within these, he is particularly interested in the…

Rule of Law

Yeongcheol Kim

Biography Yeongcheol Kim has been working in the Ministry of SMEs and Startups (MSS) in South Korea helping high-quality human resources to start new businesses and continue to grow since 2006. He also worked in the Human Resources Department of the Korea Aerospace and Research Institute (KARI) for two and a half years. Yeongcheol majored in Economics at the University of Seoul. He also has a master's degree in Public Policy from the Graduate School of Public Administration, Seoul National…

Business and Human Rights+3

Philip Kessler

Biography Philip J. Kessler joined the British Institute of International and Comparative Law as an Honorary Senior Fellow in 2023. He is the co-founding partner of Hoffman & Kessler LLP, which changed it's name to Kessler & Green LLP on 1 October 2023. The firm is headquartered in New York City. Phil acts as lead counsel in commercial and intellectual property cases throughout the United States in the federal and state trial and appellate courts and in arbitrations. Phil is a…

Rule of Law

Jack Kenny

Biography Jack is a Research Leader in International Law at BIICL and a Post-Doctoral Research Fellow at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. His DPhil thesis at the University of Oxford, The Principle of Sovereignty and State Cyber Operations, was supervised by Professor Catherine Redgwell and Dr. Efthymios Papastavridis and supported by UKRI funding. In addition to his doctorate, he holds an LL.B degree in Law with European Study and an LL.M degree in International and European Law. Jack…

Cultural Heritage+2

Ndanga Kamau

Ndanga Kamau joined BIICL as Honorary Senior Fellow in 2022. She is founder of Ndanga Kamau Law, an international law practice based in The Hague. Her practice spans international dispute settlement, public international law, and private international law. She sits as arbitrator and acts as counsel in international disputes. She also advises clients on investment law, public international law and dispute avoidance, prevention, and resolution. In addition to her practice, she is a vice president…

Centre for International law

Munhee Jung

Biography Munhee Jung Joined the Institute as an Honorary Senior Fellow in 2023. Munhee has worked in the South Korean government and now is a Senior Deputy Director of the Ministry of Trade, Industry, and Energy (MoTIE). Before joining the MoTIE in 2017, she worked for the Ministry of Environment for ten years. Having witnessed the rapid economic development of South Korea, largely derived from the merits of free trade, and having experiences in policymaking to deliver a circular economy,…

Investment and Trade

Alina Holzhausen

Biography Alina Holzhausen is a Researcher Fellow in Public International Law and Climate Change at BIICL. She is also a PhD student at the University of Aberdeen, Scotland, researching climate change litigation and human rights. Alina graduated from the University of Bayreuth with a German diploma in law and holds a Maîtrise in International Law (University of Bordeaux) and an LLM in International Law and International Relations (University of Aberdeen). She practised law at the German Parliament…

Climate Change+2

Céline Hocquet

Biography Dr. Céline Hocquet is a Research Fellow in Labour Exploitation and Human Rights at BIICL. Céline holds a PhD in law (Birmingham), a Master's in European Public Comparative Law (Paris I Panthéon-Sorbonne), a BA in Applied Languages (Strasbourg), and an LLB (Lille). Her main research interests include international and EU Human Rights law, migration, and refugee law/policy. Her PhD focused on EU externalisation policies following the 2015 'refugee crisis', particularly the use of…

Human Rights and IHL+1

Tomas Heidar

Biography H.E. President Tomas Heidar has been Judge of the International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea (ITLOS) since 2014. He was Vice-President of ITLOS 2020-2023 and President of the Chamber for Fisheries Disputes 2017-2020. He was also a Member of the Special Chamber formed to deal with the Dispute concerning delimitation of the maritime boundary between Mauritius and Maldives in the Indian Ocean (Mauritius/Maldives). From 1996-2014, he served as Legal Adviser of the Ministry for…

Law of the Sea

Mathilde Hautereau-Boutonnet

Biography Mathilde Hautereau-Boutonnet joined BIICL as a visiting research fellow in 2022. Mathilde is a Professor at Aix-Marseille University. After defending her doctoral thesis in 2003 at the Faculty of Law and Political Science at Orléans, she was recruited as a lecturer at the Faculty of Law and Political Science at Rennes 1 in 2004 before joining the University of Aix-Marseille in 2011 to hold the CNRS Chair of Excellence in Environmental Law. Visiting professor at the Universities…

Centre for International law+1

Kristin Hausler

Biography Kristin Hausler, Dorset Senior Fellow, is the Director of the Centre for International Law. Since joining the Institute in 2007, she has developed and led several research projects on human rights, international humanitarian law, and international criminal law, areas in which she also provides training at the Institute. Her expertise lies in cultural heritage and she is currently leading a project on the restitution of cultural objects. Recently, she completed a project analysing…

Centre for International law+5

Ingrid Gubbay

Biography Ingrid Gubbay is the European head of Human Rights and environmental law based at the London office of the law firm Hausfeld. She has been a litigator for 24 years and practicing at Hausfeld for the past thirteen years. Ingrid is a member of the International Law Association (Australian branch) and undertakes a mix of international and domestic human rights and climate related cases, and high-level policy and advocacy work in these areas. She has won awards for her ground-breaking…

Climate Change+1

Georgia Greville

Biography Georgia Greville joined BIICL as Researcher in Labour Exploitation and Human Rights at BIICL in January 2022. She first joined BIICL as a volunteer researcher, part of the MOU with Melbourne Law School in 2021. Previously, Georgia has worked as a researcher at the Supreme Court of Victoria, Australia, and as a research assistant in public international law, specialising in business and human rights issues and international labour law. She has also completed internships with several…

Human Rights and IHL+2

Sofia Gonzalez De Aguinaga

Biography Dr Sofia Gonzalez is a Research Leader in Business, ESG & Modern Slavery and joined BIICL in February 2022. She leads the research work strand on Business and Modern Slavery of the Bingham Centre for the Modern Slavery and Human Rights Policy and Evidence Centre (PEC). She is also developing a relevant research programme on Modern Slavery and businesses' ESG responsibilities for the Bingham Centre's Business Network. Before joining BIICL she worked as a consultant for the Walk…

Business and Human Rights+1

Adriana Giunta

Biography Dr. Adriana Giunta joined BIICL as a Visiting Research Fellow in 2024. In BIICL, Adriana is working on her monograph on Indigenous Peoples' Environmental Rights under International Law and she is undergoing studies on Defining Environmental Rights under International Law. Her research focuses on climate change litigations, environmental rights, businesses and human rights, and the intersection between indigenous peoples' rights, sustainable development and climate justice. She has…

Business and Human Rights+3

Jean-Pierre Gauci

Biography Dr. Jean-Pierre Gauci is Senior Research Fellow in Public International Law and Director of Teaching and Training at BIICL. Recruited in 2014 as a research coordinator for the British Influences on International Law Project, his role was extended to that of research fellow in August 2015 and associate senior research fellow in 2017. Jean-Pierre holds a PhD in Law from King's College London; a Doctor of Laws and Magister Juris in International Law from the University of Malta. Beyond…

Climate Change+7

Oliver Garner

Biography Dr. Oliver Garner is Research Leader in European Rule of Law at the Bingham Centre for the Rule of Law, British Institute of International and Comparative Law. He holds a B.A. in Jurisprudence from the University of Oxford, and an LL.M. in Comparative, European and International Laws and a Doctorate in Laws from the European University Institute (EUI). His Ph.D. research analysed withdrawal and opt-outs from the European Union. His work has been published in the Cambridge Yearbook…

Brexit+3

Rosana Garciandia

Biography Dr Rosana Garciandia is Research Leader in Labour Exploitation and Human Rights at BIICL. She conducts research on the international law response to human rights challenges, including labour exploitation and all contemporary forms of slavery. Her focus is on the responsibility of States and businesses, and on the potential of existing human rights mechanisms to protect victims from abuses. Rosana is also a Lecturer in Public International Law at King's College London and Associate…

Human Rights and IHL+3

Mark Findlay

Biography   Mark Findlay is an Honorary Professorial Fellow in the Law School, University of Edinburgh. He also enjoys a Visiting Global Professorship, School of Social Sciences and Technology, Technology University of Munich, and is an Honorary Senior Fellow at the British Institute of International and Comparative Law. Currently he teaches at Chulalongkorn University in Bangkok, and at TUM. For over a decade Mark was a Professor in the Law School, Singapore Management University,…

Artificial Intelligence+1

Jonathan Faull KCMG

Biography Sir Jonathan Faull KCMG joined BIICL as a Honorary Senior Fellow in 2023. He is Chair of European Public Affairs at the Brunswick Group.  Previously, he worked in the European Commission on a wide range of policies including competition, justice and home affairs, internal market and financial services and, lastly, Brexit. He became Director for Competition Policy at the Directorate-General for Competition in 1995, Deputy Director-General in charge of State aid in 1999 and…

Competition Law

Duncan Fairgrieve

Biography Duncan Fairgrieve is Senior Research Fellow in Comparative Law and Director of the Product Liability Forum  at the Institute. He is also Professor of Comparative Law at Université de Paris Dauphine in France. Duncan Fairgrieve is a leading comparative lawyer, with research interests spanning both comparative private and public law, with specific focus on three specific areas, comparative administrative law (with a particular interest in state liability), comparative law of…

Centre for Comparative Law+4

Phil Evans

Biography Phil Evans joined BIICL as co-Director of the competition Law Forum in June 2023. He has wide experience in policy, having started at the Economist Intelligence Unit before moving to Consumers' International before spending a decade at what is now Which?. It is in consumer activism that he most fully engaged with the competition community battling in the consumer corner through the Competition Act 1998, Enterprise Act 2002 and numerous group action, merger, European Block Exemption…

Competition Law

Jasmine Elliott

Biography Jasmine Elliott is a Research Fellow in Business and Human Rights and joined BIICL in September 2023. She is currently working on the BIICL project - Identifying and comparing impacts of mHREDD legal models on internal corporate practice. Jasmine's research interests have mainly considered business ethics and professional ethics as they relate to issues like human rights, corruption, and climate change. She is currently finishing her PhD in Practical Philosophy at the University…

Business and Human Rights+2

Helen Dodds

Helen is an international lawyer, consultant and board member. She is a (now non-practising) Solicitor of the Supreme Court of England Wales and holds a CEDR mediator accreditation. She was previously Global Head of Legal, Dispute Resolution at Standard Chartered Bank, and also a non-executive director of the London Court of International Arbitration.  Currently she works as a consultant with a number of organisations including academic bodies, governments and lawtech start ups. She…

Centre for Comparative Law+1

Andrew Dickinson

Biography Professor Andrew Dickson joined BIICL as Honorary Senior Fellow in 2021. Andrew Dickinson is Professor of Law at the University of Oxford, and a fellow of St Catherine's College. After studying law in Oxford (MA and BCL; St Edmund Hall), Andrew attended the College of Law in Chester before qualifying as a solicitor with Clifford Chance in London. From 2011-2013, he was Professor of Private International Law at the University of Sydney. Professor Dickinson's principal area of…

Centre for Comparative Law+1

Tufyal Choudhury

Biography Tufyal Choudhury is a Senior Research Fellow on National Security and the Rule of Law at the Bingham Centre for the Rule of Law, British Institute of International and Comparative Law. He is supporting the Independent Commission on UK Counter-Terrorism Law and Policy. He is also an Associate Professor at Durham Law School and a Senior Research Affiliate of the Canadian Terrorism, Security and Society Research Network. His work focuses on issues of human rights and counterterrorism,…

Rule of Law

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Centre for Comparative Law

Kateryna Busol

Biography Kateryna is a Ukrainian lawyer specialising in international humanitarian, criminal law, transitional justice, gender and cultural heritage. She is a Associate Professor at the National University of Kyiv-Mohyla Academy. As a scholar and practitioner, Kateryna has worked on various justice issues related to her expertise and with a specific focus on the Russia-Ukraine armed conflict. She has published on the weaponisation of cultural heritage, conflict-related sexual violence,…

Ukraine

Claire Bright

Biography Dr Claire Bright is an Associate Research Fellow at the British Institute of International and Comparative Law, as well as an Assistant Professor in Private Law at Nova Law School in Lisbon. She specialises in Business and Human Rights. Claire regularly organizes events and delivers short courses and trainings in the field. Her work to date has resulted in a number of peer reviewed publications in English, French, Italian and Spanish, including in the following journals: International…

Business and Human Rights

Adrian Briggs KC

Biography Professor Adrian Briggs KC joined BIICL as Honorary Senior Fellow in 2021. He is Professor of Private International Law at the University of Oxford. His main interest has always been in private international law, and within that, in questions of civil jurisdiction and the effect of foreign judgments. He spent 15 years as one of the editors of Dicey, Morris and Collins, The Conflict of Laws, but his own perspective on the subject, in its increasingly European guise, was published…

Centre for Comparative Law+1

Constance Bonze

Constance Bonzé joined BIICL as a Researcher for the Centre for Comparative Law in 2017. An expert in legal and empirical research on Private International Law and Comparative Law, and more specifically on collective redress, she worked on studies for the European Commission: the State of Collective Redress in the EU (2017) and the Rome II Regulation (2021). She also co-authored research projects on Judicial Cooperation after Brexit (2019), on the New International Commercial Courts (2020),…

Centre for Comparative Law+2

Crisela Bernardino

Biography Crisela Bernardino joined the research team of BIICL's Global Toolbox on Corporate Climate Litigation in 2024. She brings over a decade of experience from her roles as a corporate lawyer and litigator, as well as from her work in academia and with international NGOs, including the International Committee of the Red Cross and the International Lawyers Project. Her work experience spans renewable energy, climate change law and policy, environmental law, human rights, access to justice,…

Business and Human Rights+2

Julinda Beqiraj

Biography Dr Julinda Beqiraj is the Maurice Wohl Senior Fellow in European Law. She leads and develops the research and events programme in European law areas (such as human rights, migration, trade and the environment) and publishes high-quality research for the Institute in this area. She also contributes to the Bingham Centre's work on Access to Justice within its programme of research on Justice Systems and the Rule of Law, with a particular focus on the efficiency and quality…

European Law+4

Virginie Barral

Biography Dr Virginie Barral Joined BIICL as a Visiting Research Fellow in 2024. Virginie is senior lecturer at Goldsmiths, University of London, and specialises in international law with a focus on environmental and global challenges. She is interested in issues of sustainability, environmental and climate justice, equity, biodiversity loss and natural resources, theories of sovereignty, and cultural identity (her list of publications can be consulted here) Virginie holds a Ph.D from…

Climate Change+1

Christine Bakker

Biography Christine holds a PhD in public international law from the European University Institute, Florence, and her main areas of research are human rights law including children's rights, international environmental law and climate change. She has published widely in these fields and has recently co-edited, with Ivano Alogna and Jean-Pierre Gauci, the edited volume Climate Change Litigation: Global Perspectives (Brill Publ., 2021). She also carried out research for the Unicef Innocenti…

Climate Change+1

Tetyana Antsupova

Biography Professor Tetyana Antsupova graduated from Odesa law school (Ukraine) in 1999. Between 1995 and 1997 she had been studying and successfully completed the Public Policy Programme within the cooperation of the University of Maryland (USA) and University of John Hopkins (USA) with Odesa State University. Specifically, part of her studies she did at the University of Maryland (August-December 1995). Her academic activities and publications had been devoted to the Interstate cooperation…

Ukraine

Iris Anastasiadou

Biography Iris Anastasiadou joined BIICL as a Researcher in Public International Law and Migration in January 2020. Iris holds an LLM from University College London (UCL) and an LLB from the University of York. Her master's thesis focused on the extent to which under International Law and jus ad bellum, states can invoke self-defence against state-sponsored cyber-attacks. She has participated in projects in case law research; interviews; data collection; quantitative research and drafting.…

Migration

Ivano Alogna

Biography  Dr Ivano Alogna joined BIICL in 2019 and is the Research Leader in Environmental and Climate Change Law at BIICL and leads the Institute's programme in this field . He is an Associate Member of the Sorbonne Research Institute in International and European Law (IREDIES), Sorbonne Law School and contributes to global environmental discussions as a member of the World Commission on Environmental Law (WCEL) of the International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN),…

Climate Change+4

Sara Al Khashlok

Biography Sara Al Khashlok, a researcher in Labour Exploitation and Human Rights, joined BIICL in 2024. She holds an MSc in International Migration and Public Policy from the London School of Economics (LSE) and an LLB from King's College London. Her past research has focused on examining the efficacy of legal frameworks in protecting the rights of marginalized communities, particularly in conflict zones. Her master's thesis explored the failure of Iraq's anti-discrimination laws and policies…

Human Rights and IHL+2

Short Course: Law of the Sea (Online Participation)

EVENTS Short Course: Law of the Sea (Online Participation) Event - Tags Share Links Event - Timings and Location    Course Outline This hybrid course provides an insightful overview of the international law of the sea and the pressing challenges confronting the world's oceans and seas. Led by experts from both academia…

Climate Change+3

Short Course: Law of the Sea (In Person Participation)

EVENTS Short Course: Law of the Sea (In Person Participation) Event - Tags Share Links Event - Timings and Location    Course Outline This hybrid course provides an insightful overview of the international law of the sea and the pressing challenges confronting the world's oceans and seas. Led by experts from both academia…

Climate Change+3

Short Course: Law of the Sea (Hybrid)

TRAINING Short Course: Law of the Sea (Hybrid) Event - Tags Share Links Event - Timings and Location    Course Outline This hybrid course provides an insightful overview of the international law of the sea and the pressing challenges confronting the world's oceans and seas. Led by experts from both academia and practice,…

Law of the Sea+2

Short Course: Energy Law (In Person Participation)

EVENTS Short Course: Energy Law (In Person Participation) Event - Tags Share Links Event - Timings and Location    Course Outline Energy law is front and centre to many of today's global crises, yet few understand it deeply enough to be confident in their professional work. The world is facing an array of critical energy…

Climate Change+4

Short Course: Energy Law (Online Participation)

EVENTS Short Course: Energy Law (Online Participation) Event - Tags Share Links Event - Timings and Location    Course Outline Energy law is front and centre to many of today's global crises, yet few understand it deeply enough to be confident in their professional work. The world is facing an array of critical energy…

Climate Change+4

Short Course: Energy Law (Hybrid)

TRAINING Short Course: Energy Law (Hybrid) Event - Tags Share Links Event - Timings and Location       Course Outline Energy law is front and centre to many of today's global crises, yet few understand it deeply enough to be confident in their professional work. The world is facing an array of critical energy law…

Climate Change+4

Forty-Second ITF Public Conference: Illegality in International Investment Law

EVENTS Forty-Second ITF Public Conference: Illegality in International Investment Law (Hybrid) Event - Tags Share Links Event - Timings and Location    Event Details The consequences of an investment being deemed illegal can be severe, including the denial of substantive protections, jurisdiction,…

Arbitration+1

Forty-Second ITF Public Conference: Illegality in International Investment Law (Online Participation)

EVENTS Forty-Second ITF Public Conference: Illegality in International Investment Law (Online Participation) Event - Tags Share Links Event - Timings and Location    Please note, this page is for online participation. If you would like to participate in person, please visit the in person booking page. Event Details…

Arbitration+1

Forty-Second ITF Public Conference: Illegality in International Investment Law (In Person Participation)

EVENTS Forty-Second ITF Public Conference: Illegality in International Investment Law (In Person Participation) Event - Tags Share Links Event - Timings and Location    Please note, this page is for in person participation. If you would like to participate online, please visit the online booking page. Event Details…

Arbitration+1

The London Conference on International Law 2024

EVENTS The London Conference on International Law 2024 Event - Tags Share Links Event - Timings and Location Conference Details The London Conference on International Law is a biennial event dedicated to exploring the latest developments in international law and providing participants with the highest-level insights from leading…

Centre for International law+1

Short Course: Climate Change Litigation

TRAINING Short Course: Climate Change Litigation Event - Tags Share Links Event - Timings and Location      Course Details Climate Change Litigation is an increasingly critical component of climate governance at the local, national, regional and global levels, exerting pressure on the executive and legislative…

Business and Human Rights+5

Short Course: International Labour Law

TRAINING Short Course: International Labour Law Event - Tags Share Links Event - Timings and Location    Course Outline Labour Law is a constantly evolving field of law and one which has a direct impact on governments, businesses, civil society organisations and workers. It influences the way in which governments design…

Business and Human Rights+4

Short Course: Cyber Operations and International Law

TRAINING Short Course: Cyber Operations and International Law Event - Tags Share Links Event - Timings and Location    Course Details Offensive cyber operations continue to draw significant attention in mainstream media and political discourse as the targeting of systems such as those relating to critical national infrastructure…

Artificial Intelligence+1

Short Course: Transitional Justice - Timing and Tools

TRAINING Short Course: Transitional Justice - Timing and Tools Event - Tags Share Links Event - Timings and Location    Course Details This is an inaugural course on transitional justice at BIICL. It will approach the traditional "pillars" of transitional justice - prosecutions, truth-telling, reparations and guarantees…

Human Rights and IHL+2

Short Course: Public International Law in Practice

TRAINING Short Course: Public International Law in Practice Event - Tags Share Links Event - Timings and Location     Course Outline 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…

Business and Human Rights+7

Short Course: Artificial Intelligence Governance

TRAINING Short Course: Artificial Intelligence Governance Event - Tags Share Links Event - Timings and Location     Course Details This course provides participants with an understanding of the legal, regulatory and ethical issues arising in the context of artificial intelligence; an awareness of the way AI and technology…

Artificial Intelligence+3

Short Course: International Cultural Heritage Law

TRAINING Short Course: International Cultural Heritage Law Event - Tags Share Links Event - Timings and Location    Course Details This course will offer an introduction to cultural heritage as an international legal concept. It will include discussions of the key threats to cultural heritage at present, including trafficking,…

Cultural Heritage+1

Short Course: International Refugee and Migration Law (Online Participation)

EVENTS Short Course: International Refugee and Migration Law (Online Participation) Event - Tags Share Links Event - Timings and Location    Course Outline This course offers a unique overview of International Migration and Refugee Law, linking theory and practice to allow participants to gain a meaningful understanding…

Human Rights and IHL+3

Short Course: International Migration and Refugee Law (Hybrid)

TRAINING Short Course: International Migration and Refugee Law (Hybrid) Event - Tags Share Links Event - Timings and Location    Course Outline This course offers a unique overview of International Migration and Refugee Law, linking theory and practice to allow participants to gain a meaningful understanding of the…

Human Rights and IHL+3

Short Course: Business and Human Rights (In Person Participation)

EVENTS Short Course: Business and Human Rights (In Person Participation) Event - Tags Share Links Event - Timings and Location     Course Details Business and human rights is an area of international human rights law in continuous development at the international and national levels. On successful completion of BIICL's…

Business and Human Rights+1

Short Course: Business and Human Rights (Online Participation)

EVENTS Short Course: Business and Human Rights (Online Participation) Event - Tags Share Links Event - Timings and Location    Course Details Business and human rights is an area of international human rights law in continuous development at the international and national levels. On successful completion of BIICL's…

Business and Human Rights

Short Course: Business and Human Rights (Hybrid)

TRAININGTRAIN Short Course: Business and Human Rights (Hybrid) Event - Tags Share Links Event - Timings and Location    Course Details Business and human rights is an area of international human rights law in continuous development at the international and national levels. On successful completion of BIICL's Business…

Business and Human Rights+1

Executive Education: Pharmaceuticals and the Law (Hybrid)

EVENTS Executive Education: Pharmaceuticals and the Law (Hybrid) Event - Tags Share Links Event - Timings and Location Co-Organiser     Course Outline Recent events including the COVID pandemic have brought pharmaceuticals, and the intellectual property and liability considerations around them to the forefront of legal…

COVID-19+2

Executive Education: Pharmaceuticals and the Law (Online Participation)

EVENTS Executive Education: Pharmaceuticals and the Law (Online Participation) Event - Tags Share Links Event - Timings and Location Co Organiser     Course  Details  Recent events including the COVID pandemic have brought pharmaceuticals, and the intellectual property and liability considerations around them…

COVID-19+2

Executive Education: Pharmaceuticals and the Law (In Person Participation)

EVENTS Executive Education: Pharmaceuticals and the Law (In Person Participation) Event - Tags Share Links Event - Timings and Location Co-Organiser    Course Outline  Recent events including the COVID pandemic have brought pharmaceuticals, and the intellectual property and liability considerations around them…

COVID-19+2

Summer School: Public International Law (Online Participation)

EVENTS Summer School: Public International Law (Online Participation) Event - Tags Share Links Event - Timings and Location     Course Outline Global events and legal developments continue to highlight the relevance of international law to various aspects of our lives. From dealing with climate change and environmental…

Business and Human Rights+4

Summer School: Public International Law (In Person Participation)

EVENTS Summer School: Public International Law (In Person Participation) Event - Tags Share Links Event - Timings and Location    Course Outline Global events and legal developments continue to highlight the relevance of international law to various aspects of our lives. From dealing with climate change and environmental…

Business and Human Rights+4

Summer School: Public International Law (Hybrid)

EVENTS Summer School: Public International Law (Hybrid) Event - Tags Share Links Event - Timings and Location    Course Outline Global events and legal developments continue to highlight the relevance of international law to various aspects of our lives. From dealing with climate change and environmental disasters,…

Artificial Intelligence+5

Public International Law in the Courts of the United Kingdom

IN PERSON EVENT EVENT Public International Law in the Courts of the United Kingdom Event - Tags Share Links Event - Timings and Location Sponsored by: Event Details International law continues to play a critical role in a wide range of cases before UK Courts. Recent developments include clarification of the rules of treaty…

Courts and Tribunals

Summer School: Law and Technology

EVENTS Summer School: Law and Technology Event - Tags Share Links Event - Timings and Location Co-organised with Course Outline The British Institute of International and Comparative Law in cooperation with UNIL Lausanne and other foreign academic institutions is offering a five-day summer school focusing on Law and Technology.…

Artificial Intelligence+3

Artificial Intelligence & Partnerships: AI & the DMA

EVENTS Artificial Intelligence & Partnerships: AI & the DMA Event - Tags Share Links Event - Timings and Location    Event Details Artificial Intelligence (AI) has the potential to bring enormous societal benefits, providing solutions to economic, political and societal challenges. The rapid development and…

Artificial Intelligence+1

Young ITF-SG VYAP Event: Investor-State Mediation: The Future is Now?

EVENTS Young ITF-SG VYAP Event: Investor-State Mediation: The Future is Now? Event - Tags Share Links Event - Timings and Location     Event Details Will mediation become a transformative force in the investor-State dispute settlement (ISDS) context, or is its potential overstated? Can mediation offer a more efficient…

Arbitration+1

Short Course: Foundations of Public International Law (In Person Participation)

EVENTS Short Course: Foundations of Public International Law (In Person 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…

Business and Human Rights+8

Short Course: Foundations of Public International Law (Online Participation)

EVENTS Short 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…

Business and Human Rights+7

Short Course: Foundations of Public International Law (Hybrid)

TRAINING Short Course: Foundations of Public International Law (Hybrid) 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…

Business and Human Rights+6

Combatting and Criminalizing Cartels and Corruption

EVENTS Combatting and Criminalizing Cartels and Corruption Event - Tags Share Links Event - Timings and Location Co-organised with: Programme Details 15.00 - 16.30 Why do countries with criminal antitrust sanctions fail to incarcerate price fixers? Many jurisdictions have criminalized cartel conduct and authorized custodial sentences…

Competition Law

HRDD Forum: Disengagement and Exit in Challenging Contexts: Human Rights Due Diligence Considerations

EVENTS HRDD Forum: Disengagement and Exit in Challenging Contexts: Human Rights Due Diligence Considerations  Event - Tags Share Links Event - Timings and Location     Event Details In conflict-affected or other challenging contexts, business may be required to end business relationships and leave a country or…

Business and Human Rights

Resources Summer School Law and Technology 2024

  Summer School Law and Technology 1 - 5 July 2024   Resources for participants     Course Details The British Institute of International and Comparative Law in cooperation with UNIL Lausanne and other foreign academic institutions is offering a five-day summer school focusing on Law and Technology. The summer school is designed to offer a comprehensive overview of the diverse and fast-moving area of technologies applied in the field of law. Students…

Artificial Intelligence+1

Recent Developments at the UNCITRAL Working Group III on Investor-State Dispute Settlement Reform

On 13 May 2024, BIICL brought together over 80 representatives of governments, law firms, academics and other experts to discuss the current and future implications of UNCITRAL Working Group III's (WG III) work. The event's special guest was Shane Spelliscy, Director General and Senior General Counsel at the Trade Law Bureau (Canada) and Chair of UNCITRAL Working Group III on Investor-State Dispute Settlement Reform. The Work of UNCITRAL WG III Yarik Kryvoi (director of BIICL's Investment…

Arbitration+1

Russian Counter Sanctions - Strategies and Solutions after UniCredit v RCA

PARTNER EVENT Russian Counter Sanctions - Strategies and Solutions after UniCredit v RCA Event - Tags Share Links Event - Timings and Location This event is part of London International Disputes Week 2024  Event Details Following the full-scale invasion of Ukraine in 2022 Russia has enacted a range of sanctions which affect…

Arbitration+1

Competition Law Forum appoints New Advisory Board Chair

Helen Jenkins announced as Chair of the Competition Law Forum's Advisory Board at the British Institute of International and Comparative Law (BIICL) The Competition Law Forum  at BIICL is delighted to announce the appointment of Dr Helen Jenkins as Chair of the advisory board of the Forum. Helen is a longstanding member of the Forum and will succeed Michael Hutchings who has directed the advisory board since the forum was set up in 2001. Helen will take up the role with immediate effect.…

Competition Law

International and Comparative Law Quarterly Announces Publication of New Forum

The International and Comparative Law Quarterly (ICLQ) proudly announces the launch of the ICLQ Forum, a special issue of the journal dedicated to showcasing the breadth of topics that fall within the thematic scope of the Journal. Each Forum will focus on a single theme, allowing for in-depth analysis of its multi-faceted dimensions, diverse expert perspectives and novel approaches, stimulating new avenues for research while benefitting from the rigorous academic scrutiny and support of the…

ICLQ

ICLQ Forum Call For Papers Out Now

Call For Papers Since the publication of the first issue of the ICLQ in 1952, the law of the sea has been a mainstay of the Journal's contributions to the wider understanding and development of international law. Reflecting the importance of the law of the sea to the ICLQ, it has been selected as the thematic focus of the inaugural ICLQ Forum , a special issue of the Journal dedicated to in-depth coverage of a single theme. The United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea is described…

ICLQ

Protecting Informal Workers in the Gig Economy

Across the globe today, we are witnessing significant shifts in labour markets as the result of an ever-increasing reliance on the gig economy, and particularly the platform economy, by workers and consumers alike. While the rise of the gig economy has produced numerous opportunities and benefits for workers around the world, it has also brought with it challenges and issues relating to the legal classification of gig workers, the working conditions, rights and protections they are afforded…

Human Rights and IHL+2

Rapid-response Reflections on the ITLOS Advisory Opinion

EVENTS Rapid-response Reflections on the ITLOS Advisory Opinion Event - Tags Share Links Event - Timings and Location    Webinar Details Small Island Developing Nations are seeking protection for the world's oceans from catastrophic climate change that threatens their existence. A crucial step in this effort was achieved…

Climate Change+1

A Commentary on ITLOS' Advisory Opinion on Climate Change

On 21 May 2024, the International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea (ITLOS) issued a unanimous advisory opinion on States' obligations to protect and preserve the world's oceans from climate change impacts, such as ocean warming, sea level rise and ocean acidification. This is the first time that an international court or tribunal has addressed States' obligations to combat climate change within the framework of the 1982 United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea (UNCLOS). ITLOS is…

Climate Change+1

Inter-state communications before UN treaty bodies: time for their wider use?

Image Credit: Palais Wilson, OHCHR Geneva headquarters Developments at the international level over the past 5 years have re-ignited the relevance of a mechanism that had remained dormant for decades: inter-state communications before UN treaty bodies. Under-utilised and, consequently, under-studied, inter-state communications allow States to bring cases against other States for violations of their human rights obligations. The possibility is available, inter alia, under the International…

Human Rights and IHL+2

From Spoliated Art Restitution to Colonial Loot Repatriation: Lessons Learnt and Ways Forward (In Person Participation)

EVENTS From Spoliated Art Restitution to Colonial Loot Repatriation: Lessons Learnt and Ways Forward (In Person Participation) Event - Tags Share Links Event - Timings and Location Sponsored by Event Details This event will explore the challenges associated with the claims for the restitution of cultural heritage. Drawing from…

Cultural Heritage+1

From Spoliated Art Restitution to Colonial Loot Repatriation Lessons Learnt and Ways Forward (Online Participation)

EVENTS From Spoliated Art Restitution to Colonial Loot Repatriation Lessons Learnt and Ways Forward (Online Participation) Event - Tags Share Links Event - Timings and Location Sponsored by Event Details This event will explore the challenges associated with the claims for the restitution of cultural heritage. Drawing from claims…

Cultural Heritage+1

From Spoliated Art Restitution to Colonial Loot Repatriation: Lessons Learnt and Ways Forward

EVENTS From Spoliated Art Restitution to Colonial Loot Repatriation: Lessons Learnt and Ways Forward Event - Tags Share Links Event - Timings and Location    Event Details This event will explore the challenges associated with the claims for the restitution of cultural heritage. Drawing from claims concerned with Nazi-looted…

Cultural Heritage+1

CARICOM Project Team present to OECS Annual meeting

Experts present a draft harmonised insolvency law to the annual meeting of the Attorneys-General and Chief Parliamentary Counsel of the Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS) Experts involved in the CARICOM Project to Harmonize Company and Insolvency Laws were present in Antigua on 26 April 2024 to present a draft harmonised insolvency law to the annual meeting of the Attorneys-General and Chief Parliamentary Counsel of the Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS), hosted by…

International Law+1

BIICL participate in UNESCO International Conference

BIICL join the UNESCO International Conference in the Hague This week the Institute's Dorset Senior Fellow and Director of the Centre for International Law, Kristin Hausler, took part in the UNESCO International Conference 'Cultural Heritage and Peace: Building on 70 years of The Hague Convention', which was hosted by the Kingdom of the Netherlands in The Hague from the 13th to the 15th of May. The Hague Convention for the protection of cultural property in situations of armed conflict was…

Cultural Heritage

Launch of the Final Report of the Independent Commission on UK Public Health Emergency Powers

EVENTS Launch of the Final Report of the Independent Commission on UK Public Health Emergency Powers Event - Tags Share Links Event - Timings and Location Event Details This event will mark the launch of the Final Report of the Independent Commission on UK Public Health Emergency Powers. The Commission is chaired by the Rt.…

COVID-19+1

Final Report of the Independent Commission on UK Public Health Emergency Powers

Summary The Independent Commission on UK Public Health Emergency Powers was established in October 2022 and is chaired by the Rt. Hon. Sir Jack Beatson FBA, formerly a member of the Court of Appeal of England and Wales, who has worked alongside 12 Commissioners with backgrounds in law, public health and other areas of parliamentary governance and public policy. The Commission was supported by a research team from the Bingham Centre for the Rule of Law which served as its secretariat.…

COVID-19+1

Roundtable on UNCITRAL Working Group III: Investor-State Dispute Settlement Reform (In Person Participation)

EVENTS  Roundtable on UNCITRAL Working Group III: Investor-State Dispute Settlement Reform (In Person Participation) Event - Tags Share Links Event - Timings and Location    Please note, this page is for in person participation. If you would like to participate online, please visit the online booking page. Event…

Arbitration+1

Roundtable on UNCITRAL Working Group III: Investor-State Dispute Settlement Reform (Online Participation)

EVENTS Roundtable on UNCITRAL Working Group III: Investor-State Dispute Settlement Reform (Online Participation) Event - Tags Share Links Event - Timings and Location    Please note, this page is for online participation. If you would like to participate in person, please visit the in person booking page. Event Details…

Arbitration+1

Roundtable on UNCITRAL Working Group III: Investor-State Dispute Settlement Reform

EVENTS Roundtable on UNCITRAL Working Group III: Investor-State Dispute Settlement Reform (Hybrid) Event - Tags Share Links Event - Timings and Location    Event Details UNCITRAL Working Group III is one of the six working groups established by the United Nations Commission on International Trade Law (UNCITRAL).…

Arbitration+1

Extra Time or Penalties? The Future Shape of the Sports/Competition Law Relationship

EVENTS Extra Time or Penalties? The Future Shape of the Sports/Competition Law Relationship Event - Tags Share Links Event - Timings and Location Event Details The arrival of significant new sources of sports club and league sponsorship and ownership is spreading across the world of sports. At the same time new configurations…

Competition Law+1

AI Dependencies and Cultures of Convenience - AI in Warfare Case study

EVENTS AI Dependencies and Cultures of Convenience - AI in Warfare Case Study Event - Tags Share Links Event - Timings and Location Event Details  The British Institute of International and Comparative Law (BIICL) is collaborating with Professor Mark Findlay on a series of webinars on 'Law and Change'. Law and Change is…

Artificial Intelligence+3

ICLQ Annual Lecture 2024: Non-Forcible Measures and the Law of Self-Defence (Online Participation)

EVENTS ICLQ Annual Lecture 2024: Non-Forcible Measures and the Law of Self-Defence (Online Participation) Event - Tags Share Links Event - Timings and Location Sponsored by Event Details This year's ICLQ Annual Lecture will be given by Professor Russell Buchan of the University of Reading, based on his article 'Non-Forcible Measures…

Human Rights and IHL+1

ICLQ Annual Lecture 2024: Non-Forcible Measures and the Law of Self-Defence (In Person Participation)

EVENTS ICLQ Annual Lecture 2024: Non-Forcible Measures and the Law of Self-Defence (In Person Participation) Event - Tags Share Links Event - Timings and Location Sponsored by Event Details This year's ICLQ Annual Lecture will be given by Professor Russell Buchan of the University of Reading, based on his article 'Non-Forcible…

Human Rights and IHL+2

ICLQ Annual Lecture 2024: Non-Forcible Measures and the Law of Self-Defence

EVENTS ICLQ Annual Lecture 2024: Non-Forcible Measures and the Law of Self-Defence (Hybrid) Event - Tags Share Links Event - Timings and Location Sponsored by Event Details This year's ICLQ Annual Lecture will be given by Professor Russell Buchan of the University of Reading, based on his article 'Non-Forcible Measures and the…

Human Rights and IHL+1

BIICL publishes report to help with the post-conflict economic recovery of Ukraine

'Unlocking Investment in Ukraine' - "an important and valuable contribution to the rule of law and a successful economy in Ukraine." BIICL Roundtable attended by The Lord Chancellor and Secretary of State for Justice, the Rt Hon. Alex Chalk KC MP and the Ukrainian Minister of Justice, Denys Maliuska. The British Institute of International and Comparative Law (BIICL) in collaboration with the UK Ministry of Justice (MOJ), has this week published its report 'Unlocking Investment in Ukraine' …

Ukraine

The EU sanctions against Russia and their imposition on family members of designated persons – second-best solutions on the way to first-best goals

The Russian aggression against Ukraine, which started in 2014 with the annexation of Crimea and became a full-out war with the attack on the rest of the Ukrainian territory as of 24 February 2022, has unleashed a series of reactions by many members of the international community. Alongside active help for Ukraine, a second set of measures has proved to be essential in the attempts by the EU to react to this egregious attack against the international and European peace order. This is the sanctions…

European Law+2

Short Course: War in Ukraine in Context: History, Politics and Law

TRAINING Short Course: War in Ukraine in Context: History, Politics and Law Event - Tags Share Links Event - Timings and Location     Course Details The course offers interdisciplinary overview of prerequisites, current trends and future scenarios of the War in Ukraine. The course will enable participants to understand…

Human Rights and IHL+1

Roundtable: Unlocking Investment in Ukraine (online participation)

EVENTS Roundtable: Unlocking Investment in Ukraine (online participation) Event - Tags Share Links Event - Timings and Location Event Details The aim of the project ''Unlocking Investment in Ukraine - UK Ministry of Justice (MOJ) and the British Institute for International and Comparative Law (BIICL)' is to inform key stakeholders…

Ukraine

Roundtable: Unlocking Investment in Ukraine (in person participation)

EVENTS Roundtable: Unlocking Investment in Ukraine (in person participation) Event - Tags Share Links Event - Timings and Location Event Details The aim of the project ''Unlocking Investment in Ukraine - UK Ministry of Justice (MOJ) and the British Institute for International and Comparative Law (BIICL)' is to inform key stakeholders…

Ukraine

Roundtable: Unlocking Investment in Ukraine (hybrid)

EVENTS Roundtable: Unlocking Investment in Ukraine  Event - Tags Share Links Event - Timings and Location Event Details The aim of the project ''Unlocking Investment in Ukraine - UK Ministry of Justice (MOJ) and the British Institute for International and Comparative Law (BIICL)' is to inform key stakeholders on the advantages…

Ukraine

Unlocking Investment in Ukraine

This report was commissioned by the United Kingdom Ministry of Justice in relation to the international effort to support recovery in Ukraine. It is intended to identify potential justice and legal system reforms that will encourage foreign investment into Ukraine and contribute to its recovery. Project Report The report was launched at a Roundtable on 24th April   Over the past decade, Ukraine has undergone significant judicial reform aimed at enhancing the independence, transparency…

Ukraine

Summer Schools

Summer Schools    Study at a world-leading institute for international and comparative law Enhance your legal knowledge this July with our engaging summer schools. The first programme will focus on Law and Technology and the second on Public International Law. Our summer schools are hosted at our central London office, at the heart of London's energetic and multicultural legal network. Our interactive five-day programmes are thoughtfully…

Training

Forty-First ITF Public Conference: Contracts with States in International Investment Law (Online Participation)

EVENTS Forty-First ITF Public Conference: Contracts with States in International Investment Law (Online Participation) Event - Tags Share Links Event - Timings and Location    Please note, this page is for online participation. If you would like to participate in person, please visit the in person booking page.  …

Arbitration+1

Forty-First ITF Public Conference: Contracts with States in International Investment Law (In Person Participation)

EVENTS Forty-First ITF Public Conference: Contracts with States in International Investment Law (In Person Participation) Event - Tags Share Links Event - Timings and Location     Please note, this page is for in person participation. If you would like to participate in person, please visit the online booking page.…

Arbitration+1

Forty-First ITF Public Conference: Contracts with States in International Investment Law

EVENTS Forty-First ITF Public Conference: Contracts with States in International Investment Law (Hybrid) Event - Tags Share Links Event - Timings and Location Media Partner: Event Details When the ICSID Convention was drafted the prevailing view was that most investor-state disputes would arise out of contracts. However,…

Arbitration+1

Short Course: International Trade Law

TRAINING Short Course: International Trade Law Event - Tags Share Links Event - Timings and Location Media Partner Course Outline The training course in International Trade Law offers an in-depth, dynamic and applied knowledge of the regulatory framework of the multilateral trading system, and of the complex interplay between…

Investment and Trade+1

Short Course: Climate Change Law

TRAINING Short Course: Climate Change Law Event - Tags Share Links Event - Timings and Location    Course Details This virtual course offers a comprehensive overview of climate change law and the legal responses to the current climate crisis. Bringing together a distinguished cohort of scholars and practitioners, the…

Climate Change+2

EU Common Security and Defence Policy - International/Regional Security: Can Ukraine be a Part of It?

EVENTS EU Common Security and Defence Policy - International/Regional Security:  Can Ukraine be a Part of It? Event - Tags Share Links Event - Timings and Location    International Roundtable Discussion Moderator Oksana Holovko-Havrysheva, Ivan Franko National University of Lviv, head of the Jean Monnet Center…

European Law+1

Shaping the Future of Law and Policy with the Global Toolbox on Corporate Climate Litigation

There remains an enormous gap between the action needed to achieve the goals of the Paris Agreement and the mitigation and adaptation measures that are actually being implemented by States. The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) findings are unequivocal: anthropogenic greenhouse gas emissions cause climate change and continue to increase, intensifying extreme weather events such as floods, droughts and heat waves, and harmful consequences including the melting of certain…

Business and Human Rights+2

Short Course: Children’s Rights: Current Challenges in a Global Perspective (In Person Participation)

EVENTS Short Course: Children's Rights: Current Challenges in a Global Perspective (In Person Participation) Event - Tags Share Links Event - Timings and Location    Course Details This course explores current challenges to children's human rights, examining to what extent existing international and regional legal frameworks…

Climate Change+5

Short Course: Children's Rights: Current Challenges in a Global Perspective (Online Participation)

EVENTS Short Course: Children's Rights: Current Challenges in a Global Perspective (Online Participation) Event - Tags Share Links Event - Timings and Location    Course Details This course explores current challenges to children's human rights, examining to what extent existing international and regional legal frameworks…

Climate Change+5

Short Course: Children’s Rights: Current Challenges in a Global Perspective (Hybrid)

TRAINING Short Course: Children's Rights: Current Challenges in a Global Perspective (Hybrid) Event - Tags Share Links Event - Timings and Location    Course Details This course explores current challenges to children's human rights, examining to what extent existing international and regional legal frameworks offer…

Artificial Intelligence+6

The Rules-Based International Order: Catalyst or Hurdle for International Law?

The increased use and references to the "rules-based international order" (RBIO) in political statements and declarations prompt questions about the meaning and scope of this concept. The RBIO can be a good thing, as it rests on desirable common values, such as multilateralism, peace, development, human rights. However, due to different understandings of the concept and its content, there is not always clarity on what proponents mean when they refer to the concept, and what we as 'consumers'…

Human Rights and IHL+3

Short Course Public International Law in Practice (In Person Participation)

EVENTS Short Course Public International Law in Practice (In Person Participation) 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…

Business and Human Rights+5

Short Course Public International Law in Practice (Online Participation)

EVENTS Short Course Public International Law in Practice (Online Participation) 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.…

Business and Human Rights+4

Short Course: Public International Law in Practice (Hybrid)

TRAINING Short Course: Public International Law in Practice (Hybrid) 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…

Business and Human Rights+6

2024 ASIL Annual Meeting

EVENTS 2024 ASIL Annual Meeting Event - Tags Share Links Event - Timings and Location Event Details The ASIL Annual Meeting will interrogate the role of international law in such an interdependent world. Progressive, critical, and classical analyses have some purchase. Has international law actually contributed to human connectedness…

Human Rights and IHL+1

The Rules-Based International Order: Catalyst or Hurdle for International Law?

The increased use and references to the "rules-based international order" (RBIO) in political statements and declarations prompts questions about the meaning and scope of this concept. The RBIO can be a good thing, as it rests on desirable common values, such as multilateralism, peace, development, human rights. However, due to different understandings of the concept and its content, there is not always clarity on what proponents mean when they refer to the concept, and what we as 'consumers'…

Human Rights and IHL+2

Public Launch of the Global Toolbox on Corporate Climate Litigation (Online Participation)

EVENTS Public Launch of the Global Toolbox on Corporate Climate Litigation (Online Participation) Event - Tags Share Links Event - Timings and Location     Please note, this page is for online participation. If you would like to participate in-person, please visit the in-person booking page. Event Details The purpose…

Business and Human Rights+4

Public Launch of the Global Toolbox on Corporate Climate Litigation (In Person Participation)

EVENTS Public Launch of the Global Toolbox on Corporate Climate Litigation (In Person Participation) Event - Tags Share Links Event - Timings and Location     Please note, this page is for in-person participation. If you would like to participate online, please visit the online booking page.    Event Details…

Business and Human Rights+4

Global Perspectives on Corporate Climate Legal Tactics: National Reports

More than 2000 climate change litigation cases have been filed globally. Whilst the majority of these cases have been filed against States, climate change-related cases have also been filed against private actors, mostly fossil fuel and cement companies, major greenhouse gas emitters. Whilst there is a growing body of work analysing climate litigation from a comparative perspective, analysis of the peculiarities of cases involving corporate players has yet to receive the same rigorous…

Business and Human Rights+3

Global Toolbox on Corporate Climate Litigation Launched

Today BIICL launched the Global Toolbox on Corporate Climate Litigation in a high-profile event  in London, marking a transformative phase in the realm of environmental and corporate accountability. The event was introduced by The Rt. Hon. the Lord Neuberger of Abbotsbury (former President of the UK Supreme Court and President of BIICL). Lord Neuberger spoke of the importance of the Toolbox in helping to close the 'big gap between what people know or feel should be done…

Climate Change+1

Public Launch of the Global Toolbox on Corporate Climate Litigation

EVENTS Public Launch of the Global Toolbox on Corporate Climate Litigation (Hybrid) Event - Tags Share Links Event - Timings and Location     Event Details The purpose of BIICL's Global Toolbox on Corporate Climate Litigation (the "Toolbox") is to make corporate climate litigation speedier, more efficient, more…

Business and Human Rights+4

A Rules-Based International Order: Benefits and Challenges (Online Participation)

EVENTS A Rules-Based International Order: Benefits and Challenges (Online Participation) Event - Tags Share Links Event - Timings and Location Please note, this page is for online participation. If you would like to participate in-person, please visit the in-person booking page. Event Details The concept of 'rules-based international…

Climate Change+3

A Rules-Based International Order: Benefits and Challenges (In Person Participation)

EVENTS A Rules-Based International Order: Benefits and Challenges (In Person Participation) Event - Tags Share Links Event - Timings and Location Please note, this page is for in-person participation. If you would like to participate online, please visit the online booking page. Event Details The concept of 'rules-based international…

Climate Change+3

A Rules-Based International Order: Benefits and Challenges

EVENTS A Rules-Based International Order: Benefits and Challenges (Hybrid) Event - Tags Share Links Event - Timings and Location Event Details The concept of 'rules-based international order' (RBIO) refers to a system in which countries adhere to established norms, treaties, and agreements to govern their…

Climate Change+3

Reflections on the South Africa v. Israel Case at the International Court of Justice

On 29 December 2023, South Africa filed an application instituting proceedings against Israel before the International Court of Justice (ICJ) concerning alleged violations by Israel of its obligations under the Convention on the Prevention and Punishment of the Crime of Genocide in relation to Palestinians in the Gaza Strip. Oral hearings were held on 11 and 12 January 2024, and the Court delivered its Order on the Request for the indication of provisional measures on 26 January. BIICL…

Courts and Tribunals+2

Impacts of human rights due diligence laws on internal corporate practice (Roundtable)

EVENTS Impacts of human rights due diligence laws on internal corporate practice (Roundtable) Event - Tags Share Links Event - Timings and Location    Event Details Since September 2023, with a grant by the Laudes Foundation, BIICL has been carrying out a project aimed at producing evidence of internal corporate…

Business and Human Rights

HRDD Forum: The future of the EU Corporate Sustainability Due diligence Directive - different possible scenarios

EVENTS HRDD Forum: The future of the EU Corporate Sustainability Due diligence Directive - different possible scenarios Event - Tags Share Links Event - Timings and Location     Event Details On 14th December 2023, the European Council and the European Parliament reached a provisional agreement on the Corporate…

Business and Human Rights+1

Combatting Forced Labor in Cuban Medical Missions

Around 400,000 Cuban healthcare professionals are estimated to have been sent abroad to provide medical assistance during short-term health crises, natural disasters, and more recently, the COVID-19 pandemic (Granma, 2020), as part of the Cuban government's Foreign Medical Missions (CFMM) programme. Since its inception in 1962, the programme, which has been described as "a global exercise in soft power", has placed medical professionals in over 164 countries across Latin America and the…

Human Rights and IHL+1

Short Course: Cross Border Dispute Resolution

Short Course: Cross Border Dispute Resolution Share LinksCourse Outline Cross-border dispute resolution is a part of the practice of almost every commercial lawyer and knowledge in this area is essential. Specialised skills are required to manoeuvre through the complex substantive and procedural issues when multiple jurisdictions are involved. Led by BIICL and UNIL researchers, the course includes tutors from academia and practicing lawyers who offer a wide range of experience…

International Litigation

Constitutional Reform in the UK: A Conference on the Brown Commission Report (Part Two) non live

EVENTS Constitutional Reform in the UK: A Conference on the Brown Commission Report (Part Two) Event - Tags Share Links Event - Timings and Location     Conference Details At the end of 2022, the Brown Commission published its final report, 'A New Britain: Renewing our Democracy and Rebuilding our Economy: Report of…

Rule of Law

Constitutional Reform in the UK: A Conference on the Brown Commission Report (Part Two)

EVENTS Constitutional Reform in the UK: A Conference on the Brown Commission Report (Part Two) Event - Tags Share Links Event - Timings and Location    Conference Details At the end of 2022, the Brown Commission published its final report, 'A New Britain: Renewing our Democracy and Rebuilding our Economy: Report…

Rule of Law

Mapping Third Party Litigation Funding in the European Union

The British Institute of International and Comparative Law is carrying out the European Commission study on "Mapping Third Party Litigation Funding in the European Union", in collaboration with Civic Consulting, the Asser Institute  and Risk & Policy Analysts (RPA).  The practice of TPLF has steadily grown in the EU. The aim of the study is to collect and analyse information on the legal framework and practical operation of TPLF in the EU Member States and in selected third…

Centre for Comparative Law+2

BIICL hosts discussion of Article 102 TFEU in Brussels

On Thursday 22nd of February, the Competition Law Forum held a lively discussion in Brussels focusing on the forthcoming guidelines on exclusionary abuses under Article 102 TFEU.  Following the roundtable here are some key takeaways from the discussion The purpose of guidelines is to codify case law and create transparency. The Commission was urged to be honest in its interpretation of the case law. For example, it should not read too much into the reference to 'object infringement'…

Competition Law+1

The Future of Article 102 TFEU

EVENTS The Future of Article 102 TFEU Event - Tags Share Links Event - Timings and Location      Event Details The European Commission has announced that it will replace its enforcement priorities for exclusionary abuses under Article 102 TFEU with substantive guidelines. This Roundtable discussion will consider…

Competition Law

Charting the course to better EU law-making: optimisation of EU Treaties through inter-institutional cooperation with the European Committee of the Regions

Research project on better regulation tools and active subsidiarity to support the policy priorities of the European Committee of the Regions. The British Institute of International and Comparative Law (BIICL) (together with Milieu Consulting srl) has been commissioned by the European Committee of the Regions  (CoR) to undertake a project that gathers and analyses data on the impact and quality of better regulation tools, as well as exploring arguments for and approaches to a stronger…

European Law

Rapid Response Webinar: Reflections on the South Africa v. Israel Case at the International Court of Justice

EVENTS Rapid Response Webinar: Reflections on the South Africa v. Israel Case at the International Court of Justice Event - Tags Share Links Event - Timings and Location     Event Details On 29 December 2023, South Africa filed an application instituting proceedings against Israel before the International Court of Justice…

Courts and Tribunals

BIICL/IADC Meeting: Mass Torts and Emerging Risks - European and US Perspectives (Members)

EVENTS BIICL/IADC Meeting: Mass Torts and Emerging Risks - European and US Perspectives   Event - Tags Share Links Event - Timings and Location Co-organised by the IADC and the BIICL Product Liability Forum  Event Details This in-person event will be bring together European experts to take a look at developments…

Collective Redress+1

BIICL/IADC Meeting: Mass Torts and Emerging Risks - European and US Perspectives

EVENTS BIICL/IADC Meeting: Mass Torts and Emerging Risks - European and US Perspectives Event - Tags Share Links Event - Timings and Location Co-organised by the IADC and the BIICL Product Liability Forum  Event Details This in-person event will be bring together European experts to take a look at developments in products…

Collective Redress+1

New Report examines Modern Slavery Referrals in the UK

Report examines the identification of adults with lived experience of modern slavery in the UK  Today BIICL publishes the report of its project Identification of adults with lived experience of modern slavery in the UK  which examines the formal procedure for identifying adults with lived experience of modern slavery in the United Kingdom. The research focuses on three main areas: 1) identification related training provided to First Responder Organisations, 2) qualitative and…

Labour Rights+2

Identification of adults with lived experience of modern slavery in the UK

This report outlines the findings of a project that examined the formal procedure for identifying adults with lived experience of modern slavery in the United Kingdom  The report focuses on three main areas: 1) identification related training provided to First Responder Organisations; 2) qualitative and quantitative data related to the National Referral Mechanism and 3) qualitative and quantitative data related to the Duty to Notify. In particular, the project undertook a first-of-its…

Labour Rights+1

Basel Winter Arbitration School 2024

EVENTS Basel Winter Arbitration School 2024 Event - Tags Share Links Event - Timings and Location     Basel Winter Arbitration School 2024 Event Details The Basel Winter Arbitration School will take place on 5-9 February 2024 at the Law Faculty of the University of Basel in Switzerland. It will also be possible…

Arbitration+2

ICLQ Early Career Prize Winner Announced

Dr Lewis Graham named 2023 Early Career Prize Winner The International and Comparative Law Quarterly (ICLQ) is delighted to announce Dr Lewis Graham of Wadham College, Oxford, as the recipient of the 2023 ICLQ Early Career Prize. This prestigious accolade recognizes his outstanding article, 'Liberty and its Exceptions,' featured in Volume 72 Issue 2 of the Journal.  The article is Open Access and can be accessed here  The ICLQ Early Career Prize, sponsored by our publisher Cambridge…

ICLQ

Attracting Global Skills and Talents to EU’s cities and regions

European Union (EU) member States have diverse qualifications and education systems, which are a primary competence of member States. Understanding those systems and the factors that contribute to the effective recognition of qualifications of migrants is an important first step to identifying strategies to more effectively connect the needs of European economies and the set of skills that migrant workers have to offer. EU institutions acknowledge the potential of these systems to attract…

European Law+2

Publication: Protection and Post-Pandemic Recovery for Vulnerable Groups: European and Asian Approac

Forthcoming: Protection and Post-Pandemic Recovery for Vulnerable Groups: European and Asian Approaches (Edward Edgar Publishing) As part of the ongoing JSPS-UKRI funded project on the Covid-19 pandemic's effect on vulnerable individuals and groups, Protection and Post-Pandemic Recovery for Vulnerable Groups: European and Asian Approaches will be published in 2024.  Co-edited by Professors Eva Lein & Yuko Nishitani, the volume draws on a wide range of different sectors, and contributions…

Centre for Comparative Law+1

Tackling Climate Change Through Private Law: Comparative Insights and Prospects (Free)

EVENTS Tackling Climate Change Through Private Law: Comparative Insights and Prospects Event - Tags Share Links Event - Timings and Location    Event Details Climate change is currently the most important "super-wicked" problem faced by humankind, considering that time is running out, there is no central authority to…

Business and Human Rights+3

Tackling Climate Change Through Private Law: Comparative Insights and Prospects

EVENTS Tackling Climate Change Through Private Law: Comparative Insights and Prospects Event - Tags Share Links Event - Timings and Location    Event Details Climate change is currently the most important "super-wicked" problem faced by humankind, considering that time is running out, there is no central authority to…

Business and Human Rights+3

Global Sustainability

EVENTS Global Sustainability Event - Tags Share Links Event - Timings and Location Sponsored by  Event Details Companies across the globe are making major changes to their business models to meet Net Zero and other environmental and social goals. However, despite growing public consensus about the need for the private sector…

Climate Change+1

Empirical Study: Tax-related Measures in Investor-State Arbitration

BIICL and WilmerHale are delighted to launch our study on Tax-related Measures in Investor-State Arbitration. In contrast to the existing literature, the authors have taken an empirical approach to assess various aspects of tax-related disputes: the geographic origins of claimants and respondent States, the economic sectors involved, the types of measures challenged, and the likelihood of success, among others. Much of this report presents the findings of an empirical analysis of…

Arbitration+1

BIICL publishes new study on taxation measures in investment disputes

BIICL and WilmerHale are delighted to launch our study on Tax-related Measures in Investor-State Arbitration Co-authored by Professor Yarik Kryvoi of the Investment Treaty Forum (ITF) at BIICL and Danielle Morris, Sam Winter-Barker and Tunç Savaş of WilmerHale, this study presents the findings of our empirical analysis of 70 investor-State treaty disputes and 21 contractual tax-related disputes. In additional to painting a bigger picture of tax-related disputes and identifying…

Arbitration+1

Launch Event: Final Report of the Independent Commission on UK Public Health Emergency Powers

EVENTS Launch Event: Final Report of the Independent Commission on UK Public Health Emergency Powers Event - Tags Share Links Event - Timings and Location Event Details This event will mark the launch of  the Final Report of the Independent Commission on UK Public Health Emergency Powers. The Commission is chaired by the…

COVID-19+1

New study on performance requirement prohibitions in international investment agreements

BIICL and Steptoe International (UK) LLP are pleased to present our first comprehensive empirical study of Performance Requirement Prohibitions (PRPs) in International Investment Agreements (IIAs) This study examines over 500 IIAs signed by six States (the United States, Canada, India, France, Australia, and Chile) from the early 1960s to date. This subject matter is both relevant and topical, as many States have turned back the clock and renewed their use of performance requirements as economic…

Arbitration+1

Empirical Study: Performance Requirement Prohibitions in International Investment Agreements

BIICL and Steptoe International (UK) LLP are pleased to present our first comprehensive empirical study of Performance Requirement Prohibitions (PRPs) in International Investment Agreements (IIAs), This study examines over 500 IIAs signed by six States (the United States, Canada, India, France, Australia, and Chile) from the early 1960s to date. This subject matter is both relevant and topical, as many States have turned back the clock and renewed their use of performance requirements…

Arbitration+1

Performance Requirement Prohibitions in International Investment Agreements

EVENTS Performance Requirement Prohibitions in International Investment Agreements Event - Tags Share Links Event - Timings and Location             Event Details BIICL and Steptoe International (UK) LLP are delighted to present our empirical study on performance requirement prohibitions…

Arbitration+1

New, independent member sought for BIICL Finance & Audit Committee

BIICL is seeking to appoint a new, independent member to our Finance & Audit Committee for an initial term of office of 3 years (with the possibility of renewal for a second, consecutive term). It is expected that the successful applicant will have recent and relevant experience and expertise in finance, audit or other appropriate areas. Some understanding of legal, research and charity environments would also be desirable. This is a voluntary, unremunerated position. Further details and…

Governance

Human rights in global supply chains: Measuring the effectiveness of home state regulatory models on corporate behaviour

This project is funded by the UK Research and Innovation (UKRI)'s Arts and Humanity Research Council (AHRC) in collaboration with the German Research Foundation (DFG) as part of its UK-German research partnership investment. Since the adoption of the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights (UNGPs) in 2011, various national legislative developments are being aimed at turning the voluntary UNGPs into binding legal obligations for corporate human rights impacts within global supply…

Business and Human Rights+2

ICLQ Announces new board members

The International and Comparative Law Quarterly Welcomes New Members to the Editorial Board With ever-increasing numbers of submissions in diverse areas of international law, the ICLQ recently recruited two new members to join its Editorial Board. We are delighted to announce that Professor Richard Barnes and Dr Lawrence Hill-Cawthorne have been appointed with effect from January 2024. Richard is Professor of International Law at the University of Lincoln. He is also Adjunct Professor of Law…

ICLQ

Benefits of the Rules-Based International Order?

BIICL has undertaken a research project discussing the possible benefits of the Rules-Based International Order (RBIO). The concept of 'rules-based international order' (RBIO) refers to a system in which countries adhere to established norms, treaties, and agreements to govern their interactions. It seeks to establish a fair, just, open, and predictable system of governance on the global stage. In regions often characterized by diverse cultures, histories, and socio-economic challenges,…

Human Rights and IHL+2

The Impact of Sanctions on International Arbitration – Key Issues

On 4 July 2023, BIICL organised a roundtable discussion on the Impact of Sanctions on International Arbitration hosted by Latham & Watkins in London. The imposition of sanctions on Russia has created numerous disputes, including disputes related to performance of contracts which contain international arbitration clauses. This has led to legal tension between legal obligations derived from U.S., EU, UK and other sanctions regimes which come into conflict with Russian counter-sanctions…

Arbitration+1

Modern slavery impact of the Nationality and Borders Act

Research project analysing the impact of the UK Nationality and Borders Act's modern slavery provisions on survivors. A research project led by the British Institute of International and Comparative Law (BIICL), in collaboration with the Human Trafficking Foundation (HTF) and the Anti-Trafficking Monitoring Group (ATMG), is investigating the impacts of the UK Nationality and Borders Act (NABA) on the identification and wellbeing of people with lived experience of modern slavery…

Migration+1

Tax-related Measures in Investor-State Arbitration (In Person Participation)

EVENTS Tax-related Measures in Investor-State Arbitration (In Person Participation) Event - Tags Share Links Event - Timings and Location Co-organised with: Please note, this page is for in person participation. If you would like to participate online, please visit the online booking page.    Event Details The right…

Arbitration+2

Tax-related Measures in Investor-State Arbitration (Online Participation)

EVENTS Tax-related Measures in Investor-State Arbitration (Online Participation) Event - Tags Share Links Event - Timings and Location Co-organised with: Please note, this page is for online participation. If you would like to participate in person, please visit the in person booking page.   Event Details The right to tax…

Arbitration+2

Tax-related Measures in Investor-State Arbitration

EVENTS Tax-related Measures in Investor-State Arbitration Event - Tags Share Links Event - Timings and Location Co-organised with: Event Details The right to tax constitutes a core attribute of State sovereignty. As U.S. Supreme Court Justice Oliver Wendell Holmes Jr. said, "Taxes are the price we pay for civilization." However,…

Arbitration+2

Human Rights Due Diligence in Contracts

EVENTS HRDD Forum: Human Rights Due Diligence in Contracts Event - Tags Share Links Event - Timings and Location     Event Details This discussion will focus on the role of contractual provisions in human rights due diligence. Almost three years after our previous event on the same topic, intervening developments…

Business and Human Rights+1

Human trafficking and the rights of trafficked persons

A new report has been published by the British Institute of International and Comparative Law (BIICL) and the International Bar Association (IBA) on human trafficking and the application of the non-punishment principle - a tenet that states 'trafficked persons should not be subject to arrest, charge, detention, prosecution, or be penalised or otherwise punished for illegal conduct that they committed as a direct consequence of being trafficked.' The principle was established…

Migration

Short Course: Business and Human Rights (Hybrid)

TRAINING Short Course: Business and Human Rights (Hybrid) Event - Tags Share Links Event - Timings and Location    Event Details Business and human rights is an area of international human rights law in continuous development at the international and national levels. On successful completion of BIICL's Business and…

Business and Human Rights+1

BIICL receives donation from DuckDuckGo

BIICL is delighted to be included once again in the list of organisations receiving donations from DuckDuckGo in recognition of the work of our Competition Law Forum. The donation is a recognition that the forum is a centre of excellence for European competition and antitrust policy. 2023 marks DuckDuckGo's thirteenth year of donations designed to support organizations that share the vision of raising the standard of trust online. Anouncing the donations for 2024 DuckDuckGo commented: "This…

Competition Law

CLF 21st Anniversary Roundtable and Reception: Taking Stock - Looking Forward

EVENTS 21st Anniversary Celebration: Taking Stock - Looking Forward Event - Tags Share Links Event - Timings and Location Event Details The Competition Law Forum at BIICL invites members to celebrate the 21st Anniversary of the  Forum. The event is an opportunity to 'take stock' of developments in competition law, economics…

Competition Law

Short Course: Law of the Sea (Hybrid)

EVENTS Short Course: Law of the Sea (Hybrid) Event - Tags Share Links Event - Timings and Location Course Outline This highly-acclaimed course provides an insightful overview of the international law of the sea and the pressing challenges confronting the world's oceans and seas. Led by experts from both academia and practice,…

Law of the Sea+1

Short Course: Law of the Sea (online participation)

EVENTS Short Course: Law of the Sea (online participation) Event - Tags Share Links Event - Timings and Location Course Outline  This course offers an informative overview of the international law of the sea and current challenges facing the world's oceans and seas. How do States establish their maritime boundaries? What…

Law of the Sea+1

Short Course: Law of the Sea (in person participation)

EVENTS Short Course: Law of the Sea (In Person Participation) Event - Tags Share Links Event - Timings and Location Course Outline  This course offers an informative overview of the international law of the sea and current challenges facing the world's oceans and seas. How do States establish their maritime boundaries? What…

Law of the Sea+1

Climate Change Law (in person participation)

EVENTS Climate Change Law (in person participation) Event - Tags Share Links Event - Timings and Location    Course Outline This course offers a comprehensive overview of climate change law and the legal responses to the current climate crisis. Bringing together a distinguished cohort of scholars and practitioners,…

Climate Change+2

Climate Change Law (online participation)

TRAINING Climate Change Law (online participation) Event - Tags Share Links Event - Timings and Location     Course Outline This course offers a comprehensive overview of climate change law and the legal responses to the current climate crisis. Bringing together a distinguished cohort of scholars and practitioners,…

Climate Change+2

Short Course: Climate Change Law (Hybrid)

TRAINING Short Course: Climate Change Law (Hybrid) Event - Tags Share Links Event - Timings and Location    Course Outline This course offers a comprehensive overview of climate change law and the legal responses to the current climate crisis. Bringing together a distinguished cohort of scholars and practitioners, the…

Climate Change+2

Competition Law Forum hosts the 5th annual tech antitrust roundtable with Linklaters

On 20th November, the Competition Law Forum and Linklaters hosted a roundtable discussion with the European Commission, CMA, Ofcom, FCA, DRCF and leading economists and lawyers. The discussion included  (i) the evolving landscape of platform regulation in the EU and the role of economics in enforcement of the new regime; and (ii) innovation and contestability in digital markets. The session was held under Chatham House rules so none of the content is attributed to anyone individual. Below…

Competition Law

Use and Abuse of Nationality in International Arbitration (Online participation)

EVENTS Use and Abuse of Nationality in International Arbitration (Online participation) Event - Tags Share Links Event - Timings and Location Co-Organised with Please note, this page is for in person participation. If you would like to participate online, please visit the in person booking page.  Event Details In some areas…

Arbitration+2

Use and Abuse of Nationality in International Arbitration (In person participation)

EVENTS Use and Abuse of Nationality in International Arbitration (In person participation) Event - Tags Share Links Event - Timings and Location Co-Organised with Please note, this page is for in person participation. If you would like to participate online, please visit the online booking page.  Event Details In some areas…

Arbitration+2

Use and Abuse of Nationality in International Arbitration (Hybrid)

EVENTS Use and Abuse of Nationality in International Arbitration (Hybrid) Event - Tags Share Links Event - Timings and Location Co-organised with: Event Details In some areas of international law, the "nationality" of a legal or natural person determines the protections or benefits for which that person is…

Arbitration+2

5th Annual BIICL/Linklaters Tech Antitrust Roundtable

EVENTS 5th Annual BIICL/Linklaters Tech Antitrust Roundtable Event - Tags Share Links Event - Timings and Location Co-organised with Event Details Digital markets remain top of the agenda for antitrust authorities and we are continuing to see the regulatory response taking shape across Europe and beyond. For the last four years…

Artificial Intelligence+1

Non-State Actors in International Law: Annual BIICL/SLS Workshop

EVENTS Non-State Actors in International Law: Annual BIICL/SLS Workshop Event - Tags Share Links Event - Timings and Location Co-organised with: BIICL/ SLS Workshop 2023:  Non-State Actors in International Law Whilst international law remains very much 'State based' in that its core subjects are States themselves, individuals,…

Human Rights and IHL+1

Small States and Access to Justice

EVENTS Small States and Access to Justice Event - Tags Share Links Event - Timings and Location  Co-organised with: Event Details The British Institute of International and Comparative Law (BIICL), Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale  and Dorr LLP, and the Institute of Small and Micro States (ISMS) are delighted…

Artificial Intelligence+4

Project Activities: Rescuing Intellectual Property Rights in Pandemic Emergencies from the "Tragedy

Project Activities  Rescuing Intellectual Property Rights in Pandemic Emergencies from the"Tragedy of Anticommons Kobe Conference: 27-28 October 2022 Kobe University hosted a two-day conference centred on pandemic preparedness and response through the lens of international and comparative law. The agenda included WHO Law, Japanese pharmaceutical and patent law, intellectual property mediation law, and disaster law. A key focus was the concept of the "Tragedy of…

Comparative Law+3

Young ITF Debate: This house believes that states rather than tribunals are responsible for the failure to give sufficient weight to environmental concerns

EVENTS Young ITF Debate: This house believes that states rather than tribunals are responsible for the failure to give sufficient weight to environmental concerns Event - Tags Share Links Event - Timings and Location Sponsored by Event Details In the wake of the climate crisis, States are increasingly reconsidering whether their…

Arbitration+3

Where now for Product Liability in the UK

EVENTS Where now for Product Liability in the UK? Event - Tags Share Links Event - Timings and Location     Event Details This event is organised in conjunction with the Law Commission of England of Wales, with the objective of examining the way forward for Product Liability in the UK. The Law Commission is currently…

Product Liability Law

Access to Justice and Public Law Litigation Funding: Addressing a Rule of Law Challenge

EVENTS Access to Justice and Public Law Litigation Funding: Addressing a Rule of Law Challenge Event - Tags Share Links Event - Timings and Location Sponsored by Event Details Public law litigation, which includes but is not limited to judicial review, is an essential tool for upholding the Rule of Law. It enables individuals…

Rule of Law

Cultural Heritage & Climate Change in the Pacific Region

EVENTS Cultural Heritage & Climate Change in the Pacific Region Event - Tags Share Links Event - Timings and Location     Event Details Konrad Adenauer Stiftung (Australia) is pleased to host a webinar in cooperation with the Institute of Small and Micro States (ISMS) and the British Institute for International…

Climate Change+2

Fortieth ITF Public Conference Territory in International Investment Law (online participation)

EVENTS Fortieth ITF Public Conference Territory in International Investment Law (online participation) Event - Tags Share Links Event - Timings and Location Media Partner Please note, this page is for online participation. If you would like to participate in person, please visit the in person booking page.   Event Details…

Arbitration+1

Fortieth ITF Public Conference: Territory in International Investment Law

EVENTS Fortieth ITF Public Conference: Territory in International Investment Law Event - Tags Share Links Event - Timings and Location Media Partner Event Details In international investment law, the term "territory" generally refers to the geographical area under the sovereign control of a state. It encompasses…

Arbitration+1

Dinner to celebrate the 40th anniversary of the Investment Treaty Forum

EVENTS Dinner to celebrate the 40th anniversary of the Investment Treaty Forum Event - Tags Share Links Event - Timings and Location Sponsored by     Event Details To celebrate the 40th Public Conference of the Investment Treaty Forum we invite its members and conference speakers to a dinner hosted at Antalya…

Arbitration+1

Fortieth ITF Public Conference Territory in International Investment Law (in person participation)

EVENTS Fortieth ITF Public Conference Territory in International Investment Law (in person participation) Event - Tags Share Links Event - Timings and Location Media Partner Please note, this page is for in person participation. If you would like to participate online, please visit the online booking page.    Event…

Arbitration

Competition Policy 2023

EVENTS Competition Policy 2023 Event - Tags Share Links Event - Timings and Location Organised by    Event Details Back to the future for competition policy The frontiers of competition policy are rapidly expanding driven by deglobalization, inflation, the rise of big tech and the green transition. As competition authorities…

Competition Law

Resources Short Course Cross Border Dispute Resolution autumn 23

  Intensive Course: Cross Border Dispute Resolution 16- 17 November 2023   Resources for participants     Course Details Cross-border dispute resolution is a part of the practice of almost every commercial lawyer and knowledge in this area is essential. Specialised skills are required to manoeuvre through the complex substantive and procedural issues when multiple jurisdictions are involved. Led by BIICL and UNIL researchers, UK based academics and…

Centre for Comparative Law

Artificial Intelligence and the practice of investor-state arbitration

In this blog post, I explain various ways in which artificial intelligence (AI) can be used in investor-state arbitration and the challenges it poses for practitioners and policymakers. I also give examples of specific AI tools, increasingly used by ISDS practitioners and policy-makers and highlight several data-driven studies conducted at the British Institute of International and Comparative Law. Artificial intelligence and its potential in international arbitration  According to the…

Arbitration+2

Annual Grotius Lecture 2023: Immunity and International Criminal Tribunals (online participation)

EVENTS Annual Grotius Lecture 2023: Immunity and International Criminal Tribunals (Online participation) Event - Tags Share Links Event - Timings and Location Event Details Speaker: Judge Joanna Korner CMG KC, International Criminal Court We are delighted to announce that Judge Joanna Korner CMG KC, of the International Criminal…

Courts and Tribunals+3

Annual Grotius Lecture 2023: Immunity and International Criminal Tribunals

EVENTS Annual Grotius Lecture 2023: Immunity and International Criminal Tribunals  Event - Tags Share Links Event - Timings and Location     Event Details Speaker: Judge Joanna Korner CMG KC, International Criminal Court Chair: Professor Philippa Webb, King's College London We are delighted to announce that Judge…

Courts and Tribunals+3

Centre For Comparative Law Newsletter 2023

The Centre for Comparative Law has published its autumn newsletter Topics Include  Law and Change webinars focus on the impact of artificial intelligence on legal services Protection and Recovery for Vulnerable Groups, Post-Pandemic - European and Asian Approaches Events at the Centre for Comparative Law Training organised by the Centre  Read the newsletter 

Centre for Comparative Law

Short Course: Aviation Law

Short Course: Aviation Law Share LinksCourse Outline The course offers an overview of air transport regulation from the birth of international civil aviation with the conclusion of the 1919 Paris Convention and the 1944 Chicago Convention to date. It looks at the economic regulation of air transport, focusing on the legal challenges the industry faced in the periods of regulation and deregulation/liberalisation. Special emphasis is laid on State aid and competition law. The…

Aviation Law

Short Course: War in Ukraine in Context

Short Course: War in Ukraine in Context: History, Politics and Law Share LinksCourse Outline The course offers interdisciplinary overview of prerequisites, current trends and future scenarios of the War in Ukraine. The course will enable participants to understand the reasons of the conflict and to find political and legal solutions to combat its consequences and to restore trust in international law and justice. Over the course of five sessions, participants will gain knowledge…

Ukraine

Short Course: Cyber Operations and International Law

Short Course: Cyber Operations and International Law Share LinksCourse Outline Offensive cyber operations continue to draw significant attention in mainstream media and political discourse as the targeting of systems such as those relating to critical national infrastructure remain a major concern for states and the private sector alike. This course is designed to tackle the most pressing questions and issues relating to the application of international law to cyberspace by…

Artificial Intelligence

Short Course: International Trade Law

Short Course: International Trade Law Share LinksCourse Outline This training course in International Trade Law offers an in-depth, dynamic and applied knowledge of the regulatory framework of the multilateral trading system, and of the complex interplay between trade and other general public interests, such as public health, environmental protection, human rights, labour standards, development, investment etc. After providing a general overview of the institutional and substantive…

Investment and Trade

Short Course: Climate Change Litigation

Short Course: Climate Change Litigation Share LinksCourse Outline Climate Change Litigation is an increasingly critical component of climate governance at the local, national, regional and global levels, exerting pressure on the executive and legislative branches of government to act on the climate change issues. At the same time, climate change-related cases have also been filed against private actors, mostly fossil fuel and cement companies, which are major greenhouse gas…

Climate Change+1

Short Course: Artificial Intelligence Governance

Short Course: Artificial Intelligence Governance Share LinksCourse Outline This course provides participants with an understanding of the legal, regulatory and ethical issues arising in the context of Artificial Intelligence (AI); an awareness of the way AI and technology operates in the legal sphere, with particular interest in the changing domain of legal service delivery and an understanding of the way in which AI is governed and regulated in a comparative perspective.…

Artificial Intelligence

Short Course: Energy Law

Short Course: Energy Law Share LinksCourse Outline This training course provides a deep introduction to the solutions and challenges of energy law. This is particularly timely given the ongoing energy crisis facing households, the climate change energy transition crisis, the many pollution crises that result from energy-related disasters and energy justice more broadly. Taught by distinguished team of experts from academia, leading law firms, and industry, the course provides…

Climate Change+3

Short Course: International Labour Law

Short Course: International Labour Law Share LinksCourse Outline Labour Law is a constantly evolving field of law and one which has a direct impact on governments, businesses, civil society organisations and workers. It influences the way in which governments design and enforce their labour laws and policies. It also establishes standards which are relevant for businesses, and it provides workers and workers' associations with mechanisms for protection. This course is designed…

Labour Rights

Short Course: Business and Human Rights

Short Course: Business and Human Rights Share LinksCourse Outline This course provides participants with an appreciation of the human rights impacts of business activities; an awareness of the core concepts and principles established by the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights and an understanding of corporate human rights due diligence requirements. The course builds on developments at the international, regional, and national levels. By the end of the course,…

Business and Human Rights

Short Course: International Migration and Refugee Law

Short Course: International Migration and Refugee Law Share LinksCourse Outline This course offers a unique overview of International Migration and Refugee Law, linking theory and practice to allow participants to gain a meaningful understanding of the law and of the challenges in its implementation. The course is designed to provide participants with a working knowledge of the main legal frameworks, concepts, and actors in the field of International Migration and Refugee…

Migration

Beyond theoretical differences on international law: Identifying common ground among states on unlawful behaviour in cyberspace

In November 2023, BIICL started a new project entitled 'Beyond theoretical differences on international law: Identifying common ground among states on unlawful behaviour in cyberspace'. The project seeks to carry out research related to underlying normative issues that have a direct impact on the debate among states over the application of international law to state cyber operations. The project will attempt to move beyond theoretical disagreements over the existence and application of…

Artificial Intelligence+2

Short Course: International Cultural Heritage

Short Course: International Cultural Heritage Share LinksCourse Outline This course will offer an introduction to cultural heritage as an international legal concept. It will include discussions of the key threats to cultural heritage at present, including trafficking, armed conflicts, and development. In doing so, it will also cover international instruments that have been adopted over the past decades to protect cultural heritage. Finally, the course will conclude with…

Cultural Heritage+1

Short Course: Climate Change Law

Short Course: Climate Change Law Share LinksCourse Outline This short course offers a comprehensive overview of climate change law and the legal responses to the current climate crisis. Bringing together a distinguished cohort of scholars and practitioners, the course is designed to provide participants with a working knowledge of the relevant legal frameworks as well as to enhance their understanding of the way climate change impacts other areas of international law including…

Climate Change+2

Short Course: Law of the Sea

Short Course: Law of the Sea Share LinksCourse Outline This course provides an insightful overview of the international law of the sea and the pressing challenges confronting the world's oceans and seas. Led by experts from both academia and practice, participants will gain a robust working understanding of the main sources of the law of the sea, including treaties, customary law, and judicial practice. These components are examined in various contexts, from marine environment…

Law of the Sea+1

Short Course: International Labour Law

TRAINING Short Course: International Labour Law Event - Tags Share Links Event - Timings and Location     Course Outline International Labour Law is a constantly evolving field of law and one which has a direct impact on governments, businesses, civil society organisations and workers. It influences the way in which…

Business and Human Rights+3

Pathogen Sharing and International Law: The Search for Equity Under the Pandemic Treaty

On 19 July 2023, the British Institute of International and Comparative Law (BIICL) organised an event titled "Pathogen Sharing and International Law: The Search for Equity Under the Pandemic Treaty". The discussion was chaired by Dr Stephanie Switzer, University of Strathclyde. The panel speakers were Prof Gian Luca Burci, Geneva Graduate Institute, Prof Elisa Morgera, University of Strathclyde, One Ocean Hub, Dr Mark Eccleston-Turner, King's College London, Dr Michelle Rourke, Law Futures…

COVID-19

BIICL and ISMS contribute to Deposit Insurance Scheme

The British Institute of International and Comparative Law (BIICL) and the Institute for Small and Micro States (ISMS) contributed to the development of a Deposit Insurance Regime in the OECS Dr Nicole Pierce,  Associate Researcher at BIICL and International Trade Law academic at Goldsmith's Department of Law, University of London, has successfully led an eclectic team of international experts in the review of the Draft Deposit Insurance Model Bill which was produced by the Eastern Caribbean…

Centre for International law

Protection and recovery for vulnerable groups, post pandemic: European and Asian approaches

EVENTS Protection and recovery for vulnerable groups, post pandemic:  European and Asian approaches Event - Tags Share Links Event - Timings and Location Event Details In the post-pandemic era, business and human rights protection underwent significant shifts. Global supply chain disruptions exposed the need for greater…

Artificial Intelligence+3

Law and Change

BIICL Centre for Comparative Law is collaborating with Professor Mark Findlay  (Honorary Senior Fellow, BIICL; former Director of SMU Centre for AI and Data Governance) on a series of webinars on 'Law and Change'. 'Law and Change' is a series designed to discuss how global crises are changing law and how law and legal services can assist in the orderly management of global change.  Artificial Intelligence (AI) is touted as the remedy for many of the economic, social, political…

Artificial Intelligence+3

Rapid Response Event: “Trial of the Century”: USA vs Google

EVENTS Rapid Response Event: "Trial of the Century": USA vs Google Event - Tags Share Links Event - Timings and Location     Webinar Details US vs Google had been hailed "the Trial of the Century": Google meeting the force of US federal and State prosecutors for the first time. It should have been on a par with the…

Competition Law

Use of Artificial Intelligence in Legal Practice

Advancements in Artificial Intelligence (AI) technologies has led to changes in the way we carry out personal and work activities. The legal profession is no exception to this transformation. The use of smart virtual assistants and other types of AI tools is raising questions that are reshaping the legal profession. This brief describes the different ways AI can be embedded in the legal practice to assist the work of lawyers and other legal professionals. It provides examples of current…

Artificial Intelligence

Homelessness and Human Rights

EVENTS Homelessness and Human Rights (Hybrid) Event - Tags Share Links Event - Timings and Location Watch the Recording: Homelessness and Human Rights Sponsored by: Event Details It has been estimated that over 1.6 billion people lack adequate housing. Even though definitions of homelessness vary across the globe, the term encapsulates…

Human Rights and IHL+1

Use of Artificial Intelligence in Legal Practice

The use of AI tools in legal practice is raising questions that are reshaping the profession. This brief on the Use of Artificial Intelligence in Legal Practice describes the different ways AI can be embedded in legal practice and considers legal and ethical concerns related to the integrity of the legal system, the duties of lawyers, and protection of the rights of clients. Legal practitioners are increasingly utilizing various types of AI tools in several areas of work. 1. Legal…

Artificial Intelligence

Individual Reparations for Human Rights Violations in Ukraine

Russia's annexation of Ukraine's Crimean peninsula and aggression in Ukraine's eastern Donbas provinces that led to the establishment of non-recognised entities (the so-called "Donetsk/Luhansk People's Republics") in 2014 resulted in a significant deterioration in the human rights situation within these territories. The armed conflict has had wider human rights, economy and security repercussions for Ukraine and the region. Russia has also labelled the treatment of ethnic Russians and…

Cultural Heritage+4

WTO DDG Ellard delivers keynote speech at BIICL

WTO Deputy Director General Ellard highlights the impact of technological developments on global trade In a keynote speech at the 2023 Annual WTO Conference organized by the British Institute of International and Comparative Law (BIICL) in London on 6 October, WTO Deputy Director-General Angela Ellard outlined how technological developments are changing the face of international trade. DDG Ellard commended BIICL on all the work it does in research, teaching, and publishing on pressing legal…

European Law+1

2023 BIICL Annual WTO Conference. Trade and Technology Challenges and Opportunities (Online Participation)

EVENTS 2023 BIICL Annual WTO Conference  Trade and Technology: Challenges and Opportunities (Online Participation) Event - Tags Share Links Event - Timings and Location Sponsored by: Media Partner: Please note, this page is for online participation. If you would like to participate in person, please visit the in person booking…

Artificial Intelligence+2

2023 BIICL Annual WTO Conference. Trade and Technology Challenges and Opportunities (In Person Participation)

EVENTS 2023 BIICL Annual WTO Conference  Trade and Technology Challenges and Opportunities (In Person Participation) Event - Tags Share Links Event - Timings and Location Sponsored by: Media Partner:    Please note, this page is for in person participation. If you would like to participate online, please visit…

Artificial Intelligence+2

2023 BIICL Annual WTO Conference: Trade and Technology: Challenges and Opportunities

EVENTS 2023 BIICL Annual WTO Conference Trade and Technology: Challenges and Opportunities (Hybrid) Event - Tags Share Links Event - Timings and Location Sponsored by: Media Partner: Deputy Director General Angela Ellard speaking at the conference Read the speech  Event Details The rapid development of technology…

Artificial Intelligence+2

Judge Heidar elected president of the International Tribunal of the Law of the Sea

BIICL is delighted to hear that Judge Thomas Heidar has been elected president of the International Tribunal of the Law of the Sea (ITLOS) and extends its warmest congratulations to Judge Heidar.  Judge Heidar is an Honorary Senior Fellow at BIICL and a longtime supporter of work on the Law of the Sea. He delivers lectures on our Law of the Sea Short Course and contributes to our events and research in the area. He has been a member of the Tribunal since 1 October 2014 and Vice-President…

Courts and Tribunals+1

Human Rights Due Diligence for Downstream Impacts

EVENTS HRDD Forum: Human Rights Due Diligence for Downstream Impacts Event - Tags Share Links Event - Timings and Location     Event Details The newly revised OECD Guidelines for Multinational Enterprises on Responsible Business Conduct apply to the entire value chain, including downstream human rights impacts, and…

Artificial Intelligence+1

Short Course: Energy Law

TRAINING Short Course: Energy Law Event - Tags Share Links Event - Timings and Location Featured by Oil, Gas & Energy Law (OGEL)     Course Outline Energy law is front and centre to many of today's global crises, yet few understand it deeply enough to be confident in their professional work. The world is facing…

Climate Change+3

Short Course: International Cultural Heritage Law

TRAINING Short Course: International Cultural Heritage Law Event - Tags Share Links Event - Timings and Location     Course Outline This course will offer an introduction to cultural heritage as an international legal concept. It will include discussions of the key threats to cultural heritage at present, including…

Cultural Heritage+1

Short Course: Public International Law in Practice

TRAINING Short Course: Public International Law in Practice Event - Tags Share Links Event - Timings and Location     Course Outline 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…

Business and Human Rights+8

Short Course: Climate Change Litigation

TRAINING Short Course: Climate Change Litigation Event - Tags Share Links Event - Timings and Location    Course Outline Climate Change Litigation is an increasingly critical component of climate governance at the local, national, regional and global levels, exerting pressure on the executive and legislative branches…

Climate Change+3

Short Course: Artificial Intelligence, Law and Ethics

EVENTS Short Course: Artificial Intelligence, Law and Ethics Event - Tags Share Links Event - Timings and Location This course is delivered in partnership with Course Outline This course provides participants with an understanding of the legal, regulatory and ethical issues arising in the context of artificial intelligence; an…

Artificial Intelligence+3

Short Course: Cyber Operations and International Law

TRAINING Short Course: Cyber Operations and International Law Event - Tags Share Links Event - Timings and Location      Course Outline Offensive cyber operations continue to draw significant attention in mainstream media and political discourse as the targeting of systems such as those relating to critical national…

Artificial Intelligence+1

Short Course: International Migration and Refugee Law

TRAINING Short Course: International Migration and Refugee Law Event - Tags Share Links Event - Timings and Location    Course Outline This course offers a unique overview of International Migration and Refugee Law, linking theory and practice to allow participants to gain a meaningful understanding of the law and of…

Law of the Sea+1

Safeguarding South Pacific Islanders' Cultural Heritage: Another Tool to Strengthen Climate Resilience?

Climate change impacts such as sea level rise and extreme weather events are threatening the lives, livelihoods, and cultures of millions worldwide. Low-lying Island States, which are affected by rising seas to such an extent that they even face the complete disappearance of their islands, are particularly vulnerable to climate change. In the South Pacific, which represents a culturally rich and diverse region, the change in weather patterns poses a particularly high threat to Islanders' cultural…

Climate Change+1

2023 Annual HRDD Forum Conference: The implications of mHREDD laws for the financial and legal sectors

EVENTS 2023 Annual HRDD Forum Conference: The implications of mHREDD laws for the financial and legal sectors (Hybrid) Event - Tags Share Links Event - Timings and Location    Event Details Legislative developments around mandatory human rights and environmental due diligence (mHREDD) laws are accumulating.…

Business and Human Rights

New BIICL study examines ways to recognise qualifications across EU

BIICL has been commissioned by the European Committee of the Regions to undertake a research study entitled Attracting Global Skills and Talents to EU's cities and regions. The study will explore current practices across the European Union to facilitate the recognition of qualifications and skills of third-country nationals. The European Union's strategic approach to legal migration has, as one of its key elements, the facilitation of the recognition of qualifications and skills of third-country…

European Law+2

New report on Intangible Cultural Heritage & Climate Change

We are delighted to announce the publication of our research on Intangible Cultural Heritage within the Laws and Policies of South Pacific Small Island States in the Climate Crisis: Towards a More Resilient and Inclusive Approach. The project focused on strengthening climate resilience through the safeguarding of Intangible Cultural Heritage (ICH) within the laws and policies of Pacific small island States. Intangible cultural heritage is recognised as a tool to support climate change mitigation…

Climate Change+1

Attracting Global Skills and Talents to EU's cities and regions

The European Union's strategic approach to legal migration has, as one of its key elements, the facilitation of the recognition of qualifications and skills of third-country nationals. One of the challenges in such facilitation comes from the fact that EU member States have diverse qualifications and education systems, which are a primary competence of the Member States. BIICL has been commissioned by the European Committee of the Regions to undertake a research study aimed…

European Law+2

Intangible Cultural Heritage within the Laws and Policies of South Pacific Small Island States in the Climate Crisis

Kristin Hausler, Alina Holzhausen and Berenika Drazewska have completed a major research project, jointly with Professor Petra Butler, Victoria University of Wellington and Director of the Institute of Small and Micro States (ISMS) and BIICL Honorary fellow, and Eva U Wagner, Senior Programme Coordinator Rule of Law and Development Policy, Konrad Adenauer Stiftung (KAS). The project focused on strengthening climate resilience through the safeguarding of Intangible…

Climate Change+2

ICLQ General Editor Steps Down

Sir Malcolm Evans Steps Down as General Editor of the International and Comparative Law Quarterly After over a decade at the helm of the International and Comparative Law Quarterly journal (ICLQ), Sir Malcolm Evans, KCMG, OBE, MA, DPhil is stepping down from the position of General Editor this September. Sir Malcolm joined the Editorial Board of the ICLQ in 2005, becoming General Editor seven years later in 2012. Under his guidance, the journal has flourished as a leading platform for cutting-edge…

ICLQ

CARICOM Project Presents Model Bills to Member States

Project to Harmonize Company and Insolvency Laws presents to annual meeting of company registrars and supervisors of insolvency At the recently held annual meeting of company registrars and supervisors of insolvency of the 15 CARICOM member states, the team on the CARICOM Project to Harmonize Company and Insolvency Laws  presented a draft of the three model bills. Though the company registrars were not strangers to meeting on an annual basis, this being their 8th event, the meeting of…

Centre for International law+1

Resources Short Course Cultural Heritage autumn 23

   Short Course: International Cultural Heritage Law 22 September - 20 October 2023  Resources for participants Course Details This Course will offer an introduction to cultural heritage as an international legal concept. It will include discussions of the key threats to cultural heritage at present, including trafficking, armed conflicts, and development. In doing so, it will also cover international instruments that have been adopted over the past decades…

Cultural Heritage

Resources Short Course Energy Law autumn 23

  Short Course: Energy Law 22 September - 24 November 2023   Resources for participants     Course Details Energy law is front and centre to many of today's global crises, yet few understand it deeply enough to be confident in their professional work. The world is facing an array of critical energy law problems, from the Russia-EU energy crisis, the climate change energy transition crisis, the many pollution crises that result from energy-related disasters,…

Energy

Reporting and Disclosure Obligations for Companies

Legislation in the European Union and many other jurisdictions is increasingly targeting corporate entities and creating new reporting and disclosure obligations in relation to the environmental, social and human rights impacts of companies' activities. In partnership with MadeBy, BIICL is undertaking a project to map the reporting and disclosure obligations for companies arising from sixteen instruments identified as key developments in the environmental and social sustainability…

Business and Human Rights+2

Resources Short Course Migration Law Autumn 23

  Short Course: International Migration and Refugee Law 19 September - 17 October 2023   Resources for participants  Course Details Date: 5 Sessions: 19, 26 September, 3, 10, 17 October 2023 Time: 13:00 - 15:00 (UK time) Format: Virtual (joining details below) This course offers a unique overview of International Migration and Refugee Law, linking theory and practice to allow participants to gain a meaningful understanding of the law and…

Migration

Resources Short Course: Cyber Operations & International Law autumn 23

  Short Course: Cyber Operations & International Law 19 September - 7 November 2023   Resources for participants     Course Details This course is designed to tackle the most pressing questions and issues relating to the application of international law to cyberspace by examining the attributes of cyber operations to understand the challenges they pose for existing frameworks of international law. The course deals substantively with underlying…

Artificial Intelligence

Resources short course: Climate Change Litigation autumn 23

  Short Course: Climate Change Litigation 21 September - 9 November 2023   Resources for participants     Course Details Climate Change Litigation is an increasingly critical component of climate governance at the local, national, regional and global levels, exerting pressure on the executive and legislative branches of government to act on the climate change issues. At the same time, climate change-related cases have also been filed against private…

Climate Change

Post-Brexit rules for big tech give almost boundless power to the competition watchdog

Digital Markets, Competition and Consumers Bill So when the Digital Markets, Competition and Consumers Bill was designed, it was done so with the aim of overhauling its competition regime. Its aim is to cultivate fairer competition in digital markets by facilitating greater choice and transparency for consumers. Curbing the powers of Big Tech firms is seen as a priority, with a host of them now given a newly designed "strategic market status" to improve competition in digital markets post-Brexit.…

Competition Law

Youth Justice and the Rule of Law

Last week, I had the privilege to convene a roundtable discussion on Youth Justice and the Rule of Law at the UK House of Lords to round off the 2022/23 academic year for the Bingham Centre's Public and Youth Engagement Programme. At the event, Lord John Bird MBE, Lord Dr Michael Hastings CBE, Paul Cowley MBE, Shaun Pascal and David Breakspear had an open and honest conversation on the intricacies of our youth justice system with an audience of mainly London youth and youth…

Rule of Law

Dynamic Competition and Big Tech Mergers - New report from BIICL

Microsoft Activision Merger - would a more robust process have led to a clearer outcome? The on/off merger of Microsoft and Activision Blizzard is one of the most controversial cases in recent history: first blocked by the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) and now possibly going to be permitted after the US Federal Court refused an injunction against the merger. In a report commissioned by the British Institute for International and Comparative Law (BIICL), Dr Richard Cadman, Director…

Competition Law

Corporate Climate Litigation - Platform

Corporate Climate Litigation Platform    Welcome to the Corporate Climate Litigation Platform In this information hub you will find: links to international academic resources; a database of past legal cases that can be interpreted and used to inform new and successful litigation; and a set of tools - templates, reports and operational rules - to support the development of new legal cases.      Our library of resources on corporate…

Climate Change+1

Dynamic Competition and Big Tech Mergers

EVENTS Dynamic Competition and Big Tech Mergers Event - Tags Share Links Event - Timings and Location Media Partner Event Details  Join us on Thursday 20 July at 4pm for a launch event of a new BIICL report, Dynamic Competition and Big Tech Mergers: Case studies of Meta/Giphy and Microsoft/Activision. The report examines…

Artificial Intelligence+1

Dynamic Competition and Big Tech Mergers

Project Report For many years, some competition economics academics and practitioners have argued that competition authorities do not take sufficient account of dynamic competition when assessing merger cases, instead relying on neoclassical economic theory and static competition. Under dynamic competition firms use innovation to introduce new products, processes and services and compete for future rents, whilst under static competition products are generally close substitutes and firms…

Competition Law

Pathogen Sharing and International Law The Search for Equity Under the Pandemic Treaty (In Person Participation)

EVENTS Pathogen Sharing and International Law The Search for Equity Under the Pandemic Treaty (In Person Participation) Event - Tags Share Links Event - Timings and Location Sponsored by:      Please note, this page is for in person participation. If you would like to participate online please visit the online…

Arbitration+4

Pathogen Sharing and International Law The Search for Equity Under the Pandemic Treaty (Online Participation)

EVENTS Pathogen Sharing and International Law The Search for Equity Under the Pandemic Treaty (Online Participation) Event - Tags Share Links Event - Timings and Location Sponsored by: Please note, this page is for online participation. If you would like to participate in person please visit the in person booking page.  …

Arbitration+4

Pathogen Sharing and International Law: The Search for Equity Under the Pandemic Treaty

EVENTS Pathogen Sharing and International Law: The Search for Equity Under the Pandemic Treaty Event - Tags Share Links Event - Timings and Location Sponsored by:      Event Details World Health Organisation (WHO) Member States are currently negotiating a pandemic treaty, intended to address the global failures…

Arbitration+4

Youth Justice and the Rule of Law

EVENTS Youth Justice and the Rule of Law Event - Tags Share Links Event - Timings and Location     Event Details Join us at the House of Lords for an engaging and thought-provoking event that delves into the multifaceted challenges of our Youth Justice System. Event will facilitate an open and honest conversation with…

Rule of Law

Dr Ivano Alogna Receives Prestigious Thesis Prize

The French Society for Environmental Law (Société Française pour le Droit de l'Environnement, SFDE) recently awarded Dr Ivano Alogna, BIICL Research Leader in Environmental and Climate Change Law, the Special Jury Prize for his PhD thesis The Society confers honorary awards every two years to outstanding PhD theses written in French in law, administrative science or political science, that contribute to improving knowledge in Environmental Law. Dr Alogna was awarded his PhD in Comparative…

Climate Change+1

Merger remedies fit for purpose

Whether the digital economy requires a competition policy different from that developed in an era of coal and steel is a keenly debated issue. In legal systems dominated by precedent, three responses are possible. No - the existing rules are robust enough to deal with new problems; yes - with suitable adaptations of the case law; yes - with a major paradigm change requiring legislation or new precedents set by the jurisdiction's supreme court. One recent focus of this wider debate has been…

Artificial Intelligence+1

The Importance of the International Rule of Law (in person participation)

EVENTS The Importance of the International Rule of Law  Event - Tags Share Links Event - Timings and Location Event Details Labour's Shadow Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs will set out how a future Labour government would seek to restore Britain's global influence and reputation by putting…

Rule of Law

The Importance of the International Rule of Law

EVENTS The Importance of the International Rule of Law Event - Tags Share Links Event - Timings and Location Event Details Labour's Shadow Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs will set out how a future Labour government would seek to restore Britain's global influence and reputation by putting…

Rule of Law

Medical Devices and Product Liability

EVENTS Medical Devices and Product Liability Event - Tags Share Links Event - Timings and Location Sponsored by Event Details The Medical Devices Regulations are a fundamental change to the regulation of higher risk medical devices in Europe, imposing far more prescriptive and onerous obligations on industry, regulators and notified…

Product Liability Law

The Impact of Sanctions on International Arbitration (Online Participation)

EVENTS The Impact of Sanctions on International Arbitration (Online Participation) Event - Tags Share Links Event - Timings and Location Co-organised with:      Please note, this page is for online participation. If you would like to participate in person, please visit the in person booking page.    Event…

Arbitration+1

The Impact of Sanctions on International Arbitration (In Person Participation)

EVENTS The Impact of Sanctions on International Arbitration (In Person Participation) Event - Tags Share Links Event - Timings and Location Co-organised with: Please note, this page is for in person participation. If you would like to participate online, please visit the online booking page.    Event Details Economic…

Arbitration+1

The Impact of Sanctions on International Arbitration (Roundtable)

EVENTS The Impact of Sanctions on International Arbitration (Roundtable) Event - Tags Share Links Event - Timings and Location Co-organised with: Event Details Economic sanctions have become an increasingly significant foreign policy tool that have the clear, and intended, impact of interfering with global trade. Sanctions have…

Arbitration+2

BIICL / UNIL Summer School 2023

EVENTS BIICL / UNIL Summer School 2023 Event - Tags Share Links Event - Timings and Location Co-organised with Course Outline The British Institute of International and Comparative Law 5 day summer school in cooperation with UNIL Lausanne and other foreign academic institutions, focusing on Law and Technology. Students from…

Artificial Intelligence+2

Global Perspectives on Corporate Climate Legal Tactics

Research project examining the unique aspects of climate litigation across the corporate world leading to the production of a toolbox for the effective implementation of climate law. The project analyses and compares best practices from 17 jurisdictions and will provide recommendations to relevant stakeholders in order to facilitate continuous improvement in the implementation of climate change law. The Toolbox will contain an inventory of substantive and procedural provisions relevant…

Climate Change+4

Beyond Restitution: What happens to cultural objects after their return? (in person participation)

EVENTS Beyond Restitution: What happens to cultural objects after their return? (in person participation) Event - Tags Share Links Event - Timings and Location Event Details This hybrid event will present some of the key findings of our project entitled 'Beyond Restitution: Exploring the Story of Cultural Objects After Their…

Cultural Heritage

Beyond Restitution: What happens to cultural objects after their return? ( online participation)

EVENTS Beyond Restitution: What happens to cultural objects after their return? (online participation) Event - Tags Share Links Event - Timings and Location Event Details This hybrid event will present some of the key findings of our project entitled 'Beyond Restitution: Exploring the Story of Cultural Objects After Their Repatriation',…

Cultural Heritage

Beyond Restitution: What happens to cultural objects after their return?

EVENTS Beyond Restitution: What happens to cultural objects after their return? Event - Tags Share Links Event - Timings and Location    Event Details This hybrid event will present some of the key findings of our project entitled 'Beyond Restitution: Exploring the Story of Cultural Objects After Their Repatriation',…

Cultural Heritage

Use of Artificial Intelligence in Legal Practice

Advancements in Artificial Intelligence (AI) technologies has led to changes in the way we carry out personal and work activities. The legal profession is no exception to this transformation. The use of smart virtual assistants and other types of AI tools is raising questions that are reshaping the legal profession.  This brief describes the different ways AI can be embedded in the legal practice to assist the work of lawyers and other legal professionals. It provides examples of…

Artificial Intelligence

Resources BIICL / UNIL Summer School 2023

  BIICL / UNIL Summer School 2023 3 - 7 July 2023   Resources for participants     Course Details Cross-border dispute resolution is a part of the practice of almost every commercial lawyer and knowledge in this area is essential. Specialised skills are required to manoeuvre through the complex substantive and procedural issues when multiple jurisdictions are involved. Led by BIICL researchers, academics and practitioners, this two-day programme is…

Training

Transnational Implications of mHREDD Laws

EVENTS HRDD Forum: Transnational Implications of mHREDD Laws Event - Tags Share Links Event - Timings and Location     Event Details Legislative developments around mandatory human rights and environmental due diligence (mHREDD) continue to multiply. Many of these laws apply to foreign companies that carry out business…

Business and Human Rights+1

Is AI and Mass Data Sharing the Future of Legal Ideas?

EVENTS Is AI and Mass Data Sharing the Future of Legal Ideas? Event - Tags Share Links Event - Timings and Location     Event Details The British Institute for International and Comparative Law (BIICL) is collaborating with the Center for AI and Data Governance (CAIDG) of the Singapore Management University on…

Artificial Intelligence+2

62nd London-Leiden Conference: Unity in Diversity: Promoting and defending the Rule of Law as a foundational value in the EU and UK

EVENTS 62nd London-Leiden Conference: Unity in Diversity Promoting and defending the Rule of Law as a foundational value in the EU and UK Event - Tags Share Links Event - Timings and Location Co-organised with Conference Details As an EU core value, the Rule of Law (ROL) should inform the implementation of policies at the Union…

European Law+1

Deep Seabed Mining & International Law: Is a Precautionary Pause Required?

On May 31, 2023, the British Institute of International and Comparative Law (BIICL) organized a webinar titled 'Deep Seabed Mining & International Law: Is a Precautionary Pause Required?'. Deep-sea mining in the world's global commons has become a topic of intense international debate, with a growing call for a moratorium or a precautionary pause until the environmental risks are better understood. Governments, NGOs, and companies are all weighing in on this issue, which has significant…

Climate Change+2

Harry Weinrebe Annual Memorial Event 2023 (online participation)

EVENTS Harry Weinrebe Memorial Event 2023 (Online Participation) Event - Tags Share Links Event - Timings and Location Sponsor Event Details The Harry Weinrebe memorial event 2023 will be delivered by Karim A. A. Khan KC, Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court. He will be in conversation with Shehzad Charania MBE, GCHQ…

Centre for International law+2

Harry Weinrebe Memorial Event 2023

EVENTS Harry Weinrebe Memorial Event 2023 (Hybrid) Event - Tags Share Links Event - Timings and Location Sponsor Event Details The Harry Weinrebe memorial event 2023 will be delivered by Karim A. A. Khan KC, Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court. He will be in conversation with Shehzad Charania MBE, GCHQ Director of…

Centre for International law+2

Harry Weinrebe Memorial Event 2023 (In person participation)

EVENTS Harry Weinrebe Memorial Event 2023 (In Person Participation) Event - Tags Share Links Event - Timings and Location Sponsor       Event Details The Harry Weinrebe memorial event 2023 will be delivered by  Karim A. A. Khan KC, Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court. He will be in conversation…

Centre for International law+1

Identifying and comparing impacts of mHREDD legal models on internal corporate practice

Legislation imposing mandatory human rights and environmental due diligence (mHREDD) are multiplying. While these laws are all based on the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights (UNGPs), they use different legislative models - including some provisions which limit or contradict UNGPs expectations. In this way, each legal model necessitates slightly different corporate practices. Although these laws are new, companies and their legal advisers are already taking steps towards…

Business and Human Rights

Protection and Recovery for Vulnerable Groups, Post-Pandemic: European and Asian Approaches

EVENTS Protection and Recovery for Vulnerable Groups, Post-Pandemic: European and Asian Approaches Event - Tags Share Links Event - Timings and Location      Event Details The Covid-19 pandemic had a marked effect on vulnerable individuals and groups such as small businesses, women and children, supply chain workers,…

Business and Human Rights+4

Competition Law Forum Hosts High Level Roundtable on Ecosystem Competition

On 13th May, the Competition Law Forum hosted a roundtable discussion at the British Institute of International and Comparative Law with regulators from the ACCC, CMA, the European Commission, economists, academics and lawyers. Key messages The session was held under Chatham House rules so, sadly, if you missed it, you missed out! All is not lost, though, as we have set out below a few of the key takeaways gleaned from our esteemed panel: • No legal definition or clear consensus about what…

Competition Law

BIICL Climate Change Litigation Project Featured

Global toolbox on Climate Litgation Project Article This week we are delighted to see the BIICL project Global Perspectives on Corporate Climate Legal Tactics, led by Dr Ivano Alogna featured among other great projects and pro bono developments, in the latest edition of the Australian Pro Bono Centre's online magazine Pro Bono Voco. BIICL is grateful to Sue Mahony and Gabriela Christian-Hare for contributing to the Toolbox Australian expert group led by Professor Jacqueline Peel and her team…

Climate Change+1

Caring for a national hero’s weapon: Object restitution in the Indonesian (legal) context

On March 10, 2020, the President of Indonesia, Joko Widodo, welcomed King Willem-Alexander and Queen Máxima of the Netherlands in one of the presidential palaces, the Bogor Palace, in West Java. In front of the invited journalists, they admired a special kris—the traditional weapon with a wavy blade from Java, Indonesia—inside a glass case. Even though the kris has specks of gold coating, it is not the artistic ornament that makes it highly valuable. This particular kris, named Kyai Nogo…

Cultural Heritage

Individual Reparations for Human Rights Violations in Ukraine (Hybrid)

EVENTS Individual Reparations for Human Rights Violations in Ukraine (Hybrid) Event - Tags Share Links Event - Timings and Location    Event Details The annexation of Crimea and Russia's aggression in Donbas that led to the establishment of non-recognised entities (so-called "Donetsk/Lugansk people's republics") in…

Cultural Heritage+4

Young ITF Workshop on Damages in ISDS

EVENTS Young ITF Workshop on Damages in ISDS Event - Tags Share Links Event - Timings and Location     Event Details The first Young ITF workshop on quantum will serve as an opportunity to understand legal and technical considerations affecting quantum assessment in ISDS. The workshop will cover the measures and…

Arbitration+2

Ecosystems and their Role in Competition Law

EVENTS Ecosystems and their Role in Competition Law Event - Tags Share Links Event - Timings and Location Media Sponsor Event Details This event discusses the competition concerns (if any) of ecosystems. One could think about anticompetitive foreclosure and leveraging of market power, but these problems are also present in markets…

Competition Law+1

Cybersecurity, International Law and Geopolitical Divisions

Last week cyberattacks against British Airways, BBC and Swiss government agencies made it to the top of headlines around the world. These attacks show that greater connectivity has increased vulnerabilities in the absence of global regulatory responses. On 26 May 2023, we convened in Tokyo Symposium on 'Public and Private Governance of Cybersecurity: Challenges and Potential' where we examined various aspects of cybersecurity regulation and why states cannot come up with truly global instruments…

Artificial Intelligence+2

Sir Arthur Watts

Sir Arthur Watts Sir Arthur Watts (1931-2007)   He excelled in three roles: as a lawyer-diplomat, private practitioner, and writer on international law. He was, moreover, a good friend and colleague to many in Britain and around the world, valued for his knowledge, experience, kindness, patience and humour patience and humour. Widely liked and highly regarded, Sir Arthur Desmond Watts KCMG QC, barrister and international arbitrator, was among the leading international…

Centre for International law

Corporate Climate Litigation: Lessons Learned, Comparative Perspectives and Future Pathways

More than 2000 climate change litigation cases have been filed globally. Whilst the majority of these cases have been filed against States, climate change-related cases have also been filed against private actors, mostly against the fossil fuel and cement companies that are the major greenhouse gas emitters. Although there is a growing body of work analysing climate litigation from a comparative perspective, analysis of the peculiarities of cases involving corporate players has yet to…

Business and Human Rights+2

Call for Papers: Vulnerability in and Across International Law

Edited Volume and Workshop: Call for Papers The notion of vulnerability is a feature across a range of areas of international and domestic law. Individuals, groups, communities, geographies, resources and some States are increasingly described as 'vulnerable'. In many areas of law (including to a large degree, human rights), vulnerability is 'group-based' - in that particular groups are assumed to be vulnerable - and this group-based approach has been the basis of much of the existing (legal)…

Business and Human Rights+2

New Co-Director for BIICL Competition Law Forum

Phil Evans announced as new co-Director of the Competition Law Forum at BIICL The Competition Law Forum at BIICL is delighted to announce the appointment of Phil Evans as Co-Director of the Forum to work alongside current Director Liza Lovdahl-Gormsen. Phil is a longstanding member of the Forum and a seasoned practitioner and Decision Maker in competition law and policy.  Liza Lovdahl-Gormsen, Director of the Competition Law forum said 'I am delighted to welcome Phil Evans as co-director…

Competition Law

Mining Disputes Between Investors and States

EVENTS Mining Disputes Between Investors and States (Hybrid) Event - Tags Share Links Event - Timings and Location Co-organised with:    Event Details Mineral resources have become ever-more essential to the production of goods in the global economy. This in turn has made the mining industry of ever-increasing importance.…

Arbitration+3

Deep Seabed Mining & International Law: Is a Precautionary Pause Required?

EVENTS Deep Seabed Mining & International Law: Is a Precautionary Pause Required? Event - Tags Share Links Event - Timings and Location  Supported by: Event Details Deep-sea mining in the world's global commons has become a topic of intense debate, with a growing call for a moratorium or a precautionary pause until the…

Climate Change+2

Short Course: War in Ukraine in Context: History, Politics and Law

TRAININGTRAINING Short Course: War in Ukraine in Context: History, Politics and Law Event - Tags Share Links Event - Timings and Location     Course Details The course offers interdisciplinary overview of prerequisites, current trends and future scenarios of the War in Ukraine. The course will enable participants to…

International Law+1

Kathmandu Valley and the Management of Living Heritage Sites a Shifting Approach

An earlier blog discussed recent developments regarding heritage restitution in Nepal, where returned objects are increasingly finding their way back to the communities, where they can be worshipped. This does not mean that Nepal is not facing the challenges of possible new theft, or that (some) conservators are not torn between their own faith and their professional knowledge that worshipping may deteriorate the stone idols. This blog takes a broader perspective on the issue and looks…

Cultural Heritage

Symposium on 'Public and Private Governance of Cybersecurity: Challenges and Potential'

EVENTS Symposium on 'Public and Private Governance of Cybersecurity: Challenges and Potential' Event - Tags Share Links Event - Timings and Location    Event Details  BIICL has partnered with Nagoya University and the Japan Forum on International Relations (JFIR) to organise…

Arbitration+3

LawGPT?: Using AI to Modernize Judicial Systems, Legal Practices and the Future of Legal Work

EVENTS LawGPT?: Using AI to Modernize Judicial Systems, Legal Practices and the Future of Legal Work Event - Tags Share Links Event - Timings and Location In collaboration with Event Details The British Institute for International and Comparative Law (BIICL) is collaborating with the Center for AI and Data Governance (CAIDG)…

Artificial Intelligence+2

AI Ethics and the Rule of Law: Business and Human Rights Considerations

Earlier this week, I was at the House of Lords discussing business and human rights considerations surrounding Artificial Intelligence (AI). The event could not be more timely with daily news about AI developments and increasing concern and contrasting views on whether it is going to be a force for good or a critical risk for humanity. AI has the potential to improve healthcare and diseases diagnosis but can also cause patient harm and worsen health inequalities. New AI tools can help…

Artificial Intelligence+2

Disputes involving States arising out of war

EVENTS Disputes involving States arising out of war Event - Tags Share Links Event - Timings and Location This event is part of London International Disputes Week 2023  Event Details This event is hosted by White & Case, Clyde & Co and 3 Verulam Buildings (3VB) in partnership with the BIICL, Squire…

Arbitration+1

Disinformation in international disputes

EVENTS Disinformation in international disputes Event - Tags Share Links Event - Timings and Location This event is part of London International Disputes Week 2023  Event Details Join us for a panel discussion addressing the question of how disinformation and misinformation can impact international disputes and how lawyers…

Arbitration+1

On International Museum Day: A Call to Increase Funding for Return & Restitution

Today, the 18th of May, is International Museum Day. This year, the focus is on sustainability and wellbeing, a theme reflective of the new definition for 'museum' adopted in 2022 by the International Council of Museums (ICOM), which reads as follows: 'a not-for-profit, permanent institution in the service of society that researches, collects, conserves, interprets and exhibits tangible and intangible heritage. Open to the public, accessible and inclusive, museums foster diversity and…

Cultural Heritage

Analysing the Biodiversity Beyond National Jurisdiction Treaty

On 4 March 2023 global negotiations concluded on the landmark Treaty of the High Seas to protect the ocean, tackle environmental degradation, fight climate change, and prevent biodiversity loss. BIICL held a Rapid Response Webinar on 19 April 2023 that convened a panel of experts to discuss legal issues relating to the new treaty, also known as the Biodiversity Beyond National Jurisdiction treaty (BBNJ). The treaty lays the groundwork for marine protections over previously unregulated…

Law of the Sea

London as the world’s leading dispute resolution hub: numbers and challenges

The rich programme of the 2023 London International Disputes Week (LIDW) serves as proof of the leading role of London not only in Europe but in the world when it comes to international dispute resolution. The range of topics on the programme (from commercial, construction, and investor-state to crypto, mining and energy disputes) is not even covering the full spectrum of London-based international dispute resolution mechanisms. For example, in a couple of weeks, we are organising the…

Arbitration+1

Recent Developments in UK Mergers (X)

EVENTS Recent Developments in UK Mergers Event - Tags Share Links Event - Timings and Location Sponsors Event Details This roundtable event will consider both substantive and procedural matters in recent UK mergers.  Our two panels will be discussing the following questions: Session 1: Substantive matters Has there been…

Competition Law

Recent Developments in UK Mergers

EVENTS Recent Developments in UK Mergers Event - Tags Share Links Event - Timings and Location Sponsors Media Sponsor   Event Details This roundtable event will consider both substantive and procedural matters in recent UK mergers. Our two panels will be discussing the following questions: Session 1: Substantive matters…

Competition Law

AI Ethics and the Rule of Law

EVENTS AI Ethics and the Rule of Law Event - Tags Share Links Event - Timings and Location    AI Ethics and the Rule of Law Event Details Join us for an engaging and thought-provoking event that delves into the ethical considerations surrounding artificial intelligence (AI) and its implications for human rights and…

Artificial Intelligence+2

Corporate Climate Litigation: Lessons Learned, Comparative Perspectives and Future Pathways (in person participation)

EVENTS Corporate Climate Litigation: Lessons Learned, Comparative Perspectives and Future Pathways (in person participation) Event - Tags Share Links Event - Timings and Location    Event Details BIICL's project on Global Perspectives on Corporate Climate Legal Tactics  examines the unique aspects of climate litigation…

Business and Human Rights+5

Corporate Climate Litigation Lessons Learned, Comparative Perspectives and Future Pathways

EVENTS Corporate Climate Litigation: Lessons Learned, Comparative Perspectives and Future Pathways Event - Tags Share Links Event - Timings and Location 2023 05 11 - Corporate Climate Litigation Read the Event Report  Event Details BIICL's project on Global Perspectives on Corporate Climate Legal Tactics examines the…

Business and Human Rights+5

Does the approach of the Multilateral Investment Court to appointment of judges appropriately balance interests of States and investors?

On 6 December 2022, the Third Young Investment Treaty Forum Debate took place in the offices of Arnold & Porter in London. The House's motion was that the approach of the Multilateral Investment Court to the appointment of judges does not appropriately balance interests of States and investors. The event was held under the Chatham House rules, and the arguments advanced by the speakers were for the purposes of the debate only. They did not represent their personal views or those of…

Arbitration+2

Criminal Sanctions in Intellectual Property: An International and Comparative Perspective

EVENTS Criminal Sanctions in Intellectual Property: An International and Comparative Perspective Event - Tags Share Links Event - Timings and Location    Event Details This hybrid workshop is another East-meets-West initiative. Co-organised by UK's Queen Mary Intellectual Property Research Institute (QMIPRI), British…

Intellectual Property

Private International Law in National Adjudication

EVENTS Private International Law in National Adjudication Event - Tags Share Links Event - Timings and Location Hosted by the Ukrainian Association of International Law In cooperation with the Supreme Court of Ukraine and British Institute of International and Comparative Law (BIICL) Conference Details Globalization processes,…

Courts and Tribunals+3

Short Course: Business and Human Rights (online participation)

TRAINING Short Course: Business and Human Rights (online participation) Event - Tags Share Links Event - Timings and Location Course Details Business and human rights is an area of international human rights law in continuous development at the international and national levels. On successful completion of BIICL's Business and…

Business and Human Rights

Short Course: Business and Human Rights (Hybrid)

EVENTS Short Course: Business and Human Rights (Hybrid) Event - Tags Share Links Event - Timings and Location Course Details Business and human rights is an area of international human rights law in continuous development at the international and national levels. On successful completion of BIICL's Business and Human Rights training…

Business and Human Rights+1

Short Course: WTO Law

TRAINING Short Course: WTO Law Event - Tags Share Links Event - Timings and Location Media Partner Course Outline The training course in WTO Law offers an in-depth dynamic and applied knowledge of the regulatory framework of the multilateral trading system, covering both the institutional and substantive law of the World Trade…

Investment and Trade+1

Thirty Ninth ITF Public Conference: Energy Disputes in ISDS

EVENTS Thirty Ninth ITF Public Conference: Energy Disputes in ISDS Event - Tags Share Links Event - Timings and Location Media Partner  Event Details On 21 April 2023, the Investment Treaty Forum brings together senior practitioners, representatives of States, arbitrators, academics and other experts…

Arbitration+2

Short Course: Aviation Law

TRAINING Short Course: Aviation Law Event - Tags Share Links Event - Timings and Location     Course Outline The course offers an overview of air transport regulation from the birth of international civil aviation with the conclusion of the 1919 Paris Convention and the 1944 Chicago Convention to date. It looks at the…

Aviation Law+1

Rapid Response Webinar: Analysing the Biodiversity Beyond National Jurisdiction Treaty

EVENTS Rapid Response Webinar: Analysing the Biodiversity Beyond National Jurisdiction Treaty Event - Tags Share Links Event - Timings and Location     Event Details On 4 March 2023 global negotiations concluded on the landmark Treaty of the High Seas to protect the ocean, tackle environmental degradation, fight climate…

Climate Change+1

ESG Reporting Requirements: Three emerging EU frameworks and how they interact

EVENTS HRDD Forum: ESG Reporting Requirements: Three emerging EU frameworks and how they interact Event - Tags Share Links Event - Timings and Location    Event Details This discussion will focus on three new ESG reporting frameworks in Europe: The EU Corporate Sustainability Reporting Directive (CSRD), the EU Taxonomy,…

Business and Human Rights+2

Short Course: Law of the Sea

TRAINING Short Course: Law of the Sea Event - Tags Share Links Event - Timings and Location    Course Outline This course offers a comprehensive overview of the legal and regulatory framework governing the world's oceans and seas. Participants will learn how States establish their maritime boundaries and States' rights…

Climate Change+3

Short Course: Climate Change Law

TRAINING Short Course: Climate Change Law Event - Tags Share Links Event - Timings and Location    Course Outline This virtual course offers a comprehensive overview of climate change law and the legal responses to the current climate crisis. Bringing together a distinguished cohort of scholars and practitioners, the…

Climate Change+2

It is so decided: Promoting climate justice through international law

On 29th March 2023, the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) adopted Resolution A/RES/77/276 which requests an advisory opinion from the International Court of Justice (ICJ) on the matter of State Responsibility for addressing the Climate Change crisis. The Resolution was adopted by consensus, reflecting broad agreement amongst States that climate change is one of the most pressing shared problems that the international community is facing and that interpretation of existing…

Climate Change+2

Public International Law in Practice (online participation)

TRAINING Public International Law in Practice (online participation) Event - Tags Share Links Event - Timings and Location Course Outline 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…

Business and Human Rights+7

Public International Law in Practice (in person participation)

TRAINING Public International Law in Practice (in person participation) Event - Tags Share Links Event - Timings and Location Course Outline 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…

Business and Human Rights+7

Short Course: Public International Law in Practice (Hybrid)

EVENTS Short Course: Public International Law in Practice (Hybrid) Event - Tags Share Links Event - Timings and Location Course Outline 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…

Business and Human Rights+7

Contribution to European Parliament Report

Protecting cultural heritage from armed conflicts in Ukraine and beyond Today, the European Parliament published a Report on Protecting cultural heritage from armed conflicts in Ukraine and beyond for which many stakeholders were interviewed to identify good practices and gaps in the ways cultural heritage is being protected in Ukraine. In addition to detailing the legal and policy frameworks applicable to the protection of cultural heritage from the ongoing armed conflict in Ukraine,…

Cultural Heritage+1

BIICL / IADC Regional Meeting Dinner

EVENTS BIICL/IADC Meeting: Dinner Event - Tags Share Links Event - Timings and Location Event Details Join us for the BIICL / IADC Regional Meeting dinner to be hosted at The Athenaeum Club, 107 Pall Mall, London, SW1Y 5ER. Dinner Menu TBC Pricing and Registration The dinner cost is £89 per person  (plus VAT). Event…

Product Liability Law

BIICL/IADC Meeting: Toxic Torts and Emerging Risks: European and US Perspectives

SAVE THE DATE BIICL/IADC Meeting: Toxic Torts and Emerging Risks: European and US Perspectives Event - Tags Share Links Event - Timings and Location Co-organised by the IADC and the BIICL Product Liability Forum    Event Details Please mark your calendars and plan to join us in London for an IADC Regional Meeting…

Product Liability Law

IADC Meeting Member Booking

EVENTS BIICL/IADC Meeting: Member Booking Event - Tags Share Links Event - Timings and Location Event Details Please mark your calendars and plan to join us in London for an IADC Regional Meeting and Joint Conference on "Toxic Torts and Emerging Risks: European and US Perspectives". Join us for a panel discussion with speakers…

Product Liability Law

Promoting Climate Justice through International Law: Climate Litigation & Climate Advisory Opinions

On 1 February 2023, the British Institute of International and Comparative Law (BIICL) and the Institute of Small and Micro States co-organised a webinar on 'Promoting Climate Justice through International Law: Climate Litigation & Climate Advisory Opinions'. The event was a follow-up to the BIICL web series on 'Rising Sea Levels: Promoting Climate Justice through International Law' (3-24 March 2021). The series explored rising sea levels as a global problem of shared concern and…

Climate Change+3

ICLQ Annual Lecture 2023: Sovereignty Fictions in the United Kingdom's Trade Agenda

EVENTS ICLQ Annual Lecture 2023: Sovereignty Fictions in the United Kingdom's Trade Agenda Event - Tags Share Links Event - Timings and Location Sponsor Event Details Chair  Professor Sir Malcolm Evans KCMG OBE Speakers Professor Clair Gammage, Exeter University  Professor Phil Syrpis, Bristol University   This…

Brexit+3

What has happened to the United States Supreme Court? A Cautionary Tale

Five cases decided by the United States Supreme Court at the close of its 2021-2022 term have fundamentally changed the political landscape in the United States and raised serious questions about the neutrality and socio-political agendas of the members of the Court's new majority.  These decisions overturned a fifty-year plus old federally-recognized right to abortions, a more than one hundred-year old ban on the carrying of firearms in public, essentially gutted the "establishment…

Rule of Law

What has happened to the United States Supreme Court? A Cautionary Tale

Five cases decided by the United States Supreme Court at the close of its 2021-2022 term have fundamentally changed the political landscape in the United States and raised serious questions about the neutrality and socio-political agendas of the members of the Court's new majority. These decisions overturned a fifty-year plus old federally-recognized right to abortions, a more than one hundred-year old ban on the carrying of firearms in public, essentially gutted the "establishment of religion"…

Rule of Law

The Cuban tourism sector: mitigating the risk of labour exploitation in a holiday paradise...

Have you ever been to Cuba and enjoyed the hospitality and warmth of its people? If you have, you may have stayed in a European hotel branch in Havana or enjoyed the pleasures of the island in a foreign cruise, now that the presence of multinational corporations is part of the Cuban economic landscape. What you may be less aware of is the risk of labour exploitation associated with the tourism and hospitality sector in the island. Some of the waiters or kitchen personnel in those hotels, or…

Business and Human Rights+2

Short Course: Foundations of Public International Law

TRAINING Short Course: Foundations of Public International Law Event - Tags Share Links Event - Timings and Location Course Outline 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 law experts from…

Business and Human Rights+7

The Draft DMA Implementing Regulation – Balancing effectiveness with due process?

EVENTS The Draft DMA Implementing Regulation  - Balancing effectiveness with due process? Event - Tags Share Links Event - Timings and Location Media Partner Event Details The DMA entered into force on 1 November 2022 and will start applying on 2 May 2023. The European Commission's public consultation on the draft Implementation…

Competition Law

Disaggregation of Digital Information and Data Sovereignty Compliance

The huge amount of data stored outside of national boundaries has become a critical issue that is closely related to the question of data sovereignty (i.e., government control over domestic data), where rules introduced by states may result in both protection and limitations for companies that wish to resort to cloud services. New research led by BIICL/Bingham Centre for the Rule of Law, with a focus on the UK, EU, US and Australia, finds that data sovereignty rules are upheld if…

Artificial Intelligence+1

BIICL Roundtable on Ukraine attended by the Presidents of the Supreme Courts of Ukraine and the UK

Leading judiciary and experts gather at BIICL to discuss support for Ukraine's courts and legal reform programme. On 30 January 2023 the British Institute of International and Comparative Law (BIICL) hosted the Roundtable "Ukrainian courts and the justice system during a war". The Roundtable was attended by a delegation of senior judges and politicians from Ukraine, led by the President of the Ukrainian Supreme Court, Vsevolod Knyazev. Ukrainian participants also included His Excellency Ambassador…

Ukraine

Basel Winter Arbitration School 2023

EVENTS Basel Winter Arbitration School 2023 Event - Tags Share Links Event - Timings and Location    Event Details The Basel Winter Arbitration School will take place on 5-10 February 2023 at the Law Faculty of the University of Basel in Switzerland. It will also be possible to attend the school in an online format.…

Arbitration+1

44th session of the UNCITRAL Working Group III: Code of Conduct for Arbitrators, its Enforcement, Corruption Allegations in ISDS

The UNCITRAL Group III on investor-state dispute settlement reform met on 23-27 January 2023 in Vienna and focused on the commentary on the draft code of conduct for adjudicators in ISDS and the appellate mechanism. On 24 January Vladimir Kozin and I presented key findings of the UNODC ongoing study on corruption allegations in ISDS. Discussions of the Working Group III members related to the code of conduct revolved around the duties to disclose, avoiding conflicts of interest and the binding…

Arbitration+1

Comparative study on the implementation of the industrial emissions directive

Comparative study on the implementation into the national legislation of certain EU Member States of an adapted burden of proof in the context of the Industrial Emissions Directive This research project examines how the proposal to adapt the burden of proof for compensation claims under the Industrial Emissions Directive could be implemented into the domestic law of EU Member States. Under the present framework, victims of violations of the EU Industrial Emissions Directive (IED) are,…

Centre for Comparative Law+4

Technology and the law - Maurice Wohl Fellowship

Technology and the law Data protection, ROL and digital technologies We are living in an age of profound technological advancements. The opportunities provided by Artificial intelligence (AI) - the development of systems that simulate human intelligence - has the capacity to transform sectors of the economy and public services. This includes areas of considerable human rights significance such as healthcare, education, employment, and justice (including…

European Law+1

Rule of Law - Maurice Wohl Fellowship

Rule of Law Rule of Law and human rights in Europe and the EU The Rule of Law plays a fundamental role in anchoring economic, social, and cultural rights in national constitutions, laws, and regulations. Rule of Law and human rights have an intrinsic and mutually reinforcing relationship - respect for human rights informs all Rule of Law elements, such as legality, legal certainty, the prohibition of arbitrariness, access to justice, and equality before…

European Law+2

Post-Brexit issues - Maurice Wohl Fellowship

Post-Brexit issues The UK-EU relationship and beyond Following the UK's withdrawal from the EU there is continued interest in the current UK-EU relationship regulated by the Withdrawal Agreement and the Trade and Cooperation Agreement. This new relationship necessarily builds on the extensive EU legal framework developed during the UK's membership in specific areas. We have undertaken continued analysis of the UK's post-Brexit legislation through input into…

European Law+1

Justice Systems - Maurice Wohl Fellowship

Justice systems Strengthening access to justice, efficiency, and quality of justice in Europe More countries are displaying deterioration rather than improvement in their level of accessibility and affordability of courts. This corresponds with declines in overall Rule of Law adherence. Therefore, there is increasing demand for practical assistance and training that is tailored to the specific needs of particular European countries, especially those in the…

European Law+1

Global challenges - Maurice Wohl Fellowship

Global challenges Dealing with emergencies: preparedness and resilience in Europe   The European society, and the global community more broadly, has faced serious challenges in the last decade. These crises include climate change, migration pressures, the COVID-19 pandemic, and most recently Russia's invasion of Ukraine. The challenges have shown the importance of strengthened resilience at the European level. The phrase "never waste a good crisis" shines…

European Law+1

Promoting Climate Justice through International Law: Climate Litigation & Climate Advisory Opinions

EVENTS Promoting Climate Justice through International Law:  Climate Litigation & Climate Advisory Opinions Event - Tags Share Links Event - Timings and Location Supported by Event Details In September 2022, in a landmark decision, the UN Human Rights Committee found that Australia's failure to adequately protect indigenous…

Climate Change+3

HRDD Forum: Forced Labour Import Ban Developments

EVENTS HRDD Forum: Forced Labour Import Ban Developments Event - Tags Share Links Event - Timings and Location     Event Details In September 2022, the EU Commission proposed a regulation to ban from the EU market products that were produced with forced labour. US customs authorities had already been implementing import…

Business and Human Rights+2

Holistic approach key to quality legal advice for modern slavery survivors

Although people with lived experience of modern slavery often have complex and intersecting legal needs, there are countless stories of them receiving no, limited or low-quality legal advice, which has a significant detrimental effect on both their experiences within the legal system and their overall recovery and wellbeing. In our research project, carried out with UNSEEN UK and lived experience consultants for the Modern Slavery and Human Rights Policy and Evidence Centre, we set…

Migration+1

The Form of Legislation and the Rule of Law

EVENTS The Form of Legislation and the Rule of Law Event - Tags Share Links Event - Timings and Location      Event Details Quality in legislation is not in the eye of the drafter who prepares it, nor the politician who creates it, nor even in the eye of the legislator who enacts it. Beauty is in the eye of the…

Rule of Law

Small States Conference

Small States Conference Learn more about our Small States event series Share LinksBIICL engages in various pieces of work of direct or indirect relevance to Small States. In particular, BIICL, working with the Institute of Small and Microstates co-convenes annual conferences on small states and various international law issues. In 2022, the seventh edition of the conference was held. BIICL and ISMS signed a memorandum of understanding in 2019. Beyond…

Cultural Heritage+3

Impacts of a lack of legal advice on adults with lived experience of modern slavery

New research led by BIICL found that the system providing legal advice to modern slavery survivors is inadmissible, disengaging, piecemeal, and significantly under-resourced.  This has a profound impact on survivors and in areas much wider than previously understood, with much of legal advice provided by providers narrowly focused on trafficking, whereas survivors also need support in other areas, from the recognition as victims, immigration or criminal proceedings, to less talked…

Modern Slavery

Impacts of a lack of legal advice on adults with lived experience of modern slavery

New research led by BIICL found that the system providing legal advice to modern slavery survivors is inadmissible, disengaging, piecemeal, and significantly under-resourced.  This has a profound impact on survivors and in areas much wider than previously understood, with much of legal advice provided by providers narrowly focused on trafficking, whereas survivors also need support in other areas, from the recognition as victims, immigration or criminal proceedings, to less talked about…

Labour Rights+2

2nd Africa Arbitration Day (online participation)

EVENTS 2nd Africa Arbitration Day (online participation) Event - Tags Share Links Event - Timings and Location Co-organised with Conference Details Today, Africa is arguably the most magnetic of the world's emerging economies with a fast-rising youthful population and enormous opportunities for international trade and investments.…

Arbitration+4

2nd Africa Arbitration Day (In person participation)

EVENTS 2nd Africa Arbitration Day (In person participation) Event - Tags Share Links Event - Timings and Location Co-Organised with Conference Details Today, Africa is arguably the most magnetic of the world's emerging economies with a fast-rising youthful population and enormous opportunities for international trade and investments.…

Arbitration+4

2nd Africa Arbitration Day (Hybrid)

EVENTS 2nd Africa Arbitration Day (Hybrid) Event - Tags Share Links Event - Timings and Location Co-organised with Conference Outline Today, Africa is arguably the most magnetic of the world's emerging economies with a fast-rising youthful population and enormous opportunities for international trade and investments. Disputes…

Arbitration+4

Provisional Measures in Investor-State Arbitration (in-person participation)

EVENTS Provisional Measures in Investor-State Arbitration (in-person participation) Event - Tags Share Links Event - Timings and Location Co-organised with: Event Details BIICL and White & Case are delighted to present our 2023 comprehensive empirical study on provisional measures in investment treaty arbitration. It builds…

Arbitration+1

Provisional Measures in Investor-State Arbitration (online participation)

EVENTS Provisional Measures in Investor-State Arbitration (online participation) Event - Tags Share Links Event - Timings and Location Co-organised with: Event Details BIICL and White & Case are delighted to present our 2023 comprehensive empirical study on provisional measures in investment treaty arbitration. It builds…

Arbitration+1

Empirical Study: Provisional measures in investor‑state arbitration (2023)

BIICL and White & Case are delighted to present our 2023 empirical study on provisional measures in investment treaty arbitration It builds on the success of the 2019 report on provisional measures ("the 2019 Report"), which has now been extensively cited in academic literature, and decisions of arbitral tribunals and parties' submissions on provisional measures. The study consists of three parts, summarising key new developments that have occurred since the 2019 Report, exploring…

Arbitration+1

Provisional Measures in Investor-State Arbitration (2023 Study Launch)

EVENTS Provisional Measures in Investor-State Arbitration (2023 Study Launch) Event - Tags Share Links Event - Timings and Location Co-organised with: Event Details BIICL and White & Case are delighted to present our 2023 comprehensive empirical study on provisional measures in investment treaty arbitration. It builds…

Arbitration+1

Empirical Study: Provisional measures in investor‑state arbitration (2023)

BIICL and White & Case are delighted to present our 2023 empirical study on provisional measures in investment treaty arbitration. It builds on the success of the 2019 report on provisional measures ("the 2019 Report"), which has now been extensively cited in academic literature, and decisions of arbitral tribunals and parties' submissions on provisional measures.  The study consists of three parts, summarising key new developments that have occurred since the 2019 Report, exploring…

Arbitration+1

Competition Law Forum roundtable discussion on sustainability, competition law and greenwashing

Media Release :  On January 11th the Competition Law Forum held a roundtable for members.  The discussion addressed two main questions: (i) to what extent the market and competition forces can contribute to sustainability goals; and (ii) the extent to which competition law might act as an impediment to the achievement of those goals. Participants from law firms, government agencies and corporates examined these questions and produced the following observations: • There is an asymmetry…

Competition Law

Sustainability, Competition Law and Greenwashing

EVENTS Sustainability, Competition Law and Greenwashing Event - Tags Share Links Event - Timings and Location Event Details There is no doubt that sustainability is a high priority both nationally and internationally. In December 2019, the European Commission published 'The European Green Deal' and the United Nations' issued…

Competition Law

BIICL project nominated for PACEY award

Climate Litigation Project nominated Today we are delighted to announce that our project Global Perspectives on Corporate Climate Legal Tactics has been selected by the Peace, nuclear Abolition and Climate Engaged Youth (PACEY) Award jury as one of three finalists for the PACEY 2023 Award in the European section. The project is one of nine finalists worldwide (three for the European Project category and six for the Beyond Europe category) chosen from 80 nominated projects from around…

Climate Change+1

The Elgar Companion to Regulating AI and Big Data in Emerging Economies (2023)

The Elgar Companion to Regulating AI and Big Data in Emerging Economies is Co-edited by Professor Mark Findlay, Honorary Senior Fellow at BIICL.  The Companion highlights the regulatory needs and priorities of emerging economies in the context of AI and big data, offering a unique perspective on the role of regulation in the Global South within a techno-dependent societal perspective. Amplifying overlooked voices in scholarly discussions, the book introduces a fresh approach for…

Artificial Intelligence+2

Global Perspectives on Corporate Climate Legal Tactics - IEG Poland

National Rapporteur for Poland Marta ZAMORSKA is a PhD Candidate at the University of Lausanne Law School, and one of the coordinators of the Certificate of Advanced Studies in Climate Change at the University of Lausanne. Her field of research is corporate liability for climate change. International Expert Group Poland Marta is supported by the following experts in the field of climate change, drawn from academia, science, and the legal profession:…

Climate Change+4

Global Perspectives on Corporate Climate Legal Tactics - IEG Philippines

National Rapporteur for the Philippines Professor Michael TIU  is an Assistant Professor of the University of the Philippines College of Law. He is also a consultant on matters involving international human rights standards and he is a member of the Philippine Working Group on Business and Human Rights.  Professor Tiu will lead and coordinate the research for the Philippines.  Franco LOPEZ is a JD candidate at the University of the Philippines College…

Climate Change+4

Global Perspectives on Corporate Climate Legal Tactics - IEG Norway

National Rapporteur for Norway Dr Rosa MANZO is Associate Professor of Law at the University of South-Eastern Norway. She is also a member of the University of Oslo's PluriCourts programme.  International Expert Group Norway Professor Manzo will be supported by the following experts in the field of climate change, drawn from academia, science, and the legal profession:  Dr Hanna AHLSTRÖM Daniel ARNESSON Nanette…

Climate Change+4

Global Perspectives on Corporate Climate Legal Tactics - IEG Nigeria

National Rapporteur for Nigeria Dr Uzuazo ETEMIRE  is an Associate Professor of Law at the University of Port Harcourt. He has published widely on climate change litigation and was the National Rapporteur for Nigeria on C2LI, the Climate Change Litigation Initiative UK project. Etemire holds a PhD in Environmental Law from the University of Strathclyde. International Expert Group Nigeria Dr Etemire is supported by the following experts in…

Climate Change+4

Global Perspectives on Corporate Climate Legal Tactics - IEG Netherlands

National Rapporteur for the Netherlands Professor Elbert DE JONG is professor of private law at the Utrecht Center for Accountability and Liability Law (Ucall) and the Molengraaff Institute for Private Law. He is also director of Ucall. He is an expert in contract law and liability law and his research considers the relationship between tort law, innovation, climate change, and the environment. Professor de Jong will lead the research team for the Netherlands. Daan…

Climate Change+4

Global Perspectives on Corporate Climate Legal Tactics - IEG Japan

National Rapporteur for Japan Professor Hitoshi USHIJIMA is Professor of Law at Chuo University, Tokyo. His main fields of research are administrative law and regulatory policy, environmental and climate change law, comparative/transnational law, and multi-layered legal systems and governance. Professor Ushijima will lead the research for Japan.  Dr Masako ICHIHARA is a researcher at the Local Climate Change Adaptation Center in Kyoto, where the main…

Climate Change+4

Global Perspectives on Corporate Climate Legal Tactics - IEG UK

National Rapporteur for the UK Dr Kim BOUWER is an Assistant Professor of Law at Durham University. Her main fields of research are energy and climate change law, and private law and she is currently engaged in research on climate litigation and its relationship with activism. International Expert Group UK Dr Bouwer is supported by the following experts in the field of climate change, drawn from academia, science, and the legal profession:…

Climate Change+4

Cultural Heritage Governance: Who Should Participate?

EVENTS Cultural Heritage Governance: Who Should Participate? Event - Tags Share Links Event - Timings and Location Event Details This year, the International Law Association adopted recommendations pertaining to Participation in Global Cultural Heritage Governance. This was the culmination of four years of work led by Dr Jakubowski…

Cultural Heritage+1

Global Perspectives on Corporate Climate Legal Tactics - IEG Kenya

National Rapporteur for Kenya Dr Omondi OWINO is a Senior Lecturer at JKUAT School of Law, Nairobi. He is a member of the IUCN World Commission on Environmental Law and is the climate change rapporteur for Kenya at the Sabin Centre for Climate Change Law. Dr Owino leads the Environment, Energy and Climate Change Law department at Acorn Law Advocates, Nairobi. International Expert Group Kenya Dr Owino is supported by the following experts…

Climate Change+4

Global Perspectives on Corporate Climate Legal Tactics - IEG Italy

National Rapporteur for Italy Professor Attilio PISANÒ is Professor of Legal Philosophy and Human Rights at the University of Salento, Italy. He is also a Principal Researcher on The Political Terror Scale project at the University of North Carolina. Professor Pisanò has published widely in both Italian and international journals and has authored a number of books on Human Rights. International Expert Group Italy Professor Pisanò is…

Business and Human Rights+4

Global Perspectives on Corporate Climate Legal Tactics - IEG India

National Rapporteur for India Professor Dr Madhuri PARIKH is Director and Dean of the Institute of Law, Nirma University. Her areas of interest are Environmental Law, Forest Law, Legal Research, and Tort Law. Her current research involves public engagement in the implementation of sustainable development goals and in the environmental decision making process in India.   International Expert Group India Professor Parikh is supported by…

Climate Change+4

Global Perspectives on Corporate Climate Legal Tactics - IEG USA

National Rapporteurs for the USA Dr Lisa BENJAMIN is an Associate Professor at Lewis & Clark Law School in Portland Oregon. Her research focuses on climate justice and climate risk, and how these issues intersect with energy law and administrative law. Dr Benjamin will lead the research for the USA. Alexandra GUILLOT is an International Law Research Fellow at Lewis & Clark Law School in Portland Oregon. She will assist Dr Benjamin with research…

Climate Change+4

Global Perspectives on Corporate Climate Legal Tactics - IEG Germany

National Rapporteurs for Germany  Prof Dr Marc-Philippe WELLER is Vice-Rector for International Affairs at the University of Heidelberg. In 2021 he co-authored (with Prof Dr Wolfgang Kahl) and published Climate Change Litigation - Liability and Damages from a Comparative Perspective. Professor Weller will coordinate the report for Germany, assisted by his research team. Christine HEIDBRINK is a PhD candidate at the Institute for Comparative…

Climate Change+4

Global Perspectives on Corporate Climate Legal Tactics - IEG France

National Rapporteurs for France Professor Pauline-Marie ABADIE  is Associate Professor of Law and Member of IDEP (Institute of Ethical Heritage Law) at Paris-Saclay University.  Professor Mathilde HAUTEREAU-BOUTONNET is Professor of Private Law and Researcher in Environmental Law at Aix-Marseille University. She is also a Visiting Research Fellow at BIICL. International Expert Group France Professor Abadie and Professor Hautereau-Boutonnet…

Climate Change+4

Global Perspectives on Corporate Climate Legal Tactics - IEG China

National Rapporteur for China Professor Dr Tianbao QIN is Luojia Professor of Law, and Director of the Research Institute of Environmental Law (RIEL) at the School of Law, Wuhan University.  Professor Qin is also a member of the project's Core Group of experts. International Expert Group China Professor Qin is supported by the following experts in the field of climate change, drawn from academia, science, and the legal profession: Jin…

Climate Change+4

Global Perspectives on Corporate Climate Legal Tactics - IEG Canada

National Rapporteur for Canada Professor Hassan AHMAD is an Assistant Professor at the Allard School of Law at the University of British Columbia. He writes and researches on topics related to transnational tort law, the interaction of domestic jurisdiction and liability principles with international law, business and human rights law, and the emerging field of law and political economy. International Expert Group Canada Professor Ahmad is…

Climate Change+4

Global Perspectives on Corporate Climate Legal Tactics - IEG Brazil

National Rapporteur for Brazil Dr Caio BORGES is a qualified lawyer in Brazil. He leads the Law and Climate Portfolio at the Institute for Climate and Society. He holds a PhD from the Law School of the University of São Paulo and a Master's Degree from the Getulio Vargas Foundation. He is a non-resident fellow of the Fudan Development Institute at Fudan University (Shanghai, China). International Expert Group Brazil Dr Borges is supported by…

Climate Change+4

Keynote speech by Sarah Cardell at BIICL roundtable

Ensuring digital market outcomes that benefit people, businesses and the wider UK economy At the recent BIICL/Linklaters Tech Antitrust Roundtable Sarah Cardell, Interim Chief Executive of the competition and Markets Authority (CMA), delivered the keynote speech focusing on three key issues: First, the particular characteristics of digital markets that bring many considerable benefits but also present risks and challenges to people and businesses if left unchecked; Second, a taxonomy of potential…

Competition Law

This House believes that the approach of the Multilateral Investment Court to appointment of judges will not appropriately balance interests of States and investors

EVENTS Young ITF Debate: This House believes that the approach of the Multilateral Investment Court to appointment of judges will not appropriately balance interests of States and investors Event - Tags Share Links Event - Timings and Location Sponsored by Event Details The proposed Multilateral Investment Court will appoint…

Arbitration+1

Reform and International Law (Annual BIICL/SLS Workshop)

EVENTEVENT Reform and International Law (Annual BIICL/SLS Workshop) Event - Tags Share Links Event - Timings and Location Co-Organised with  Event Details International law is both a motivator and product of reforms around the globe. The British Institute of International and Comparative Law and the International Law Section…

Centre for International law+5

EAPIL-BIICL Seminar on the Rome II Regulation

EVENTS EAPIL-BIICL Seminar on the Rome II Regulation Event - Tags Share Links Event - Timings and Location Co-organised with EAPIL Event Details  A joint seminar hosted by the European Association of Private International Law (EAPIL) and the  British Institute of International and Comparative Law (BIICL). The Seminar…

Artificial Intelligence+5

Intensive Course: Law of the Sea - Hybrid (online participation)

EVENTS Intensive Course: Law of the Sea - Hybrid (online participation) Event - Tags Share Links Event - Timings and Location    Course Details This course offers an informative overview of the international law of the sea and current challenges facing the world's oceans and seas. How do States establish their maritime…

Law of the Sea+1

Intensive Course: Law of the Sea

EVENTS Intensive Course: Law of the Sea Event - Tags Share Links Event - Timings and Location    Course Details This course offers an informative overview of the international law of the sea and current challenges facing the world's oceans and seas. How do States establish their maritime boundaries? What are the States'…

Law of the Sea+1

The Virtual Kaplan Lecture 2022

EVENTS The Virtual Kaplan Lecture 2022 Event - Tags Share Links Event - Timings and Location Event Details The Kaplan Lecture 2022 will be delivered by Robert Spano, President of the European Court of Human Rights on the topic  Investor State Arbitration - A New Frontier Speaker Robert Spano, President of the European Court…

Arbitration

44th Annual FA Mann Lecture: Foreign Relations Law Revisited

EVENTS 44th Annual FA Mann Lecture: Foreign Relations Law Revisited Event - Tags Share Links Event - Timings and Location Event Details This event is the  forty-fourth of a series of annual lectures in honour of the late Dr F A Mann QC (Hon) (1907-1991) arranged by his former partners in Herbert Smith Freehills LLP and given…

Centre for Comparative Law

Global Perspectives on Corporate Climate Legal Tactics - IEG Australia

National Rapporteurs for Australia Professor Dr Jacqueline PEEL  is Professor of Law at Melbourne Law School and Director of Melbourne Climate Futures, the University of Melbourne's climate change initiative. She is also Lead Author of WGIII IPCC 6th AR.  Professor Peel will lead the research team for Australia.    Rebekkah MARKEY-TOWLER  is a PhD candidate at Melbourne Law School, and Research Fellow at Melbourne Climate Futures. Rebekkah…

Climate Change+4

4th Annual BIICL/Linklaters Tech Antitrust Roundtable

EVENTS 4th Annual BIICL/Linklaters Tech Antitrust Roundtable Event - Tags Share Links Event - Timings and Location Event Details The BIICL / Linklaters roundtable, now in its fourth year, brings together leading officials, academics, economists, and senior business leaders from the digital sector and disrupted corporates for…

Artificial Intelligence+1

Surveying European Developments in Product Liability

EVENTS Surveying European Developments in Product Liability Event - Tags Share Links Event - Timings and Location     Event Details This in-person event will be bring together European experts to take a look at developments in products cases, including from the perspective of Collective Redress, with a group of distinguished…

Collective Redress+1

Global Perspectives on Corporate Climate Legal Tactics: Developing a Comparative Toolbox for Corporate Climate Litigation

EVENTS Global Perspectives on Corporate Climate Legal Tactics: Developing a Comparative Toolbox for Corporate Climate Litigation Event - Tags Share Links Event - Timings and Location     Event Details BIICL is delighted to launch a new landmark international research project on corporate climate litigation. More than…

Business and Human Rights+1

The Review of the Arbitration Act 1996: How do we maintain English arbitration law as state of the art?

EVENTS The Review of the Arbitration Act 1996: How do we maintain English arbitration law as state of the art? Event - Tags Share Links Event - Timings and Location Co-organised with  Event Details The Law Commission has recently reviewed the Arbitration Act 1996 to ensure that it continues to promote the UK as a leading…

Arbitration+5

Thirty Eighth ITF Public Conference: Complex Arbitration Proceedings in ISDS

The ubiquity of investor-state dispute settlement (both in terms of the number of states and investors participating in this mechanism and the number of proceedings initiated) raise much more than purely investment treaty questions. For instance, they also address potential interactions with other regimes and also issues of systemic coherence and integrity (such as the abuse of the system by groups of companies bringing formally different claims, but actually deriving from the same set of…

Arbitration+1

A Global Toolbox for Corporate Climate Litigation

New Landmark Research Project announced  The British Institute of International and Comparative Law (BIICL) today announces the launch of a landmark new research project on climate litigation within the corporate world. Global Perspectives on Corporate Climate Legal Tactics  will produce a toolbox for NGOs, government bodies, local communities, other affected groups and individuals around the world, and those representing them. It aims to trigger a significant impact of international…

Climate Change+2

Are States Still Masters of their Treaties? The Role of Subsequent Agreements and Subsequent Practice in Treaty Interpretation (Online Participation)

EVENTS Are States Still Masters of their Treaties? The Role of Subsequent Agreements and Subsequent Practice in Treaty Interpretation (Online Participation) Event - Tags Share Links Event - Timings and Location Sponsored by: Event Details States are often said to be the "Masters of their Treaties." However, recent decisions of…

Arbitration+1

Are States Still Masters of their Treaties? The Role of Subsequent Agreements and Subsequent Practice in Treaty Interpretation

EVENTS Are States Still Masters of their Treaties? The Role of Subsequent Agreements and Subsequent Practice in Treaty Interpretation Event - Tags Share Links Event - Timings and Location Sponsored by: Event Details States are often said to be the "Masters of their Treaties." However, recent decisions of arbitral tribunals in…

Arbitration+1

Short Course: International Labour Law

EVENTS Short Course: International Labour Law Event - Tags Share Links Event - Timings and Location    Course Details International Labour Law is a constantly evolving field of law and one which has a direct impact on governments, businesses, civil society organisations and workers. It influences the way in which governments…

Business and Human Rights+3

Short Course: International Cultural Heritage Law

TRAINING Short Course: International Cultural Heritage Law Event - Tags Share Links Event - Timings and Location Course Outline This Course will offer an introduction to cultural heritage as an international legal concept. It will include discussions of the key threats to cultural heritage at present, including trafficking, armed…

Cultural Heritage+1

Intensive Course: Cross Border Dispute Resolution - Hybrid (online participation)

EVENTS Intensive Course: Cross Border Dispute Resolution - Hybrid (online participation) Event - Tags Share Links Event - Timings and Location Featured by Transnational Dispute Management    Event Details Cross-border dispute resolution is a part of the practice of almost every commercial lawyer and knowledge in this…

Centre for Comparative Law+2

Intensive Course: Cross Border Dispute Resolution - Hybrid (in person participation)

EVENTS Intensive Course: Cross Border Dispute Resolution - Hybrid                                    (in person participation) Event - Tags Share Links Event - Timings and Location Featured by Transnational Dispute Management Event Details…

Centre for Comparative Law+2

A model law with the key elements for an EU Regulation to prohibit the import and export of products made or transported with forced labour

This research was commissioned by Anti-Slavery International, the European Center for Constitutional Human Rights (ECCHR) and the Greens/EFA Group in the European Parliament. The legal analysis and drafting were conducted by Dr Irene Pietropaoli, Lise Smit, and Dr Julinda Beqiraj, of BIICL. The legal analysis and drafting were co-funded by the Greens/EFA Group and Freedom Fund. In September 2022, the European Commission published a Proposal for a Regulation on prohibiting products made with…

Business and Human Rights+2

Is the concept of Legitimate Expectations Spiraling Out of Control?

On 13 September 2022, the Second Young Investment Treaty Forum Debate took place in the offices of Allen & Overy in London. The House's motion was that the concept of legitimate expectations in investment arbitration is spiraling out of control. The event was held under the Chatham House rules, and the arguments advanced by the speakers did not represent their personal views or those of their respective organizations or clients. Arguments that the doctrine of legitimate expectations…

Arbitration+1

Short Course: International Trade, Investment and Business Law

EVENTS Short Course: International Trade, Investment and Business Law Event - Tags Share Links Event - Timings and Location Featured by Transnational Dispute Management Course Details This course has been developed to provide participants with a solid overview of the range of topics relevant to international business today. It…

Business and Human Rights+2

Supplying governments amidst modern slavery provisions in public procurement.

This is an accompanying piece to a Modern Slavery and Human Rights Policy and Evidence Centre (Modern Slavery PEC) Policy Brief on the Effectiveness of public procurement measures in addressing modern slavery. The Modern Slavery PEC is led by the Bingham Centre and Dr Sofia Gonzalez de Aguinaga is one of the authors of the Brief. Here she discusses the impact of public procurement modern slavery measures on business. Businesses are increasingly facing regulations to tackle modern slavery…

Business and Human Rights+1

Intensive Course: Climate Change Litigation - Hybrid (online participation)

EVENTS Intensive Course: Climate Change Litigation - Hybrid (online participation) Event - Tags Share Links Event - Timings and Location Course Details  Climate Change Litigation is an increasingly critical component of climate governance at the local, national, regional and global levels, exerting pressure on the executive…

Climate Change+2

Intensive Course: Climate Change Litigation - Hybrid (in person participation)

EVENTS Intensive Course: Climate Change Litigation - Hybrid (in person participation) Event - Tags Share Links Event - Timings and Location Featured by Oil, Gas & Energy Law (OGEL) Course Details Climate Change Litigation is an increasingly critical component of climate governance at the local, national, regional and global…

Climate Change+2

International Commercial Courts: The Future of Transnational Adjudication

EVENTS International Commercial Courts: The Future of Transnational Adjudication Event - Tags Share Links Event - Timings and Location Co-organised by Event Details This online book launch and panel discussion will offer a comprehensive and comparative analysis of the role played by international commercial courts in the field…

Comparative Law

Short Course: International Migration and Refugee Law

EVENTS Short Course: International Migration and Refugee Law Event - Tags Share Links Event - Timings and Location Course Details This course offers a unique overview of International Migration and Refugee Law, linking theory and practice to allow participants to gain a meaningful understanding of the law and of the challenges…

Migration+1

Some Observations on the Agreement between Lebanon and Israel on the Delimitation of the Exclusive Economic Zone

Written by Professor Constantinos Yiallourides, Dr Nicholas A. Ioannides and Professor Roy Andrew Partain  Introduction On 11 October 2022, Lebanon and Israel reached a historic agreement to delimit the two countries' territorial seas and Exclusive Economic Zones (EEZ) in the Eastern Mediterranean Sea ('the Agreement'). The Agreement is ground-breaking for several reasons. First, it is the first maritime boundary agreement reached between countries that have no diplomatic relations.…

Law of the Sea

Climate Change and Inequality: Insights from Research (In person participation)

EVENTS Climate Change and Inequality: Insights from Research (In person participation) Event - Tags Share Links Event - Timings and Location Event Details At this event, speakers will share insights from their research around climate change and inequality. The discussion will focus on the existing research - and lack thereof…

Business and Human Rights+2

Climate Change and Inequality: Insights from Research (online participation)

EVENTS Climate Change and Inequality: Insights from Research (online participation) Event - Tags Share Links Event - Timings and Location Event Details At this event, speakers will share insights from their research around climate change and inequality. The discussion will focus on the existing research - and lack thereof - around…

Business and Human Rights+2

The effect of sanctions on investment arbitration

Illustration: Daily Mail These remarks were delivered at the 12th Investment Treaty Arbitration Conference organised by the Ministry of Finance of the Czech Republic on 20 October 2022. Following the 2022 Russian invasion of Ukraine, the effect of sanctions on arbitration has become an increasingly important topic. Within weeks of the invasion, the European Union, United States, United Kingdom, Japan and other states imposed sweeping sanctions to support peace and the territorial integrity…

Arbitration+2

Trade, Investment and Small States

EVENTS Trade, Investment and Small States Event - Tags Share Links Event - Timings and Location Co-organised with: Event Details Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr LLP, the Institute of Small and Micro States (ISMS) and the British Institute of International and Comparative Law (BIICL) are delighted to invite you to a two-day…

Investment and Trade

Jeff King announced as new Director of Research of the Bingham Centre

Jeff King, Professor of Law at UCL Laws, has been announced as the new Director of Research at the Bingham Centre for the Rule of Law The Bingham Centre for the Rule of Law is delighted to announce the appointment of Professor Jeff King of UCL Laws as its new Director of Research. Professor King is an outstanding Rule of Law scholar and practitioner whose career has bridged the divide between Rule of Law theory and practice. As a comparative public lawyer and constitutional…

Governance

Global Perspectives on Corporate Climate Legal Tactics - Core Group

Core Group  Global Perspectives on Corporate climate Legal Tactics    The Global Perspectives on Corporate Climate Legal Tactics research team is supported by a Core Group of experts in corporate climate litigation and related areas, from around the world. These experts are drawn from science, the judiciary, legal practice, and academia. Professor Dr Mads ANDENAS KC Professor Dr Mads ANDENAS KC, Professor of Law, University…

Climate Change+1

Thirty Eighth ITF Public Conference: Complex Arbitration Proceedings in ISDS (Online Participation)

EVENTS Thirty Eighth ITF Public Conference: Complex Arbitration Proceedings in ISDS (Online Participation) save the date) Event - Tags Share Links Event - Timings and Location Media Sponsor Photographs from the event EVENTS Thirty Eighth ITF Public Conference: Complex Arbitration Proceedings in ISDS Event Details…

Arbitration+2

Thirty Eighth ITF Public Conference: Complex Arbitration Proceedings in ISDS (In Person Participation)

EVENTS Thirty Eighth ITF Public Conference: Complex Arbitration Proceedings in ISDS  Event - Tags Share Links Event - Timings and Location Media sponsor Photographs from the event EVENTS Thirty Eighth ITF Public Conference: Complex Arbitration Proceedings in ISDS Event Details On 14 October 2022, the Investment…

Arbitration+1

The Impact on Business of Governments' Climate Commitments

EVENTS The Impact on Business of Governments' Climate Commitments Event - Tags Share Links Event - Timings and Location Event Details We can now say with credibility that we have kept 1.5 degrees alive. But its pulse is weak and it will only survive if we keep our promises and translate commitments into rapid action.   -…

Climate Change+1

Short Course: Energy Law

EVENTS Short Course: Energy Law Event - Tags Share Links Event - Timings and Location Featured by Oil, Gas & Energy Law (OGEL)    Event Details Energy law is front and centre to many of today's global crises, yet few understand it deeply enough to be confident in their professional work. The world is facing…

Climate Change+3

HRDD Forum Annual Conference: Human Rights Due Diligence, Price and Remuneration

EVENTS HRDD Forum Annual Conference: Human Rights Due Diligence, Price and Remuneration Event - Tags Share Links Event - Timings and Location    Event Details Purchasing practices, pricing and remuneration are often at the heart of human rights harms in global value chains. Yet price and remuneration are not often…

Business and Human Rights

The 2022 UNESCO MONDIACULT Declaration: Anything New for Restitution?

Picture: People worshipping at Angkor Wat, Cambodia, taken as part of our ongoing Leverhulme project  At the end of September 2022, delegates from 150 countries gathered at the UNESCO World Conference on Cultural Policies and Sustainable Development - MONDIACULT 2022 - in Mexico City. There, a Declaration for Culture (the 'Declaration') was adopted by the Ministers of Culture of the Member States of UNESCO, which established culture as a 'global public good', a term which emphasizes…

Cultural Heritage

What next for the International Law Commission? (Online Participation)

EVENTS What next for the International Law Commission? (Online Participation) Event - Tags Share Links Event - Timings and Location Image Mathias P.R. Reding Supported by Event Details At the 32nd meeting of the United Nations General Assembly held in November 2021, 18 new members were elected to the International Law Commission…

Centre for International law+1

What next for the International Law Commission? (In Person Participation)

EVENTS What next for the International Law Commission? (In Person Participation) Event - Tags Share Links Event - Timings and Location Image Mathias P.R. Reding Supported by Event Details At the 32nd meeting of the United Nations General Assembly held in November 2021, 18 new members were elected to the International Law Commission…

Centre for International law+1

Competition Policy 2022

EVENTS Competition Policy 2022 Event - Tags Share Links Event - Timings and Location Evolving competition policy in challenging times Amid the uncertainty of rapidly shifting politico-economic pressures, new legislation, initiatives and frameworks are driving the evolution of competition policy and enforcement approaches across…

Competition Law

UNCITRAL investor-state dispute settlement reform group makes progress despite disagreements

Earlier this month I had the honour of participating in the 43rd session of the UNCITRAL Working Group III Investor-State Dispute Settlement Reform, which took place in Vienna. The session demonstrated that although the group is making progress, on a number of issues disagreements persist between various states. This brief summary highlights some highlights of the session, which will be discussed in more detail in the next edition of the Annual ISDS Review. The session focused on a range of…

Arbitration+1

Short Course: WTO Law

EVENTS Short Course: WTO Law Event - Tags Share Links Event - Timings and Location Featured by Transnational Dispute Management    Course Outline The training course in WTO Law offers an in-depth dynamic and applied knowledge of the regulatory framework of the multilateral trading system, covering both the institutional…

Investment and Trade+1

Identification of adults with lived experiences of modern slavery in the UK

Research project examining how to improve the identification of adult survivors of modern slavery Despite the numbers of people identified as 'potential victims of modern slavery' growing year on year, there is room for improvement. In 2021, 12,727 people were referred to the UK's National Referral Mechanism (NRM), the highest number of referrals since the NRM began. In the same year, the Home Office received 3,190 reports of adult potential victims via the 'Duty to Notify' process -…

Human Rights and IHL+2

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…

Business and Human Rights+7

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…

Arbitration+2

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…

Arbitration+3

Short Course: Climate Change Law

EVENTS Short Course: Climate Change Law Event - Tags Share Links Event - Timings and Location Featured by Oil, Gas & Energy Law (OGEL)    Course Details This virtual course offers a comprehensive overview of climate change law and the legal responses to the current climate crisis. Bringing together a distinguished…

Climate Change+2

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…

Arbitration+3

Modern Disputes Management and Arbitration for Competitive Economies

EVENTS Modern Disputes Management and Arbitration for Competitive Economies Event - Tags Share Links Event - Timings and Location Co-organised with Istanbul Arbitration Association Webinar Details Join BIICL, the Istanbul Arbitration Association and a panel of global experts who will discuss ways in which modern dispute…

Arbitration

What is next for human rights due diligence?

Calls for HRDD laws are growing globally, with 'failure to prevent' model already in the UK anti-bribery legislation. How can they effectively address modern slavery in business supply chains? We want laws to improve our lives, to be effective, and we expect an efficient use of limited government's resources. But extensive research, including one commissioned by the Modern Slavery PEC and carried out by the Bingham Centre for the Rule of Law and the Bonavero Institute of Human Rights,…

Business and Human Rights

Determinants of Anti-Trafficking Efforts

The 'Determinants of Anti-Trafficking Efforts' Project assesses the links and sequencing of specific factors that have yielded improved political will and capacity in national governments to address trafficking in persons and which have led to sustained and comprehensive anti-trafficking efforts. It sought to do so through a review of available literature, a quantitative analysis of existing data sets, a series of over 50 interviews with stakeholders at the international and regional…

Human Rights and IHL+1

BIICL/SLS Annual Workshop 2022

Call for Papers Announced for the 31st Annual BIICL/ SLS Workshop  Today BIICL and SLS announced a call for papers for the annual BIICL/SLS workshop. This year the workshop will examine the scope and process of reform in international law. Workshop themes will include: What are the factors (e.g. - crises) that inspire and push reforms in international law? Who are the players that are and/or should be involved in reforming the international system? What are the risks of reforming or not…

International Law

BIICL- CQIPS CQUT Conference 2022: Integrated Development of Intellectual Property Laws in Countries Along the Belt and Road Initiative

EVENTS BIICL- CQIPS CQUT Conference 2022: Integrated Development of Intellectual Property Laws in Countries Along the Belt and Road Initiative Event - Tags Share Links Event - Timings and Location Conference Details What are the latest development of IP law in countries along the Belt and Road Initiative? What are the impacts…

Intellectual Property

BIICL offers first executive education with world-renowned business school ESCP

BIICL is offering its first ever executive education with Paris-based business school ESCP, one of the most highly ranked management schools worldwide and in the UK. The online course, entitled "Integrating Human Rights into Business", will allow participants to build capacity for implementing respect for human rights into business activities. It will consist of four elective certificate courses, each two weeks and 12 hours in duration, made up of live and asynchronous content. Course participants…

Business and Human Rights+1

22nd BIICL Annual WTO Conference

EVENTS 22nd BIICL Annual WTO Conference  Climate Change: Border Carbon Adjustment (BCA) Approaches and the WTO Event - Tags Share Links Event - Timings and Location Sponsored By Conference Details Why are Border Carbon Adjustment (BCA) Approaches being considered by an increasing number of countries? What are the factors…

Business and Human Rights+3

Former BIICL Director joins UN working group on business and human rights

Robert McCorquodale appointed to UN Working Group on Business and Human Rights BIICL is delighted that the United Nations Human Rights Council has appointed former BIICL Director Professor Robert McCorquodale to be a member of the UN Working Group on Business and Human Rights. This is an expert body of 5 people from around the globe, appointed for 6 years each, who seek to provide guidance and clarification in this field for companies, states and civil society. They can also take some complaints…

Business and Human Rights

Returning stolen idols to the community: A challenge for heritage law

When artifacts that unlawfully ended up in foreign collections are returned to their source country, they often end up in a major museum, removed from the communities where they originated from. The Leverhulme-funded Beyond Restitution project has looked at how Nepal is choosing a very different approach: one in which the museums are happy to empty their storages by returning idols to their communities of origin. By doing so, the Nepalese authorities have started implementing a specific…

Cultural Heritage

Access to Justice in Products Cases

EVENTS PLF Meeting: Access to Justice in Products Cases Event - Tags Share Links Event - Timings and Location    Event Details The topic of the round-table seminar was access to justice in products cases. Professor Rachael Mulheron (Queen Mary University of London) and Sarah Moore (Hausfeld) launched the discussion,…

Product Liability Law

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.…

Business and Human Rights+4

Law and the COVID-19 Pandemic

EVENTS Law and the COVID-19 Pandemic Event - Tags Share Links Event - Timings and Location Book Launch with Talk Please join us to launch the Routledge Handbook of Law and the COVID-19 Pandemic, with a talk by Adam Wagner, barrister at Doughty Street Chambers and leading authority on the law relating to COVID-19 in the UK, along…

COVID-19+1

Global Governance at a Crossroads: Finding Solutions to Challenges Facing the Multilateral Trade System

EVENTS Global Governance at a Crossroads:  Finding Solutions to Challenges Facing the Multilateral Trade System Event - Tags Share Links Event - Timings and Location     Event Details The 12th session of the WTO Ministerial Conference (MC12) took place on 12-17 June 2022 at WTO headquarters in Geneva, after being…

Business and Human Rights+3

61st Leiden-London Meeting 2022

EVENTS 61st Leiden-London Meeting 2022: Interdependence, cooperation and strategic autonomy: A (legal) view from the EU Event - Tags Share Links Event - Timings and Location    Event Details Swings and developments in the foreign policy of world powers have accelerated the awareness of the need for the EU to clarify…

Brexit+1

We need the Rule of law

Too often the rule of law is seen as an abstract concept strictly for lawyers and politicians, but it plays a huge role in each of our lives. And so we would think that it is naturally in the interests of world governments to protect it. Nothing could be further from the truth; the World Justice Project recently found that most of the human population live in a place that is less rule-of-law-compliant than before the pandemic. Over 4 billion people are denied the opportunity to escape…

Rule of Law

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…

Business and Human Rights+7

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…

Business and Human Rights+7

Collective Redress: Claiming, Defending and Judging

EVENTS Collective Redress: Claiming, Defending and Judging Event - Tags Share Links Event - Timings and Location Co-organised by the British Institute of International and Comparative Law and Aston University Law school Event Details An afternoon conference taking a comparative look at collective redress from the point of view…

Collective Redress

Short Course: Law of the Sea

EVENTS Short Course: Law of the Sea Event - Tags Share Links Event - Timings and Location     Course Details This course offers an informative overview of the international law of the sea and current challenges facing the world's oceans and seas. How do States establish their maritime boundaries? What are the States'…

Law of the Sea+1

Implementation of the DMA – How will things unfold?

EVENTS Implementation of the DMA - How will things unfold? Event - Tags Share Links Event - Timings and Location Co-organised by  Event Details Regulation of digital markets in Europe is imminent given approval of the Digital Markets Act (DMA) by the European Council and Parliament with just six-month deadline for entry…

Competition Law

Law and Change: Smart Cities and Sustainability

EVENTS Law and Change: Smart Cities and Sustainability Event - Tags Share Links Event - Timings and Location Co-organised with Event Details The British Institute for International and Comparative Law (BIICL) is collaborating with the Center for AI and Data Governance (CAIDG) of the Singapore Management University on a series…

Artificial Intelligence+1

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.…

Courts and Tribunals+1

The Role of Cultural Heritage in Strengthening Climate Resilience

Kristin Hausler, Alina Holzhausen and Berenika Drazewska  have completed a major research project, jointly with Professor Petra Butler, Victoria University of Wellington and Director of the Institute of Small and Micro States (ISMS) and BIICL Honorary fellow, and Eva U Wagner, Senior Programme Coordinator Rule of Law and Development Policy, Konrad Adenauer Stiftung (KAS). The project focused on strengthening climate resilience through the safeguarding of Intangible…

Climate Change+2

Centre for Comparative Law Newsletter 2022

The Centre for Comparative Law has published its Summer newsletter Topics Include Update to the Collective Redress Website New project Protection and Recovery for Vulnerable Groups, Post-Pandemic - European and Asian Approaches Events at the Centre for Comparative Law Training organised by the Centre New Personnel at the Centre for Comparative Law Read the newsletter 

Centre for Comparative Law

Collective Redress: Emerging Practice and Everyday Use

EVENTS Collective Redress: Emerging Practice and Everyday Use Event - Tags Share Links Event - Timings and Location Co-organised by the British Institute of International and Comparative Law and Aston University Law school Event Details In light of the rise in high-profile collective claims, this event will consider the evolving…

Collective Redress

Determinants of Anti-trafficking Efforts

EVENTS Determinants of Anti-trafficking Efforts Event - Tags Share Links Event - Timings and Location Event Details  This event is the culmination of a two and a half year research project undertaken at BIICL, which analysed the determinants of anti-trafficking efforts. Determinants are understood as factors shaping governments'…

COVID-19+3

Collective HRDD Engagement and Competition Law

EVENTS Collective HRDD Engagement and Competition Law Event - Tags Share Links Event - Timings and Location     Event Details At this session, we will consider how companies that engage with peers in their industry on the implementation of human rights due diligence might in so doing run competition law risks. While…

Business and Human Rights+1

The International and Comparative Conference on the Legislation and Practice of Individual Insolvency (In person participation)

EVENTS The International and Comparative Conference on the Legislation and Practice of Individual Insolvency (In person participation) Event - Tags Share Links Event - Timings and Location Co-organised by  Event Details China, the second largest economy in the world, enacted its 'Enterprise Bankruptcy Law' in 2006, a law…

Business and Human Rights+3

The International and Comparative Conference on the Legislation and Practice of Individual Insolvency (Online participation)

EVENTS The International and Comparative Conference on the Legislation and Practice of Individual Insolvency (Online participation) Event - Tags Share Links Event - Timings and Location Co-Organisers Event Details China, the second largest economy in the world, enacted its 'Enterprise Bankruptcy Law' in 2006, a law that covered…

Business and Human Rights+3

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…

Courts and Tribunals+2

National Security Regime and FDI (In Person Participation)

EVENTS National Security Regime and FDI (In Person Participation) Event - Tags Share Links Event - Timings and Location Co-organised by Event Details In 2021, the United Kingdom adopted the National Security and Investment Act (NSI Act), which allows the government to scrutinise and intervene in certain acquisitions made by anyone,…

Arbitration+2

National Security Regime and FDI (Online Participation)

EVENTS National Security Regime and FDI (Online Participation) Event - Tags Share Links Event - Timings and Location Co-organised with  Event Details In 2021, the United Kingdom adopted the National Security and Investment Act (NSI Act), which allows the government to scrutinise and intervene in certain acquisitions made…

Comparative Law+2

Short Course: European Rule of Law Toolbox

EVENTS Short Course: European Rule of Law Toolbox Event - Tags Share Links Event - Timings and Location    Course Details The course offers an in-depth and practical approach to the mechanisms established by the European Union and the Council of Europe to promote and defend the Rule of Law as a foundational value. Bringing…

European Law+1

Reframing Jurisdiction: Revising the Grounds or a New Scheme?

EVENTS Reframing Jurisdiction: Revising the Grounds or a New Scheme? Event - Tags Share Links Event - Timings and Location Event Details Jurisdiction rules play a pivotal role in cross-border litigation. Uncertainties in their application, with resulting increased costs, time, money and use of judicial resources may be harmful…

Brexit+2

Young ITF Launch Debate: Amicus briefs and ISDS legitimacy crisis (Online Participation)

EVENTS Young ITF Launch Debate: Amicus briefs and ISDS legitimacy crisis (Online Participation) Event - Tags Share Links Event - Timings and Location Sponsored by: Event Details On 5 May 2022, Young ITF will host its launch event. The main aim of the Young ITF is to provide young professionals around the world with opportunities…

Arbitration+1

Young ITF Launch Debate: Amicus briefs and ISDS legitimacy crisis (In Person Participation)

EVENTS Young ITF Launch Debate: Amicus briefs and ISDS legitimacy crisis (In Person Participation) Event - Tags Share Links Event - Timings and Location Sponsored by Event Details On 5 May 2022, Young ITF will host its launch event. The main aim of the Young ITF is to provide young professionals around the world with opportunities…

Arbitration+2

Lessons for a 'Post-Pandemic' Future

EVENTS Lessons for a 'Post-Pandemic' Future Event - Tags Share Links Event - Timings and Location  This Event is sponsored by Organised by  Webinar   The COVID-19 pandemic not only ravaged human bodies but also had profound and possibly enduring effects on the health of political and legal systems, economies…

COVID-19+2

Breathing Space- Concept Notes on the effect of the pandemic on commercial contracts

The Breathing Space Concept note arose out of a meeting on 7 April 2020 hosted by the British Institute of International and Comparative Law, attended by Lord Phillips of Worth Matravers, Lord Neuberger of Abbotsbury, Sir David Edward, Sir William Blair, Professor Spyros Maniatis, Professor Malik Dahlan and Keith Ruddock. It was felt that in the emergency situation created by the COVID-19 pandemic, a universal challenge, a debate should happen as a matter of priority on the necessary…

Centre for Comparative Law+4

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…

Courts and Tribunals+2

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…

Arbitration+2

Displacement in and from Ukraine: Risks, Responses, and Legal Dimensions

Events  Displacement in and from Ukraine: Risks, Responses, and Legal Dimensions Event - Tags Share Links Event - Timings and Location     Event Details As the Russian invasion of Ukraine continues, displacement within and from Ukraine continues unabated. This event seeks to unpack and critically engage with some…

Human Rights and IHL+2

Human rights responsibilities of multinational enterprises and States in the Cuban tourism sector

The tourism and hospitality sector has been key to the development of the Cuban economy for decades. It is one of the essential economic pillars in the Cuban system, and one where foreign multinational corporations operate in partnership with State-owned companies to provide their services. As in many other geographical contexts, the Cuban tourism and hospitality sector has been associated with risks of labour exploitation, discrimination, and other human rights concerns. This report…

Business and Human Rights+3

Business, Human Rights and Artificial Intelligence

EVENTS Business, Human Rights and Artificial Intelligence Event - Tags Share Links Event - Timings and Location     Event Details Artificial Intelligence (AI)'s rapid development portends the potential for machines to act and make decisions independently, potentially transforming society. The AI and big data models…

Artificial Intelligence+1

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…

Courts and Tribunals+2

Economic Sanctions Against Russia and their Compatibility with WTO Law: Questions and Answers

1. What are the benefits and duties deriving from Russia's WTO membership? Russia became a WTO member in 2012. The Most Favoured Nation (MFN) clause embodied in different WTO agreements (notably the General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade (GATT) and others) entitles Russia, as a WTO member, to benefit from the same regulatory and tariff treatment accorded to products of other WTO members, regarding both imports and exports. Similarly, as regards services, under the General Agreement on Trade…

Investment and Trade+1

New projects announced to address COVID-19 challenges

UK-Japanese social science and humanities projects to address the challenges presented by the global pandemic. The British Institute of International and Comparative Law (BIICL) is delighted to be working on two new projects focused on supporting global efforts to manage the effects of the pandemic. COVID-19 and the law: protection and recovery for vulnerable groups  An interdisciplinary study on medical research and development: rescuing intellectual property rights in pandemic emergencies…

Comparative Law+2

Business and Human Rights: Forum non conveniens and the mystery of the assumed host state jurisdiction

This is a presentation that was delivered by Lise Smit during the March 2022 conference on the topic of the "Impacts of Business and Human Rights on Public International Law" on the occasion of Robert McCorquodale's retirement from the University of Nottingham. The concept of forum non conveniens is of relevance again now since the UK left the EU, insofar as the Brussels I Recast Regulation no longer applies to claims brought in UK courts. (The Brussels I Recast Regulation establishes jurisdiction…

Business and Human Rights

ICLQ Annual Lecture 2022 (Online Participation)

EVENTS ICLQ Annual Lecture 2022 (Online Participation) Event - Tags Share Links Event - Timings and Location Sponsored By: Event Details This year's ICLQ Annual Lecture will be given by Dr Mark Eccleston-Turner and Dr Michelle Rourke and is based on their article 'Arguments Against the Inequitable Distribution of Vaccines…

Human Rights and IHL+1

ICLQ Annual Lecture 2022 (In Person Participation)

EVENTS ICLQ Annual Lecture 2022 (In Person Participation) Event - Tags Share Links Event - Timings and Location Sponsored by Event Details This year's ICLQ Annual Lecture will be given by Dr Mark Eccleston-Turner and Dr Michelle Rourke and is based on their article 'Arguments Against the Inequitable Distribution of Vaccines…

Human Rights and IHL+1

New article published by Guy Beringer in City A.M

Guy Beringer, Co-Chairman of the Bingham Development Board considers how the emergence of economic sanctions creates new challenges for government, business and the law. The emergence of economic sanctions as a potential deterrent weapon for dealing with rogue states gives rise to new challenges for government, business and the law. This will require new thinking and co-ordinated planning. It will also require better understanding of the rationale for rule of law principles in market economies.…

Comparative Law+3

BIICL and CEDR launch new podcast series

BIICL is proud to partner with the Centre for Effective Dispute Resolution (CEDR) on a new podcast series on smarter approaches to dispute resolution. This series brings together BIICL's 'Breathing Space Series' which aims to help safeguard commercial activity in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic and CEDR's vision of 'Better conflicts, better outcomes leading to a better world'. While looking at issues relating to the COVID-19 pandemic, the series will also look at evolving attitudes…

Centre for Comparative Law+3

Merger control and the CMA role in the post-Brexit world

EVENTS Merger control and the CMA role in the post-Brexit world Event - Tags Share Links Event - Timings and Location     Event Details We have seen a number of major deals assessed by the CMA in parallel with the EU Commission, US DOJ/FTC and other competition authorities globally. The panel will discuss the approach…

Brexit+1

Part 2: Responsible Exit from Russia: Business and Human Rights in a Global Governance Gap

This is a two-part blog series. In Part 1 Dr Irene Pietropaoli discusses whether foreign companies have a responsibility under international law to leave Russia. In Part 2, Dr. Irene Pietrapaoli and Dr. Daniel Aguirre discuss responsible exits from Russia. Hundreds of multinational companies have left Russia since the beginning of the invasion of Ukraine. While this voluntary divestment - most are not subject to sanctions - may be an effective economic weapon in response…

Business and Human Rights+3

HRDD in the Public Sector and Public Procurement

EVENTS HRDD in the Public Sector and Public Procurement Event - Tags Share Links Event - Timings and Location    Event Details During the pandemic, concerns were raised about national health authorities sourcing PPE allegedly produced through forced labour. These reports coincided with questions around revising the…

Business and Human Rights+1

Destruction of Ukrainian cultural heritage vis-a-vis military necessity and lasting peace

Almost four weeks into the Russian invasion, important Ukrainian heritage sites have suffered destruction or damage, including the State Academic Opera and Ballet Theatre and the Philharmonic in Kharkiv, as well as the museum of local history in Ivankiv, where the losses have included works by the celebrated Ukrainian folk artist, Maria Prymachenko. Plenty more is at risk, including Ukraine's seven World Heritage Sites designated pursuant to the World Heritage Convention (1972) and…

Cultural Heritage+2

Addressing lack of access to legal advice for survivors of modern slavery

Adequate, timely, and effective access to quality legal assistance remains a critical concern for people with lived experience of modern slavery, despite recognition of the transformative impact of legal advice on access to protection and recovery. BIICL's project, in partnership with Unseen UK, seeks to assess the impacts on access to protection and recovery of the inability for people with lived experiences of modern slavery to access adequate and timely legal advice. The project report…

Human Rights and IHL+1

70 Years of the International and Comparative Law Quarterly

2022 marks the 70th anniversary of the founding of BIICL's flagship publication, the International and Comparative Law Quarterly. As we enter this milestone year, it is a source of great satisfaction and pride to see the Journal thriving as strongly as ever. We hold fast to our core aims, as articulated by Lord Denning in the first issue of the ICLQ back in 1952: 'first, to handle current questions so as to be of service to all those who have to do with these fields of law ... secondly, to…

ICLQ

Russia’s Invasion of Ukraine and International Law: Questions and Answers

Authors: Prof. Yarik Kryvoi (YK), Kristin Hausler (KH), Iris Anastasiadou (IA), Dr Jean-Pierre Gauci (JPG), Dr Noemi Magugliani (NM), Dr Irene Pietropaoli (IP), Dr Berenika Drazewska (BD) In the wake of Russia's invasion of Ukraine, the British Institute of International and Comparative Law (BIICL) has prepared a list of relevant questions and answers, which the general public may have. In addition to answers prepared by BIICL's experts in the relevant…

Business and Human Rights+4

Human Rights Due Diligence and Systemic Inequalities: Conference Report

The British Institute of International and Comparative Law (BIICL) and the University of Copenhagen Centre for Private Governance (CEPRI) held the conference 'Human Rights Due Diligence and Systemic Inequalities' on 25 and 26 October 2021. The UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights (UNGPs) expect business enterprises to undertake human rights due diligence to identify, prevent, mitigate and account for their adverse human rights impacts, and apply to "all internationally recognised…

Business and Human Rights

Revisiting: We, the Robots

EVENTS Revisiting: We, the Robots Event - Tags Share Links Event - Timings and Location A.I. and the Limits of the Law Should we regulate artificial intelligence? Can we? From self-driving cars and high-speed trading to algorithmic decision-making, the way we live, work, and play is increasingly dependent on machine learning…

Artificial Intelligence

Part 1: Do foreign companies have a responsibility under international law to leave Russia?

This is a two-part blog series. In Part 1 Dr Irene Pietropaoli discusses whether foreign companies have a responsibility under international law to leave Russia. In Part 2, Dr. Irene Pietrapaoli and Dr. Daniel Aguirre discuss responsible exits from Russia. Since Russia's invasion of Ukraine on 24th February, over 300 multinational companies have decided to leave Russia or suspend their operations there. Do they have an obligation under international law to do so? Foreign companies have…

Business and Human Rights+3

Reforming the Product Liability Directive

EVENTS PLF Meeting: Reforming the Product Liability Directive Event - Tags Share Links Event - Timings and Location     Event Details At this event, Mark Beamish, Legal and Policy Officer in DG GROW at the Commission gave us an update on the reform of the Product Liability Directive. This was then followed by a focus…

Product Liability Law

Short Course: Business and Human Rights

EVENTS Short Course: Business and Human Rights Event - Tags Share Links Event - Timings and Location    Course Details Business and human rights is an area of international human rights law in continuous development at the international and national levels. On successful completion of BIICL's Business and Human Rights…

Business and Human Rights+1

How does international law protect Ukrainian cultural heritage in war? Is it protected differently than other civilian objects?

In line with the principle of distinction, the cornerstone of international humanitarian law, attacks may only be directed against military objectives; thus, in principle, all civilian objects enjoy protection during hostilities. Objects and sites of cultural, religious or historical importance benefit from additional protection on the basis of treaty and customary international law. While the Geneva Conventions of 1949 do not include a specific provision for cultural property, Article 53 of…

Cultural Heritage+1

Short Course: Climate Change Law

EVENTS Short Course: Climate Change Law Event - Tags Share Links Event - Timings and Location    Course Details This online course offers a comprehensive overview of climate change law and the legal responses to the current climate crisis. Bringing together a distinguished cohort of scholars and practitioners, the course…

Climate Change+2

Law and Change: Smart Cities, Platform Economy and the Vulnerable

EVENTS Law and Change: Smart Cities, Platform Economy and the Vulnerable Event - Tags Share Links Event - Timings and Location Co-organised with Law and Change Series The British Institute for International and Comparative Law (BIICL) is collaborating with the Center for AI and Data Governance (CAIDG) of the Singapore Management…

Artificial Intelligence+4

Short Course: Pharmaceuticals and Intellectual Property

EVENTS Short Course: Pharmaceuticals and Intellectual Property Event - Tags Share Links Event - Timings and Location    Event Details This is a wide-ranging course offering diverse legal and interdisciplinary perspectives exploring the nexus between global public health and intellectual property. Although the business…

COVID-19+4

Platform for Organising by Workers for Empowerment and Recognition (GLP-POWER)

BIICL is delighted to be joining forces with Solidar Suisse and Pragya in a project which aims to assess and promote new and innovative modes of organising for marginalized informal/precarious workers in South and Southeast Asia. GLP-Power seeks to enhance workers' agency and effective bargaining, increase the visibility of workers' causes, and support regional solidarity and inclusion while overcoming the impediments and restricted democratic space in their environments.…

Human Rights and IHL+2

Short Course: Artificial Intelligence, Law and Ethics

EVENTS Short Course: Artificial Intelligence, Law and Ethics Event - Tags Share Links Event - Timings and Location This course is delivered in partnership with Course Details This course provides participants with an understanding of the legal, regulatory and ethical issues arising in the context of artificial intelligence; an…

Artificial Intelligence+3

Trends in Climate Change and Environmental Litigation in Selected EBRD Countries of Operation

BIICL is delighted to be undertaking a project for the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) on trends in climate change and environmental litigation. The project will design capacity building measures informed by research carried out by the BIICL team. The project involves analysis at both the international and domestic level. It will first map out existing instruments at the international level, and then, identify and analyse developments at the domestic level three…

Climate Change

Short Course: Energy and Natural Resources Law

EVENTS Short Course: Energy and Natural Resources Law Event - Tags Share Links Event - Timings and Location    Course Details Bringing together a distinguished team of experts from academia, research and industry, the course provides a well-rounded account of the principal legal and regulatory issues in the energy and…

Climate Change+3

The new European Directive on Corporate Sustainability Due Diligence

Today, on Wednesday, 23 February 2022, the European Commission released its highly anticipated Draft Directive on Corporate Sustainability Due Diligence, also known as the mandatory human rights and environmental due diligence Directive (mHREDD). This is a historic moment for the field of business and human rights, ESG and the strive towards sustainable and responsible business conduct that upholds respect for human rights, decent work and environmental standards throughout the entire…

Business and Human Rights+1

Historic new European Sustainability Due Diligence law follows pioneering BIICL study

European Commission launches new Directive on Corporate Sustainability Due Diligence following BIICL-led study Today, on Wednesday, 23 February 2022, the European Commission released its highly anticipated Draft Directive on Corporate Sustainability Due Diligence, also known as the mandatory human rights and environmental due diligence Directive (mHREDD). This is a historic moment for the field of business and human rights, ESG and the strive towards sustainable and responsible business…

Business and Human Rights+1

The CJEU Judgement on the Budget Conditionality Regulation: Unleashing EU Rule of Law Enforcement?

EVENTS The CJEU Judgement on the Budget Conditionality Regulation: Unleashing EU Rule of Law Enforcement? Event - Tags Share Links Event - Timings and Location    The Court of Justice of the EU (CJEU) has announced that it will deliver judgment on 16 February in the joint cases C-156/21 and C-157/21 of Hungary and Poland…

European Law+1

Climate Change Litigation in Europe: Comparative & Sectoral Perspectives and the Way Forward (Online Participation)

EVENTS Climate Change Litigation in Europe: Comparative & Sectoral Perspectives and the Way Forward (Online Participation) Event - Tags Share Links Event - Timings and Location  Organised in collaboration with: Event Details Climate change litigation has upsurged over the last decade as a global phenomenon encompassing…

Climate Change+1

Climate Change Litigation in Europe: Comparative & Sectoral Perspectives and the Way Forward (In Person Participation)

EVENTS Climate Change Litigation in Europe: Comparative & Sectoral Perspectives and the Way Forward (In Person Participation) Event - Tags Share Links Event - Timings and Location Organised in collaboration with: Event Details Climate change litigation has upsurged over the last decade as a global phenomenon encompassing…

Climate Change+1

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…

Courts and Tribunals+3

Basel Winter Arbitration School

EVENTS Basel Winter Arbitration School Event - Tags Share Links Event - Timings and Location    Event Details The Basel Winter Arbitration School will take place on 6 - 11 February 2022 at the Law Faculty of the University of Basel, Switzerland's oldest university. It will also be possible to attend the school…

Arbitration+1

VI FIAMC Moscow Pre-Moot 2022

EVENTS VI FIAMC Moscow Pre-Moot 2022 Event - Tags Share Links Event - Timings and Location Photo by Olia Nayda on Unsplash Event Details Since 2017, the Russian Institute of Modern Arbitration has been holding FIAMC Moscow Pre-Moot in Russia. Teams from universities of Russia, Belarus, France, Slovenia, Germany, Austria, India,…

Arbitration

Nigel Pleming QC appointed Honorary Senior Fellow

BIICL is pleased to announce that it has appointed Nigel Pleming QC as an Honorary Senior Fellow Nigel Pleming QC has a distinguished legal career spanning over 50 years. Nigel was called to the Bar in 1971 and appointed a Queen's Counsel in 1992. He practises mainly in England and Wales, but also in Hong Kong, Belize and the Caribbean. He has been recommended as a leading silk in the Legal 500 since 2000 in the specialties of Administrative and Public Law, Civil Liberties and Human Rights,…

Climate Change

COVID-19 and the law: protection and recovery for vulnerable groups

COVID-19 triggered an unprecedented global health and economic crisis, fundamentally impacting every aspect of life. It caused massive economic disruption and affected supply chains, the ability to undertake and implement work, government-function and access to justice. In particular, vulnerable individuals and groups such as small businesses, women and children, supply chain workers, migrants and refugees were affected. In response, this study aims to concentrate on safeguarding these…

Centre for Comparative Law+1

Parliamentary Scrutiny, Evidence and the Rule of Law: lessons from the pandemic and beyond

EVENTS Parliamentary Scrutiny, Evidence and the Rule of Law: Lessons from the pandemic and beyond Event - Tags Share Links Event - Timings and Location Event Details What information and evidence does Parliament need to enable it to oversee government law-making? Is Parliament currently provided with sufficient information and,…

COVID-19+1

Migrant Crossings in the Channel: Non-Assistance, Securitisation, and Accountability Under International Law

On Wednesday, 24 October 2021, 27 people lost their lives in the maritime area between the UK and France. A survivor provided a reconstruction of that night's events. Although several calls were made to both the French and the British Coastguards from the boat in distress, no rescue operation was promptly launched nor completed. Instead, French authorities continued to argue that the boat was in British waters, while British authorities consistently denied it. The result was that no authority…

Human Rights and IHL+1

BIICL and CARICOM announce new project

CARICOM Project to Harmonize Company and Insolvency Laws BIICL is delighted to be working with Dr Nicole Pierce, Deputy Director of the Institute of Small and Micro States  on a new research project aiming to provide assistance to the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) member states (Antigua and Barbuda, Barbados, Belize, Dominica, Grenada, Guyana, Haiti, Jamaica, Saint Lucia, St Kitts and Nevis, St Vincent and the Grenadines, Suriname and Trinidad and Tobago) to harmonize company,…

International Litigation

Professor Duncan Fairgrieve appointed honorary QC

It has been announced today that Professor Duncan Fairgrieve  has been appointed Honorary Queen's Counsel by HM Queen for his academic work, including both his work on comparative law and also during the pandemic in respect of emergency medicines and Covid-19 vaccines. BIICL congratulates Professor Fairgrieve on this well deserved honour. Read the government announcement. 

Centre for Comparative Law+1

Expert Group Meeting on Corruption and International Investments – Key Findings Revealed

On 16 December 2021, I had the privilege of co-chairing with Vladimir Kozin (UNODC) an event featuring key recommendations of the forthcoming report on corruption and foreign direct investments and corruption and investor-state dispute settlement. This blog summarises key developments, which led to these findings and the document itself. Resolution 8/9 (2019) of State Parties to The United Nations Convention Against Corruption With over 180 State parties, the United Nations Convention against…

Arbitration+1

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…

Arbitration+2

Resources Short Course AI, Law and Ethics - autumn 23

   Short Course Artificial Intelligence, Law and Ethics   20 September - 22 November 2023 Resources for participants Course Details This course provides participants with an understanding of the legal, regulatory and ethical issues arising in the context of artificial intelligence; an awareness of the way AI and technology operatives in the Legal Sphere, with particular interest in the changing domain of legal service delivery and an understanding of the way…

Artificial Intelligence

CARICOM Project to Harmonize Company and Insolvency Laws

Consultancy to Provide Assistance to Member States to Harmonize Company, Partnership and Insolvency Laws and Instruments for the Mutual Recognition of Companies BIICL is delighted to be working with Dr Nicole Pierce,  Deputy Director of the Institute of Small and Micro States  on a new research project aiming to provide assistance to the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) member states (Antigua and Barbuda, Barbados, Belize, Dominica, Grenada, Guyana, Haiti, Jamaica, Saint Lucia,…

International Law+1

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,…

Centre for International law+1

The Rule of Law and the Future of Democracy

EVENTS The Rule of Law and the Future of Democracy Event - Tags Share Links Event - Timings and Location Event Details On 9 December at 6.00pm, the British Academy and the Bingham Centre for the Rule of Law will co-host a livestreamed discussion on The Rule of Law and the Future of Democracy. The event has been prompted by Sir…

Rule of Law

Corporate Accountability and Liability Mechanisms for Climate Change: Event Report

The question as to how companies should be addressing their impacts on climate change has never been as urgent. The recent decision in the Netherlands in Milieudefensie v Royal Dutch Shell  is another example of legal and societal expectations that companies should take proactive steps towards reducing and even eliminating their contributions to the various factors that fuel climate change. These concerns have not only surfaced in litigation around the world, but also in other methods…

Business and Human Rights+2

Unintended consequences of the DMA –fragmentation across the EU

EVENTS Unintended consequences of the DMA - fragmentation across the EU Event - Tags Share Links Event - Timings and Location Media Sponsor Event Details There are fast moving developments of tech regulation in both the EU and the UK. The former with its proposed DMA regulation and the latter with BEIS' recent consultation on…

Artificial Intelligence+1

The Role of Science in Climate Change Litigation

Climate change litigation is rapidly spreading, with more than 1800 cases filed so far around the globe. Increasingly, climate science has been playing a crucial role in these cases, providing supporting evidence and helping to address issues such as 'attribution' and 'risk assessment'. At the 26th UN Climate Change Conference (COP26) held in November 2021, science has been included as an integral part of the 'Glasgow Climate Pact' as the Parties recognised 'the importance of the best available…

Climate Change+1

HRDD Forum: Criminal liability for corporate human rights harms

EVENTS HRDD Forum: Criminal liability for corporate human rights harms Event - Tags Share Links Event - Timings and Location    Event Details Recent high profile cases have drawn renewed attention to long-standing questions regarding criminal liability for corporate human rights harms. At this discussion, speakers will…

Business and Human Rights

The London-Leiden Conference 2021: The Future for European Youth

EVENTS The London-Leiden Conference 2021: The Future for European Youth Event - Tags Share Links Event - Timings and Location   Event Details Following Brexit, young people in the UK and Europe will be the first European generation since the 1970s who are not able to benefit fully from free movement to and from the…

Brexit+1

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…

Arbitration+1

Centre for Comparative Law Highlights 2021

The Centre for Comparative Law publishes an overview of events in 2021 Topics include Publication of the European Commission Study on the Rome II Regulation Taking Stock: International Commercial Courts in Europe and Asia COVID-19 Response Collective Redress The F.A. Mann Project Cooperation with Singapore Management University UK Swiss Relations Events and training at the Centre Read the newsletter 

Centre for Comparative Law

The Duty of States to Cooperate in International Law: 30th Annual SLS/BIICL Workshop

EVENTS The Duty of States to Cooperate in International Law: 30th Annual SLS/BIICL Workshop Event - Tags Share Links Event - Timings and Location Organised with the Society of Legal Scholars  Event Details This year's annual BIICL/SLS Workshop on the Theory of International Law will focus on the duty of States to cooperate…

Climate Change+3

Convergence and divergence in global data protection law (in person)

EVENTS Convergence and divergence in global data protection law (in person) Event - Tags Share Links Event - Timings and Location Co-organised by     Event Details There is strong evidence for a growing convergence in the world's data protection laws. Significant new data protection legislation has recently been adopted…

Artificial Intelligence+1

Convergence and divergence in global data protection law

EVENTS Convergence and divergence in global data protection law Event - Tags Share Links Event - Timings and Location Co-organised by    Event Details There is strong evidence for a growing convergence in the world's data protection laws. Significant new data protection legislation has recently been adopted in major…

Artificial Intelligence+1

Can regulation promote innovation and competition, while guarding against harms online?

EVENTS Can regulation promote innovation and competition, while guarding against harms online? Event - Tags Share Links Event - Timings and Location Co-organisers    Event Details The event explores the synergies and tensions that might arise between promoting competition, innovation, and public policy objectives online.…

Artificial Intelligence+1

Annual Conference on Business, Human Rights and Sustainability

EVENTS Annual Conference on Business, Human Rights and Sustainability Event - Tags Share Links Event - Timings and Location Event Details The NOVA Centre on Business, Human Rights and the Environment is organising its First Annual Conference on Business, Human Rights and Sustainability organised in partnership with PLMJ ,…

Business and Human Rights+1

FA Mann Project Workshop

EVENTS FA Mann Project Workshop Event - Tags Share Links Event - Timings and Location Event Details  BIICL is working with the Humboldt University Berlin in a project on the renown lawyer Frederick Alexander ("Francis") Mann (1907-1991). The project uses the extensive corpus of his documents, bequeathed to the Humboldt University,…

Centre for Comparative Law

Competition policy 2021

PARTNER EVENT Competition policy conference 2021 Event - Tags Share Links Event - Timings and Location Sponsors Understanding the role that competition policy plays in building back better The 2021 'Competition policy' conference at Chatham House assesses trends in anti-trust enforcement and market regulation in the context of…

Competition Law

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…

Courts and Tribunals+2

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…

Centre for International law+2

Short Course: Aviation Law

EVENTS Short Course: Aviation Law Event - Tags Share Links Event - Timings and Location     Course Details The course offers an overview of air transport regulation from the birth of international civil aviation with the conclusion of the Chicago Convention to date. It looks at the economic regulation of air transport,…

Aviation Law+2

3rd Annual BIICL/Linklaters Tech Antitrust Roundtable

EVENTS 3rd Annual BIICL/Linklaters Tech Antitrust Roundtable Event - Tags Share Links Event - Timings and Location    Event Details Regulators' interest in, and appetite to, regulate competition in the digital space show no sign of abating, with 2021 being a bumper year for both digital regulation and merger control.…

Competition Law

The Achievements of International Law

EVENTS The Achievements of International Law Event - Tags Share Links Event - Timings and Location    Event Details At this event, an eminent group of speakers will discuss some key examples of the achievements of international law, with the aim of exploring both what it has achieved and also its limits. Speakers: Sir…

International Law

Rescuing Intellectual Property Rights in Pandemic Emergencies from the "Tragedy of Anticommons"

An Interdisciplinary Study on Medical Research and Development: Rescuing Intellectual Property Rights in Pandemic Emergencies from the "Tragedy of Anticommons" is a three year project which will examine how aspects of private law, commercial law, and intellectual property law might be reformed to better enable a rapid policy response in the face of an emerging pandemic. The project involves legal scholars from the University of Aberdeen, BIICL, Kobe University, Hokkaido University, Nihon…

Comparative Law+2

Short Course: Cross Border Dispute Resolution

EVENTS Short Course: Cross Border Dispute Resolution Event - Tags Share Links Event - Timings and Location    Course Details This two-day programme is focused on current developments and strategies in cross-border dispute resolution. Cross-border dispute resolution is a part of the practice of almost every commercial…

Comparative Law+2

The Politics and Policymaking of Encryption

EVENTS The Politics and Policymaking of Encryption Event - Tags Share Links Event - Timings and Location This event is sponsored by the Jones Day Foundation and co-hosted by Prospect and the Bingham Centre for the Rule of Law. Event Details End-to-end encryption of online messages is prized by tech giants, but governments…

Artificial Intelligence+1

Short Course: International Cultural Heritage Law

EVENTS Short Course: International Cultural Heritage Law Event - Tags Share Links Event - Timings and Location    Course Outline  This Course will offer an introduction to cultural heritage as an international legal concept. It will include discussions of the key threats to cultural heritage at present, including…

Cultural Heritage+1

Mobilising the Rule of Law in Climate Change

EVENTS Mobilising the Rule of Law in Climate Change Event - Tags Share Links Event - Timings and Location Co-organised with Event Details The British Institute of International and Comparative Law (BIICL), global law firm Hausfeld and the University of Glasgow School of Law co-host a live and virtual COP26 event 'Mobilising…

Climate Change+1

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…

Arbitration+2

A Commentary on the Dispute Concerning the Maritime Delimitation in the Indian Ocean (Somalia v Kenya)

On 12 October 2021, the International Court of Justice (ICJ) delivered its long-awaited judgment in the case of Maritime Delimitation in the Indian Ocean (Somalia v Kenya) on the location of the maritime boundary between Somalia and Kenya. Kenya refused to participate in the oral proceedings on the merits, as discussed here and here. Nonetheless, the Court was satisfied that it had all the necessary information about Kenya's views, including arguments advanced by Kenya in previous phases…

Law of the Sea

Call for Papers: Climate Change Litigation in Europe: Comparative & Sectoral Perspectives and the Way Forward

Events Climate Change Litigation in Europe: Comparative & Sectoral Perspectives and the Way Forward (Call for Papers) Event - Tags Share Links Event - Timings and Location Organised in collaboration with: Call for Papers The British Institute of International and Comparative Law (BIICL) and Hasselt University will convene…

Climate Change+1

Short Course: Trade Marks and Designs

EVENTS Short Course: Trade Marks and Designs Event - Tags Share Links Event - Timings and Location    Course Outline This virtual course provides participants with an understanding of the main principles and rules governing trade mark and design law at the international, regional (European Union), and national level.…

Artificial Intelligence+1

Judicial, quasi-judicial and specialised non-judicial bodies as determinants of anti-trafficking efforts

This blog post builds on a presentation Dr Noemi Magugliani and Dr Jean-Pierre Gauci delivered at the PluriCourts Research Conference on Compliance Mechanisms on 28 October 2021. It presents initial findings on the topic from the Determinants of Anti-trafficking Efforts Project. In the last two decades, the international community has increasingly turned its attention towards the phenomenon of trafficking in human beings. Since the adoption of the 2000 Protocol to Prevent, Suppress and…

Migration

Short Course: Business and Human Rights

EVENTS Short Course: Business and Human Rights Event - Tags Share Links Event - Timings and Location    Course Details Business and human rights is an area of international human rights law in continuous development at the international and national levels. On successful completion of BIICL's Business and Human Rights…

Business and Human Rights+1

BIICL Comparative Arbitration Workshop

EVENTS BIICL Comparative Arbitration Workshop  Event - Tags Share Links Event - Timings and Location Part of the Annual Hong Kong Arbitration Week   Event Details The BIICL Comparative Arbitration Workshop brings together practitioners, academics and policy-makers to discuss international arbitration from a comparative…

Arbitration+1

Human Rights Due Diligence and Systemic Inequalities

EVENTS Human Rights Due Diligence and Systemic Inequalities Event - Tags Share Links Event - Timings and Location Co-organised by  Event Details The UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights (UNGPs) expect business enterprises to undertake human rights due diligence to identify, prevent, mitigate and account for…

Business and Human Rights

Law and Change: Social Media

EVENTS Law and Change: Social Media Event - Tags Share Links Event - Timings and Location    Event Details The British Institute for International and Comparative Law (BIICL) is collaborating with the Center for AI and Data Governance (CAIDG) of the Singapore Management University on a series of webinars on 'Law…

Artificial Intelligence+4

Thirty Sixth ITF Public Conference Time Limits in International Investment Law (in person)

EVENTS Thirty Sixth ITF Public Conference: Time Limits in International Investment Law (in person) Event - Tags Share Links Event - Timings and Location Sponsored by                                                 Media…

Arbitration+1

Thirty Sixth ITF Public Conference: Time Limits in International Investment Law (online)

EVENTSVENTS Thirty Sixth ITF Public Conference: Time Limits in International Investment Law (online) Event - Tags Share Links Event - Timings and Location Sponsored by                                                   Media…

Arbitration+1

The Role of Multilateral Development Banks in the Protection of Intangible Cultural Heritage

On 21 October 2020, BIICL published a Working Paper on the role of Multilateral Development Banks (MDBs) in the protection of intangible cultural heritage, in line with sustainable development.  Beyond considering the main international legal and policy instruments relevant to the protection of ICH in the context of infrastructure construction projects, this Working Paper undertakes a comparative analysis of of the sustainability policies of seven leading MDBs and an examination…

Cultural Heritage

Short Course: Copyright and Data

EVENTS Short Course: Copyright and Data Event - Tags Share Links Event - Timings and Location    Course Outline This online course provides participants with an understanding of the main principles and rules governing copyright law at the international, regional (European Union), and national level. It also allows them…

Artificial Intelligence+1

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…

Business and Human Rights+9

Study on the Rome II Regulation Published

Publication of the European Commission Study on the Rome II Regulation We are pleased to announce that the Study on the Rome II Regulation (EC) 864/2007 on the law applicable to non-contractual obligations has now been published by the European Commission. BIICL (in consortium with Civic Consulting ) was selected by the European Commission (DG Justice and Consumers) to conduct the Study supporting the preparation of a report on the application of the Rome II Regulation on the law applicable…

Artificial Intelligence+2

Short Course: Climate Change Law

EVENTS Short Course: Climate Change Law Event - Tags Share Links Event - Timings and Location      Course Details This online course offers a comprehensive overview of climate change law and the legal responses to the current climate crisis. Bringing together a distinguished cohort of scholars and practitioners,…

Climate Change+2

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, …

Centre for International law

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…

Courts and Tribunals+2

Study on the Rome II Regulation (EC) 864/2007 on the law applicable to non-contractual obligations

Study on the Rome II Regulation (EC) 864/2007 on the law applicable to non-contractual obligations In reply to the EU Commission's Request for service number JUST/2019/JCOO/FW/CIVI/0167, the British Institute of International and Comparative Law (BIICL) in consortium with Civic Consulting  carried out a Study to support the preparation of a report on the application of Regulation (EC) No. 864/2007 on the law applicable to non-contractual obligations ("Rome II Regulation"), hereafter,…

Artificial Intelligence+2

Short Course: International Migration and Refugee Law

EVENTS Short Course: International Migration and Refugee Law Event - Tags Share Links Event - Timings and Location      Event Details This course offers a unique overview of International Migration and Refugee Law, linking theory and practice to allow participants to gain a meaningful understanding of the law and…

Migration+1

Short Course: International Trade Law

EVENTS Short Course: International Trade Law Event - Tags Share Links Event - Timings and Location    Course Outline The training course in International Trade Law offers an in-depth dynamic and applied knowledge of the regulatory framework of the multilateral trading system, covering both the institutional and substantive…

Investment and Trade+1

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…

Arbitration+3

Annual Grotius Lecture 2021: What is to become of the UN Human Rights Treaty Body system?

EVENTS Annual Grotius Lecture 2021: What is to become of the UN Human Rights Treaty Body system? Event - Tags Share Links Event - Timings and Location    Event Details The UN human rights treaty system has grown piecemeal over many years. For over 20 years it has been the focus of many 'reform' or 'strengthening' processes,…

Human Rights and IHL

Corporate Accountability and Liability Mechanisms for Climate Change: Practitioners’ Workshop

EVENTS Corporate Accountability and Liability Mechanisms for Climate Change: Practitioners' Workshop Event - Tags Share Links Event - Timings and Location    Event Details The question as to how companies should be addressing their impacts on climate change has never been as urgent. The recent decision in the Netherlands…

Business and Human Rights+2

Corporate Accountability and Liability Mechanisms for Climate Change: Developments and Comparative Models

EVENTS Corporate Accountability and Liability Mechanisms for Climate Change: Developments and Comparative Models Event - Tags Share Links Event - Timings and Location    Event Details The question as to how companies should be addressing their impacts on climate change has never been as urgent. The recent decision in…

Business and Human Rights+2

International and Comparative Law Quarterly reports improved Impact Factor Score

We are delighted to announce that the International & Comparative Law Quarterly's 2-year Impact Factor score has increased significantly in the 2020 Clarivate Journal Citation Reports - from 1.565 to 1.932. The ICLQ is now ranked as the top law journal for European law and for comparative law and is in second place for international law generally. Impact Factor is calculated based on the number of citations made to papers published in the journal within the two preceding years (2018 and…

ICLQ

Short Course: Law of the Sea

EVENTS Short Course: Law of the Sea Event - Tags Share Links Event - Timings and Location    Event Details This course offers an overview of the international law of the sea and current challenges facing the world's oceans and seas. Bringing together a distinguished cohort of law of the sea scholars, the course is designed…

Law of the Sea+1

Lord Neuberger to succeed Lord Phillips as the new President of BIICL

BIICL is delighted to announce that Lord Neuberger of Abbotsbury has been appointed as the President of the Institute, succeeding Lord Phillips of Worth Matravers who has served in that office since 2016. Lord Neuberger was President of the United Kingdom Supreme Court between 2012 and 2017. He is an active BIICL member and has supported a range of BIICL activities including chairing the BIICL 60+ Appeal and participating in a number of BIICL events and has provided great support to BIICL…

Governance

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…

Arbitration+3

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…

Arbitration+3

ITF Meeting: Sovereign Wealth Funds and International Dispute Resolution (online)

EVENTS Sovereign Wealth Funds and International Dispute Resolution (online) Event - Tags Share Links Event - Timings and Location    Event Details On 14 September 2021, BIICL and Withers LLP will launch a report on Sovereign Wealth Funds (SWFs) and dispute resolution. The report presents findings of a months-long research…

Arbitration+1

ITF Meeting: Sovereign Wealth Funds and International Dispute Resolution (in-person)

EVENTS Sovereign Wealth Funds and International Dispute Resolution (in-person) Event - Tags Share Links Event - Timings and Location Event Details On 14 September 2021, BIICL and Withers LLP will launch a report on Sovereign Wealth Funds (SWFs) and dispute resolution. The report presents findings of a months-long research project…

Arbitration+1

BIICL publishes new study on sovereign wealth funds and dispute resolution

The BIICL Investment Treaty Forum in partnership with Withers is delighted to announce the publication of our 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 resolution has…

Arbitration+1

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…

Arbitration+3

HRDD Forum: Covid-19 and Value Chains: Three recent studies

EVENTS HRDD Forum: Covid-19 and Value Chains: Three recent studies Event - Tags Share Links Event - Timings and Location    Event Details At this thematic session, speakers will present their recent findings on the impact of Covid-19 in value chains, all the way from the agricultural fields, through the garment supply…

Business and Human Rights+4

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…

Courts and Tribunals

A New Pro-competition Regime in Digital Markets

EVENTS A New Pro-competition Regime in Digital Markets Event - Tags Share Links Event - Timings and Location Event Details On 20 July 2021 the UK government launched a consultation setting out its vision for transforming the UK's competition regime to better tackle the challenges of the 21st century. This consultation is the…

Competition Law

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…

Centre for International law+3

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…

Centre for International law+2

Young ITF

Young ITF Introduction Established in 2022, Young ITF is a learning, discussion and networking forum for junior practitioners, postgraduate students, civil servants and academics interested in international economic law. It works under the patronage of the British Institute of International and Comparative Law and its Investment Treaty Forum. Main aims of Young ITF Young ITF aims to provide junior professionals in London and elsewhere around the globe with opportunities to…

Arbitration+1

Law-making in Illiberal Regimes

EVENTS Law-making in Illiberal Regimes Event - Tags Share Links Event - Timings and Location Organised in collaboration with the journal  Theory and Practice of Legislation Event Details There has been a global rise in what may be termed illiberal regimes - that is to say, states and governments which reject some aspects…

Rule of Law

New empirical study on annulment in investor-State arbitration

BIICL and Baker Botts LLP launch comprehensive empirical study on annulment which sheds light on decision-making in investor-state disputes under the ICSID Convention Today BIICL and Baker Botts LLP are pleased to announce the publication of a comprehensive empirical study on annulment in investor-State arbitration under the Rules of the International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes. Co-authored by Yarik Kryvoi of BIICL, Johannes Koepp and Jack Biggs of Baker Botts, the study…

Arbitration+1

The Role of Science in Climate Change Litigation

EVENTS The Role of Science in Climate Change Litigation Event - Tags Share Links Event - Timings and Location This international workshop is jointly organised by Sant'Anna School of Advanced Studies (SSSA), BIICL and the Center for Climate Change Studies and Sustainable Actions (3CSA) Event Details Six years after the…

Climate Change+1

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…

Arbitration+3

Artificial Intelligence (AI), Trade, and the Rule of Law

EVENTS Artificial Intelligence (AI), Trade, and the Rule of Law Event - Tags Share Links Event - Timings and Location    The Asia-Pacific Europe Law Institutes Alliance (APELIA) conference 2021 We have been captivated by Alpha-Go, experiencing driverless cars, considered smart contracts, tempted by crypto currencies,…

Artificial Intelligence+2

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

EVENTS Our Future in the Balance: The Role of Courts and Tribunals in Meeting the Climate Crisis Event - Tags Share Links Event - Timings and Location In partnership with: Event Details The global life-threatening effects of climate change pose an 'imperative' that all nations must independently and cooperatively address with…

Climate Change+1

Covid-19 Vaccine Injury Compensation Schemes: Comparative Perspectives

EVENTS Covid-19 Vaccine Injury Compensation Schemes: Comparative Perspectives Event - Tags Share Links Event - Timings and Location Organised in partnership with: Event Details This event will examine critically the provision made for the small numbers of those who have suffered adverse reactions after administration of one of…

COVID-19+1

The Non-Punishment Principle in Trafficking In Persons

BIICL is delighted to be working with the International Bar Association (IBA) on a new research project on the application of the non-punishment principle in law and practice across different jurisdictions.  The overall goal of the project is to provide concrete recommendations towards improving the legislative provision and practical implementation of the non-punishment principle. The project will also develop a pilot multi-disciplinary program to build the capacity of lawyers…

Human Rights and IHL+1

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…

Business and Human Rights+9

COVID-19 - Test for the World’s Legal Systems

Study by The International and Comparative Law Research Center  The ongoing COVID-19 pandemic has not only become a global health and economic challenge but has also raised the questions of the sufficiency of emergency regulations at the international and national levels and the selection of the most effective response measures. The results of this research can be used to improve existing regulation, introduce the best approaches and practices for the prevention and response to emergencies,…

Centre for Comparative Law+2

Inclusivity and the law: do we need to prohibit class discrimination?

Abstract   This article argues that national, regional and international human rights and equality laws have proven insufficient protection against discrimination on the basis of class, birth and social origin. It demonstrates that class is still an important area of discrimination, but that class remains largely invisible to law. It provides evidence that class discrimination is no more difficult to define than disability, gender, and age and the other forms of prohibited discriminations.…

Human Rights and IHL

Webinar Series: Business, Human Rights and the Environment in Europe

EVENTS Webinar Series: Business, Human Rights and the Environment in Europe: Connecting the Dots Event - Tags Share Links Event - Timings and Location       Series Overview With the support of the Portuguese Presidency of the Council of the European Union, the Nova Centre on Business, Human Rights and the Environment (NOVA…

Business and Human Rights+2

The Asia-Pacific Europe Law Institutes Alliance (APELIA) Conference 2021 Call for Papers

Call for Papers The Asia-Pacific Europe Law Institutes Alliance (APELIA) Conference 2021 Event - Tags Share Links Event - Timings and Location Introduction The Asia-Pacific Europe Law Institutes Alliance (APELIA) was founded by 18 prestigious law schools and legal research institutions cross the Asia-Pacific and Europe in 2019.…

Artificial Intelligence+2

Data for investor action on modern slavery

Report laying groundwork for developing data solutions for investors to help address modern slavery. This report, entitled Data for Investor Action on Modern Slavery: A Landscape Analysis, was developed by Florian Ostmann and Alex Harris from the Alan Turing Institute and Nyasha Weinberg, Irene Pietropaoli and Lise Smit from the Bingham Centre for the Rule of Law. The outputs of the project include a full report, brief Research Summary and a catalogue of data resources on modern slavery…

Artificial Intelligence+2

Data for Investor action on Modern Slavery

EVENTS Data for investor action on modern slavery Event - Tags Share Links Event - Timings and Location Event Details There is increasing recognition of the important role of investors when it comes to addressing modern slavery risks in business supply chains and the private sector more generally. Investors' information needs…

Artificial Intelligence+2

Human Rights Responsibilities of Multi-National Enterprises Working in the Tourism and Hospitality Sector in Cuba

Companies, including foreign companies, operating in the tourism and hospitality sector in Cuba have the responsibility to respect the human rights of workers. This includes the duty to set up policies and due diligence processes to assess the risk of labour exploitation in their supply chains, to identify exploitation cases, and to take steps to ensure access to remedy for those workers whose rights may have been abused. States where those companies are domiciled also have obligations…

Business and Human Rights+3

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…

Brexit+2

When Private Vessels Rescue Migrants and Refugees

Policy Notes Theme 6: Advocating for improved protection responses  When Private Vessels Rescue Migrants and Refugees A Roadmap for Advocacy, Policy Development, and Programming Protection in Mixed Movements along the Central and Western Mediterranean Routes 2021 is an edited volume that presents key recommendations from more than 40 researchers, protection actors, policy-makers and people with a displacement experience from North, West, East and the Horn of Africa as well as Europe…

Human Rights and IHL+1

The Rule of Law and Authoritarian Ascendance: the Nature and Scale of the Threat, and the Legal, Policy and Societal Responses to It

EVENTS The Rule of Law and Authoritarian Ascendance: the Nature and Scale of the Threat, and the Legal, Policy and Societal Responses to It Event - Tags Share Links Event - Timings and Location Co-organised by  Event Details The rise of authoritarian or authoritarian-leaning governments and political parties is a trend affecting…

Rule of Law

Damages Claims for Mass Data Breaches: Uk and European Perspectives

EVENTS Damages Claims for Mass Data Breaches: UK and European Perspectives Event - Tags Share Links Event - Timings and Location Sponsored by: Event Details In light of the recent hearing before the UK Supreme Court in the case of Lloyd v Google, this event will look across the Channel in order to assess the developing European…

Artificial Intelligence+2

Private or Public Adjudication? Procedure, Substance and Legitimacy

Private or Public Adjudication? Procedure, Substance and Legitimacy Author: Yarik Kryvoi Leiden Journal of International Law , Volume 34 , Issue 3 , September 2021 , pp. 681 - 703 This article identifies the essential differences between public and private adjudication and their implications for the legitimacy and efficiency of dispute resolution institutions, as well as the rule of law. Public adjudication comes at a significant cost for the taxpayers but helps secure a consistent body…

Arbitration+1

BIICL publishes new study on 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 examines 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 those…

Arbitration+1

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…

Arbitration+3

Corporate Due Diligence and Climate Change

This blog post is based on the intervention of Ivano Alogna in the webinar on Corporate Due Diligence and the Green Deal organised by the Nova Centre on Business, Human Rights and the Environment with the support of the Portuguese Presidency of the Council of the European Union in partnership with the British Institute of International and Comparative Law, the Portuguese Ombudsman (Provedor de Justiça), the Teaching Business and Human Rights Forum, and NOVA 4 The Globe on…

Business and Human Rights+2

Virtual Course: International Trade Law

EVENTS Virtual Course: International Trade Law Event - Tags Share Links Event - Timings and Location    Event Details The training course in International Trade Law offers an in-depth dynamic and applied knowledge of the regulatory framework of the multilateral trading system, covering both the institutional and substantive…

Investment and Trade

Non-Retroactivity as a General Principle of Law

Non-Retroactivity as a General Principle of Law Kryvoi, Y. and Matos, S., 2021. Non-Retroactivity as a General Principle of Law. Utrecht Law Review, 17(1), pp.46-58. Authors: Yarik Kryvoi; Shaun Matos This article examines the principle of non-retroactive application of law, which prohibits the application of law to events that took place before the law was introduced. The application of this principle has become particularly controversial as states adopt stricter regulations to tackle…

Arbitration+1

Contesting automated decision making in legal practice: Views from practitioners and researchers

Rapid summary report from an expert workshop: 'Contesting AI Explanations in the UK', 6 May 2021       Authors: King's College London and BIICL Is UK Artificial Intelligence (AI) policy too speculative? Have we underestimated relevant tech change as something generating legal problems now, rather than ethical dilemmas in the future? King's College London's Dickson Poon School of Law and the British Institute of International and Comparative Law (BIICL) have been collaborating…

Artificial Intelligence

Class action certification: The implications of the Supreme Court’s Merricks Judgment

EVENTS Class action certification: The implications of the Supreme Court's Merricks Judgment Event - Tags Share Links Event - Timings and Location Co-organised with:  Event Details The panel will focus the recent developments in relation to class actions in the UK, discuss recent high profile litigations and take stock of…

Competition Law

BIICL supports UN Office on Drugs and Crime to set up expert meeting

Inaugural Expert Group Meeting on Corruption and Foreign investments Senior Fellow in International Economic Law and Director of the Investment Treaty Forum Professor Yarik Kryvoi  played a key role in convening the first high-level Expert Group Meeting on Corruption and Foreign investments organised by the UN Office on Drugs and Crime and the UN Conference on Trade and Development on 18-19 May 2021. The event brought together over 140 experts from States, intergovernmental organisations,…

Investment and Trade

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…

Arbitration+2

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…

Courts and Tribunals+2

Webinar Series: Power and the COVID-19 Pandemic

EVENTS  Webinar Series: Power and the COVID-19 Pandemic Event - Tags Share Links Event - Timings and Location Hosted by the Verfassungsblog and supported by Democracy Reporting International, RECONNECT and the Bingham Centre for the Rule of Law    Event Details  Marking the conclusion of the…

COVID-19+1

PLF Event: Applying Product Liability rules to online platforms

EVENTS PLF Event: Applying Product Liability rules to online platforms Event - Tags Share Links Event - Timings and Location    Event Details This seminar will examine this topical theme by reviewing the emerging US case law finding platforms / online marketplaces strictly liable in products cases (such as the Bolger…

Artificial Intelligence+2

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…

Centre for International law+4

BIICL Guidelines – Constructive resolution of business legal disputes post COVID-19

Small businesses are the backbone of the UK economy and key to economic recovery post COVID-19 and Brexit. Yet many of them struggle to obtain payment on time, or sometimes at all, and end up facing a difficult choice: to pursue payment by the often slow process of going to court, with the outlay of cost and valuable management time and effort, and the risk of damaging important commercial relationships, or to walk away from money that is rightly theirs. COVID-19 has increased these difficulties…

Comparative Law+2

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…

Centre for Comparative Law+5

BIICL looks for new Trustees

BIICL is seeking expressions of interest for new members of our Board of Trustees Since 2018 our Director, Professor Spyros Maniatis, has been leading a strategy of international growth and development of new income streams to create a truly global, sustainable future for the Institute. As a number of Trustees reach the end of their terms of office, we are recruiting for up to ten new forward-looking members who will bring expertise and energy to the development and delivery of this strategy.…

Governance

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…

Centre for International law+3

BIICL expands Breathing Space initiative by publishing guidelines in seven languages

BIICL is proud to announce the expansion of the Breathing Space initiative as Concept Note 3 the BIICL Guidelines are translated into seven additional languages Concept Note 3 is a set of guidelines published in September 2020 by a group of leading commercial lawyers which set out practical ways in which corporates might be encouraged to adopt a more conciliatory approach to COVID-19 related contractual disputes without prejudicing or altering parties' legal rights. Helen Dodds, former Global…

Centre for Comparative Law+3

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…

Arbitration+3

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…

Arbitration+2

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…

Arbitration+5

The legal implications of the proposed German Supply Chain Act (Lieferkettengesetz)

EVENTS HRDD Forum: The legal implications of the proposed German Supply Chain Act (Lieferkettengesetz) Event - Tags Share Links Event - Timings and Location    Event Details  In March 2021, a German bill on mandatory human rights due diligence in supply chains was passed by the Federal Cabinet. The Lieferkettengesetz…

Business and Human Rights

BIICL comments on Draft Policy on cultural heritage of the Office of the Prosecutor of the ICC

Comments Submitted on the Draft Policy on Cultural Heritage of the Office of the Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court On 16 April 2021, a diverse group of experts, including practicing attorneys, law professors and scholars, archaeologists, and other professionals with extensive expertise and experience in cultural heritage law, ICL and IHL submitted comments to the ICC Office of the Prosecutor's Draft Policy on Cultural Heritage.  In summary, the Comments emphasized the importance…

Cultural Heritage

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…

Centre for Comparative Law+2

EU Pact on Migration and Asylum: Conversation with European Commission Vice President Schinas

EVENTS EU Pact on Migration and Asylum: Conversation with European Commission Vice President Schinas Event - Tags Share Links Event - Timings and Location Image courtesy of European Parliament    Event Details This event will involve a conversation between Margaritis Schinas, Vice-President for Promoting our European…

European Law+2

Law and Change in a Pandemic World

EVENTS Law and Change in a Pandemic World Event - Tags Share Links Event - Timings and Location Organised in Cooperation with  Event Details This event marks the start of a series on "Law and Change" initiated by BIICL in cooperation with Singapore Management University (SMU). The first seminar looks mainly at how the pandemic…

Centre for Comparative Law+3

ICLQ Annual Lecture 2021

EVENTS ICLQ Annual Lecture 2021 Event - Tags Share Links Event - Timings and Location Event Details  The Annual ICLQ Lecture this year will be based on the paper 'Artificial Intelligence and the Limits of Legal Personality'by Professor Simon Chesterman, Dean of the Law Faculty of the National University of Singapore. The…

International Law

A conversation with Sir Nicholas Green: Reflections on the changing competition law environment

EVENTS A conversation with Sir Nicholas Green: Reflections on the changing competition law environment Event - Tags Share Links Event - Timings and Location Sir Nicholas is the first lawyer with extensive experience in the fields of competition and EU law to become Chair of the Law Commission. He is of course also a member of…

Competition Law

Short Course: Climate Change Law

EVENTS Virtual Short Course: Climate Change Law Event - Tags Share Links Event - Timings and Location    Course Details This online course offers a comprehensive overview of climate change law and the legal responses to the current climate crisis. Bringing together a distinguished cohort of scholars and practitioners,…

Climate Change+2

Short Course: Business and Human Rights

EVENTS Short Course: Business and Human Rights Event - Tags Share Links Event - Timings and Location    Course Details Business and human rights is an area of international human rights law in continuous development at the international and national levels. On successful completion of BIICL's Business and Human Rights…

Business and Human Rights+1

Part 2: Getting Digital Health Passports Right? Legal, Ethical and Equality Considerations

This is a two-part blog series. In Part 1 Prof. Lilian Edwards discusses if there is a case for vaccine passports at all. In Part 2, Dr. Irene Pietrapaoli discusses the legal and practical detail of such schemes if it is decided to proceed. The UK Government has just closed a public consultation on a 'COVID-Status certification scheme' (CSCS). We submitted our response where we make the following arguments. The Government should consider before commissioning new technologies…

Artificial Intelligence+2

Part 1: The Great Vaccination Passports Debate: “ID Cards on Steroids” or the Rational Way Forward?

This is a two-part blog series. In Part 1, Prof. Lilian Edwards discusses if there is a case for vaccine passports at all. In Part 2, Dr. Irene Pietrapaoli discusses the legal and practical detail of such schemes if it is decided to proceed. The UK Government recently consulted on setting up a "COVID-Status certification scheme" (CSCS), looking "to consider the ethical, equalities, privacy, legal and operational aspects of a potential certification scheme, and what limits, if any, should…

Artificial Intelligence+2

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:                                   …

Arbitration+2

BIICL/Linklaters Antitrust Roundtable: Digital disruption in financial services

EVENTS BIICL/Linklaters Antitrust Roundtable: Digital disruption in financial services Event - Tags Share Links Event - Timings and Location Sponsored By: Event Details Competition objectives have helped to shape regulatory intervention in financial services for a number of years, facilitating entry by a range of digital innovators,…

Competition Law

Protests During Lockdown (England): A Rule of Law Analysis

Executive Summary This report analyses the law governing protests during lockdown from a Rule of Law perspective. It ends by considering how far the right to protest will be protected by the new lockdown regulations, which are due to come into force on 29th March 2021 and will be debated by both Houses of Parliament on 25th March 2021 (The Public Health (Coronavirus, Restrictions) (Steps) (England) Regulations 2021 (SI 2021/364) (the "New Regulations")). This report is intended to assist…

COVID-19+1

Webinar Series: Rising Sea Levels: Promoting Climate Justice through International Law

EVENTS Webinar Series: Rising Sea Levels: Promoting Climate Justice through International Law Event - Tags Share Links Event - Timings and Location Sponsored by      Series Overview Low-lying coastal regions and island nations, are directly susceptible to threats posed by global warming and concomitant rise…

Climate Change+2

Sustainability Considerations in Competition Enforcement

WEBINAR Sustainability Considerations in Competition Enforcement Event - Tags Share Links Event - Timings and Location    Event Details The twin crises of climate change and Covid-19 have brought home the urgent need for greater collaboration between businesses to achieve desirable social and political objectives. If…

Competition Law

Coronavirus, Hotel Quarantine Regulations (England) - A Rule of Law Analysis

Executive Summary The Health Protection (Coronavirus, International Travel) (England) (Amendment) (No. 7) Regulations 2021 (SI 2021/150) ("the Regulations") were made on 12 February 2021, and came into force at 4am on 15 February 2021. The Regulations amend four existing sets of regulations governing international travel. The most notable change made by the Regulations is the introduction of a system of hotel quarantine for travellers who have visited or passed through a "red list" county…

COVID-19+1

The importance of civil liability for a corporate human rights duty

Image courtesy of Sosialistisk Ungdom (SU)  Transcript of the intervention of Lise Smit in the webinar on Corporate Due Diligence and Civil Liability on 28 January 2021 organised by the Nova Centre on Business, Human Rights and the Environment with the support of the Portuguese Presidency of the Council of the European Union in partnership with the British Institute of International and Comparative Law, the Portuguese Ombudsman (Provedor de Justiça), the Teaching Business and Human…

Business and Human Rights+1

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.…

Courts and Tribunals+1

Is the definition of a Gatekeeper in the DMA the right one?

EVENTS Is the definition of a Gatekeeper in the DMA the right one? Event - Tags Share Links Event - Timings and Location    Event Details With the internet revolution and the growing impact of the digital economy, we have seen the decline of some gatekeepers and the rise of other gatekeepers. With the forthcoming DMA…

Artificial Intelligence+1

New Report from the Modern Slavery PEC

Analysing the effectiveness of the Modern Slavery Act's Transparency in Supply Chains measures. Today the Modern Slavery Policy and Evidence Centre will launch its report 'Analysing the effectiveness of the Modern Slavery Act's Transparency in Supply Chains measures' The report, produced by the Bonavero Institute for Human Rights  and the Bingham Centre, analyses how effective the Modern Slavery Act has been in holding UK businesses accountable for modern slavery in their supply…

Modern Slavery

Short Course: Law of the Sea

COURSE Short Course: Law of the Sea Event - Tags Share Links Event - Timings and Location      Course Details This course offers an informative overview of the international law of the sea and current challenges facing the world's oceans and seas. Bringing together a distinguished cohort of law of the sea scholars,…

Law of the Sea+1

ICLQ 2020 Early Career Prize Winner Announced

Javier García Olmedo named ICLQ Early Career Prize winner for 2020 Today BIICL announced that Javier García Olmedo,  has been awarded this year's International and Comparative Law Quarterly Early Career Prize for his article 'Recalibrating the International Investment Regime Through Narrowed Jurisdiction' which appeared in Volume 69 Issue 2 of the Journal. The ICLQ Early Career Prize is awarded annually to the best article by an early career scholar and is generously supported by Cambridge…

ICLQ+1

Effectiveness of Section 54 of the Modern Slavery Act

Report analysing how effective section 54 has been in holding UK businesses accountable for modern slavery in their supply chains. Executive summary In 2015, the Government of the United Kingdom (Government) introduced section 54 (section 54) of the Modern Slavery Act 2015 (MSA). Section 54 requires businesses with a certain annual turnover to publish a 'slavery and human trafficking statement' (MSA statement) every year. In the express intention of the lawmakers, the MSA statement would…

Business and Human Rights+1

VBER Modernisation

WEBINAR VBER Modernisation Event - Tags Share Links Event - Timings and Location Event Details Since the adoption of the current VBER and Vertical Guidelines, there have been a number of market developments, notably the growth of online sales and of new market players such as online platforms. The purpose of the current Commission's…

Competition Law

Industrial Policy and Competition Enforcement

EVENTS Industrial Policy and Competition Enforcement Event - Tags Share Links Event - Timings and Location Co-organised With Event Details In March 2020, the Commission presented a new strategy to help Europe's industry lead. The strategy aims to drive Europe's competitiveness and its strategic autonomy at a time of moving geopolitical…

Competition Law

Power and the COVID-19 Pandemic

EVENTS Power and the COVID-19 Pandemic Event - Tags Share Links Event - Timings and Location Hosted by the Verfassungsblog and supported by Democracy Reporting International, RECONNECT and the Bingham Centre for the Rule of Law  Event Details One year on how has the COVID-19 pandemic affected the law and the way…

COVID-19+2

Contesting AI Explanations in the UK

EVENTS Contesting AI explanations in the UK Event - Tags Share Links Event - Timings and Location Co-organised by BIICL and Event Details Legal explanations of artificial intelligence (AI) are shaping its future. The General Data Protection Regulation includes a 'right to explanation' that secures a limited opening of the algorithmic…

Artificial Intelligence+1

UK and International Experience in the Admission, Regulation and Operation of Arbitral Institutions

UK and International Experience in the Admission, Regulation and Operation of Arbitral Institutions Great Britain China Centre Author: Yarik Kryvoi States increasingly compete for arbitration users because it helps them to offload the courts, create business opportunities for domestic lawyers and serviced related to law (experts, interpreters, witnesses, conference organizers, hospitality industry). Foreign law firms also actively set up branches of their firms in what they perceive as…

Arbitration+1

New Honorary Senior Fellows Appointed

The Centre for Comparative Law is delighted to have appointed two new Honorary Senior Fellows  Professor Andrew Dickinson  and Professor Adrian Briggs , both from the University of Oxford will support the work of the centre. The director of the Centre for Comparative Law offered a warm welcome to both.

Centre for Comparative Law

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…

Arbitration+6

Beyond Restitution: Exploring the Story of Cultural Objects After Their Repatriation

BIICL is currently undertaking a project entitled 'Beyond Restitution: Exploring the Story of Cultural Objects After Their Repatriation', which seeks 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 studies the impact of restitution once objects have changed hands. Therefore, it seeks…

Cultural Heritage

Government Messaging on Exercising during Lockdown - A Rule of Law Analysis

Executive Summary The Health Protection (Coronavirus, Restrictions) (All Tiers) (England) Regulations 2020 currently require every person who lives in England to stay at home, unless they have a reasonable excuse for being outside the place where they are living. The Regulations specify that taking exercise outdoors is a reasonable excuse, with some restrictions. The Health Protection (Coronavirus, Restrictions) (All Tiers) (England) Regulations 2020 currently require every person who…

COVID-19+1

The Representative Actions Directive - a class action for Europe?

After many years of discussion, the EU Representative Actions Directive was finally promulgated in early December last year. The European institutions have had a long-standing interest in consumer redress & group actions dating back to at least 1980s. The first concrete result of that was the Injunctions Directive passed in 1998, which though solely a regulatory measure, was nonetheless very significant development as the first EU legislation covering in a general way on civil procedural…

Collective Redress+3

The Representative Actions Directive – a class action for Europe?

EVENTS The Representative Actions Directive - a class action for Europe? Event - Tags Share Links Event - Timings and Location    Event Details This webinar will examine the recently-adopted EU Representative Actions Directive and consider its impact on cross-border and domestic collective redress actions across Europe.…

Collective Redress+5

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…

Centre for International law+1

Launch of Empirical Study on Annulment in Investor-State Disputes

EVENTS Launch of Empirical Study on Annulment in Investor-State Disputes Event - Tags Share Links Event - Timings and Location     Event Details On 28 January 2021 BIICL and Baker Botts will present the first comprehensive empirical study on annulment in investment treaty arbitration. The study examines hundreds of…

Arbitration+1

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…

Arbitration+3

Reimagining the law video presentations Michael Olatokun

28 January 2021 Decolonise the legal curriculum RTL 19 Jan 28 Michael Olatokun - Decolonizing the Legal Curriculum I wish that the contribution of African thinkers to the Rule of Law, human rights and democracy was more prominent in my legal education. Without leading black thinkers in the textbooks it is hard to imagine becoming one myself. Michael Abiodun Olatokun FRSA The Bingham Centre, BIICL

Reimagining the Law

HRDD Forum: Human Rights Due Diligence in Contracts

EVENTS HRDD Forum: Human Rights Due Diligence in Contracts Event - Tags Share Links Event - Timings and Location     Event Details Company surveys show that contractual clauses are the most frequently used mechanism for supply chain human rights due diligence. Yet supplier surveys show that contractual obligations,…

Business and Human Rights

Reimagining the law video presentations Jeremy Gilley

27 January 2021 Making SDG 16 Real RTL 19 Jan 27 Making SDG16 real - Jeremy Gilley We can, today, assess our laws against the UN's Sustainable Development Goals and in particular Goal 16 - for Peace, Justice and the Rule of Law. Let's commission a report from the Bingham Centre on the extent to which SDG 16 is reflected in the everyday law-making processes of democratic states.Jeremy Gilley Peace One Day.

Reimagining the Law

Reimagining the law video presentations Andrew Wells

26 January 2021 Support not stigma RTL 19 Jan 26 Andrew Wells - Support not stigma Much has been said about the level of stress and mental ill-health amongst lawyers. Why don't we make mental health awareness a compulsory topic in legal education, create a forum for practitioners to share their experiences of mental ill health and recovery, and work to create a culture of support, not stigma, at all levels of our profession?Andrew Wells Herbert Smith Freehills

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Competition Enforcement after Brexit: Agreements, Unilateral Conduct and State Aid

EVENTS Competition Enforcement after Brexit: Agreements, Unilateral Conduct and State Aid Event - Tags Share Links Event - Timings and Location      Event Details There are major transitional issues around Brexit, especially concerning cases that will be under investigation when the UK leaves the EU and situations…

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Civil Remedies and Human Rights in Flux

On 22-26 October 2020, the Bonavero Institute of Human Rights (Faculty of Law, University of Oxford) hosted an online roundtable to discuss challenges and opportunities for using civil claims against state and non-state actors as a mechanism for human rights accountability ("Roundtable"). This Roundtable was part of the research project funded by the Oak Foundation to conduct a comparative study of civil liability for human rights violations across several jurisdictions in the Global…

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Reimagining the law video presentations Dame Elizabeth Gloster

21 January 2021 Brand management and the law RTL 21 Jan 21 Brand Management and the Law Dame Elizabeth Gloster Every trading contract has a governing law which is the Intel Inside of a trading nation- a hidden magnet drawing investment. Other countries spend daily to replace English law with their alternative. We need a UK legal brand to sustain inward investment and to maintain our financial and insurance industries.Dame Elizabeth Gloster DBE PC One Essex Court Chambers

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Reimagining the law video presentations Christine O'Neill

20 January 2021 Access to Justice RTL Access to Justice Christine O'Neill The use of virtual platforms for participating in and observing court proceedings should be expanded to enable much wider public access, reduce unnecessary waiting times and costs for users and increase public knowledge and understanding of the work of justice systems.Christine O'Neill Brodies LLP

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Forum on Investor-State Mediation - recordings

Forum on Investor-State Mediation: Recordings On 8-9 December 2020, the Investment Treaty Forum of the British Institute of International and Comparative Law (BIICL), in cooperation with the ISDS Mediation Working Group, organised a conference on Investor-State Mediation. The event was conveyed by Prof. Yarik Kryvoi of BIICL, Wolf von Kumberg of IDR London and Prof. Malik R. Dahlan of BIICL and Queen Mary University London. It brought together participants from the investor-state…

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Reimagining the law video presentations Lord Neuberger

19 January 2021  Freedom of Expression RTL 19 Jan 21 Freedom of Expression - Lord Neuberger In an era of no-platforming we need to remind people of the importance of freedom of expression and that as Stephen Sedley so accurately said, "Freedom only to speak inoffensively is not worth having"The Rt Hon Lord Neuberger of Abbotsbury One Essex Court Chambers

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Investor-State Mediation: Trends, Risks and Opportunities

On 8-9 December 2020, the Investment Treaty Forum of the British Institute of International and Comparative Law (BIICL), in cooperation with the ISDS Mediation Working Group, organised a conference on Investor-State Mediation. The event was conveyed by Prof. Yarik Kryvoi of BIICL, Wolf von Kumberg of IDR London and Prof. Malik R. Dahlan of BIICL and Queen Mary University London. It brought together participants from the investor-state mediation community, including mediation practitioners,…

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What does human rights due diligence for climate change impacts look like?

The collected presentations of the BIICL webinar series "Human Rights Due Diligence for Climate Change Impacts" is now available here. BIICL held the webinar series 'Human Rights Due Diligence for Climate Change Impacts' from 10 September to 1 October 2020. This topic came to our attention as requiring further consideration when we were leading a study for the European Commission  on regulatory options for mandatory human rights and environmental due diligence. The study showed that…

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Human Rights Due Diligence for Climate Change Impacts: Webinar Series Report

This report has been updated on 14 January 2021 The British Institute of International and Comparative Law (BIICL) held the webinar series 'Human Rights Due Diligence for Climate Change Impacts' from 10th September to 1st October 2020, as part of the newly established BIICL Human Rights Due Diligence Forum. Developments around mandatory human rights due diligence laws are multiplying across Europe, and increasingly include climate change impacts within their scope. As a result, companies,…

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Webinar Series: Episode 5: Business and Human Rights Developments in Greece

Webinar Series: Business and Human Rights Developments in Southern Europe Series Episode 5: Business and Human Rights Developments in Greece Event - Tags Share Links Event - Timings and Location Jointly organised by BIICL and Nova School of Law Concept Various jurisdictions across the world have adopted National Action Plans…

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Emissions Trading: International Law and Dispute Resolution

On 18 November 2020, the Investment Treaty Forum of the British Institute of International and Comparative Law (BIICL), along with Three Crowns LLP, co-hosted a conference on Emissions Trading: International Law and Dispute Resolution. Professor Yarik Kryvoi opened the conference and introduced the speakers. The chair of the panel was Kathryn Khamsi of Three Crowns LLP. The other panellists were William Acworth of the International Carbon Action Partnership, Lisa DeMarco of DeMarco Allan LLP…

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Views across the channel on digital regulation

As the slogan 'get Brexit done' became somehow a -forced- reality on January 1st, it is tempting and timely to comment on three themes, having chosen three out of many, on two recent developments: The proposal for a Digital Markets Act (DMA) in the European Union (EU) and the recommendations issued by the Digital Markets Taskforce (DMT recommendations) in the United Kingdom (UK). As a general overview, the proposal for a DMA seems to show that the European Commission (Commission) is trying…

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Resource Pack: Force majeure and hardship in commercial contracts cross-border and comparative perspectives

RESOURCE PACK Force Majeure and Hardship in Commercial Contracts: Cross-border and Comparative Perspectives     Webinar Details On 8 April 2020 this webinar examined the legal consequences of a party's inability to perform a contract due to events outside their control, by comparing and contrasting a series of different juridictions including the US, France and the UK. An analysis was made of the issue of force majeure / and hardship…

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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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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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BIICL Trustee Nominated for International Law Commission

UK announces Professor Dapo Akande as candidate for the International Law Commission 2021 Members of the British Institute of International and Comparative Law will probably have seen that the United Kingdom has announced Professor Dapo Akande as its candidate for the election to the International Law Commission in 2021. Professor Akande will be well known our members and friends as one of our Trustees and even more so because of his work across the field of international law, both as an…

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Sensible Tech Regulation in the UK

EVENTS Sensible Tech Regulation in the UK Event - Tags Share Links Event - Timings and Location     Event Details This webinar considers the regulatory tech landscape in the UK. Where are we coming from and where we are going to? The European Digital Services Act package is due out in December, but UK tech regulation…

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Webinar Series: Episode 4: Business and Human Rights Developments in Switzerland

Webinar Series: Business and Human Rights Developments in Southern Europe Episode 4: Business and Human Rights Developments in Switzerland Event - Tags Share Links Event - Timings and Location Jointly organised by Nova School of Law and BIICL    Concept Various jurisdictions across the world have adopted National Action…

Business and Human Rights

Competition Enforcement after Brexit: Merger Enforcement

EVENTS Competition Enforcement after Brexit: Merger Enforcement Event - Tags Share Links Event - Timings and Location Co hosted with  Event Details What has been regarded as one of the main risks that Brexit poses to antitrust enforcement is its potential for neglect. As the CMA has discretion to prioritise its antitrust…

Competition Law

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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Making a case for Digital Utilities

Oscar Wilde once said that 'as people are old enough to know better, they don't know anything at all'. Notions from the past may be viewed as outdated from the perspective of a new generation. Understandings evolve for different reasons, among others, fuelled by rapid technological changes and the fundamental importance of innovation in the case of the digital economy. This may be the case of the utilities sector traditionally understood as telecoms, gas, electricity, transportation, postal…

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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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Both Winning Articles of Prestigious Law of the Sea Prize Published in ICLQ

The Association Internationale du Droit de la Mer has announced the joint winners of its prestigious Daniel Vignes prize, awarded biennially since 2016. We are delighted that both winning papers were published in the ICLQ, and offer our congratulations to Nicholas Ioannides and Massimo Lando. Nicholas A. Ioannides: "The Legal Framework Governing Hydrocarbon Activities in Undelimited Maritime Areas" (2019) 68 ICLQ 345 Massimo Lando: "Judicial Uncertainties Concerning Territorial Sea Delimitation…

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Product Liability Forum | Compensation Schemes for COVID-19 vaccines: UK, comparative and international perspectives.

EVENTS Product Liability Forum | Compensation Schemes for COVID-19 vaccines: UK, comparative and international perspectives. Event - Tags Share Links Event - Timings and Location    Event Details This seminar will focus on the topic of compensation for potential adverse events caused by CV-19 vaccines. There have been…

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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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National implementation of human rights: Global survey of State implementation systems and processes

New study into implementation of human rights commitments It was announced today that The Bingham Centre for the Rule of Law, at BIICL, the Universal Rights Group, the University of Bristol and Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer are starting a new project to conduct, for the first time, a global survey to understand the systems and processes that States have put in place to implement their international human rights commitments. The project will focus on decisions and recommendations emanating…

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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…

Arbitration+3

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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AI & Data Worlds Events and publications

AI & Data Worlds Events and Publications  AI and Data worlds Activities The British Institute of International and Comparative Law (BIICL) has a wide ranging programme of events and publications many of which examine the key issues around the use of AI and consider its  implications. Events  11 April 2022 Business, Human Rights and Artificial Intelligence  24 February - 28 April 2022 Short Course: Artificial Intelligence,…

Artificial Intelligence

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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