Amy Roebuck Frey is a senior associate in King & Spalding’s International Arbitration Practice Group, where she specializes in investment treaty arbitration, public international law, and human rights law. Based in the firm’s Paris office.  Ms. Frey concentrates her practice on international litigation and arbitration matters, including proceedings under the ICSID, ICC, SCC, and UNCITRAL Arbitration Rules.  She has represented investors in claims against Algeria, Argentina, Bangladesh, the Czech Republic, Ecuador, Egypt, Kazakhstan, Romania, and Venezuela.

Kate Jone is a legal adviser at the UK's Foreign and Commonwealth Office and is currently the UK's Deputy Permanent Representative to the Council of Europe in Strasbourg where she represents the UK at the Committee of Ministers when it oversees the execution of judgments of the European Court of Human Rights, and negotiates for the UK on human rights and justice issues. In addition to working at the FCO in London, she was previously legal adviser to the UK Mission to the UN in Geneva.

Emanuela-Chiara Gillard is on sabbatical from the position of Chief of the Protection of Civilians Section in the Policy Development and Studies Branch of the United Nations Office for Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs. Before joining the UN, she was a legal adviser at the International Committee of the Red Cross and prior to that worked at the United Nations Compensation Commission where she dealt with state claims for losses arising from Iraq's invasion and occupation of Kuwait.  From 1995 to 1997 she was a research fellow at the Lauterpacht Research Centre for International Law at the University of Cambridge. .

The discussion group’s meetings are part of the programme of the British Branch of the International Law Association and are supported by the Law Faculty and Oxford University Press. This special meeting will begin at 5.00pm and run until 6.30pm, followed by refreshments. Everyone is welcome. No RSVP is necessary.

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