Venue:  Charles Clore House, 17 Russell Square, London WC1B 5JP

1.5 CPD hours

Tuesday 24 April 2018
18:00-19:30 (Registration from 17:30) 
Followed by a reception

Issues of public international law are increasingly being raised in British Courts, highlighting, amongst other things, questions about jurisdiction, the respective roles of the Executive and the courts, and the interaction between international and domestic public law. This event will look at recent cases and how they are likely to influence current and future developments.

Building on their experience and fields of expertise, the panellists will engage with developments in UK courts on issues around human rights and the justiciability of claims based on allegations of UK complicity in international wrongs, particularly in light of State immunity and the act of State doctrine; sources of law with a focus on customary international law; and withdrawal from the European Union.


Lord Neuburger, formerly Supreme Court of the United Kingdom


Professor Dan Sarooshi QC, Essex Court Chambers
Graham Coop, Volterra Fietta
Karen Steyn QC, 11 Kings Bench Walk
Jessica Wells, Essex Court Chambers
Shaheed Fatima QC, Blackstone Chambers

This event is convened by Dr Markus Gehring, Arthur Watts Senior Research Fellow in Public International Law.

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 N.B. Concession fees are applicable to academic staff, retired, unwaged and staff of not for profit agencies and government.


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Free NGO places

A limited number of places for this event are available for staff of NGOs to attend free of charge as part of an initiative by the Bingham Centre for the Rule of Law to provide NGOs with access to legal education and training events. Please email our events team at with your contact details, your position and the NGO that you work for. We will organise your attendance, subject to availability.

Part of the Arthur Watts Public International Law seminar series