The Public International Law Discussion Group at the University of Oxford is a key focal point for PIL@Oxford. The PIL Discussion Group hosts a weekly speaker event and light lunch. Topics involve contemporary and challenging issues in international law. Speakers include distinguished international law practitioners, academics, and legal advisers from around the world.

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. 

The group typically meets each Thursday during Oxford terms in The Old Library, All Souls College, with lunch commencing at 12:30.

Photos from this series can be found on our facebook page.

Podcasts for 2015 - 2016

Professor Jane McAdam, Kaldor Centre for International Refugee Law, University of New South Wales & Asad Rehman, Friends of the Earth Climate Campaign : People on the Move in an Era of Climate Change: Obstacles and Opportunities - June 2016. This event was to launch the Oxford Climate Migration Network.

Professor Guy S. Goodwin-Gill, University of Oxford & Blackstone Chambers: The Syrian Refugee Crisis and International Law - May 2016

Dr Markos Karavias, University of Amsterdam, The Diffusion of International  Law into the Global Market  - May 2016

Dr Federica Paddeu, University of Cambridge, Justification and Excuse in the Law of State Responsibility: A Distinction of Pure Academic Interest?  - April 2016

Professor Sarah Williams, University of New South Wales:  Assistance in Disasters: The Overlap between IHL and Disaster Law  - March 2016       

Dr Chaloka Beyani, LSE and UN Special Rapporteur on the Human Rights of Internally Displaced Persons: The Forcible Displacement of Populations: Territoriality and Interlocking Regimes in PIL  - February 2016

Dr Panos Merkouris, University of Groningen, Interpretation of Customary International Law: The Rules of the Game  - January 2016

Vicki Prais, FCO/Prisoners Abroad Programme, Protecting the human rights of British nationals in detention around the world: A view from the coalface  - February 2016

Dan Joyner, University of Alabama School of Law: Iran's Nuclear Program and International Law  -November 2015

Tom Dannenbaum, University College London: Why have we Criminalised Agressive War? - November 2015

Paul Stephen, University of Virginia: International Law and Foreign Relations Law: Complements or Substitutes?  - October 2015

Rob McLaughlin, Australian National University: Recognition of Belligerency and Challenges in the Law of Non-International Armed Conflict  - October 2015

Miguel de Serpa Soares, Under-Secretary for Legal Afairs and United Naitons Legal Counsel: The UN at 70 : Contributions of the United Nations and other International Organizations at Geneva  - October 2015

Ben Saul, University of Sydney: Justice at the Ends of the Earth: What ‘Terrorists’ Think of International Law  - May 2015

Yaraslau Kryvoi, University of West London: The Law applied by International Administrative Tribunals: From Autonomy to Hierarchy?  - February 2015

Pre 2015 PIL Discussion Group Podcasts can also be found here.
Further PIL related podcasts can be also be found here.