PIL Discussion Group 2013 - 2014

Sovereignty in Foreign Investment Law, Professor J Viñuales, University of Cambridge

The Security Council in Global Public Law: the Case for the International Ombudsperson, Dr Devika Hovell, London School of Economics

An Argentine Warship in the Ghanaian Courts: a Drama of State Immunity and Public Policy, Professor M Mendelson QC, Blackstone Chambers

Communicative Justice and International Criminal Law: Re-thinking the Rationale for International Criminal Justice and Jurisdiction, Dr D Guilfoyle, University College London

Business and Human Rights: Voluntary Expectations or Legal Obligations? Professor R McCorquodale, British Institute of International and Comparative Law (Director); University of Nottingham

Factors that Explain Integration and Fragmentation Among International Courts, Dr Philippa Webb, King's College London

The Contemporary Significance of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, Professor William Schabas, Middlesex University

International Law and Foreign Policy: some Practical Questions, Mr Qudsi Rasheed, Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO)

What is an International Crime? Professor Kevin J Heller, Melbourne/SOAS

International Law and the Emergence of Mercantile Capitalism: Grotius to Smith, Professor Martti Koskenniemi, University of Helsinki

Do Dead Civilians have Human Rights? International Legal Obligations Towards Civilian Casualties in Armed Conflict, Professor Susan Breau, University of Reading

Culture Clashes in International Criminal LawProfessor Elies van Sliedregt, VU University Amsterdam

Whaling: the Gordian Knot of Animal Rights and Cultural Diversity, Professor Malgosia Fitzmaurice, Queen Mary University

Are Arbitrators Political?  Michael Waibel, University of Cambridge

The Effect of Investment Treaty Arbitration on WTO Dispute Settlement: Tobacco Plain Packaging Disputes and Beyond, Dr Anastasios Gourgourinis, University of Athens

The International Court of Justice's Approach to Injuries Suffered by Individuals, Judge Giorgio Gaja, International Court of Justice

Arbitrary detention in International Law, Professor Mads Andenas, University of Oslo

Controlling International Organizations: between Function and Virtue? Professor Jan Klabbers, University of Helsinki

The Concept of Public Body in the Agreement on Subsidies and Countervailing Measures: Questioning the Public/Private Divide in WTO Law, Dr Gregory Messenger, University of Oxford


Eirik Bjorge on France's Burqa Ban, Dr Eirik Bjorge, Shaw Foundation Junior Research Fellow at Jesus College interviewed by Radio France about the ban in France against wearing a burqa in public spaces

Law of Globalization III, Harold Koh, Sterling Professor of International Law at Yale Law School

Law of Globalization II, Harold Koh, Sterling Professor of International Law at Yale Law School