Panels

Panel 1: The International Lawyer as Legal Adviser

Moderator: Niels Blokker, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Netherlands

  • Matthew Windsor, University of Cambridge
    Consigliere or Conscience? International Legal Advisers to Government and Competing Loyalties
  • Sarah McCosker, International Committee of the Red Cross; Former Principal Legal Officer, Attorney-General’s Department, Australia
    The Intersecting Professions of the International Law Adviser and Diplomat in a Rising Asia
  • Daphna Shraga, Hebrew and Tel-Aviv Universities, Former Principal Legal Officer, UNOLA
    The Role of the Legal Adviser of the UN – The Legal Counsel

Panel 2: The International Lawyer as Peacemaker (Part I)

Moderator: Carlos Espósito, Autónoma University of Madrid

  • Michelle Burgis-Kasthala, University of St Andrews
    We’re All Doing This in Good Faith After All: Lessons from the Lives of International Lawyers in Palestine and the Constitution of a Community
  • Cindy Daase, Free University of Berlin
    Making the Client’s Peace? International Lawyers Offering Pro Bono Services in Intra-State Conflict and Post-Conflict Settings – Implications of the Solicitor-Client Relationship
  • Victor Kattan, UNDP, Palestinian Negotiations Support Project
    The Role of Legal Adviser: A ‘Third World’ Perspective from Palestine
  • Michal Saliternik, Tel Aviv University
    International Lawyers as Peacemakers

Panel 3: The Identity of International Law

Moderator: Andrea Bianchi, Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies, Geneva

  • Alexandra Bohm & Richard Collins, University of Sheffield
    ‘Doing’ International Law as a Professional Practice: The Bounds of Legal Autonomy
  • Sahib Singh, University of Cambridge
    Identifying Threats to the Discipline of International Law

Panel 4: The International Lawyer as Legal Counsel

Moderator: Marco Bronckers, VVGB Avocats, Brussels

  • Arman Sarvarian, University of Surrey
    Common Ethical Standards for Counsel before International Courts and Tribunals
  • James Fry, University of Hong Kong
    Exploring the Potential Problems Associated with Switching between International Adjudicator and Counsel
  • Georgios Petrochilos, Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer
    Law Firms in Inter-State Litigation
  • Cecily Rose, University of Cambridge & Shashank Kumar, National Law University, Jodhpur
    Diversity and the Field of Public International Law: A Study of the Nationality and Gender of Counsel Appearing Before the ICJ

Panel 5: Les Professions du Ius in Bello

Moderator: Karine Bannelier-Christakis, Université de Grenoble

  • Svetlana Zasova, Conseiller Juridique, Ministère français de la Défense
    Théorie et Pratiques Contradictoires: Les Enjeux Pour l’Unité du Droit des Conflits Armés
  • Jérôme de Hemptinne, Juriste sénior au Tribunal spécial pour le Liban
    Les fonctions du juge pénal international et le  développement du droit international humanitaire
  • Hirad Abtahi, Conseiller juridique, Chef de l’Unité de la Présidence de la Cour pénale internationale chargée des questions juridiques et de l’exécution des décisions
    Qualifier juridiquement les faits de crimes contre l’humanité plutôt que de crimes de guerre. Une étude de cas de la CPI.

Panel 6: The Turn to Biography in International Law

Moderator: Lauri Mälksoo, University of Tartu

  • Helmut Philipp Aust, Humbolt University of Berlin
    From Diplomat to Academic Activist: André Mandelstam and the History of Human Rights
  • John Haskell, Mississippi College School of Law
    An Anti-Biography: Francis Lieber and the Development of Anglo-American Approaches to Modern International Law
  • Matthias Lippold, University of Göttingen
    Philip C. Jessup: From an Activist Academic to an Academic Activist – A Modern Law of Nations Revisited

Panel 7: The Aristocracies of International Law and Democratic Narratives: Tensions and Ambiguities

Moderator: Christian Tams, University of Glasgow

  • Dov Jacobs, Leiden University
    Flying to Neverland: The Aristocracy of International Scholars and the Disconnect with Reality
  • Sarah Nouwen, University of Cambridge
    Professional Selectivity: NGOs and International Law
  • Yannick Radi, Leiden University
    The Profession of International Adjudicators: Virtues and Perils of an Aristocracy

Panel 8: The International Lawyer as Scholar

Moderator: Jürgen Bast, Radboud University Nijmegen

  • Gleider Hernández, University of Durham
    Strategies of Justification and the International Legal Academic
  • Akbar Rasulov, University of Glasgow
    New Approaches to International Law: A Critical Sociology
  • Santiago Villalpando, Legal Officer, United Nations
    The ‘Invisible College of International Lawyers’ Forty Years Later

Panel 9: The Dynamics of International Judicial Law-Making

Moderator: Nico Krisch, Hertie School of Governance, Berlin

  • Susan Franck, Washington and Lee University
    The Role of the International Legal Profession in Investment Treaty Arbitration
  • Jorge Viñuales, Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies, Geneva
    Domestic and International Judicial Legitimacy
  • Michael Waibel, University of Cambridge
    Are Arbitrators Political?

Panel 10: International Law as a Practice

Moderator: Tanja Aalberts, VU University Amsterdam

  • Janina Dill, University of Oxford
    Practicing International Humanitarian Law: Efficiency, Necessity and Individual Liability
  • Nikolas Rajkovic, European University Institute
    Power, the Lawyer and the Will to Legality: Toward a Critical Sociology of International Law/Power
  • Frédéric Mégret, McGill University
    Logics of Practicality and the Construction of the Field of International Criminal Justice

Panel 11: The International Lawyer as Peacemaker (Part II)

Moderator: Warner ten Kate, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Netherlands, former UN Advisor to the Juba Peace Talks

  • Barney Afako, Independent Legal Advisor to Peace Processes and Immigration Judge
    Conflicting Opinions: International Lawyers in the Juba Peace Process
  • Kasaija Phillip Apuuli, Makerere University, Kampala
    The Government of Uganda, the ICC Arrest Warrants for the LRA Leaders and the Juba Peace Talks
  • Pål Wrange, Stockholm University
    The Implementation of Juba – Shared Vocabularies, Different Approaches

Panel 12: The International Lawyer as Judge or Arbitrator

Moderator: Pieter-Jan Kuijper, University of Amsterdam

  • Ioana Cismas, Geneva Academy of International Humanitarian Law and Human Rights
    Whose Belief: the Plaintiff’s or the Judge’s? Strategies to Preserve the Impartiality of Judicial Decisions in Cases Relating to Religion
  • Chiara Giorgetti, University of Richmond
    Do We Need To Change the Rules Relating to Challenging International Investment Arbitrators?
  • Hege Elisabeth Kjos, University of Amsterdam
    Knowing the Law: A Power or a Duty? The Role of Arbitrators and Counsel in Ascertaining the Applicable Law in Investor-State Arbitration

Panel 13: The International Lawyer in the Domestic Legal Order

Moderator: Kenneth Keith, International Court of Justice

  • René Fernando Urueña Hernández, Los Andes University, Bogotá
    Bringing International Law Home: Pluralism and the Anxiety of Certainty as Professional Experiences
  • Sharon Weill, Geneva Academy of International Humanitarian and Human Rights
    National Judges and International Law: To Be (An Independent) Judge Or Not To Be?
  • Yael Ronen, Sha’arei Mishpat, Hebrew University
    The Legal Discourse of Judges in Military Courts of the Occupying Power

Panel 14: Regulating Defence Counsel before International Criminal Tribunals

Moderator: Michiel Pestman, Lawyer at Böhler Advocaten

  • Richard Harvey, Garden Court Chambers
    Who Needs a Lawyer Anyway? The Right to Self-Representation and the Role of Standby Counsel in International Criminal Trials
  • Colleen M. Rohan, Defense Counsel before the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia
    Ethical Obligations of Defense Lawyers in International Criminal Proceedings
  • Gentian Zyberi, University of Oslo
    Navigating the Occasional Tensions Arising between Effective and Efficient Legal Counseling and Respecting the Formal Rules of the Tribunals: What Compass to Use?

Panel 15: The International Environmental Lawyers Situated between Natural Scientific Knowledge and Economic Constraints

Moderator: Alan Boyle, University of Edinburgh

  • Caroline Foster, Auckland University
    The Role of the International Lawyer and the Structural Tensions in an Era of Transnationalism
  • Tracy Hester, University of Houston
    Framing, Fault and Feasibility: How the Developing Science of Climate Attribution Will Shape International
    Climate Change Law
  • Cymie Payne, Rutgers University
    Mastering the Evidence: Improving Fact Finding by International Courts