This series features leading academics and practitioners who will engage in critical thinking across the core topics of public international law to conceptualize practical measures and mechanisms to convert and transform normative foundations of justice into procedural and substantive realities for today’s world.
In the second session, we will explore the obstacles which prevent equal participation and equal impact of all peoples across the globe in the making of international law, reviewing both formal settings such as treaty conferences or expert bodies, and informal law creating through the day-to-day decisions that affect the development of customary international law and general principles of international law. This session seeks to tackle the key questions of who gets to shape international law, what needs to change to allow international law to incorporate the views of all people, and what can change.
• Daniel Stewart, Founder and Executive Director of IILA (Moderator)
• Ambassador Michael Kanu, Deputy Permanent Representative to the UN for Sierra Leone
• Professor Dire Tladi, Professor of International Law in the Department of Public Law at the University of Pretoria
• Ambassador Marie Jacobsson, Principal Legal Adviser on International Law at the Swedish Ministry for Foreign Affairs
• Professor Diane Desierto, Associate Professor of Human Rights Law and Global Affairs at the University of Notre Dam
This series is co-organized by Independent International Legal Advocates, International Arbitration Group of Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP, and the TWAIL Seminar at UCLA Law. This series is co-sponsored by the Centre for International Law at the National University of Singapore.
Please contact Marryum Kahloon at firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions about this event or the series.