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Annual Grotius Lecture 2014

The Contribution of National Courts to the Development of International Law

4th February 2014

This year's Annual Grotius Lecture will be presented by Sir Christopher Greenwood CMG QC. Sir Christopher has been a Judge on the International Court of Justice since 2009 and is a Vice-President of BIICL.

Previously he was Professor of International Law at LSE and a barrister at Essex Court Chambers, and he is also an arbitrator. He has written widely on matters of public international law. He brings his extensive experience as an academic, practitioner and judge to this prestigious Annual Lecture of BIICL.

This Lecture will be of great interest to barristers, solicitors, judges, arbitrators, government officials, intergovernmental officials, academics, students and all with an interest in international law and international affairs. There will be a reception after the Lecture, followed by the Annual Grotius Dinner

Click here to download the Annual Grotius Lecture and Dinner leaflet.

Pricing and Registration

This Lecture is free to all members at all levels of the British Institute of International and Comparative Law. Advance registration is essential in order to secure a seat.

Individual - £30
Full-time Academic - £20
Full-time Student - £10

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