UK Law – The Lawyer And Open University To Host Video Roundtable on Public International Law

Tomorrow at 11am, The Lawyer, in association with The Open University, will host a video roundtable entitled “Public International Law – Corporations, Individuals and the State” to be streamed live via The Lawyer’s website to our UK and global audience.

Registration is free and will allow you live video access to 90 minutes of high-level discussions among some of the leading lawyers and experts in the area, including:

Sophie Lamb, International Arbitration Partner at Debevoise & Plimpton
Thomas Sprange, International Arbitration Partner at King & Spalding
Wendy Miles, International Arbitration Partner at Wilmer Hale
Rosemarie McIlwhan, Lecturer in Law and Human Rights at The Open University Law School
Lorraine Brennan, MD and International arbitration & mediation expert at JAMS International
Rachel Chambers, Barrister at Cloisters

What is the background to the event and what can I learn?

In an increasingly globalised world it is more important than ever before that a strong legal framework exists to ensure safety, security and accountability. But in many areas of the world the rule of law is weak and it is difficult to uphold human rights, security and international law.
International organisations such as the UN have an important role to play in ensuring that individuals, corporations and the state enjoy the protection of, and are held to account by, a robust legal framework. Corporations too are an important player on the world stage and the benefits they can bring to some of the world’s most disadvantaged areas include fostering the development of the rule of law as well as bringing economic growth.

The discussions aim to shed light on the difficulties that public international law throws up and the opportunities for reform. The panellists’ expertise covers a broad range of areas including dispute resolution in the aftermath of conflict, treaty negotiations, the law of treaties and State responsibility.

So, don’t miss this opportunity to learn and assess the global outlook – register NOW for your free viewing pass.

I look forward to welcoming you.


Catrin Griffiths

Editor, The Lawyer

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