The role of international litigation and compulsory jurisdiction

Event Name The role of international litigation and compulsory jurisdiction
Start Date 19th Nov 2014 4:00pm
End Date 19th Nov 2014 6:00pm
Duration 2 hours
Description

Prof Alan Boyle (University of Edinburgh) will be presenting on 'The role of international litigation and compulsory jurisdiction'

States must of course settle their disputes peacefully, but there is no obligation to take them to a court or arbitral tribunal. So why do governments initiate litigation? What is the utility of compulsory jurisdiction under the ICJ optional clause? What lessons can we draw from experience of compulsory jurisdiction under Part XV of UNCLOS? Looking only at contentious litigation post 1945. Drawing on own experience for UK and for other governments

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Wine and nibbles will be provided.

Free, non-ticketed and open to all.