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Research Seminar with Professor Campbell McLachlan

Dates:
  • Fri 11 Oct 2019 14.00 - 16.00
  Add to Calendar 2019-10-11 14:00 2019-10-11 16:00 Europe/Paris Research Seminar with Professor Campbell McLachlan

Professor McLachlan will first give a presentation on the theme: The assault on international adjudication and the limits of withdrawal followed by a discussion with the participants. Afterwards he has generously agreed to discuss and give feedback to PhD projects of interested researchers working in the area of International Adjudication.

Abstract:
The assault on international adjudication and the limits of withdrawal.
Withdrawal from international adjudication–or threats to withdraw–has become a major contemporary phenomenon, affecting the operation of many different courts and tribunals. In a wide ranging review and critique, McLachlan argues that the act of treaty withdrawal is not merely a unilateral executive exercise of the individual sovereign prerogative of a State. International law places checks upon the exercise of withdrawal, recognising that it is an act that of its nature affects the interests of other States parties, which have a collective interest in constraining withdrawal. The arguments advanced against international adjudication in the name of popular democracy at the national level can serve as a cloak for the exercise of executive power unrestrained by law. McLachlan submits that the submission by States of their disputes to peaceful settlement through international adjudication is central, not incidental, to the successful operation of the international legal system.

About the speaker:
Campbell McLachlan QC is Professor of Law at Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand, teaching Public International Law, Private International Law and International Arbitration and Dispute Settlement. Professor McLachlan has been the President of the Australian and New Zealand Society of International Law, an Arbitrator for the International Centre for the Settlement of Investment Disputes, and a Member of the International Chamber of Commerce Court of Arbitration.

The event is open to anyone interested. Researchers working with international adjudication in its different shapes are encouraged to participant and present briefly about their research.

Professor Jürgen Kurtz will chair the event.

Sala del Camino, Villa Salviati DD/MM/YYYY
  Sala del Camino, Villa Salviati

Professor McLachlan will first give a presentation on the theme: The assault on international adjudication and the limits of withdrawal followed by a discussion with the participants. Afterwards he has generously agreed to discuss and give feedback to PhD projects of interested researchers working in the area of International Adjudication.

Abstract:
The assault on international adjudication and the limits of withdrawal.
Withdrawal from international adjudication–or threats to withdraw–has become a major contemporary phenomenon, affecting the operation of many different courts and tribunals. In a wide ranging review and critique, McLachlan argues that the act of treaty withdrawal is not merely a unilateral executive exercise of the individual sovereign prerogative of a State. International law places checks upon the exercise of withdrawal, recognising that it is an act that of its nature affects the interests of other States parties, which have a collective interest in constraining withdrawal. The arguments advanced against international adjudication in the name of popular democracy at the national level can serve as a cloak for the exercise of executive power unrestrained by law. McLachlan submits that the submission by States of their disputes to peaceful settlement through international adjudication is central, not incidental, to the successful operation of the international legal system.

About the speaker:
Campbell McLachlan QC is Professor of Law at Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand, teaching Public International Law, Private International Law and International Arbitration and Dispute Settlement. Professor McLachlan has been the President of the Australian and New Zealand Society of International Law, an Arbitrator for the International Centre for the Settlement of Investment Disputes, and a Member of the International Chamber of Commerce Court of Arbitration.

The event is open to anyone interested. Researchers working with international adjudication in its different shapes are encouraged to participant and present briefly about their research.

Professor Jürgen Kurtz will chair the event.


Location:
Sala del Camino, Villa Salviati

Affiliation:
Department of Law

Type:
Working group

Organiser:
International Law Working Group

Contact:
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