Small States, International Law and the Realisation of Rights

Small States, International Law and the Realisation of Rights

Speaking Engagement

WilmerHale, the Institute of Small and Micro States (ISMS) and the British Institute of International and Comparative Law (BIICL) are delighted to invite you to a two-day conference on the international legal order and economics of international dispute resolution as they relate to Small and Micro States. Also sponsored by De Montfort University, Leicester and Brill.

The conference will examine how Small States influence international law and global decision-making, including a review of the common challenges faced and a comparative assessment of the different approaches to international law. It will also consider the particular financial vulnerability of Small States and the economic issues they face when confronted with international disputes. Speakers and delegates will discuss possible strategies and solutions to address these issues. 

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Thursday, 14 November 2019 | 09:00–18:15 GMT
Friday, 15 November 2019 | 09:30–17:45 GMT

Keynote Speaker:

  • Justice Ambeng Kandakasi, Deputy Chief, The National And Supreme Courts of Papua New Guinea
  • Dr Anne Gallagher, Director-General, Commonwealth Foundation, London

Confirmed Speakers & Chairs:

  • Dr-Ing Katarina Adam, Professor, University of Applied Sciences, Berlin
  • Julian Aguon, Principal, Blue Ocean Law, Guam
  • Dr Irene Antonopoulos, Senior Lecturer, De Montfort University, Leicester
  • Kevin Bampton, Professor of Public Law and Head of the Law School, De Montfort University, Leicester
  • Sir Franklin Berman KCMG QC, Barrister, Essex Court Chambers, London 
  • Dr David Capie, Professor, Victoria University of Wellington (Political Science)
  • Steven Finizio, Partner, Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr LLP, London
  • Dr Jean-Pierre Gauci, Arthur Watts Senior Research Fellow in Public International Law, BIICL, London
  • Mathias Goldmann, VP of Finance and Co-Founder, Constellation, San Francisco
  • Manuel Gómez, Professor, Florida International University
  • Francis Greenway, Counsel, Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr LLP, London
  • Francoise Hendy, Chief Negotiator Trade, Barbados
  • Daphne Hong, Director-General, International Affairs Division, Attorney-General’s Chambers, Singapore
  • Noor Kadhim, Partner, Gardner Leader, London
  • Dr Judith Knieper, Legal Adviser, UNCITRAL 
  • Dr Radhika Kumar, Economist, Commonwealth Secretariat
  • Amanda Lee, Arbitrator, FCIArb, London
  • Andrew Maclay, Partner, Forensic Risk Alliance, London
  • Brandon Malone, Chairman, Scottish Arbitration Centre, Edinburgh
  • Dr Spyros Maniatis, Director, British Institute of International and Comparative Law, London
  • Dr Maja Menard, Attorney and Counsel to the Republic of Slovenia
  • Simon Milnes, Barrister, Twenty Essex, London
  • Allison Nortje, former diplomat and member of the foreign service of the Commonwealth of The Bahamas
  • Milton Paiva, Professor, Polytechnic Institute of Democracy and Development, Cape Verde
  • Dr Nicole Pierce, De Montfort University and Deputy-Director, Institute of Small and Micro States
  • Martin Polaine, Barrister, Brooke Chambers, London
  • Dharshini Prasad, Senior Associate, Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr LLP, London
  • Dr Naren Prasad, Senior Economist, International Labour Organisation, Geneva
  • Daniel Stewart, Executive Director, Independent International Legal Advocates, New York
  • Robert Volterra, Professor, UCL, London
  • Dr Lauren Young, Policy Consultant and Professor, Yale Jackson Institute for Global Affairs

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