Issues in International Adjudication

Issued: Mon, 16 Apr 2018 12:47:00 BST

Glasgow FCO series on International Law and Global Security
Date: Thursday 19 April 2018
Time: 16:00 - 18:30
Venue: Yudowitz Lecture Theatre
Category: Academic events
Speaker: UK law academics, legal practitioners and government officials

International tribunals have come under increasing pressure in recent years. In the humanitarian arena, bodies such as the International Criminal Court and European Court of Human Rights have been subject to intense government criticism. Similarly, in the economic sector, international investor-state dispute settlement has become increasingly controversial, while the World Trade Organisation dispute settlement mechanism is under unprecedented strain.

This event brings together the academic community, government, and practitioners to discuss the current landscape of international adjudication, with two panels considering, respectively, international human rights and criminal adjudication, and international trade and investment adjudication.


International human rights and criminal adjudication

  • Kevin Jon Heller: Associate Professor of Public International Law, University of Amsterdam; Professor of Criminal Law, SOAS University of London
  • Kasey McCall-Smith: Lecturer in Public International Law, University of Edinburgh
  • Paul McKell: Legal Director, Foreign and Commonwealth Office

International trade and investment adjudication

  • Harriet Nowell-Smith: Senior Lawyer, HM Treasury
  • Stephanie Switzer: Lecturer in Law, University of Strathclyde
  • Christian Tams: Chair of International Law, University of Glasgow


  • Michael Dean: Partner, Dentons LLP, Glasgow
  • Henry Lovat: LKAS Research Fellow (International Law), University of Glasgow
  • Anni Pues: Lecturer in International Law, University of Glasgow

All are welcome. As capacity is limited, however, please register in advance on Eventbrite.

Refreshments will be provided.