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    ‘Arbitrating the Laws of War’ – Keynote Address of Prof Eyal Benvenisti

    London Summer Arbitration School is inviting its faculty, participants and the public to attend the keynote lecture ‘Arbitrating the Laws of War’ of Professor Eyal Benvenisti, University of Cambridge. It will begin at Arnold & Porter in London on 23 June 2022 at 17:30 (London time). It will also be possible to attend the keynote in the online format.

    Professor Anna Petrig (Basel University) will introduce the speaker and Professor Yarik Kryvoi (BIICL) will moderate the Q&A session.

    Increasingly, the most sophisticated legal tools designed in the post-Cold War era to deepen global economic integration, by removing barriers to trade and protecting foreign investments, are called upon to address warfare and its consequences. In this quest, these more recent sets of norms meet much older rules embedded in the laws of war, which regulate ‘trading with the enemy’ and the protection of private property during warfare and occupation.

    Those older rules reflect an anti-globalist perspective imbued with suspicion toward foreign actors, as they regard the ‘citizen or native of a hostile country [as] an enemy’. The challenge of reconciling these two diametrically opposed legal viewpoints is immense. The lecture will offer an overview of the various questions that arise when these two legal regimes clash and offer thoughts about possible responses to them.

    Professor Eyal Benvenisti is the Whewell Professor of International law and the Director of the Lauterpacht Centre for International Law. He was Anny and Paul Yanowicz Professor of Human Rights, Tel Aviv University Faculty of Law (from 2002) and Hersch Lauterpacht Professor of Law at the Hebrew University (from 1990). He was Global Professor of Law at New York University School of Law (since 2003). He was Visiting Professor at Yale, Harvard, Toronto, Columbia, Pennsylvania, Michigan, and gave a special course at The Hague Academy of International Law (2013). Eyal’s areas of research and teaching are international law, constitutional law and administrative law. He was Project Director for the ‘GlobalTrust – Sovereigns as Trustees of Humanity’ research project, funded by an ERC Advanced Grant (2013-2018). His full biography is available here.

    • To attend the keynote address in the online format free of charge, please register here.
    • To attend the keynote and the reception in person at Arnold & Porter in London, please register here.

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