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International Strategic Litigation and the Function of the International Judiciary

Strand Campus, London

23 Oct
International Strategic Litigation and the Function of the International Judiciary

“International Strategic Litigation and the Function of the International Judiciary” - talk by Sir Christopher Greenwood, Judge at the US-Iran Claims Tribunal


The first job of an international adjudicator is to settle the dispute in front of the court. However, decisions of courts also shape society. Litigators are well aware of this fact and have developed techniques to use litigation for changing society. This talk will explore the topic of strategic litigation in the international sphere in light of the function of the international judiciary.

Speaker Biography

Sir Christopher Greenwood is one of the most distinguished international lawyers of our times. Educated at Magdalene College, Cambridge, he was called to the Bar in 1978 by Middle Temple, of which he is now a Bencher, and appointed Queen’s Counsel in 1999. He frequently appeared as counsel before the ICJ, the ECtHR and many other courts and tribunals. He was knighted in 2009 for services to public international law. From 2009 to 2018 he served as a Judge at the International Court of Justice. In 2018 he was appointed to the US-Iran claims tribunal by the United States Government, following the death of Judge David Caron, the former Dean of King’s College London. Sir Christopher has taught international law at Cambridge and was appointed Professor of International Law at LSE in 1996, a chair he held until 2009.  He was appointed a Knight Grand Cross of the Order of the British Empire (GBE) for services to international justice in 2018.  In October 2020 he will take office as Master of Magdalene College, Cambridge.

Please join us in the Somerset Café after the talk for drinks and to continue the discussion.

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