The International Court of Justice - A Progress Report

25 September 2017


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Join us for a lunch seminar with His Excellency James Crawford AC, Judge of the International Court of Justice.

The International Court has been in existence for 72 years. Like other long-established institutions it has had its ups and downs, and it has had to maintain its relevance in a climate not necessarily conducive to interstate judicial settlement of disputes. That need continues -- yet the Court has a substantial caseload raising important issues of law and fact. James Crawford is only the second Australian to serve on the Court -- the first, Sir Percy Spender, stepped down 50 years ago. In this presentation, he gives an overview of the Court's work and prospects.

About the Speaker
James Crawford AC is a judge of the International Court of Justice. He was previously Whewell Professor of International Law at the University of Cambridge (1992-2015), and previous to that, Challis Professor of International Law and Dean of Law at Sydney University. As a member of the International Law Commission (1992-2001), he was responsible for its work on the Draft Statute for an International Criminal Court (1994) and for the ILC Articles on State Responsibility. He has published widely, and prior to his election to the Court acted as barrister, expert or arbitrator in more than 1100 cases.

This event is hosted by the Sydney Centre for International Law at Sydney Law School.

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Time: 1-2 pm (light lunch will be served from 12.45pm)

Location: Law Foyer, level 2, Sydney Law School, New Law Building (F10), Eastern Avenue, Camperdown

Cost: Free, however registration is required

Contact: Professional Learning & Community Engagement

Phone: 93510248

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