Centre for International and Public Law
The Centre for International and Public Law (CIPL) was established in 2004 to promote excellence in the research and teaching of public law and international law. The aim is to contribute to the critical understanding of the role of national and international institutions in promoting human rights, justice and the rule of law. The Centre runs a number of events throughout the year for academics, practitioners and students. Lord Bill Brett launched the seminar series on 11 May 2004, giving a talk entitled "The Report of the World Commission on the Social Dimensions of Globalisation".
Friday 28 February 2014
9:30 am, HAMILTON CENTRE (NEWTON SOUTH) BRUNEL UNIVERSITY
The History of Islamic International Law and the Intercultural Origins of the Law of Nations is an international conference organized by Brunel Law School and the CIPL and co-sponsored by the Brunel Seminar Award Series (2013-2014) and the IGLP Doha/Santander Collaborative Research Grant.
Professor Ben Chigara has been awarded the 2013 International Council of Jurists Award "For maintenance of the highest standards of legal education and playing a seminal role in improving the educational system to cope with the increasing complexity of legislative and regulatory framework and the challenges posed by a shrinking world".
"Africa and International Law - Reality and Desire" 18 African Yearbook of International Law pp.1-310
"The Dilemma of the Three Wise Monkeys? Transnational Law as a Tool of Constitutional Interpretation and the US Supreme Court" has been published in Transnational Legal Theory Volume 4, Number 2, 2013 , pp. 227-257
Dr Nariné Ghazaryan presented a paper entitled 'The European Neighbourhood Policy and Services of General Interst' at a conference 'Beyond the Single Market- External and International Dimensions of Services of General Interest in EU Law'. The conference took place in Erlangen University on 18-19 September.
Professor Benedict Tendayi Chigara warns the UN of the dangers of 'sleepwalking' into the crystallisation of a customary international law norm authorising a 'human rights protection exception' to the prohibition against the use of unilateral coercive measures under international law. See UN docs. at: http://www.refworld.org/pdfid/522d764c4.pdfc