Annual Lecture for the Centre for European and International Legal Affairs (CEILA).
“The Use (and Misuse) of European Human Rights Law
in Investor-State Arbitration”
By Professor José E. Alvarez
Chair: Professor Maxi Scherer (Chair in International Arbitration, Dispute Resolution and Energy Law at QMUL & Special Counsel at WilmerHale)
Discussant: Professor Zachary Douglas QC (Professor of International Law at the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies & Matrix Chambers)
The lecture will be followed by a drinks reception for attendees.
Professor José E. Alvarez is the Herbert and Rose Rubin Professor of International Law at New York University Law School. He has served as president of the American Society of International Law (2006–2008) and is current co-editor in chief of the American Journal of International Law. He was an attorney adviser with the Office of the Legal Adviser of the US Department of State where he worked on cases before the Iran-US Claims Tribunal and served on the negotiation teams for bilateral investment treaties. His lectures on the public international law regime governing international investment, at the Hague Academy of International Law, were published as a monograph in 2011 by Martinus Nijhoff. His other books include The Impact of International Organizations on International Law (Brill 2017); The Evolving International Investment Regime (Oxford University Press, 2011) and International Organizations as Law-Makers (Oxford University Press, 2005).