UCL Faculty of Laws


Novice in Nienstedten, informal observations from a junior judge

27 February 2019, 6:00 pm–7:00 pm


This lecture is part of the ILA (British Branch) Lecture Series

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Moot Court
Bentham House
Bentham House
United Kingdom

Speaker: Judge Liesbeth Lijnzaad (ITLOS International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea)

Chair: Dr. Danae Azaria 

About the Lecture: 

The presentation will provide some informal observations of a junior judge at ITLOS on the basis of experiences in her very first year on the bench. This will include some comments on transitioning from the role of Legal Adviser to the position of judge, as well as some observations on life in the deliberations’ room at the Tribunal.

About the Speaker: 

Liesbeth Lijnzaad is judge at the International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea (Hamburg). She is a former Legal Adviser of the Netherlands Ministry of Foreign Affairs and head of its international law department (2006 – 2017). She is a member of the Permanent Court of Arbitration and of the San Remo Institute of International Humanitarian Law. Professor dr E.Lijnzaad is also endowed professor Practice of International Law  at Maastricht University. She studied law and history, receiving master’s degrees in international law (1985) and Dutch law (1987) from the University of Amsterdam, and holds a PhD in international law from Maastricht University in 1994. 

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