International Tribunals in Interesting Times: A Fireside Chat with Elias and Lim
28 January 2020, 6:00 pm–7:30 pm
UCL Laws (Moot Court)Bentham HouseEndsleigh GardensLondonWC1H 0EG
Speakers: Olufemi Elias (UN), Chin Leng Lim (CUHK)
Chair: Martins Paparinskis (UCL)
About the talk
In 1998, Elias and Lim published The Paradox of Consensualism in International Law. In it, they explored the nature of the international legal order at a time when the arch of history seemed to be inexorably bending towards greater international judicialization. Building on their wealth of experience in academia and practice of international law in the intervening two decades, Elias and Lim propose to reflect upon the same foundational questions in the opening month of the new decade, at a time that is very different from the 1990s but no less interesting for international courts and tribunals.
About the speakers
Olufemi Elias is United Nations Assistant Secretary-General and Registrar of the International Residual Mechanism for Criminal Tribunals. Prior to that, he was the the Legal Adviser and a Director at the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons in The Hague, and has served as Executive Secretary of the World Bank Administrative Tribunal. He is an Associate Member of the Institut de Droit International. He has served as the Secretary-General of the African Association of International Law and a member of the Executive Council of the American Society of International Law. He is a Visiting Professor in international law at Queen Mary University of London.