UCL Faculty of Laws


Professor Roger O’Keefe thanked in Houses of Parliament

10 November 2016

Houses of Parliament

Professor Roger O’Keefe, Professor of Public International Law at UCL Faculty of Laws, has been thanked by name on the floors of the House of Commons and the House of Lords for his assistance during the ongoing legislative progress of the Cultural Property (Armed Conflicts) Bill.

Over the past few months Professor O’Keefe has provided legal briefings to members of both Houses on a range of international and domestic legal issues relating to the Bill, which is designed to enable the UK to become party to the 1954 Hague Convention on the Protection of Cultural Property in the Event of Armed Conflict and its two Protocols. This assistance follows his written and oral evidence to the House of Commons Select Committee on Culture, Media and Sport on an earlier incarnation of the Bill in 2008.

The Bill is now before the House of Commons Public Bill Committee, to which Professor O’Keefe has submitted further written evidence on points of law raised on Second Reading.