Using the Proceeds of Foreign Bribery to Provide Development Aid
December 2019 -- Very grateful for feedback received after presenting a paper on the redirection of some of the penalties imposed in foreign bribery prosecutions to provide international developmental aid and assistance to communities as the wider victims of corruption, with the American Society of International Law’s Anti-Corruption Law Interest Group and Ono Academic College providing the ideal forum by way of a works-in-progress workshop. Many thanks to the organizers, and a special thanks to Dr Dana Pugach and Dr Ina Kubbe for their insights as discussants.
Providing for Victim Redress in Foreign Bribery Cases
June 2019 -- My sincere thanks to the European University Institute and the University of Portsmouth Law School for hosting an international conference on “Corruption, Democracy and Human Rights: Exploring New Avenues in the Fight Against Corruption” at the Villa Salviati on the hillside overlooking Florence, Italy, 20-21 June 2019. A great opportunity to present my work on victim redress in foreign bribery cases and to meet other researchers also working on ways to address corruption’s impacts on its victims - defining victim in its widest sense.
Chatham House Roundtable in Beijing on Emerging Issues
June 2018 -- Delighted to return to Beijing to participate in a two-day roundtable on emerging issues in international law, including the role for China in Arctic affairs, organized by the international think tank Chatham House (The Royal Institute of International Affairs). Many thanks for the feedback on my presentation concerning the adoption of a resolution on mutually beneficial cooperation in the field of human rights at the UN Human Rights Council (A/HRC/37/L.36).
Exploring Extradition's Histories
October 2019 -- Honoured to be included in a three-day international symposium on the "Histories of Transnational Criminal Law" organized by the University of Hamburg at the Schloss Herrenhausen in Hannover, Germany. Many thanks to Professors Florian Jessberger, Neil Boister and Sabine Gless for bringing together an excellent program of speakers from law, history and sociology, and to the Volkswagen Foundation for financial support.
Chatham House Roundtable on Peace and Security at Columbia University
November 2018 -- Delighted to participate in a two-day roundtable on current issues of peace and security in international law, organized by the international think tank Chatham House, in collaboration with the Human Rights Institute at Columbia Law School and the China University of Political Science and Law (CUPL). The Chatham House roundtables bring together academics from Australia, Canada, China, the Netherlands, Switzerland, the United Kingdom and the United States.
Treaties, Brexit, and the Constitution
March 2018 -- Delighted to present on “The Practicalities of Parliamentary Engagement in Treaty-making” at a conference on "Treaties, Brexit and the Constitution" at Jesus College, University of Oxford, co-organized with the House of Commons Library, with the Brexit discussions leading to renewed interest in the topic. For a UK House of Commons Library briefing paper on Parliament’s role in ratifying treaties, see here.
Workshop at Western University
September 2019 -- Delighted to return to Western Law to speak about remedial options for the foreign victims of foreign corruption at a works-in-progress workshop for international criminal law. Many thanks to Professors Ryan Liss and Valerie Oosterveld for organizing, and to the SSHRC-funded Canadian Partnership for International Justice and York University's Nathanson Centre for financial support.
Britain, Brexit, and Treaty Exits
March 2019 -- Many thanks to the Association of Professors Emeriti at the University of Alberta for hosting a presentation on the legal aspects of Britain's exit from the European Union. This invited talk was delivered as part of the Association’s speaker series on current events, prompting many timely questions on the legal consequences of exiting economic integration treaties.
'Extradition after Diab' Panel