Grotius Chambers regularly hosts or co-hosts events on cutting-edge and other issues. You can find our upcoming events here. To register your interest in one or more of our events, and to receive our invitations, please refer to “Event Interest Registration“.

The Al Mahdi Case: Confronting the destruction of cultural heritage through cooperation @ Embassy of the Republic of Guatemala
Apr 1 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

The seminar, organised in collaboration with the Club du Droit International and the Embassy of Guatemala, will feature a discussion of the importance of cooperation in cases such as the Al Mahdi case. Speakers include

  • Mr Lazare Eloundou, Director of the Division for Culture and Emergencies, UNESCO
  • Mr Gilles Dutertre, Senior Trial Lawyer, Prosecutor Office, ICC
  • Mr Pascal Turlan, Judicial Cooperation Advisor, Prosecutor Office, ICC
  • Mr Richard Nsanzabaganwa, International Cooperation Adviser, JCCD-Office of the Prosecutor, ICC

The event will be followed by a reception.

Participants are required to register using the following email address:

The law of immunities of international organisations after Jam vs IFC @ The Humanities Hub
May 29 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Grotius Chambers brings together a panel of four experts to discuss the implications of the landmark US Supreme Court decision in Jam v IFC, No. 17–1011 (27 February 2019) on the law of the immunities of international organisations. The panel comprises:

  • Dr Rishi Gulati, Fellow at the London School of Economics and Barrister, Victoria, Australia.
  • Dr Guido de Dekker, Attorney practising at the Supreme Court of The Netherlands, BarentsKrans NV, Den Haag.
  • Dr Oliver Lorenz, Gesellschaft fur Internationale Zusammenarbeit (formerly with the WorldBank/IFC), B0nn, Germany.
  • Dimitri van den Meersche LLM, Researcher in the Dispute Settlement and Adjudication, Asser Institute, Den Haag, Netherlands.

Ms Marine Veissiere, Partner at Grotius Chambers, will moderate the panel.

The discussion will be wide ranging and cover different perspectives. Speakers will address issues including but not limited to the scope of international institutional immunities following the decision in Jam in the United States; how may Jam impact the international law understanding of institutional immunities; what steps international organisations may take to limit exposure to domestic proceedings; and crucially, what implications does (if any) does the decision in Jam have for enhancing access to justice for the victims of international institutional conduct. We encourage, and are looking forward to, a lively discussion among the panel and including the audience.