International Arbitration Versus Human Rights, Armed Conflict, and the Environment: Why should I care?
Roebuck Lecture will be delivered by Dr Kabir Duggal FCIArb, C.Arb
Safeguarding human rights, mitigating the impact of armed conflict, protecting the rule of law, and preserving our planet from climate change are among the most serious challenges facing the international legal community today. Against this backdrop, international arbitration, and investor-state arbitration in particular, has become our most prolific method of resolving international disputes. Consequentially, it represents our first, last, and sometimes only line of defence.
What role can international arbitration play in addressing these challenges? Does it help us to address the issues or does it actually make things worse? And, is international arbitration the only way or should we consider mediation and/or international adjudication? With the greatest challenges of the day requiring different legal principles and practices, are such complimentary dispute resolution mechanisms compatible?
The 2023 Roebuck Lecture will explore how international arbitration can act as a good neighbour, supporting the aligned international law regimes in order to enable the international legal community to emerge stronger and promote a better legal regime for all.
The Roebuck Lecture will be delivered in-person at Ciarb Headquarters in London and streamed live for our global audience. Register to join us in-person or virtually.
6:00pm Doors open
6:30pm Lecture delivered by Dr Kabir Duggal
8:00pm Networking reception for in-person
This event will be broadcasted live online at 6.30pm GMT+1 (UK time), please check your local time zone. Questions will be taken in person and via livestream chat.
VIRTUAL access to the live stream is free of charge, registration is required.
IN-PERSON event will take place at Ciarb Headquarters in London. Tickets are strictly limited, book now to secure your place. Purchasing a ticket to the in-person event will provide automatic access to the virtual event, free of charge.
The Roebuck Lecture, now in its 13th year, is named after Professor Derek Roebuck MCIArb and celebrates the very significant contribution he has made to the Institute over the years, principally as Editor of Arbitration: The International Journal of Arbitration, Mediation and Dispute Management.
This lecture takes place each summer and is one of the highlights of Ciarb's events calendar. This event is open to practicing lawyers, arbitrators, mediators, barristers, corporate counsel, business professionals, students with interest in ADR and academics from around the world. Ciarb extends the virtual live viewing of this year’s Roebuck Lecture to the whole ADR community worldwide, complimentary.