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The Public International Law Webinar Series

The Public International Law Webinar Series

The organisers are pleased to invite you to attend the 2022 public international law webinar series, which will bring together leading public international law practitioners, academics and arbitrators to discuss topical issues of global importance.

This event will see Judge Tim Eicke, Professor Neha Jain and Professor Christian Tams, three pre-eminent and authoritative figures in international law, discuss and debate the Public International Law Year in Review.

The webinar series will be launched by a keynote address jointly delivered by Solicitor-General Daphne Hong (Attorney-General’s Chambers, Singapore) and Professor Dapo Akande (University of Oxford). Solicitor-General Hong will first address the topic of “International Law and the Challenges of the New World Order”, and Professor Akande will then explore a specific and presently pressing area of challenge in his address on “International Law Responses to War and Armed Conflict”.

There are six weekly webinars in this series. The webinars are free of charge, but places are limited, and prior registration is required.



Keynote Address on “International Law and the Challenges of the New World Order” and “International Law Responses to War and Armed Conflict”
7PM-8:15PM (Sydney time) / 9AM-10:15AM (London time) / 4:00PM-5:15PM (Singapore time)



Matthew Koh (Rajan & Tann Singapore LLP)

Keynote Speakers

Daphne Hong (Attourney-General’s Chambers, Singapore),
Professor Dapo Akande (University of Oxford)

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Webinar 2: Tuesday 18, October 2022, 7:30PM (Sydney time) / 9:30 AM (UK time) / 4:30 PM (Singapore time)
A State Lawyer’s Perspective on Interagency Coordination and Cooperation

Moderator: Andre Yeap SC (Rajah & Tann Singapore LLP)
Panellists: Dr Scott Sheeran (International Legal Counsel, Diplomatic Adviser, UAE); Dr Adina Kamarudin (Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Malaysia); Dr Waseem A. Qureshi (Advocate, Supreme Court of Pakistan)

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Webinar 3: Thursday 27, October 2022, 7:30 PM (Sydney time) / 9:30 AM (UK time) / 4:30 PM (Singapore time)
Fact and Expert Witness Evidence in International Dispute Resolution

Moderators: Professor Chester Brown (The University of Sydney) and Ng Kexian (Attorney-General’s Chambers, Singapore)
Panellists: Toby Landau KC (Duxton Hill Chambers (Singapore Group Practice)); Kate Parlett (Twenty Essex); Lucas Bastin KC (Essex Court Chambers)

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Webinar 4: Thursday, 3 November 2022, 8:30 PM (Sydney time) / 9:30 AM (UK time) / 5:30 PM (Singapore time)
The Role of Proportionality in International Law

Moderators: Professor Luke Nottage (The University of Sydney) and Pem Tshering (Sidley Austin LLP)
Panellists: Christopher Vajda KC (Monckton Chambers); Stephen Fietta KC (Fietta LLP); Associate Professor Esme Shirlow (ANU College of Law); Angela Abala (Singapore International Dispute Resolution Academy, Singapore Management University)

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Webinar 5: Wednesday, 9 November 2022, 9:00 PM (Sydney time) / 10:00 AM (UK time) / 6:00 PM (Singapore time)
Circumstances Precluding Wrongfulness: Non-precluded Issues, Defences, Police Powers

Moderators: Charis Tan (Peter & Kim) and Ashique Rahman (Fietta LLP)
Panellists: Jeffrey Sullivan KC (Gibson Dunn); Christopher Harris KC (3VB); Gisèle Stephens-Chu (StephensChu Dispute Resolution)

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Webinar 6: Wednesday, 16 November 2022 8:30 PM (Sydney time) / 9:30 AM (UK time) / 5:30 PM (Singapore time)
The Public International Law Year in Review

Moderators: Kexin Yu (Duxton Hill Chambers (Singapore Group Practice)) and Harpreet Dhillon (Twitter)
Panellists: Loretta Malintoppi (39 Essex Chambers); Professor Ben Saul (The University of Sydney); Professor Mathias Forteau (University of Paris Ouest, Nanterre La Défense); Oonagh Sands (Fietta LLP)

Closing Address

Professor Zachary Douglas KC (Matrix Chambers)

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*Profiles of speakers and moderators, and other details, for the various webinars will be published separately progressively.

This webinar series is sponsored by:
  • Sydney Centre for International Law at The University of Sydney Law School
  • American Society of International Law
  • Australian and New Zealand Society of International Law
  • Centre for International Law and National University of Singapore
  • Singapore Management University
  • Singapore International Dispute Resolution Academy.


Registration is free and by invitation only. Successful registrants will receive a confirmation email.
For registrants who will be attending virtually, the webinar will be conducted via Zoom and you will be able to post questions live on-line.
Please be informed that Rajah & Tann Asia, others on behalf of the firm and third parties may be taking photographs and videos during this event. Rajah & Tann Asia may use such photos in its marketing materials, publications or media.
For enquiries, please contact


Oct 12 2022 - Nov 16 2022

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