Weekly round-up of events

This week’s event announcement is below.


ALBA Summer Conference 2018

Booking is now open for ALBA’s summer conference, which is returning by popular demand to St John’s College Cambridge on Saturday 21 and Sunday 22 July 2018.


Friday 20 July

  • Accommodation and registration available from 1800
  • Buffet dinner in hall from 1930
  • Drinks in the College bar until 2300

Saturday 21 July

  • 0800-0900: Breakfast
  • 0900-0945: Registration
  • 0940-0950: Welcome and introduction: Martin Chamberlain QC (Vice-Chair of ALBA)
  • 0950-1045: Keynote address by Lord Lloyd Jones (Justice of the UK Supreme Court): “Foreign Affairs and Domestic Courts: A Sea Change”
  • 1045-1110: Morning Coffee
  • 1110-12.30: Immunities and the justiciability of claims affecting the interests of foreign States – Chair: Lord Justice Leggatt; Speakers: Karen Steyn QC and Ben Jaffey QC
  • 1230-1330: Buffet lunch in hall
  • 1330-1445: The relevance of unincorporated international law – Speakers John Larkin QC (Attorney General for Northern Ireland) and Caoilfhionn Gallagher QC
  • 1445-1545: Human trafficking and modern slavery – Chair: Mrs Justice Laing; Speakers: Anne Gallagher and Shu Shin Luh
  • 1545-1830: Free time in Cambridge
  • 1830-1930: Drinks on the College lawn
  • 1930-2200: Dinner in hall, with an after-dinner speech from Karon Monaghan QC

Sunday 22 July

  • 0800-0915: Breakfast
  • 0915-1030: Brexit update – Chair: Mr Justice Lewis; Speakers: Alison Young (Sir David Williams Professor of Public Law, University of Cambridge) and Richard Gordon QC
  • 1030-1055: Morning coffee
  • 1055-1215: Panel discussion: “The future of human rights 20 years on from the Human Rights Act 1998” – Chair: Mr Justice Kerr; Speakers to include Nathalie Lieven QC and Corey Stoughton (Advocacy Director, Liberty)
  • 1215-1225: Closing remarks: Martin Westgate QC (Chair of ALBA)
  • 1230: Buffet lunch in hall

For further information and bookings, click HERE.