International Law Speakers Series: "Judicial Institutions in International Law"

21 September 2018, 3.30pm-5.00pm, Swissotel Merchant Court (Ballroom A), 20 Merchant Road, Singapore 058281

As part of its efforts to bring together the thought leaders of the global legal and judicial community and spark fruitful discourse, the Attorney-General’s Chambers (the 'AGC') organises the International Law Speakers Series. This year, Judge Gilbert Guillaume will be giving a Lecture on "Judicial Institutions in International Law", at 3.30pm-5pm on Friday, 21 September 2018 at Swissotel Merchant Court (Ballroom A). Judge Gilbert Guillaume has frequently written on judicial institutions in international law, and in 1995, wrote an article on "The Future of International Judicial Institutions". Some twenty over years later, Judge Guillaume will share his reflections on the present state of international judicial institutions. In doing so, he will address the following issues:

  • Has the role of international judicial institutions changed in any respect?
  • How can international judicial institutions, despite the vast plurality of these and the increased pace in developments in international law, remain effective in their roles and maintain the trust that governments and the general public place in these institutions?

Judge Gilbert Guillaume was Member of the International Court of Justice (the 'ICJ') from 1987 to 2005, and President of the Court from 2000 to 2003. He is an honorary member of the French Council of State, after having served as a Councillor of State. He was France's representative on the Legal Committee of the International Civil Aviation Organization and Chairman of that Committee from 1971 to 1975. Judge Guillaume has also served as judge ad hoc at the ICJ on several occasions, as well as arbitrator in numerous disputes as a Member of the Permanent Court of Arbitration.

Registration is free for members of the Law Society. For more information and registration, members should contact Ms Lim Zhen Ru at by Monday, 17 September 2018 (subject to availability of seats).