Thursday 28 April - Friday 29 April 2022

International Law Association British Branch Spring Conference 2022

A hybrid conference with virtual and in-person participation.

from £10.00 to £70.00

Stag Hill campus and online
University of Surrey
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Spaces are limited to prior registrants on a first-come, first-served basis.

International law and climate change

The conference will consider legal problems likely to emerge from ongoing changes resulting from climate change and its consequences, as set out in the 2021 IPCC report.

Panels comprising a mixture of invited and selected speakers will be convened on the following themes:

  • Impact of rising sea levels on migration and statehood
  • Climate change and international trade and investment law
  • Human rights and climate change
  • Litigating on climate change.

Programme  Speakers  Sponsors  Documents

Covid-19 guidance

Travelling to the conference

According to the latest government rules, the remaining legal restrictions in England are due to be removed. If you are travelling to the conference from abroad, please consult the government website concerning travel guidance to England.

On the day of the conference

The Government announced the end of free asymptomatic and symptomatic testing for the general public. As a result, there will not be asymptomatic testing provided on campus on the day of the conference. Attendees are still encouraged to take reasonable precautions to minimise the chance of catching or spreading Covid-19. Face masks are not compulsory but are encouraged. The conference venue will be laid out to provide for spacing between delegates and ventilation.


Thursday 28 April

6:30pm - 8pm

Friday 29 April

8am - 8pm

  • 8am - 8:40am: Coffee and registration
  • 8:40am - 9am: Opening addresses

  • 5:30pm - 6pm: University transport* to Guildford Harbour Hotel
  • 6pm - 8pm: Conference dinner and keynote speech, Guildford Harbour Hotel
    • The Impact of Climate Change on International Law: Some Personal Reflections
    • Professor Catherine Redgwell (Chichele Professor of Public International Law, University of Oxford)
  • Conference closure.

* Pre-booked transport from the University to the dinner venue and also from the dinner venue to Guildford railway station will be provided.

Call for papers

Subject to any Government restrictions, the general expectation is that speakers based in the United Kingdom will present in person. In light of the pandemic and the need to mitigate greenhouse gas emissions, arrangements have been put in place to facilitate the virtual participation of speakers and delegates who are based outside of the United Kingdom.

Submissions are now closed and participants will be notified of the outcome by 18 February 2022.

If you have any queries then please email us at

Call for papers flyer (PDF)