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Published: 26 May 2016

Dr Arman Sarvarian to serve on new International Law Association committee

The International Law Association, the global learned society for the ‘study, clarification and development of international law’, has recently created a new Committee on the Procedure of International Courts and Tribunals.

The officers of the Committee are: Professors Philippe Sands QC, Hélène Ruiz Fabri and Shotaro Hamamoto (Co-Chairs) as well as Dr Arman Sarvarian and Dr Filippo Fontanelli (Co-Rapporteurs).

The four-year mandate of the Committee is to investigate the potential for useful reform in select areas of the procedural law of inter-State courts and tribunals: International Court of Justice, International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea, Permanent Court of Arbitration, World Trade Organisation Dispute Settlement System.

This builds on the previous work that Dr Sarvarian did with colleagues at the University – an IAS-funded workshop in September 2014 and an edited volume published by the British Institute of International and Comparative Law in November 2015, both on the theme of ‘Procedural Fairness in International Courts and Tribunals’.

Dr Sarvarian will be spending his forthcoming research sabbatical (September 2016 – February 2017) as a Visiting Research Fellow at the Max Planck Institute for International, European and Regulatory Procedural Law in Luxembourg, during which time he will work on this new project.

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