Public Lecture

Monday 08 October 2018, 18:30 - 20:00

The Role of International Courts in Global Governance

Organised by the Institute and the Permanent Mission of the United States to the UN

Auditorium Ivan Pictet A
Maison de la paix, Geneva

In the absence of robust legislative and executive bodies, international courts are often expected to play an expansive role in the development and implementation of law. Judge Joan Donoghue will address the aspirations that we should have for courts such as the International Court of Justice, so as to take advantage of their potential without overloading them with issues that they are not equipped to address.

Judge Joan Donoghue was elected to the International Court of Justice in 2010, following a career at the U.S. State Department, where she served as the Principal Deputy Legal Adviser (the senior career attorney) from 2007 to 2010.  Her work there spanned diverse topics in public international law, such as the negotiation and interpretation of treaties, the law of the sea, the environment, investment, human rights law and international humanitarian law. Judge Donoghue has had extensive experience with various forms of international dispute settlement, including claims agreements, arbitration and adjudication. She has also taught at several U.S. law schools and has lectured frequently on aspects of international adjudication.

Moderator: Marcelo Kohen, Professor of International Law, The Graduate Institute, Geneva.

This conference is part of the “Women in World Affairs” lectures series which is organised by the Institute and the Permanent Mission of the United States to the United Nations to showcase the achievements of prominent American women, from different sectors and backgrounds, in world affairs.

The lecture will be live streamed via this webpage.