“Does International Law Matter?”, a Conversation with Mr Omri Sender

  • DATE / TIME:
    2019•10•15    18:30 - 19:30

    On 15 October 2019, UNU will host “Does International Law Matter?”, a conversation with Mr Omri Sender, advisor and litigator in public international law. This event will start at 18:30 on 15 October 2019 in the 2F Reception Hall at UNU Headquarters in Tokyo.

    International law has contributed tremendously to peace and prosperity in the past 70 years through several landmark agreements and treaties, including the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty, and, in 2015, the Paris Agreement (on climate change). The recent past, however, has witnessed suspensions of, withdrawals from, and noncompliance with, a number of longstanding treaties. In this politically fractured world, international law’s role in safeguarding international peace and promoting prosperity is under severe scrutiny. How does international law contribute to global peace and order? How effective is international law today? How can trust in, the relevance of, and compliance with international law be strengthened?

    Mr Sender will join UNU Legal and Policy Specialist Mr Michael Baldock to examine whether international law is (still) a force for stability and positive change, and how it may continue to matter in our modern world.

    The UNU Conversation Series aims to foster audience participation: you are encouraged to engage with the speakers during the conversation and at the reception that will follow, where all audience members are invited to enjoy drinks and hors d’oeuvres while exchanging ideas and making new contacts.

    Please note that this event will be in English only; Japanese interpretation will not be provided. Advance registration (by 14 October 2019) is required. Please click on the REGISTER button above to access the online registration page.

    About the speaker

    Mr Omri Sender is a noted law scholar and practitioner advising States and international organisations on issues across the full breadth of public international law, including territorial disputes, the law of diplomatic relations, jurisdictional immunities, and the law of treaties. Mr. Sender serves as counsel to States in various international dispute settlement proceedings, including before the International Court of Justice in The Hague. He previously served as Counsel to the World Bank and Law Clerk to the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of Israel.

    Mr Sender is a graduate of the New York University School of Law (LL.M.), Tel Aviv University (LL.M. and LL.B.) and is an S.J.D. Candidate at the George Washington University Law School.

  • 2F Reception Hall
    United Nations University
    53-70, Jingumae 5-chome
    Shibuya-ku, Tokyo 150-8925