Three Crowns is pleased to invite you to American University Washington College of Law on Wednesday, May 31 for a luncheon panel discussion on the influential and sometimes controversial role of general principles of law in international dispute resolution.  The distinguished panel will comprise Nigel Blackaby, Professor Susan Franck (moderator), and Jean Kalicki.

General principles have been invoked to resolve issues ranging from the treatment of corruption and unclean hands to the assessment of proportionality as part of the fair and equitable treatment standard. The panelists will draw upon the recently published treatise General Principles of Law and International Due Process: Principles and Norms Applicable in Transnational Disputes by Chuck Kotuby, Jr. and Luke Sobota – a modern update of Bin Cheng’s seminal book on general principles from 1953 that distills and analyzes the core general principles of law.

To foster an engaging and lively discussion, this event will not be recorded, and the Chatham House Rules will apply.

The event, sponsored by Three Crowns, will take place from 12:30-1:30pm on the Washington College of Law campus in Room YT17.  Lunch will be served.  The event is free and open to the public.  Registration is not required.

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