Nicola Peart will speak on the “The Reach and Limits of International Courts and Tribunals in Resolving the Climate Crisis” panel at the 2023 American Society of International Law (ASIL) Annual Meeting.

The theme of this year’s meeting, “The Reach and Limits of International Law to Solve Today’s Challenges”, addresses the current challenges facing international law as participants, members of the international law community, strive to reinforce and strengthen the importance of the practice.

The panel will explore the extent to which international courts and tribunals can play a role in enhancing and promoting climate justice through the lens of three recent initiatives to seek advisory opinions on climate change from the International Court of Justice, the International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea, and the Inter-American Court of Human Rights.

The event will be held, in person, from Wednesday 29 March to Saturday 1 April in Washington, DC with Nicola’s panel taking place from 9:00 am to 10:00 am ET on Friday 31 March.

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Nicola, a Barrister in the Washington, DC office, practises in all aspects of international dispute resolution. Her experience includes international commercial and investment treaty arbitration, as well arbitration under the UN Convention on the Law of the Sea and proceedings before the International Court of Justice. She also advises and represents parties in arbitration-related court matters, including before the UK Supreme Court.

Nicola is a member of the IBA’s under-40 arbitration sub-committee and the CPR Y-ADR’s Steering Committee. She is recognised for International Arbitration in The Legal 500 US for 2022 and in Who’s Who Legal: Future Leaders for 2022, and she has been ranked as an Associate to Watch by Chambers USA 2023.

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