Announcements: James Muiruri Memorial Lecture; Obligation in International Law Conference

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1. Annual James Muiruri Memorial Lecture: ‘What role for general principles in the international legal order?’ The members of the Sheffield Centre for International and European Law (SCIEL) are hosting this year’s James Muiruri Memorial Lecture on Wednesday 11 May. The Lecture, held in honour of former Sheffield PhD student Dr James Muiruri who was tragically killed in Kenya in 2009, is open to anyone interested in international law. See the Event flyer for more information. In this year’s Lecture, Professor Catherine Redgwell, Chichele Professor of Public International Law, University of Oxford, will reflect on ‘the general principles of law recognized by civilized nations’, to consider whether such principles ought to play a greater role in the international legal order, and, if so, what that role should be. Light refreshments will be served  from 4.00pm. The Lecture will begin at 4.30pm and will be followed by a Q&A session. The event will be delivered in a hybrid format: On-campus: The Diamond, University of Sheffield; Online: A joining link will be provided to attendees who sign up through the registration link. Register here. Any questions should be sent to law-marketing {at} or event convenor Dr Callum Musto (c.musto {at} For more information about Dr James Muiruri and his legacy, see here

2. The Concept of Obligation in International Law Conference. The School of Law, University of Milano-Bicocca, with the support of ESIL, is organising a two-day conference on the concept of obligation in international law, to be held in Milan, Italy, on 23 – 24 May 2022. The programme of the event is now available. People who wish to attend online are requested to send an email to   g.losi3 {at} campus.unimib(.)it. To join the conference in person, register here.

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