Sir Daniel Bethlehem KCMG QC

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Sir Daniel Bethlehem KCMG QC is a barrister in practice at the London Bar, Visiting Professor of Law at Columbia Law School and Consulting Senior Fellow for Law and Strategy at the International Institute for Strategic Studies. He was the principal Legal Adviser of the UK Foreign & Commonwealth Office from May 2006 to May 2011.

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The Supremacy of International Law? – Part Two

Editor’s Note: This is the text of the 2nd Annual British Embassy (The Hague) International Law Lecture, delivered on 23 May 2016 (part two of two). Part one is available here. The relevance, engagement and application of international law in the domestic space are addressed explicitly and implicitly multiple times every day in the course…

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The Supremacy of International Law? – Part One

Editor’s Note: This is the text of the 2nd Annual British Embassy (The Hague) International Law Lecture, delivered on 23 May 2016 (part one of two). My topic is The Supremacy of International Law? I chose the subject unwisely, seduced by the question mark into the thought that there would be scope for erudition…

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Stepping Back a Moment – The Legal Basis in Favour of a Principle of Humanitarian Intervention

Sir Daniel Bethlehem KCMG QC is a barrister in practice at the London Bar, Visiting Professor of Law at Columbia Law School and was formerly principal Legal Adviser of the UK Foreign & Commonwealth Office. The debate on possible intervention in Syria has moved beyond the discussion of…

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