Global Law at Reading (GLAR) is one of the leading groups of expert staff researching and teaching global law at any university in the UK. As Reading’s research hub for public international law, EU law and human rights law it has a proud international reputation for research excellence in these areas. The series was launched in 2015. It is named in honour of Professor Sandy Ghandhi, who taught at the School of Law from 1978 to 2013 and remains an emeritus professor at Reading.


Anyone is welcome to attend these seminars, and attendance is free.

Professor Philippa Webb (King’s College London) ‘Using existing exceptions to sovereign immunity to advance accountability: potential and pitfalls’ – 18 January 13:00-14:00 in Palmer 108.

Dr Danny Orbach (Hebrew University) ‘Let the Commander Respond”: The Paradox of Obedience in the Imperial Japanese Armed Forces’ – 22 February 12:45-13:45 in Palmer 108.

Professor Aoife Nolan (University of Nottingham) ‘Giving Meaning to Social Rights in Europe at a Time of Pressure – the European Social Charter System in Action’ – 6 March 12:00-13:00 via Microsoft Teams. Join here.

Professor Dapo Akande (University of Oxford) ‘Changes in Treaty Interpretation – The ICRC’s Revised Commentaries to the Geneva Conventions’ – 9 March 14:00-15:00 via Microsoft Teams. Join here.

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