Professor Philippa Webb is participating in an expert roundtable today (30 March) on Ukraine at the American Society of International Law’s (ASIL) Annual Meeting – one of the most prominent conferences on international law.
Philippa is presenting alongside colleagues from US and Australian universities, on the Eighth Annual Vagts Roundtable on Transnational Law on Sanctions, Immunity and Central Bank Assets.
“One year since the Russian invasion of Ukraine, there is an urgent need to map out a legal strategy for the enormous reparations due to Ukraine,” Professor Webb remarked. “There are significant legal challenges in moving from ‘freezing to seizing’ Russian state assets, and I look forward to exchanging ideas with experts from other jurisdictions as we seek to identify workable and credible legal solutions.”
Philippa is also organising two other events at the conference in her role as co-chair of the ASIL Signature Topic on Cooperation & Compliance through International Law & Institutions: a fireside chat with Professor Harold Hongju Koh, Sterling Professor of International Law at Yale Law School and former legal adviser to the US State Department, and a brainstorming session with a panel of practitioners and scholars on the legal duty to cooperate in international law.