Essex Public International Law Lecture: The United Nations Security Council at 75

  • Mon 25 Jan 21

    18:00 - 19:00

  • Online

  • Event speaker

    Professor Niels Blokker

  • Event type

    Lectures, talks and seminars
    Public International Law Lecture

  • Event organiser

    Essex Law School

Please join us for the Inaugural Essex Public International Law Lecture.

On the occasion of the 75th anniversary of the first Security Council Resolution adopted on January 25, 1946, the Essex Public International Law Lecture Series welcomes you to an Inaugural lecture presented by Professor Niels Blokker, Schermers Chair of International Institutional Law, University of Leiden and, former Deputy Legal Advisor at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Netherlands, chaired by Dr Meagan Wong from the School of Law at the University of Essex.

About the lecture 

The inaugural lecture will offer a brief evaluation of the functioning of the UN Security Council during its first 75 years, from an institutional legal perspective. It will analyze issues that were not only hotly debated when the UN was founded, but have also been highly relevant for the Council’s functioning in practice and are likely to remain so in the foreseeable future: the right of veto, the size of the Council and the rule of law

About the speaker

Niels Blokker is Professor of International Institutional Law at Leiden University (Schermers Chair) and was previously Deputy Legal Adviser at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Netherlands. Together with the late Henry Schermers, he has published International Institutional Law (Brill/Nijhoff, 6th ed. 2018). Together with Nico Schrijver, he has edited The Security Council and the Use of Force (Brill/Nijhoff, 2005), Immunities of International Organizations (Brill/Nijhoff, 2015) and Elected Members of the Security Council (Brill/Nijhoff 2020). His most recent book is Saving Succeeding Generations from the Scourge of War (Brill/Nijhoff 2021). He is co-founder and co-editor in chief of the journal International Organizations Law Review.

About the Essex Public International Law Lecture Series

The Essex Public International Law lecture series is founded, hosted and co-chaired by Dr Meagan Wong and Dr Emily Jones based in he School of Law. This is a weekly lecture series featuring judges of international courts and tribunals, leading academics, and practitioners of international law from governmental service, international organizations, and private practice from across the globe. The series prides itself on building on two important intellectual traditions of international law: formalism and international legal practice, and international legal theory including postcolonial and feminist perspectives. 

We welcome all students, academics, practitioners and legal advisors to join us. 

How to register

You can register here for the event which will be held on zoom.

For further information

Please contact Dr Meagan Wong, meagan.wong@essex.ac.uk and Dr Emily Jones, e.jones@essex.ac.uk.