Lecture and Discussion

Professor Matthew Happold

The Bucerius Alumni Group on Public International Law and the Bucerius Center for International Dispute Resolution cordially invite you to a lecture and discussion on

Immunity from Execution of Military and Cultural Property

Recent years have seen numerous attempts to seize State property held outside a State’s national territory to satisfy debts owed by the State to private persons. Assets targeted have included military and cultural goods (from visiting naval vessels to paintings on loan to foreign museums). But such attempts have generally been unsuccessful, even when debtors have relied on widely-worded waivers of immunity. This presentation will examine why.

Matthew Happold is Professor of Public International Law at the University of Luxembourg, having previous taught at several universities in the United Kingdom. He is a member of the Commission consultative des droits de l’homme, Luxembourg’s national human rights institution, and practices as a barrister from 3 Hare Court, London.

We are grateful that Professor Matthew Happold kindly accepted to be our speaker. The event will be followed by a reception with Pretzels & Wine.

Date: 27 February 2018, 6.30 pm – 7:30 pm
Venue: Bucerius Law-School, Room 1.01
Registration: http://buceri.us/MatthewHappold

Poster (PDF)