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12th Cape Town Convention Academic Project Conference 2023

September 27 - September 28

This year’s conference will be held on Wednesday 27th and Thursday 28th of September 2023. It will be held in Cambridge as an in-person conference, but also with the opportunity to join virtually for anyone who is not able to join in person. It will be at Jesus College.

The conference this year will focus on various aspects of enforcement of and dispute resolution relating to international interests.

The programme will include contributions from leading legal academics and other Cape Town Convention experts.

Topics to be discussed include the private enforcement of treaty breaches, the mechanics and dynamics of enforcement in insolvency, the meaning of ‘procedural law’ in the Cape Town context, the meaning of CTC Article 42 and forum non conveniens, and a review of judicial decisions on enforcement, as well as a discussion on the Cape Town Convention and leasing.

On the evening of 26th September, there will be a moot between student teams from the universities of Cambridge and Oxford, as part of the Cape Town Convention International Moot Court Programme, judged by a High Court judge. Conference attendees are invited to attend the moot. The issues argued in the moot involve relief pending final determination and the recognition of a foreign court order for this type of relief. The first session of the Conference will be a panel discussion of these issues.

Please save the date and await further information on the conference and instructions for booking.

We look forward to welcoming you in Cambridge (or online) for what promises to be yet another excellent and inspiring conference.


Yours Sincerely,

Professor Louise Gullifer K.C. (hon) FBA

Professor Ignacio Tirado

Professor Jeffrey


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September 27
September 28




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