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Cape Town Convention Academic Project – 11th Conference

September 13, 2022 - September 14, 2022

Cape Town Convention Academic Project – 11th Conference
Public International Law and the Cape Town Convention

13th and 14th September 2022



This year’s conference will be held on Tuesday 13th and Wednesday 14th of September 2022. 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.   The conference will be held at Robinson College, with the conference dinner at Gonville and Caius College; both are colleges of Cambridge University.

The conference this year will focus on Public International Law and the Cape Town Convention. The programme will include contributions from leading international law academics and other experts, as well as discussion involving Cape Town Convention experts from all fields.

Conference sessions will include discussions of the defences that can be raised against claims for breach of treaty obligations in the transnational commercial law context, the possibility of private actor recourse against states in respect of treaty obligations, the relationship between sanctions and treaty obligations, and the impact on CTC obligations of state-to-state diplomatic practice on treaty compliance. There will be a discussion of the application of international law concepts to actions taken in Russia which have an impact on CTC obligations and a session on public international law and institutions, as well as sessions comparing, in an international law context, different types of property rights including those under the CTC, and public and private aviation treaties (the CTC and the Chicago Convention). The conference will begin with a keynote address by Professor Philippa Webb of King’s College, London.

The conference will take place in the Crausaz Wordsworth Building, Robinson College, Cambridge, CB3 9AN. There will be a conference dinner at Gonville & Caius College on the evening of the 13th of September. Refreshments during the two days of the conference and the conference dinner are included in the conference fee of £315 for in person attendance. There is a fee of £155 for online attendance.

Fees are waived for students, academics who cannot obtain funding from their institution and government officials. If you are eligible for a fee waiver, please use this code: CTAC22B. You will have to self-certify that you fall into the relevant category.

Booking is available here. If you have any questions about the booking system, please contact charlie@suzyhowes.co.uk

The draft Programme can be found here.


Ensuite bed and breakfast accommodation in Robinson College is available for the nights of 12, 13 and/or 14 September. You can book accommodation in Robinson College here. Please use the promotion code 46062 while making your booking. A guest can also be invited to attend the Conference dinner on 13th September at an additional cost of £70.

If you prefer to arrange your own accommodation elsewhere, you may find useful the enclosed list of hotels in Cambridge offering a variety of options.

The Fellows House

The Graduate

University Arms

Hilton Cambridge City Centre

Hotel du Vin

The Varsity Hotel

The Clayton Hotel

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

All updates regarding the conference, including the programme, will be shared on this page. Please contact Hamza Hameed (h.hameed@unidroit.org) for any additional information.



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September 13, 2022
September 14, 2022




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