Kent Law School Professor Nick Grief is talking about nuclear weapons, international law and the Marshall Islands’ cases in the International Court of Justice (ICJ) at the annual summer conference of the Scottish Public Law Group (SPLG) in Edinburgh today.
Professor Grief, who practises at the Bar from Doughty Street Chambers where he is an associate tenant, is a member of the international legal team representing the Republic of the Marshall Islands (RMI). The RMI is alleging that India, Pakistan and the UK are in breach of their nuclear disarmament obligations under international law.
Professor Grief helped draft the RMI’s applications to the ICJ and accompanied RMI Co-Agent Phon van den Biesen to The Hague to file them on 24 April 2014. He also attended meetings with the ICJ’s President regarding questions of procedure and has worked on the RMI’s written pleadings.
In addition to teaching Public International Law and EU Law at Kent Law School, Professor Grief is also Dean for the University of Kent’s Medway campus.
Professor Grief’s contribution to the SPLG conference takes place during one of five sessions that cover topics including public law in Scotland, Scottish devolution, public law developments around the world and reflections on the 2015 General Election.
The SPLG aims to bring together those directly concerned with the development and application of public law in Scotland for topical and informed debate on matters of common interest and concern.