Foreign Affairs in National Courts: The Role of the Executive Certificate
Shaheed Fatima, Barrister, Blackstone Chambers
Joanne Foakes, Associate Fellow, International Law Programme, Chatham House
Chanaka Wickremasinghe, Legal Counsellor, Foreign and Commonwealth Office
Chair: Elizabeth Wilmshurst, Distinguished Fellow, International Law Programme, Chatham House
However, what are the proper limits of the certification power? Is current practice effective in maintaining a proper balance between the rights of litigants to have their claims decided and the interests of states in securing court decisions that do not harm the peaceful conduct of international relations?
This meeting will coincide with the publication of a briefing paper on the role of the executive certificate and will be followed by a drinks reception.