On 1 December 2015, Birmingham Law School’s Professor of Global Legal Studies, Fiona de Londras, presented the ninth Annual Sean Lester Lecture of the Irish Society of International Law. 

The lecture, entitled “The Future of the European Court of Human Rights” was attended by a wide range of practitioners, representatives of the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, members of the judiciary, and members of the public. It was chaired my Ms. Justice Iseult O’Malley of the Irish Supreme Court. 

The Sean Lester lecture honours Sean Lester, who was an Irish diplomat and the last Secretary General of the League of Nations. Past Lester lecturers have included Conor Gearty, Phillipe Ruth Wedgewood, and Vaughan Lowe.

The full text of Professor de Londras’ lecture is available here.