The Law of Nations Podcast: Episode 1 – Bilateral Claims Commissions


Originally featured on The Law of Nations.

Welcome to the first episode of The Law of Nations new podcast series, available to download for free each month.

The Law of Nations provides a unique insight into developments in international law. Focused on developments involving the United Kingdom, the podcasts draw on comparative law from around the world.

Download now: Podcast 1 – Bilateral Claims Commissions 

In this podcast, Professor Sean Murphy and Alison Macdonald discuss bilateral claims commissions. The mass resolution of claims arising out of particular inter-state disputes differs in many respects from more familiar ad hoc arbitrations. Sean and Alison consider why particular conflicts, such as Iran/US, Eritrea/Ethiopia and Kuwait/Iraq, have led to such commissions being set up.

Professor Sean Murphy is a member of Matrix, Patricia Roberts Harris Research Professor of Law at George Washington University, and a member of the UN International Law Commission. Alison Macdonald is a member of Matrix and has an extensive civil, criminal and arbitration practice in both domestic and international courts and tribunals.