Remembering Tom Franck: The Man and his Legacy
Date: 27 May 2010Time: 10:00 AM
Finishes: 27 May 2010Time: 5:00 PM
Venue: Russell Square: College BuildingsRoom: Khalili Lecture Theatre
Type of Event: Symposium
Tom Franck was one of the most significant international lawyers in the English-speaking world during the past half-century: May 27th is the first anniversary of his death. Two centres in the School of Law at SOAS, the Centre for the study of Colonialism, Empire and International Law, and the Sir Joseph Hotung Programme for Law, Human Rights and Peace Building in the Middle East, have decided to commemorate this by organising a symposium in which friends, colleagues and former students of Tom Franck will examine his legacy.
|10.00am||Tom Franck: Friend, Teacher, Scholar|
Chair: Professor Iain Scobbie
Panel: Dame Rosalyn Higgins, Lord Robert MacLennan, Simon Olleson
|11.45am||Human Rights, Democratic Governance and the Recourse to Force|
Chair: Professor Christine Chinkin
Panel: Professor Susan Marks: What has become of the emerging right to democratic governance?
Professor Sir Nigel Rodley KBE: Franck for Defence
|2.00pm||“Our Man in Dar es Salaam”: Tom Franck, Decolonisation and Self-determination|
Chair: Dr Catriona Drew
Panel: Professor Patrick McAuslan: Our Man in Dar es Salaam
Professor Malcolm Shaw: Territorialism and the Limits of Self-Determination
Dr Ralph Wilde: The extraterritorial application of human rights law: human rights imperialism?
|3.45pm||Legitimacy and Fairness: International Courts and Institutions|
Chair: Dame Rosalyn Higgins
Panel: Devika Hovell: Franckly my dear: Giving a Damn about Fairness in Security Council Sanctions
Professor Iain Scobbie: Courting Tom
Please note that this symposium is FREE and open to all.