The VI Hilding Eek Memorial lecture

with Judge Hilary Charlesworth

The Stockholm Centre for International Law and Justice, in cooperation with the Swedish branch of the International Law Association and the Swedish Institute of International Law (SIFIR), invites you to


The Sixth Hilding Eek Memorial Lecture:


Judge Hilary Charlesworth
Challenges facing the International Court of Justice



Hilary Charlesworth

The event will be moderated by Marie Jacobsson, Ambassador, former Principal Legal Advisor at the Swedish Ministry for Foreign Affairs and former member of the International Law Commission.

Hilary Charlesworth currently serves as a Judge of the International Court of Justice following her election in November 2021. Prior to joining the ICJ, Judge Charlesworth was a Laureate Professor at the Melbourne University Law School, a Distinguished Professor at the Australian National University, and served as Judge ad hoc for the ICJ on two occasions, in the cases of Guyana v Venezuela and Australia v Japan. She is a graduate of both the University of Melbourne and Harvard Law School, from which she holds a doctorate of juridical science.

Judge Charlesworth’s award-winning research and publications span diverse areas, including the structure of the international legal system, peacebuilding, human rights and humanitarian law, as well as ground-breaking scholarship on gender and international law. She has published over 130 book chapters and articles, authored or co-authored 11 books on international law, and currently holds a number of editorial positions, including with the American Journal of International Law and the Asian Journal of International Law.


The Hilding Eek Memorial Lecture is given every other year in the memory of Hilding Eek, the distinguished Professor of International Law at Stockholm University 1956-1974.


This event is generously supported by the Edvard Cassel Foundation.

Registration (voluntary) by email by 19 March:

Live screening.