21st September 2018


54 Doughty Street
020 7404 1313

Friday 21st September, 10.30am-4.30pm

Join Doughty Street Chambers and The Wapping Project for the inaugural hearing of the Airspace Tribunal conceived by internationally acclaimed visual artist Shona Illingworth and Professor Nick Grief, Academic Tenant of Chambers and a member of the legal team that represented the Marshall Islands and took the UK, India and Pakistan to the International Court of Justice for violating their nuclear disarmament obligations.


Faced with the accelerating commercial, military and environmental transformation of airspace and outer space, the hearing will consider whether we need increased protection through the recognition of a new human right to exist without physical or psychological threat from above. The Airspace Tribunal hearings will be recorded and transcribed as part of the drafting history of the proposed new human right. They will also contribute key research and discussion towards Shona Illingworth’s new body of work commissioned by The Wapping Project, Topologies of Air, which will be exhibited at The Power Plant in Toronto in 2020 and then tour internationally.


The Airspace Tribunal is supported by Doughty Street Chambers and the University of Kent’s Public Engagement with Research Fund.


Free, though booking is essential, as spaces very limited:

(Limited spaces have been reserved for clients of Chambers: please contact to enquire about availability.)


(Image: Flight Path with Ash-Blue, North Atlantic Airspace Working Still (2017), Shona Illingworth With thanks to NATS)