06th December 2018


54 Doughty Street
020 7404 1313

Doughty Street Chambers and the London School of Economics and Political Science invite you to a panel discussion which will explore current threats to freedom of press through the prisms of investment treaty arbitration and human rights. The panellists will offer a comparative and complementary analysis of whether investment treaty arbitration is an appropriate response to these threats, in particular, in light of the recent cases brought against Egypt, Turkey and Saudi Arabia. They will also discuss alternative or parallel remedies in international human rights fora such as the ECtHR, the UN HRC and UN special rapporteurs.


  • State of the world – Today’s threats to Freedom of Press  (Steven Powles, Doughty Street Chambers)
  • Investment Treaty Arbitration – Jurisdiction and other procedural issues in media cases (Mark McNeill, Shearman & Sterling LLP)
  • Investment Treaty Arbitration – Substantive breaches in media cases (Emilie Gonin, Doughty Street Chambers)
  • Other Public International Law Remedies – Parallel or alternative (ECtHR, UN HRC and UN special rapporteurs) (Caoilfhionn Gallagher QC, Doughty Street Chambers)

Moderated by: Dr Jan Kleinheisterkamp, London School of Economics and Political Science

The discussion will be followed by a drinks reception.


Registration - 18:15 
Start - 18:30
Finish - 20:00 
Followed by drinks

If you wish to attend, please email