Philippa Webb has been promoted to Professor of Public International Law at King’s College London, effective 1 September 2019.
Philippa is a specialist in public international law, with particular expertise in all aspects of immunities and international dispute settlement. Her academic work has been cited by the UK Supreme Court, the Court of Appeals of England and Wales, the Supreme Court of Canada, the Supreme Court of Appeal of South Africa, the ICTY, the ICTR and the President of the International Court of Justice. Philippa has represented clients before the International Court of Justice, the European Court of Human Right, the Supreme Court of United Kingdom and the Judicial Committee of the Privy Council. Her latest co-authored book, Oppenheim’s International Law: The United Nations, won the Certificate of Merit for High Technical Craftsmanship and Utility to Lawyers and Scholars from the American Society of International Law.
Philippa’s promotion continues and strengthens the links between Twenty Essex and King’s College London, with Alexander Layton QC, Sir Daniel Bethlehem QC, Professor Guglielmo Verdirame QC and Penelope Nevill also holding academic positions there. The late Professor David Caron was Executive Dean of the law school at King’s College London.