Venue : Colombo Plaza Hotel, Colombo

Justice Christy Weeramantry will speak on "Importance of multi-cultural perspectives in International Law". Justice Weeramantry is Sri Lankan and was on the International Court of Justice. (12:00 - 1:00 PM)

ORATION: The oration will be on " International Law and the developing world : some problems and perspectives." by Prof Tony Anghie on Friday at 5:30 PM (6th June) at Colombo Plaza Hotel, Colombo.
T. Anghie is Professor of Law at the S.J.Quinney School of Law, University of Utah. He received his B.A(Hons.) and LL.B (Hons.) degrees from Monash University, Australia, and his S.J.D from Harvard Law School, where he was awarded the Laylin Prize for International Law. His teaching and research interests include public international law, international economic law and human rights. He is the co-editor of two books on international law, and his work has been published in numerous journals including the Harvard International Law Journal and Social and Legal Studies. He served as a Senior Fellow at Harvard Law School from 1993-1995, and he was a Visiting Professor at the Faculty of Law at the University of Tokyo in 2002. He is a co-director of the Diploma in International Trade Law offered by the Law College in Colombo, Sri Lanka. He qualified as a Barrister and Solicitor of the Supreme Court of Victoria, Australia and practiced law for a number of years, including an assignment with the International Monetary Fund in Washington DC. He is a native of Sri Lanka.