Feb 05
Governing Our Planetary Emergency: Reflecting on Necessary Transformations in International Law and Institutions

LL.M. Programme in Arbitration & Dispute Resolution



Speaker: Maja Groff, Esq., Convenor, Climate Governance Commission. Co-Winner of the International New Shape Prize on Global Governance Innovation, International Lawyer, Senior Treaty Advisor, Integrity Initiatives International, Co-Founder, Global Governance Forum
Moderator: Prof. Shahla Ali, Faculty of Law, HKU
Date: 5 February 2024
Time: 4:00pm – 5:00pm
via ZOOM
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About the Speaker:
Maja Groff, Esq., is an international lawyer based in The Hague, and is Convenor of the Climate Governance Commission, which seeks to propose high impact global governance innovations adequate to meet the climate challenge. She serves as a Co-Chair of the Coordinating Committee for the International Anti-Corruption Court (IACC), Senior Treaty Advisor at Integrity Initiatives International, as well as on The Canadian Task Force Against Global Corruption. As a Principal Legal Officer, she has assisted with the development and servicing of multilateral treaties for more than a decade, also working at various international criminal tribunals (ICTY, STL), teaching at the Hague Academy of International Law and was a Visiting Professor at Leiden University, Faculty of Governance and Global Affairs (2020-2022). She has worked on a wide range of existing and potential global treaties addressing contemporary human rights issues and cross-border legal cooperation, conducting extensive liaison work with international organisations, professional associations, NGOs and convening international legal expert groups to develop new international legal norms. She holds degrees from McGill (civil law and common law), Oxford and Harvard Universities, and is an attorney admitted to practice in the state of New York, formerly working in corporate law. She serves on the Governing/Advisory Boards of BCorp Europe and ebbf, organisations devoted to ethical business, and is a NOW Partner. She was a winner of the 2018 New Shape Prize, and is a co-author of the 2020 book, Global Governance and the Emergence of Global Institutions for the 21st Century.     

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