Activities of the Legal Counsel of the
Legal Counsel addresses the Oxford University Public International Law Discussion Group.
15 October 2015
On 15 October 2015, the United Nations Legal Counsel, Mr. Serpa Soares, addressed the Oxford University Public International Law Discussion Group on the contributions of the United Nations to the development of international law. The audience
comprised senior academics from the university and postgraduate students in international law. The Legal Counsel addressed matters relating to the United Nations Charter, the United Nations as a unique venue for collective action, the making of international
law which has developed through the organs and institutions of the Organisation. The Legal opinions of the Office of Legal Affairs have contributed to this process.
Mr. Serpa Soares addresses the Oxford University Public International Law Discussion Group.
During his visit to Oxford Mr. Serpa Soares also participated in a conference on the International Law Commission which was organised by the Foreign and Commonwealth Office.