Dr Kate Parlett

20 Essex Street

Effective advocacy in inter-state litigation (afternoon panels session, day 2)

Dr Kate Parlett is a barrister at 20 Essex Street in London. She is a specialist in public international law, representing States, companies, and individuals in disputes before across the full range of public international law disputes. Kate also represents parties in international arbitration, in disputes involving investments in energy and natural resources, construction, transportation, and telecommunications, in Asia, Europe, and Latin America. Kate also acts as counsel and arbitrator in international commercial disputes.

Kate has extensive advocacy experience before international courts and tribunals. She has appeared before International Court of Justice in cases concerning sovereignty over territory, land and maritime boundaries, transboundary environmental harm, and obligations to negotiate. Kate is a member of the UK Attorney General’s Specialist Public International Law B Panel of Junior Counsel and the Commonwealth Secretariat’s Consultant Panel on oceans and natural resources.

Kate has a doctorate and a masters degree in public international law from the University of Cambridge, having completed her undergraduate studies at the University of Queensland, Australia. She is widely published in international dispute settlement, and is co-editor of the forthcoming Cambridge Companion to the International Court of Justice. Kate has taught public international law, international investment and commercial arbitration and international human rights law, at the universities of Cambridge, Geneva, Paris-II (Panthéon-Assas), Queen Mary (University of London), Queen’s University (Canada), and Queensland.