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Johan Gerrit Lammers to Deliver Deutsch Lecture Wednesday, January 28, 2009, at 5:00 p.m.

January 21, 2009 6:04 AM

Tulane Law School proudly presents the Deutsch Lecture, featuring Johan Gerrit Lammers, Former Legal Adviser of the Netherlands Ministry of Affairs (1999 – 2007). The Lecture, entitled “The (Changing) Role of the Legal Adviser of a Ministry of Foreign Affairs,” will take place Wednesday, January 28, 2009, at 5:00 pm in room 157 of John Giffen Weinmann Hall (Tulane Law School, 6329 Freret Street). A reception will follow in the Berkett Multipurpose Room. Admission is free and open to the public. To RSVP, please contact Ellen Brierre at 504.965.5920 or ebrierre@tulane.edu.

The Deutsch Lecture is given annually as a tribute to Eberhard Deutsch. The Eberhard P. Deutsch Chair of Public International Law was established in 1980 through the generosity of the late Colonel Eberhard P. Deutsch and his family. Colonel Deutsch was a distinguished Tulane Law School alumnus (L’25) with a national reputation in international and military law. The current holder of the Chair is Professor Günther Handl.

Hans Lammers is a former Legal Adviser of the Netherlands Ministry of Foreign Affairs in which position he served from 1999-2007. He had been a member of the Office of the Legal Adviser, either on a part-time or full-time basis, since 1984.

Mr. Lammers holds master of laws (Meester in de Rechten) and Doctor of Law degrees from the University of Leyden and an LL.M degree from Columbia University. He began his professional career as a lecturer in public international law at Leyden, was appointed professor of public international law and relations at the University of Amsterdam and eventually, after a stint as Deputy Legal Adviser, was reappointed at the University of Amsterdam, Faculty of Law, as professor of international environmental law, a position he held from 1990 to 2006.

As Legal Adviser, Hans Lammers represented the Dutch Government in cases before the International Court of Justice and the Permanent Court of Arbitration. He has served on several World Bank and other consultancy missions to Swaziland, Mozambique, Thailand, Laos, Cambodia and Zimbabwe, and as rapporteur of the Brundtland Commission’s Experts Group on Environmental Law.

Mr. Lammers is the author or editor of numerous books and articles in the field of international environmental law (especially international watercourse law) as well as general international law. He is the recipient of the 1999 Elizabeth Haub Prize for “exceptional achievements in the field of international environmental law.”