Sir Daniel Bethlehem KCMG QC is a barrister in practice from
Chambers in London at 20 Essex Street, the founding Director of
Legal Policy International Limited (LPI), and a Consulting Senior
Fellow at The International Institute for Strategic Studies (IISS).
From May 2006 to May 2011, he was the principal Legal Adviser of
the United Kingdom Foreign & Commonwealth Office. Prior to this,
he was in practice at the London Bar and Director of the Lauterpacht
Centre for International Law at the University of Cambridge and a
Fellow of Clare Hall, Cambridge.
Sir Daniel has extensive experience in advising governments, international and non-governmental organisations, corporations and individuals on international legal and policy issues ranging from counter-terrorism and human rights to arms limitation, diplomatic engagements and peace negotiations. He has represented States and others in political fora, such as the United Nations, European Union and Council of Europe, as well as before domestic and international courts and tribunals ranging from the International Court of Justice to the International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea, the World Trade Organisation and ad hoc arbitral tribunals.
20 Essex Street
Sir Daniel's legal practice from Chambers in London at 20 Essex Street ranges from advisory work and litigation before English, European and international courts and tribunals, to arbitral and inquiry appointments.
The International Institute for Strategic Studies
The International Institute for Strategic Studies (IISS) is the leading authority worldwide on global security and political-military conflict issues. Based at Arundel House in central London, with offices in Washington, Singapore and Bahrain, the Institute is an independent source of advice and reporting on national security foreign policy issues. In his role as Consulting Senior Fellow for Law and Strategy at the Institute, Sir Daniel advises the Institute on, and participates in, the development of its research activities on questions arising from the interaction between legal and strategic issues. For further information, see www.iiss.org
Legal Policy International Limited
Legal Policy International Limited (LPI) is a specialist international
consultancy providing policy advice on high legal content foreign policy
and national security issues. Incorporated in England, with core
representation in London and Washington, it works through a global
network of associates, contributors and experts, bringing strategic
judgement, political insight, technical expertise and a problem-solving
ethos to issues that engage policy makers and corporate leaders at the
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