Public International Law governs the relationship of states with one another. However, it may also directly affect multinational companies and even private individuals. It covers are as such as:
the interpretation and application of treaties and other international agreements as well as customary international law
- international trade disputes
- the protection of foreign investment especially through international investmenttreaty arbitration
- international criminal law including extradition applications
- the protection of human rights through multilateral treaties (like the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights to which New Zealand is a signatory)
- international environmental law
Members of Chambers have been involved in allof the above areas either as Counsel or as Arbitrators.