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43rd Annual Conference
November 13-15, 2014 (Ottawa)

 Combustion: Energy, Resources and Environmental Issues Igniting International Law

For more information, visit the "Annual Conference" section.



The Prospects for Law in International Monetary Affairs

The University of Ottawa is pleased to present Thomas Cottier for it's Interanational law Speakers Series.  To view the poster, please click here. The presentation will be held on Wednesday, November 12 from 11:30am to 1:00pm.


Texas Internal Law Journal Call for paper

"The Texas International Law Journal will be celebrating its 50th year in 2015. As a part of this celebration, the Journal will be publishing a special 50th Anniversary Issue. The Journal is seeking submissions for this volume and would like to request your assistance in publicizing this call for articles.

All submissions must be original, unpublished works. TILJ accepts submissions electronically via ExpressO and by e-mail at


First Annual International and Comparative Disaster Law Essay Contest

The International Federation of the Red Cross (IFRC) is pleased to announce the launch of the “First Annual International and Comparative Disaster Law Essay Contest”. The contest is co-sponsored by the IFRC, the American Society of international Law (ASIL) and the “International Disaster Law Project” of the Universities of Bologna, Scuola Superiore Sant'Anna, Roma Tre and Uninettuno (also associated with the Italian Red Cross Cross), with support from the International Institute of Humanitarian Law. We are looking for entries from graduate or undergraduate students (regardless of major/concentration)with a deadline of January 30, 2015. Among the top prizes are sponsored participation in next year’s week-long “International Disaster Law Course” in Sanremo and a year membership in ASIL and waiver of fees for attendance of the 2015 Annual meeting on April. Note that all submissions must be in English and must address international or comparative legal issues for disasters linked to natural hazards.  Please visit their website for more details


"Democracies, International Law and the Parameters of Confronting Terrorism: An Israeli Perspective"

Date: Friday October 31, 2014

Time: 8:00-9:00 AM

Location: Lord Elgin Hotel

Light breakfast will be served but space is limited, so with apologies for the short notice, please RSVP by end of day Tuesday, October 28thto

The Canadian Council on International Law has the pleasure of inviting you to a talk by Mr. Ehud Keinan, the Legal Adviser of Israel's Ministry of Foreign Affairs. He will discuss the challenges faced by Israel in the context of asymmetric warfare and terrorism.


Ehud Keinan is Deputy Director General and the Legal Adviser of Israel Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

In the course of previous roles in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Mr. Keinan has served as Principal Deputy Legal Adviser, also in charge of regional cooperation and economic and water related regional projects, and as Director of the Diplomatic and Civil Law Department. Mr. Keinan has also served as a diplomat in Israel's Embassies in Caracas, Venezuela, and in Santo Domingo, The Dominican Republic.

Mr. Keinan has represented Israel in numerous bilateral and multilateral negotiations, and served, inter alia, as the head of the Legal Support Unit of the Annapolis Process Negotiations with the Palestinians, as a member of Israeli delegation to Camp David Summit, and as a member of the legal team of the Israeli delegation to the negotiations with the Palestinians (Interim Agreement). He has also served as Principal Legal Counselor to the Israeli negotiations with the Holy See.

Mr. Keinan represented Israel at the Sixth Committee of the United Nations General Assembly, and at the Council of Europe's Committee of Legal Advisers on Public International Law. He has also served as member of the legal team preparing Israel's case to the ICJ concerning the Security Fence.

In addition, Mr. Keinan served as a member of the Inter-ministerial and academic working group drafting the new State Immunity Law of Israel and as a member of the legal team preparing Israel's 'Disengagement Plan' from Gaza.



Early Bird Rate Extended 

The early bird rate has benn extended until October 20, 2014. To register, click here