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43rd Annual Conference

Combustion: Energy,
 Resources and Environmental Issues

Igniting International Law

 November 13-15 2014

     Ottawa ON


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CALL FOR STUDENT PAPERS: Ronald St. John Macdonald Young Scholars Award

The Canadian Council on International Law is inviting international law papers from students who are studying at the graduate or undergraduate level in any discipline.  Articling students are also eligible: papers from articling students will be considered under the graduate student category.

Successful applicants will give a presentation based on their papers at the 2014 CCIL Annual Conference to be held in Ottawa from November 13-15, 2014.  One award will be given for the best graduate paper and one for the best undergraduate paper.  Winners will receive the fifth annual Ronald St. John Macdonald Young Scholars Award.  (Subsidies for travel to the annual conference are available.)

This year's CCIL conference theme is "Combustion: Energy, Environmental Issues, Natural Resources, Extraction…Issues Igniting International Law 

As the world's population increases, so too does the demand for energy and natural resources and related challenges. Energy and natural resources provide opportunities for economic development, foreign investment, and technology transfer. On the other hand, they can also fuel armed conflict and challenge the rights of indigenous peoples.

International law plays a growing role in world energy transactions and resource extraction – from investment treaty arbitration to voluntary codes of conduct for extractive industries and the Framework Convention on Climate Control; it is also essential for the protection of human beings.

Papers that reflect the conference theme will be given strong consideration by the CCIL Ronald St. John Macdonald Award Selection Committee. Papers must be no more than 35 pages in length.

Papers should be sent by email to: by July 12, 2014. 

Please use the subject heading: Macdonald Award - Graduate or Macdonald Award - Undergraduate.



2014 Annual Conference Call for Papers

Combustion: Energy, Resources and Environmental Issues Igniting International Law

November 13-15, 2014 - Ottawa, Ontario

The Canadian Council on International Law is pleased to announce its 43rd Annual Conference: "Combustion: Energy, Resources, and Environmental Issues Igniting International Law". Practitioners and legal scholars are invited to submit paper and presentation proposals relating to the theme of energy, natural resources, and related environmental issues.

At a time when environmental degradation and the supply of energy are of increasing global concern, international law provides an opportunity for rules-based multilateralism. What is the role of international law in the promotion of sustainable development and corporate social responsibility? Is international law an influential tool to address climate change? What lessons can be gleaned from twenty years of arbitration under the North American Free Trade Agreement and Energy Charter Treaty?

The 2014 Annual Conference will explore the role of international law in global energy transactions, resource extraction and environmental issues. In particular, it will foster discussion of the international economic, humanitarian, and human rights facets of this theme. Topics will include but are not limited to the arbitration of mining and energy disputes, the role of the private sector in sustainable development, civil and criminal liability in the extractive industries, and the illegal wildlife trade. Confirmed speakers include representatives from the International Centre for the Settlement of Investment Disputes, various UN agencies, and leading global law firms.

The Conference invites the active participation of practitioners, academics, and students in the international legal community. Paper proposals or summaries of proposed presentations in English or French should be no longer than a single page in length and should include a biographical statement or curriculum vitae.  Proposals are due June 9, 2014 and should be sent to with "Annual Conference Call for Papers" in the subject line.





Inter-Pacific Bar Association 24th Annual Meeting & Conference

MAY 8-11, 2014  |   VANCOUVER BC, CANADA

For more information, please click here.


11e colloque du Réseau francophone de droit international

Aviation civile internationale et mécanisme mondial de gestion des émissions du carbone

Samedi 3 mai 2014 – Campus de Longueuil de l’UdeS

Détails et inscription

Forte du mandat que le Protocole de Kyoto lui a donné et de la Résolution adoptée par ses États membres le 4 octobre 2013, le Conseil de l’Organisation de l’aviation civile internationale (OACI) intensifie ses travaux en vue de l’adoption d’un traité international prévoyant un mécanisme mondial de gestion des émissions du carbone basé sur la logique de marché.

En abordant les enjeux environnementaux, économiques, juridiques, politiques, industriels et technologiques, ce colloque aborde un thème d’actualité et s’attarde à une problématique novatrice et primordiale pour l’industrie.

Pour plus d'information ou pour vous inscrire, cliquez ici.


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