CCIL Events

44th Annual Conference

November 5-7, 2015
Ottawa ON

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CCIL Member Blogs

The following reproduces entries from blogs maintained by CCIL academics and practitioners and feeds from articles on CCIL Review.  The views expressed in these blogs are those of the author and not the CCIL.


Invitation: ASIL Colleague Societies Breakfast - Thursday, April 9, 2015

ASIL’s Colleague Societies Initiative would like to invite CCIL Members attending the upcoming ASIL Annual Meeting in Washington, DC, to a breakfast the morning of Thursday, April 9, 2015. If you are interested in attending, please RSVP to Chantal Thomas, ASIL Vice-President, at


CCIL to Present the Public Sector Lawyer Award to Jonathan Fried, Ambassador and Permanent Representative of Canada to the World Trade Organization, Geneva

Date: March 31, 2015
Location: Cadieux Auditorium at the Department of Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development - 125 Sussex Dr, Ottawa, Ontario

Time: 4:30-7:30pm


  • Hugh Adsett, Deputy Legal Adviser, DFATD
  • Colleen Swords, Deputy Minister, AANDC
  • John Weekes, Senior Business Advisor, Bennett Jones LLP 
  • Cliff Sosnow, Partner, Fasken Martineau DuMoulin LLP


CCIL is proud to present this year's International Law Social

March 12, 2015

5-7 p.m.

Laurier Social House, Ottawa

The International Law Social is designed to provide an informal atmosphere for lawyers, students, and professors working in international law in Ottawa to meet, network, enjoy some great food and even better company.   Initiated by the International Law Group at the Faculty of Law, University of Ottawa in the Fall of 2013, this Fall and Winter event has quickly become a major success.
It is an excellent opportunity for students to meet international lawyers from government, law firms, NGOs and businesses. They can learn, first-hand, about real life practice and career opportunities in international law. Similarly, practitioners can interact with professors and lawyers-to-be in an informal setting and network with colleagues in the international law field whom they do not normally see in their day-to-day lives.   For everyone, the International Law Social is an enriching and fun experience.
Hosted and sponsored by the Canadian Council on International Law (CCIL),  uOttawa’s International Law Group (ILG), the International Commercial and Trade Law Student Association (ICTLSA) and the International Commercial and Trade Law Mentorship Program (ICTLMP),  the Social will be held at:
Laurier Social House
244 Laurier Avenue East
Date:  Thursday, March 12, 2015
Time:   5 p.m. – 7 p.m.
Light snacks will be served.




Venice Academy of Human Rights 2015 - "(Dis)Integration through Human Rights: Citizens, Courts, Communities"

The Venice Academy of Human Rights will take place from 6-15 July 2015.

The theme of this year’s academy is ‘(Dis)Integration through Human Rights: Citizens, Courts, Communities’.

Online applications are accepted until 3 May 2015. The Academy offers an "early bird" registration with a reduced participation fee until 15 March 2015.

Faculty of the Venice Academy 2015

Distinguished Opening Lecture
Albie Sachs, Former Judge of the Constitutional Court of South Africa

General Course
Will Kymlicka, Canada Research Chair in Political Philosophy, Queen’s University

Armin v. Bogdandy, Director of the Max Planck Institute for Comparative Public Law and International Law, Heidelberg

Andreas Føllesdal, Professor of Political Philosophy at the Norwegian Centre for Human Rights and Director of the Norwegian Centre of Excellence PluriCourts for the Study of the Legitimate Roles of the Judiciary in the Global Order, University of Oslo 

Marc Weller, Professor of International Law and International Constitutional Studies and Director of the Lauterpacht Centre for International Law, University of Cambridge

Marlene Wind, EURECO Professor and Director of the Centre for European Politics, University of Copenhagen

You can view the detailed programme here

Key Facts
Participants: Academics, practitioners, PhD/JSD and master students
Type of courses: Lectures, seminars, workshops and discussion sessions
Number of hours: up to 35 hours of courses
Location: Monastery of San Nicolò, Venice - Lido, Italy
Fees: 500 EUR (early bird registration until 15 March), 600 EUR (16 March - 3 May 2015)

Venice Academy of Human Rights
The Venice Academy of Human Rights is an international programme of excellence for human rights education, research and debate. It forms part of the European Inter-University Centre for Human Rights and Democratisation (EIUC).
The Academy offers interdisciplinary thematic programmes open to academics, practitioners, doctoral and master students with an advanced knowledge of human rights. Participants attend morning lectures, participate in discussion sessions and workshops and can exchange views, ideas and arguments with leading international scholars and experts. This includes the opportunity for a number of participants to present and discuss their own “work in progress” such as drafts of articles, chapters of books or doctoral theses and receive comments from faculty members and peers.
At the end of the programme, participants receive a Certificate of Attendance issued by the Venice Academy of Human Rights.


The European Union and the Arctic (2015 EU-Arctic Conference)

The School of Law, University of Dundee, UK and the K. G. Jebsen Centre for the Law of the Sea, University of Tromsø, Norway are pleased to announce the registration open for “The European Union and the Arctic” (2015 EU-Arctic Conference).

This conference will bring together academics and practitioners from relevant disciplines such as international law, international relations, political science and marine biology, NGOs, representatives from EU institutions and international organisations to discuss the EU's potential contribution to enhance Arctic governance. A roadmap for increasing the effectiveness of the EU’s action in the Arctic will be drawn at the end of the conference.

For more information, please go to