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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.



International Human Rights Day  

10 DEC 2014 
16:00 – 19:00
Academic Hall, 133 Séraphin-Marion Pvt, uOttawa

Bilingual event


Celebrate Human Rights Day with us! We will hear presentations touching on subjects such as violence against women, the use of violence in conflicts and the humanitarian consequences that come with it. Presentations will be accompanied by artistic performances, poems and music. Artwork done by victims of violence against women and artists associated with the Sexual Assault Support Centre (SASC) Ottawa will be displayed. Wine and cheese will follow.

Event series organized by the Swiss Embassy in Ottawa and HRREC to mark the 150th Anniversary of the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) and the First Geneva Convention, as well as the 100th Anniversary of the International Prisoners-of-War Agency. The Exhibition “War from the victims’ perspective – Photographs by Jean Mohr” is open to the public until February 10th 2015 in the HRREC offices, 57 Louis-Pasteur (Fauteux 570), Ottawa.

This event is part of the 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence Canada campaign (closing event).

Leilani Farha, UN Special Rapporteur on the Right to Adequate Housing
Holly Johnson, Chair Feminist Alliance for International Action (FAFIA), Department of Criminology, University of Ottawa
Cherry Smiley, Coordinator Campaign of Solidarity with Aboriginal Women, FAFIA
John Packer, Director HRREC



A Conversation with Emeritus Professor Donat Pharand

This moderated discussion chaired by Professor Donald McRae will be a rare occasion to chat informally with Professor Pharand on his life and career and on the future of the Arctic region.

The evening will be crowned by the official launch of a collective volume honouring
Professor Pharand’s immense contribution to legal scholarshipon the Arctic.
Thursday, 11 December 2014
Ottawa Convention Centre, Room 105
5:00 pm


Annual International and Comparative Disaster Law Essays Contest

The American Society of International Law, the International Federation of the Red Cross and the Disaster Law Project is pleased to announce its first edition of the 'Annual International and Comparative Disaster Law Essays Contest'.

The purpose of the contest is to promote creative thinking and analysis about disasters in under-graduate and graduate students - both from an international and comparative perspectives.

The full contest rules can be accessed at

The contest flyer can be accessed at​.


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