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CCIL 42nd Annual Conference
Contemporary Actors and their Actions: A New Look at the Formation of International Law
November 14-16, 2013
Call for Papers (due June 3rd)
42e Conférence annuelle
Acteurs contemporains et leurs actions: regard nouveau sur la formation du droit international
du 14 au 16 novembre 2013
Appel à communications (date limite le 3 juin)
Commanditez la Conférence annuelle du CCDI
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Please join us for a talk by Nitsana Darshan-Leitner, Director of Shurat Ha Din - Israel Law Center (http://www.israellawcenter.org/) for a discussion of her work at Shurat Ha Din, a civil rights organization which is based in Israel. Her work has been dedicated to combating terrorist organizations through litigation in domestic courts.
She will be speaking from 11:00 AM-1:00 PM on February 11th in the Rendez Vous Room at 125 Sussex Drive, Ottawa. Light refreshments will be provided.
This event is co-sponsored by Foreign Affairs and International Trade Canada, and the Canadian Council on International Law.
R.S.V.P.: Kindly e-mail Barbara.Glenn@international.gc.ca by February 8, 2013 to attend.
The CCIL will host a half-day seminar on international investment law at Bennett Jones in Toronto, February 8, 2013.
Professor Debra Steger, Matthew Kronby, Professor Armand de Mestral, Michael Solursh, Professor Gus Van Harten, and Professor Dieudonné Édouard Onguene Onana will present on various subjects.
In particular, the seminar intends to address recent issues on international investment law in Canada such as the Canadian-China Foreign Investment Promotion and Protection Agreement, legal issues and consequences of Canada's ratification of the ICSID Convention, the Canada European Union Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agrements (CETA) and problems of negotiating Foreign Direct Investment issues with the European Union in the light of its Newly-expanded Competence. John Terry and Milos Barutciski will be the respective chairs of the panels.
Bennett Jones has graciously accepted to host the event in its Toronto office.
When: Friday, February 8, 2013 from 13:00 to 17:00
Where: Bennett Jones Toronto office
One First Canadian Place, 34th floor
(100 King Street West) - TORONTO
This seminar is free to CCIL members. Non-members may purchase a membership during registration.
Upcoming: Toronto - February 8; Kingston - March 7; and more!
(Post updated December 12)
Dear CCIL Members and Friends,
As many of you know, last year in cooperation with the Jessup, we organized a successful half-day conference. We will do so again, and are planning to try to do more such smaller conferences (seminars) outside of Ottawa, starting with one on February 8th in Toronto on the topic of international investment law. As with the Jessup conference last year, these seminars will be free for CCIL members. To remind you - those who attended as student or regular delegates at the 2012 conference are already members, and all others can attend by buying a membership ($25 for students; $85 for others) at http://www.ccil-ccdi.ca/online-membership-application/.
For the Jessup competition, as we did last year, we plan to have a half-day seminar on the Thursday of the competition – on March 7, 2013 in Kingston. The idea is to encourage people to come to judge at the Jessup, and combine it with a discussion of some international law topics related to the Jessup problem (related to global warming and new statehood). For more information about the Jessup problem this year and how to apply to judge, please see: http://www.jessupcanada.org/. We are still in the process of defining precise topics and speakers, but we are tentatively planning to have three sessions of an hour and a half each on: international law on migration, sovereign debt, and statehood at international law. If you have suggestions for speakers or topics, we would be grateful to hear them.
In a similar vein, the CCIL is planning a half-day seminar on February 8th in Toronto on the topic of investment. Venue and exact speakers are to be determined, but we are tentatively planning to have distinguished panelists discuss topical issues such as the Canada-China Foreign Investment Protection Agreement and Canada-EU investment negotiations. Matthew Kronby of Bennett Jones and Gus Van Harten of Osgoode Hall Law School have agreed to speak, and we are in the process of identifying other speakers. Suggestions for other speakers and specific topics are welcome.
Finally, we note that the CCIL would like to have further seminars outside of Ottawa, but will need membership help to do so. If you (perhaps together with friends and colleagues) are willing to put the time and effort into helping organizing such an event, we would be happy to try to work with you to identify speakers, organize a venue, etc. Please contact us if you are interested in pursuing that idea.
The New Zealand Yearbook of International Law, launched in June 2004, is an annual, internationally refereed publication intended to stand as a reference point for legal materials and critical commentary on issues of public international law. The Yearbook serves as a valuable tool in the determination of trends, state practice and policies in the development of international law in New Zealand, the Pacific region, the Southern Ocean and Antarctica and to generate scholarship in those fields. In this regard the Yearbook contains an annual ‘Year-in-Review’ of developments in international law of particular interest to New Zealand as well as dedicated sections to the South Pacific and to Antarctica.
The Editor of the 2012 Yearbook is Natalie Baird (University of Canterbury, NZ) (Natalie.Baird@canterbury.ac.nz) and Angela Woodward (Programme Director, VERTIC) is the Associate Editor. The Editors are advised by members of the Advisory Board who are leading New Zealand - based and international academics and practitioners within the field of international law.
The Editors call for both short notes and commentaries, and longer in-depth articles, for publication in the 2012 edition of the Yearbook (volume 10). Notes and commentaries should be between 3,000 – 7,000 words (including footnotes). Articles may be from 8,000 to 15,000 words (including footnotes).
The Editors seek contributions on any issue of public international law. The Editors are particularly interested in receiving submissions that are relevant to New Zealand, Australasia, the Pacific, the Southern Ocean and Antarctica.
The closing date for submissions is 1 May 2013.
Submissions should be provided in English, using MSWord-compatible word processing software, and delivered by email to the General Editor at email@example.com .
Contributions must be original unpublished works and submission of contributions will be held to imply this. Manuscripts must be word-processed and in compliance with the New Zealand Law Style Guide (2nd edition). The Guide is available online at http://www.lawfoundation.org.nz/style-guide/index.html.
Further details on the Yearbook and the table of contents for volumes 1 – 8 are available online at: