top of page

47th Annual Conference of the

Canadian Council on International Law

November 1-2, 2018, Ottawa

CLE Accreditation

Attendees at the 2018 conference are eligible for up to 13 hours, 20 minutes of substantive content. The Panel entitled ''Mind the Gender Gap: Achieving Women’s Economic Empowerment through Inclusive Trade Laws, Policies and Agreements'' is accredited for 1 hour and 30 minutes of EDI Professionalism Content with the Law Society of Ontario. 

International Law at the Boundaries

Populist movements in Brexit Britain and Trump America seek to reassert the primacy of national frontiers, after decades of increasing integration in politics, economics and law. But borders seem to offer no answer to climate change, mass migration, global capital flows or even, in the case of Putin’s Russia, territorial aggrandizement. And all of these transnational challenges arise at a time of rapid innovation: in a new technological context, have existing international legal norms been pushed to the boundaries of their usefulness?


November 1

Professor Harold Hongju Koh

Yale Law School


Harold Hongju Koh is Sterling Professor of International Law at Yale Law School. He returned to Yale Law School in January 2013 after serving for nearly four years as the 22nd Legal Adviser of the U.S. Department of State.


Professor Koh is one of the United States’ leading experts in public and private international law, national security law, and human rights. He first began teaching at Yale Law School in 1985 and served as its fifteenth Dean from 2004 until 2009. From 2009 to 2013, he took leave as the Martin R. Flug ’55 Professor of International Law to join the State Department as Legal Adviser, service for which he received the Secretary of State's Distinguished Service Award. From 1993 to 2009, he was the Gerard C. & Bernice Latrobe Smith Professor of International Law at Yale Law School, and from 1998 to 2001, he served as U.S. Assistant Secretary of State for Democracy, Human Rights and Labor.


Professor Koh has received seventeen honorary degrees and more than thirty awards for his human rights work, including awards from Columbia Law School and the American Bar Association for his lifetime achievements in international law. He has authored or co-authored eight books, published more than 200 articles, testified regularly before Congress, and litigated numerous cases involving international law issues in both U.S. and international tribunals. He is a Fellow of the American Philosophical Society and the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, an Honorary Fellow of Magdalen College, Oxford, and a member of the Council of the American Law Institute.

November 2

Professor Jutta Brunnée

University of Toronto, Faculty of Law


Jutta Brunnée is Professor of Law and Metcalf Chair in Environmental Law, University of Toronto, where she previously served as Associate Dean of Law, Graduate (2010-2014) and Interim Dean (2014).

She has published widely in the areas of Public International Law and International Environmental Law. She is co-author of International Climate Change Law (OUP 2017), which was awarded the American Society of International Law’s 2018 Certificate of Merit “in a specialized area of international law,” and of Legitimacy and Legality in International Law: An Interactional Account (CUP 2010), which was awarded the American Society of International Law’s 2011 Certificate of Merit “for preeminent contribution to creative scholarship.”


Prof. Brunnée served on the Board of Editors of the American Journal of International Law (2006-2016) and was elected Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada in 2013, and Associate of the Institut de Droit International in 2017. She will deliver a course on “Procedure and Substance in International Environmental Law” at the Hague Academy of International Law in 2019.


(Confirmed as of September 2018)


If you would like to become a sponsor of the 2018 CCIL Annual Conference, download the sponsorship prospectus to learn more or contact

pafso logo.png

Hyman Soloway Chair

in Business and Trade Law

Chaire Hyman Soloway du droit des affaires

et du commerce

bottom of page