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News from the CCIL

January 20, 2020

The CCIL aims to recognize the work of Canadian scholars of international law by conducting biennial competitions for scholarly papers and for scholarly books that make a substantial contribution to the international law literature.

In 2019, two papers were selected for the inaugural Scholarly Paper Award:

Gregory Fox, Kristen Boon and Isaac Jenkins for “The Contributions of United Nations Security Council Resolutions to the Law of Non-International Armed Conflict: New Evidence of Customary International Law” (American University Law Review, Vol. 67, p. 649, 2018)

Joanna Harrington for “The Working Methods of The United Nations Security Council: Maintaining The Implementation of Change” (International & Comparative Law Quarterly, Vol  66, Issue 1, 2017)

Submissions are now open for the 2020 CCIL Scholarly Book Award. Any member of CCIL may submit a book published during the two calendar years p...

January 16, 2020

Mark your calendars for this year's annual CCIL conference that will take place on October 29-30, 2020 in Ottawa.

Stay tuned: Theme and Call for Proposals are coming in February!

Visit:  https://www.ccil-ccdi.ca/2020-conference

December 20, 2019

Call for Abstracts

Convened by:

The American Society of International Law (ASIL)

In Cooperation with:

The Australia and New Zealand Society of International Law (ANZSIL)

The Canadian Council on International Law (CCIL)

The Japanese Society of International Law (JSIL)

Tuesday – Wednesday, June 16-17, 2020

Hosted by:

University of California, Berkeley, School of Law

Berkeley, California

Beginning in 2006, the international law societies of Australia and New Zealand, Canada, Japan, and the United States (the “Four Societies”) have collaborated on a biennial conference that brings together early career scholars who submit papers with senior scholars as moderators and discussants around a common theme, generally resulting in an edited conference volume. The goal is to foster scholarly cooperation and interchange among the four participating societies. The Steering Committee for the Eighth Four Societies Confere...

November 21, 2019

Since late October, Professor Lévesque and Ms. Logvin have assumed their positions for a three year term. During the recent CCIL general annual meeting, members thanked outgoing President Marie-Claude Boisvert and Treasurer Ilario Maiolo for their commitment and good work over the last few years.

Sharing a passion for international law and international dispute settlement, the new President and Treasurer look forward to working with the new Board as well as the broader membership and partners, in Canada and abroad.

Upon assuming her role, Professor Lévesque noted "It is an honor to assume the CCIL presidency at a time when international law remains so relevant to Canada and the world. We are fortunate in Canada to be able to count on an international law community that is rich, active and diverse. I will be happy to work with CCIL members and other partners to help achieve its mission".

They will a...

November 11, 2019

The International Law Social provides 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 s...

October 23, 2019

Sponsored by

The Faculty of Common Law, Human Rights Research and Education Centre, and the Office of International Research of the University of Ottawa

in collaboration with the

Canadian Council on International Law (TBC) and Fulbright Canada

November 5, 2019     5:00 pm – 6:30 pm

Place: Desmarais Building, Room 4101, 55 Laurier Ave. E. Ottawa

WELCOME (3 minutes)

John Packer, Director, Human Rights Research and Education Centre and Associate Professor of Law, Faculty of Law, Common Law Section, University of Ottawa

INTRODUCTORY REMARKS (7 minutes)

Dr. Michael Hawes, Chief Executive Officer, Fulbright Canada

SESSION CHAIR AND MODERATOR: (7 minutes)

Professor Penelope Simons, Associate Professor and Vice-Dean Research, Faculty of Law, Common Law Section, University of Ottawa

KEYNOTE SPEAKER: (25 minutes)

Janelle Diller, 2019-20 Fulbright Research Chair on Human Rights and Social Justice at the...

October 1, 2019

On Thursday October 3, 2019 from 11:30 to 12:50  in Room 302 of Fauteux Hall at the University of Ottawa, Julia Webster and Jacob Mantle, International Trade & Investment Lawyers at Borden Ladner Gervais, will give a presentation entitled " PLAYING BY THE RULES? SAFEGUARDS AND STEEL WARS : A discussion on Canada’s response to the global trade war including safeguards, amendments to Canadian trade remedies legislation, and what this means for the rules-based trading order " as part of the International Law Group Speaker Series for the 2019-2020 academic year. They will present in English. (See attached for more details)

We hope you will consider attending

September 11, 2019

The Hague, September 2-3, 2019

Current Challenges to International Law: The Role of Societies of International Law CCIL was pleased to participe in and support the second World Meeting dedicated to international law and the role sister societies play as institutions. The Hague meeting followed the first debates that the sister societies already had in France in 2015. The World Meeting was organised under the auspices of the Academy of International Law and in cooperation with the Global Network of Societies for International Law. CCIL presented a panel on the questioning of current models of international economic cooperation. CCIL's workshop took stock of the situation and stimulated a discussion on future models for international economic cooperation.

June 26, 2019

Ottawa, Ontario – Statement by President Marie-Claude Boisvert concerning the arrest and detention of Professor Maurice Kamto in Cameroon

The Canadian Council on International Law expresses its deepest concern over the continued incarceration of international legal colleague Professor Maurice Kamto, a distinguished professor and dean of law, and his colleagues who were arrested and jailed in January 2019 apparently because they were members of an opposition political party. Professor Kamto is known world wide for his legal scholarship, his advocacy before the International Court of Justice, representing Cameroon in its highly successful litigation regarding land and maritime boundaries, as well as for his work on the United Nations International Law Commission, of which he was Chairman, on the topic of the Expulsion of Aliens.

The Canadian Council on International Law, while recognizing the sovere...

June 18, 2019

We are pleased to announce that this year’s conference will feature Professor Dapo Akande (University of Oxford), Professor Payam Akhavan (McGill University) and Judge Kimberley Prost (International Criminal Court) as keynote speakers. Registration is now OPEN. Don’t delay to ensure you get the early bird rate.
 

Register Now!

June 4, 2019

The conference on theory and practice of international law was held on May 29-31, 2019 at the Bader International Study Centre Herstmonceux Castle (Queen's University), East Sussex, UK The conference featured keynotes by Kim Prost, the Canadian Judge on the International Criminal Court, and Stephen de Boer, Ambassador at the Canadian Mission to the WTO, and panels on subjects ranging from international commercial arbitration and international trade law to international criminal law.

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