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News from the CCIL

February 12, 2020

Deadline: Monday, March 9, 2020

The 49th annual conference of the Canadian Council on International Law will take place in Ottawa on October 29-30, 2020. 

The theme of this year's conference is "International Law in 2020: Fit for Purpose?"

Academics and practitioners from the public, private and non-profit sectors are invited to submit proposals for sessions (e.g. panel discussions), for conference papers or presentations. A proposal may cover any area of international law, as long as it fits into the conference's theme, broadly construed. Both theoretical and practical contributions, in French, English or both, are welcome. Early-career academics and those wishing to present research in progre...

February 4, 2020

Deadline to submit:  March 1, 2020

A reminder that we are now seeking nominations for the CCIL Award for Public Sector Lawyer. This non-monetary award recognizes significant contribution or service in the field of international law by a public sector lawyer. The recipient will have significantly enhanced the understanding of and respect for international law in the public sector

Eligibility Criteria

Current or former public sector lawyers (i.e. lawyers working for the federal or a provincial or territorial government, crown corporations, legal aid offices or other government entities).  Members of the current CCIL Executive are not eligible for this award. There are no posthumous awards.


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 f...

August 8, 2017

The Legal Bureau at Global Affairs Canada, in cooperation with the Canadian Council on International Law (CCIL), is calling for qualified individuals to submit applications to be appointed to the Canadian National Group (CNG) of the Permanent Court of Arbitration.  The CNG currently requires an academic member, as well as a member of the private bar.  Applications from women, visible minorities, Aboriginal peoples, persons with disabilities, and LGBTQ persons are especially welcome. 

The unpaid appointments would be for a six year term.  Approved travel costs would be reimbursed.  In addition to their function as arbitrators, the CNG is entitled to nominate candidates for judicial e...

June 8, 2017

CCIL and Dentons LLP were delighted to host the judges of the 2017 Canadian Round of the Jessup International Law Moot Court Competition at a reception on Friday March 3. Over 40 lawyers gathered in Dentons' offices in the heart of Edmonton, Alberta for a convivial reception.

Welcomed by Jessup Canadian National Chair, David Quayat, University of Alberta Dean of the Faculty of Law, Paul Paton, Dentons Edmonton's leader of the Litigation and  Dispute Resolution group, Lorena Harris, and Amanda Garay of the CCIL, this event presented an opportunity to introduce this year's conference theme and date.  Canada at 150 was the subject of a number of interesting conversations over the course of the e...

June 8, 2017

The Canadian Red Cross and the University of Saskatchewan’s College of Law hosted a half-day conference exploring how international humanitarian law protects aid workers during armed conflict on March 15, 2017.  This event included a discussion with a panel of experts from the Judge Advocate General (JAG), the International Committee of the Red Cross, the Canadian Red Cross. The speakers touched upon issues relating to types of conflict, who is protected, accountability for violations of the law, and other challenges to the protection of aid workers during armed conflicts.  The Canadian Council on International Law (CCIL) sponsored a post-conference coffee social.

March 22, 2017

Submission Deadline: April 1, 2017

•Analysis and commentary on recent international law developments and emergent trends (up to 2500 words);

•Best practices and cooperation to advance the practice of law in Canada and elsewhere (up to 1000 words);

•Treaty appraisal and updates on international conventions and agreements (up to 500 words);

•Case notes and summary of recent international law decisions (up to 500 words).

Please attach your article as a Word document and provide each author’s name and email address.

General inquiries and articles for inclusion in the Bulletin can be submitted by e-mail to manager@ccil-ccdi.ca

March 8, 2017

Hosted by:

Japanese Society of International Law (JSIL)

2-3 June, 2018

Tokyo, Japan

The international law societies of Australia and New Zealand, Canada, Japan, and the United States of America (the “Four Societies”) have held six conferences bringing together early career scholars around a common theme, generally leading to an edited conference volume. The goal of this initiative is to foster a scholarly network between members of the four sponsoring societies.

The Steering Committee for the Seventh Conference now invites paper proposals from members of the Four Societies.

Theme: Changing Actors in International Law

The 2018 Conference will examine changing roles of actors in international law and...

January 10, 2017

On May 4-5, 2017, the Transnational Law and Justice Network at the University of Windsor, Faculty of Law, will be hosting an international conference on Transnational Criminal Law in the Americas. This conference seeks to engage academics, policy makers, NGOs, and individuals working on the ground in a multidisciplinary regional dialogue about the most pressing transnational criminal law issues facing the Americas today.  The Honourable A. Anne McLellan, P.C., O.C., will be delivering the public Greenspan Cohn Lecture in criminal law at the conference and Professor Robert Currie of the Schulich School of Law, Dalhousie University, will be delivering the keynote address. Further information c...

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