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News from the CCIL

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


Dr. Michael Hawes, Chief Executive Officer, Fulbright Canada


Professor Penelope Simons, Associate Pr...

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 wi...

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 discu...

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 we...

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.

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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.

April 16, 2019

Deadline: Friday, May 17, 2019

The 48th annual conference of the Canadian Council on International Law will take place in Ottawa on October 24-25, 2019  The theme of this year's conference is "Diversity and International Law"

Academics and practitioners are invited to submit proposals for sessions (e.g. panel discussions), or for conference papers or presentations. Any area of international law may be the subject of a proposal, so long as it is in keeping with 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 progress are especially encouraged to...

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