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News from the CCIL

March 18, 2019

International Law Social: March 20, 2019
5-7 p.m.
D’Arcy McGee’s, Ottawa

The International Law Social is designed to provide 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, practitio...

March 8, 2019

On Friday March 15, 2019 from 11:30 to 12:50  in Room 359 of Fauteux Hall at the University of Ottawa, Assistant Deputy Minister and Legal Adviser of Global Affairs Canada, Alan H. Kessel, will give a presentation entitled “ RESPONDING TO EMERGING CHALLENGES TO THE RULES-BASED INTERNATIONAL ORDER ” as part of the International Law Group Speaker Series for the 2018-19 academic year. He will present in English. (See attached for more details)

We hope you will consider attending.

International Law Group Co-chairs

J. Anthony VanDuzer

Patrick Dumberry

Pacifique Manirakiza

March 1, 2019

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of our friend Maurice Danby Copithorne, Q.C., LLD, who received the John E. Read Medal for his outstanding contribution to international law and human rights throughout his career as professor, Canadian diplomat, Legal Advisor to the Department of External Affairs and UN Special Representative on Human Rights in Iran (1995-2002). 

Full obituary can be viewed here.

February 20, 2019


On Wednesday, February 27, 2019 from 11:30 to 12:50  in Room 351 of Fauteux Hall at the University of Ottawa, Professor Craig Forcese will give a presentation on his recent prize winning book: DESTROYING THE CAROLINE: THE FRONTIER RAID THAT SHAPED THE RIGHT TO WAR. Professor Forcese’s talk is jointly sponsored by the International Law Group Speaker Series and the Social Justice Speaker Series. He will present in English. (See attached for more details)

On Thursday February 28, 2019 from 11:30 to 12:50  in Room 302 of Fauteux Hall at the University of Ottawa, Human Rights Lawyer, Djaouida Siaci, will give a presentatio...

January 15, 2019

On behalf of the entire CCIL community, and with great pleasure, I am writing to congratulate former CCIL President Professor Craig Forcese (biography below) on the awarding of  the prestigious Certificate of Merit for a preeminent contribution to creative scholarship for his book Destroying the Caroline: The Frontier Raid that Reshaped the Right to War (Irwin Law Inc, 2018). 

The Award announcement by the American Society of International Law (ASIL) Book Awards Committee reads as follows:

Forcese’s book is a comprehensive and engaging account of how a 19th century military action along the United States-Canada border came to inform today’s international legal doctrines on the use of mi...

January 4, 2019

The annual Hyman Soloway Chair lecture will take place at the Faculty of Law, University of Ottawa on Thursday, March 8, 2019 from 5:30 pm to 7:00 pm.  Michael Ewing-Chow, WTO Chair, from the National University of Singapore, will speak on: "Trade Wars: Does WTO Law Matter?". Please see the attached poster for details. 


Trade Wars:

Does WTO Law Matter?

Michael Ewing-Chow

WTO Chair, National University of Singapore

Hyman Soloway Visiting Professor

University of Ottawa

Monday, January 14, 2019, 5:30 - 7:00 p.m.

Fauteux Hall, Room 351

University of Ottawa, Faculty of Law, 57 Louis-Paste...

December 22, 2018

We would like to share this announcement by the CCIJ about their New Web Platform to Promote Access to Justice for Survivors of Atrocity Crimes. See full press release here www.ccij.ca/news/ccij-launches-new-web-platform/ 

November 23, 2018

The CCIL is pleased to announce two awards to recognize the work of Canadian scholars of international law:

The CCIL Scholarly Paper Award

The CCIL Scholarly Book Award

Terms of reference and submission deadlines for each award can be found on our website.

November 13, 2018

The International Law Group is pleased to invite you to the International Law Social Wednesday, November 21, 2018 from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. at Father & Sons Restaurant located at 112 Osgoode Street. Please see the attached poster for details. 

November 9, 2018

To mark Remembrance Day the CCIL is pleased to announce that applications are now being accepted for the 2018-2019 Leslie C Green Veterans Scholarship. The Leslie C Green Veteran Scholarship is a $1,500 scholarship to be awarded to a Canadian Forces (Canadian Armed Forces) veteran pursuing first year legal studies at the JD or LLB level in a Canadian law school. Full details available on our website.

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