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Conference Location:

111 Sussex Drive



Accreditation for EDI Professionalism Hours with the
Law Society of Ontario is pending for sessions A2 and B3

Thursday and Friday sessions total 12 hours and 20 minutes
of continuing education.

Program at a Glance and List of Panels

(Subject to change - current as of October 16, 2019)

Thursday, October 24, 2019  •  111 Sussex Drive, Ottawa 

Friday, October 25, 2019   •   111 Sussex Drive, Ottawa


Keynote Speakers

Professor Payam Akhavan, McGill University Faculty of Law: "Fixing the Broken Mirror: Diversity and Survival in the Global Village"

Judge Kimberly Prost, International Criminal Court: "The International Criminal Court after 20 years : Accomplishments and Challenges"

Professor Dapo Akande, University of Oxford: "The Diversity of Rules on the Use of Force: Implications for Evolution of the Law"

List of Panels
  • Using Technology to Make Trade Agreements Accessible to Diverse Actors

  • Different Voices in International Humanitarian Law: Perspectives on IHL and Gender, Disability and Religion

  • Colonialism as Genocide in Slow Motion: Is International Law diverse enough to address ongoing colonial genocide?

  • The diversity of the reception conditions for IO and INGO in Canada

  • Diversity Among Adjudicators: Can the Multilateral Investment Court Set a New Standard?

  • Doctrine, Practice, and Advocacy in the Inter-American Human Rights System

  • Highlights of 2019 from The Canadian Yearbook of International Law 

  • Transnational Futures of International Labour Law 

  • Trends in  International Law: A view from the Legal Affairs Bureau at Global Affairs Canada

  • Indigenous Rights in the International Legal Context

  • Distinctions that Made a Difference: Current Issues in Canadian Reception Law

  • Court of Justice of the European Union's Opinion 1/17 rendered on 30 April 2019

  • Interdisciplinarity and International Economic Law: Diverse Approaches in Research and Practice

  • International Law and the Crisis in Chinese-Canadian Relations



As well as new research presentations focusing on:

  • Diversity in the Modes of International Environmental Governance

  • Diversity in International Law-Making