CCIL 50 ANNUAL CONFERENCE
Getting International Law Back on Track?
October 20-22, 2021 (Virtual)
Dates and Times in Ottawa, Canada time zone. Speaker bios and photos will be updated regularly. Simultaneous interpretation will be available for all sessions (except networking events).
The conference will be presented via PheedLoop. Login information will be sent to registered participants by October 19. Presentations and Q&A sessions will be recorded and available for on-demand viewing following the conference.
Wednesday, October 20
Virtual Conference – Day 1
10:00 AM - 5:45 PM (ET)
10:00 AM - 10:05 AM | Welcome and Opening Remarks by CCIL President
10:05 AM - 11:05 AM | KEYNOTE ADDRESS: ADELLE BLACKETT
11:10 AM - 12:10 PM | Ecocide as an International Crime?
12:15 PM - 1:15 PM | Careers in International Law
1:30 PM - 2:30 PM | Developments in International Law-Making
2:35 PM - 3:35 PM | Concurrent Sessions: 1) Space exploration in the common interest of mankind. 2) Preventing and Responding to Mass Atrocities when the UN Security Council is Blocked by the Veto
3:40 PM - 4:40 PM | Concurrent Sessions: 1) A way forward for multilateralism 2) Recognizing a Legal Personality for large rivers and other watercourses (presented by the SQDI)
4:45 PM - 5:45 PM | Earth System Law: Standing on the Precipice of the Anthropocene
Thursday, October 21
Virtual Conference – Day 2
10:00 AM - 6:10 PM (ET)
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM | Concurrent Sessions: 1) Reshaping the 20th Century International Law Use of Force Construct 2) Spotlighting Issues in the Law and Governance of the Oceans
11:05 AM - 12:05 PM | Concurrent Sessions: 1) The International Law of Subnational Entities (presented by SFDI) 2) The materiality of global peace and security
12:10 PM - 1:10 PM | TWAIL Critiques of Selected Developments in International Law
1:30 PM - 2:30 PM | International humanitarian law and the 21st century (modern armed conflict panel)
2:45 PM - 3:45 PM | Concurrent Sessions: 1) Accountability in International and Domestic Courts 2) Implications of Blockchain Technology
4:00-5:00 PM | CCIL Annual General Meeting
5:10-6:10 PM | KEYNOTE ADDRESS: ANTHEA ROBERTS
Friday, October 22
Virtual Conference – Day 3
10:00 AM - 5:15 PM (ET)
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM | Concurrent Sessions: 1) Corporate Responsibility for Human Rights Violations 2) Can International Criminal Law Adapt to Today’s Global Challenges?
11:05 AM - 12:05 PM | Concurrent Sessions: 1) The cyber age – whither International Law? 2) Taking Stock of the International Legal Response to the Climate Crisis
12:15 PM - 12:55 PM | NETWORKING EVENT. Choice of: 1) Commerce and Trade; 2) Humanitarian Issues and Human Rights; 3) The Global Commons: Health, Environment, Oceans and Space
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM | KEYNOTE ADDRESS: MARC-ANDRÉ BLANCHARD
2:05 PM - 3:05 PM | Concurrent Sessions: 1) UN Human Rights Council special procedures and international law 2) Diversity in International Law
3:10 PM - 4:10 PM | Concurrent Sessions: 1) Re-orienting International Economic Law 2) Global Health in Times of COVID-19
4:15 PM - 5:15 PM | Fort Pearson Perspectives: Hot Issues in the GAC Legal Bureau
5:15 PM - 5:30PM | Closing remarks and acknowledgement of CCIL 2021 Awards