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Program

The conference will be held in person in Ottawa at 111 Sussex Drive (except where indicated). 

Program times are Eastern Standard Time (Ottawa, Canada)

The detailed program including speaker bios will be available via the CCIL Conference App. Stay tuned! Program speakers are subject to change.

THURSDAY OCTOBER 27

08:00-09:00 | Coffee service


09:00-09:05 | Welcome


09:05-10:05 | Opening Keynote


Shifting Paradigms and the Rule of Law in International Trade

  • Ujal Bhatia


10:05-10:50 | Health Break


10:50-12:20 | Concurrent Sessions 1


The law of armed conflict and States: disseminating and convincing to better limit the suffering of war

  • Julia Grignon, Université Laval

  • Mathilde Doucet, Université Laval

  • Jennifer Lachance, Université Laval

  • Thomas Roos, Université Laval


The Pursuit of Common Goals and the Organs of the United Nations

  • Eran Sthoeger, Brooklyn Law School

  • Eirik Bjorge, University of Bristol Law School

  • Payam Akhavan, Massey College, University of Toronto

  • Lucia Solano, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Colombia


Solidarity in Global Health Law

  • Roojin Habibi, Osgoode Hall Law School, York University

  • Robert Volterra, Volterra Fieta


Is Canada Playing Fair? Supply Management for Dairy Products and Tariff-Rate Quota Administration

  • Speakers TBC


12:20-13:20 | Lunch


12:20-13:20 | Careers in International Law

(networking lunch for students only)


13:30-14:30 | Keynote


Courts and Climate Conversations

  • Natasha Affolder, University of British Columbia


14:40-16:10 | Concurrent Sessions 2


The Future of Investment Arbitration

  • Andrea Bjorklund, McGill University

  • Jean-Michel Marcoux, Carleton University

  • Kyla Tienhaara, Queen’s University

  • Paul Fauteux, CMKZ, s.e.n.c.r.l.

  • Shane Spelliscy, Global Affairs Canada


Detention of Foreign Nationals to Influence Foreign/Domestic Policy?

  • Chris MacLeod, Cambridge LLP

  • Alex Neve, Amnesty International

  • Irwin Cotler, Raoul Wallenberg Centre for Human Rights


Lines in the Sand and Snow (Canada-Saudi Relations)

  • Christopher Waters, Faculty of Law, University of Windsor

  • Hassan Ahmad, Peter A. Allard School of Law at the University of British Columbia

  • Maureen Irish, Faculty of Law, University of Windsor

  • Kirsten Stefanik, Court Martial Appeal Court of Canada

  • Sharath Voleti, Department of Justice - Ontario Regional Office


International Legal Aspects of Russia’s Invasion of Ukraine

  • Speakers TBC


16:10-16:30 | Health Break


16:30-18:00 | Concurrent Sessions 3


The WTO’s 12th Ministerial Conference and the Future of Multilateral Trade Cooperation

  • Alice Tipping, International Institute for Sustainable Development

  • Gabrielle Marceau, World Trade Organization

  • Amrita Bahri, ITAM University


Commercial Actors and the Future of International Space Law

  • Mac Evans, former President, Canadian Space Agency

  • Ram Jakhu, McGill University

  • Timiebi Aganaba, Arizona State University

  • Curtis Schmeichel, Global Affairs Canada

  • Michael Byers, University of British Columbia


Children's Rights and International Law

  • Speakers TBC


The Role of Restrictive Measures in International Law and the Importance of Safeguarding Principled Humanitarian Action

  • Sophie Rondeau, Canadian Red Cross 


18:15-20:00  | Legal Advisor's Reception at 125 Sussex



FRIDAY OCTOBER 28

08:00-09:00 | Coffee service


09:00-10:30 | Concurrent Sessions 4


Can Canada Close Human Rights Governance Gaps in Global Business?

  • Emily Dwyer, Canadian Network on Corporate Accountability

  • James Yap, Canadian Lawyers for International Human Rights

  • Penelope Simons, University of Ottawa


Extradition after Meng

  • Neil Boister, University of Canterbury

  • Robert Currie, Dalhousie University


Carbon Pricing and Border Adjustments: From Talk to Action

  • Maria Panezi, University of New Brunswick

  • Caroline Marful, Queen’s University

  • Brigid Martin, University of New Brunswick

  • Emma Pandy-Szekeres, University of New Brunswick

  • Isabelle Nazarian, Queen’s University


Solidarity and Enlightened Self-Interest in International Law: Lessons Learned from Russia’s Invasion of Ukraine

  • Idil Atak, Toronto Metropolitain University

  • Chile Eboe-Osuji, Toronto Metropolitain University

  • Hilary Evans Cameron, Toronto Metropolitain University

  • Jennifer Orange, Toronto Metropolitain University

  • Uche Ngwaba, Toronto Metropolitain University


10:30-10:50 | Health Break

 

10:50-12:20 | Concurrent Sessions 5


New aspects of sanctions in international law in the conflict in Ukraine 

  • Vladyslav Lanovoy, Université Laval

  • Mulry Mondélice, Collège militaire royal de Saint-Jean

  • David Pavot, Université de Sherbrooke


Whither Jus Cogens: The Law and Politics of Genocide in International and Domestic Fora 

  • Scott Fairly, Cambridge LLP

  • Fannie Lafontaine, Université Laval

  • William Schabas, Middlesex University

  • Nicolas Rouleau


Mineral Exploitation of The Deep Seabed: Solidarity, Commonalities and Self-Interests as Drivers of a New Regulatory Framework

  • Bruno Gelinas-Faucher, Université de Moncton

  • Patrice Laquerre, Global Affairs Canada

  • Catherine Blanchard, Utrecht University

  • Keith MacMaster, Dalhousie University


The Role of Indigenous Communities in Canadian Foreign and Defence Policy

  • Preston Lim, Court of Appeal for Ontario

  • Wayne Garnons-Williams, Garwill Law


12:20-13:30 | Lunch


12:45 | CCIL AGM


13:30-15:00 | Concurrent Sessions 6


Perspectives from Fort Pearson: Updates from the Global Affairs Canada Legal Bureau

  • Carolyn Knobel, Global Affairs Canada

  • Louis-Martin Aumais, Global Affairs Canada

  • Anna Kapellas, Global Affairs Canada

  • Rebecca Netley, Global Affairs Canada

  • Stephen Randall, Global Affairs Canada


Democracy, Rule of Law & HR of LGBTI

  • Melanie Bejzyk, Global Affairs Canada


Emerging Technologies and International Law: Challenges and Opportunities

  • Brian Cox, Cornell Law School

  • Isabella Spano, Doctoral Candidate

  • Tanya Krupiy, Newcastle University


15:00-15:20 | Health Break


15:20-16:20 | Closing Keynote


How will Russia’s invasion of Ukraine affect the wider international legal order? How have these developments affected international law’s role in the global response to the COVID-19 pandemic?

  • The Honorouble Bob Rae, Ambassador to the United Nations


16:30-18:30 | Closing Reception at 50 Sussex Drive