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44th Annual Conference • November 5-7, 2015 • Ottawa, Canada International Law: Coherence or Chaos?

The 44th Annual Canadian Council on International Law (CCIL) Conference held from November 5-7, 2015, at Global Affairs Canada in Ottawa was a success! Attended by delegates and speakers from across Canada and around the globe, the Conference fostered the discussion and analysis of international legal problems by all areas of lawyers, including the government, academia, non-profit and private sectors.

The CCIL would like to thank everyone who attended, and particularly, the Conference Co-chairs, Debra Steger and Victoria Clark, and our CCIL President, Adrienne Jarabek Marion, who worked diligently to provide numerous enlightening and engaging panels designed to explore the 2015 theme: “International Law: Coherence or Chaos?”.

Thank-you to all the distinguished speakers whose diverse backgrounds fostered stimulating conversations and debate in both the sessions and corridors. Many travelled from great distances to be a part of the Conference, including Africa, Asia, South America and Europe. In particular, CCIL would like to thank our keynote speakers:

Donald M. McRae, CC, FRSC

Distinguished University Professor and Hyman Soloway Chair

University of Ottawa

Edith Brown Weiss

Francis Cabell Brown, Professor of International Law

Georgetown University Law School

Sir Michael Wood, KCMG

20 Essex Street

The CCIL would also like to extend our gratitude to our generous sponsors. Without their continuing support, the CCIL could not have produce such an outstanding, thought-provoking forum. The CCIL also thanks our hard-working volunteers and rapporteurs, without whom, the Conference would not have run as smoothly.

As an inaugural year, CCIL is pleased to introduce the publication of the conference papers on the Social Sciences Research Network (SSRN) on a unique page dedicated for the 44th Annual Conference.

To read the papers, please click here.

Plans for next year’s conference are already in the works. It will be difficult to surpass the achievements of 2015, but we are up to the challenge!


The CCIL Board of Directors

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