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47th CCIL Annual Conference 
Le congrès annuel du CCDI se tiendra du 

1 & 2 novembre 2018

The 47th Annual CCIL Conference will be held in Ottawa on Thursday, November 1 and Friday, November 2, 2018.

The theme of this year's conference is "International Law at the Boundaries". A call for papers and panel proposals will be circulated soon. 

This year will feature a dynamic mix of new research, practitioner perspectives, and keynote addresses from prominent figures in international law, along with ample opportunities for networking and dialogue.


Le 47e congrès annuel du CC D I se tiendra à Ottawa, jeudi, le 1er novembre et vendredi, le 2 novembre 2018.  

Le thème de cette année sera "Le droit international aux frontières".  Un appel à communications et de propositions de panels sera circulé prochainement. 

Le congrès de cette année présentera de nouveaux domaines de recherche, de perspectives par les praticiens du droit et d'allocutions de personnalités éminentes en droit international, ainsi que de nombreuses occasions de réseautage et de dialogue.


Upcoming events | Évènements à venir

JESSUP Moot Competition
CCIL & University of New Brunswick Faculty of Law
Judges' Reception in Fredericton

Friday, February 23, 2018, at 5:00 pm 
 
The Canadian Round of this year's Jessup International Law Moot Court Competition will be held in Fredericton F ebruary 22-24, 2018 .  The Jessup Moot is pleased to invite you to the Canadian Council on International Law & University of New Brunswick Faculty of Law Judges' Reception on  Friday, February 23, 2018 in Fredericton, from  5:00 pm to 8:00 pm at:

Mackay Reading Room
Gerard V. La Forest Library
2nd Floor, Ludlow Hall
University of New Brunswick

Everyone from the CCIL community is welcome to attend!  The event, thanking the Jessup judges, will bring together legal practitioners from across Canada and beyond.  Food will be served and attendance is complimentary.

To register for the event, if you are not signed up to be a Jessup judge/coach (in which case you will be invited separately), please click  here Looking forward to seeing you there!
La ronde nationale du Concours de procès simulé en droit international Philip C. Jessup 2018 aura lieu à Frédériction du 22 au 24 février 2018. Le concours Jessup est heureux de vous accueillir à la Réception des juges offert par le Conseil canadien de droit international et la Faculté de Droit, l'Université de Nouveau-Brunswick , vendredi le 23 février 2018, de 17 h à 20 h à l'adresse suivante:

Mackay Reading Room
Gerard V. La Forest Library
2nd Floor, Ludlow Hall
University of New Brunswick
 
Tous les membres de la communauté du CCDI sont les bienvenus!  L'événement, remerciant les juges du Jessup, réunira des juristes du Canada et du monde. 

L'événement est gratuit et un goûter sera servi.  Pour vous inscrire à l'événement (si vous n'êtes pas déjà juge) veuillez cliquer  ici Au plaisir de vous voir!


Annual Hyman Soloway Chair Lecture |
Conférence annuel Hyman Soloway  
University of Ottawa,  March 8, 2018

Renegotiating The North American Free Trade Agreement: 
Risks and Opportunities of Reopening NAFTA



David A. Gantz Samuel M. Fegtly 
Professor of Law University of Arizona
 
Thursday, March 8, 2018, 11:30 - 13:00 Norton Rose Fulbright Canada Classroom, FTX 302 University of Ottawa, Faculty of Law, 57 Louis-Pasteur Street
Le jeudi 8 mars 2018, 11 h 30 à 13 h Salle de classe Norton Rose Fulbright Canada, FTX 302 Université d'Ottawa, Faculté de droit, 57, rue Louis-Pasteur 



Montréal, Université McGill, 27 mars 2018 dès 9 h
 
Le Cercle étudiant de la Société québécoise de droit international (SQDI) tiendra son 4e Colloque pour étudiant-e-s des cycles supérieurs et jeunes chercheur-e-s le mardi 27 mars 2018 à l'Université McGill. L'objectif premier de ce colloque est de permettre aux étudiant-e-s des cycles supérieurs, aux diplômé-e-s récent-e-s et aux postdoctorant-e-s de présenter leurs travaux de recherche en droit international public et privé. Ce colloque vise la stimulation des échanges sur des thèmes d'intérêts communs et le développement de liens entre étudiant-e-s de différents horizons. Le programme sera disponible sous peu sur les réseaux sociaux ainsi que sur le  site web de la SQDI.


International Justice and Victims' Rights Summer School |
École d'été Justice internationale et les droits des victimes
Montreal, June 4-9, 2018

Registration is now open!!

Le Partenariat canadien pour la justice internationale organise l'école d'été Justice internationale et les droits des victimes, qui se tiendra à Montréal du 4 au 9 juin 2018.

Cet événement rassemblera des experts de renommée internationale et des organisations de défense des droits humains, afin de discuter et de réfléchir sur les questions relatives aux droits des victimes et à la justice internationale. 

Ce cours vise à former et à engager des étudiants et des professionnels dans les domaines du droit, de la criminologie et des disciplines connexes à des questions clés concernant les droits des victimes d'actes criminels et d'abus de pouvoir.

À chaque jour de cette semaine de cours, deux conférences d'experts seront présentées. De plus, des visites au Centre Raoul Wallenberg et un rencontre avec un représentant du Centre canadien pour la justice internationale sont prévues.

Notez que l'école est bilingue (français-anglais). Il est attendu des étudiants qu'ils parlent couramment le français ou l'anglais et à qu'ils aient au moins une compréhension passive de l'autre langue. Les étudiants ont la possibilité de rédiger leur travail en français ou en anglais.  Veuillez cliquer ici pour plus d'informations ici .
The Canadian Partnership for International Justice organizes the International Justice and Victims' Rights summer school, which will be held in Montreal June 4-9, 2018. 

This event will bring together internationally renowned experts and human rights organizations in order to discuss and reflect on issues surrounding victims' rights and international justice. 

This course serves to train and engage students and professionals in the areas of law, criminology, and related disciplines in key issues regarding the rights of victims of crime and abuse of power. 

This week long course consists of daily lectures by experts. In addition, a visit to the Raoul Wallenberg Center and a meeting with a representative from the Canadian Center for International Justice are scheduled. 

Please note that the school is bilingual (French-English). Students are expected to be fluent in French or English and to have at least a passive understanding of the other language. For more information, please click  here.
 



 
Date limite : Le samedi 30 juin 2018

L'édition 2017-2018 du concours Matthieu-Bernard, organisé par la Société québécoise de droit international, invite les étudiant-e-s du baccalauréat et des cycles supérieurs de tous les programmes de droit et d'études internationales du Canada à rédiger une dissertation (en français ou en anglais) ayant pour thème « Le droit de retour en droit international ». La participation se fait seul ou en équipe. Le prix du concours est la publication du manuscrit dans un numéro régulier de la Revue québécoise de droit international (conditionnelle à l'approbation préalable du Comité de lecture de la Revue) et une bourse d'études de 500 $. Les directives relatives au concours sont disponibles en ligne sur le  site de la SQDI .

Call for Papers
4th Annual Conference of the Global Business and 
Human Rights Scholars Association
September 14-15, 2018 | New York University, New York City

Deadline to submit abstracts: March 1, 2018
Deadline to submit full papers must be submitted: August 1, 2018. 
  
The NYU Stern Center for Business and Human Rights and the Global Business and Human Rights Scholars Association invite you to submit papers:
  
Scholars from all disciplines are invited to apply, and we invite contributions that reflect the interdisciplinary character of BHR in theory and in practice. We will also consider applications to participate as observers and discussants. Anyone interested in this possibility should submit their application in a few sentences to the email address below.

Doctoral candidates are not eligible to present their research at this workshop, but they are welcome to attend. To discuss their work, PhD students may apply to the Young Researchers Summit (https://bhr.stern.nyu.edu/youngresearchers/). 

This is a workshop to discuss research-in-progress; papers must be unpublished at the time of presentation. In addition to presenting a paper at the conference, participants are expected to read and be prepared to comment on and discuss the papers of other participants. The conference will be organized around three parallel working groups. 

How to apply:

Please indicate in your application to which of the three broad tracks you would like to contribute: (1) preventing, managing, and measuring BHR; (2) human rights in global supply chains and specific industry settings; or (3) conceptual approaches to BHR. To apply, please submit an abstract of no more than 250 words to bhrnyu2018@gmail.com with the subject line Business & Human Rights Conference Proposal. Please include your name, affiliation, contact information, workshop theme preference, and short curriculum vitae.

The proposals will be assessed by an organizing committee comprised of Dorothée Baumann-Pauly (NYU Stern, Program Chair and head of the committee), Justine Nolan (University of New South Wales), Penelope Simons (University of Ottawa), Kish Parella (Washington & Lee School of Law), Karin Buhmann (Copenhagen Business School), Merryl Lawry-White (Debevoise & Plimpton LLP), César González Cantón (CUNEF, Madrid), Humberto Cantú Rivera (University of Monterrey), Stephen Park (University of Connecticut), Michael Santoro (University of Santa Clara, President of the Global Business and Human Rights Scholars Association) and Anita Ramasastry (University of Washington School of Law, Vice-President of the Global Business and Human Rights Scholars Association). 

The deadline for submission of abstracts is March 1, 2018. Scholars whose submissions are selected for the symposium will be notified no later than March 15. Full papers must be submitted by August 1. 

About the Global BHR Scholars' Association 

The Global Business and Human Rights Scholars' Association is a non-profit, non-partisan membership association dedicated to bringing together a global and interdisciplinary group of scholars with an interest in the area of business and human rights, raising awareness of the human rights and other potentially harmful impacts of business activity, and promoting respect for international human rights among states, business enterprises, and other organizations. Membership is free and open to business and human rights scholars from every country and region of the world. More information about the Association and membership is available here


Le Blogue de la SQDI est maintenant en ligne et nous vous encourageons à y contribuer dès maintenant. Le blogue se veut un moyen de réseautage, de promotion de la recherche et d'échanges à la disposition des étudiants, chercheurs et praticiens en droit international. Vous pouvez soumettre des propositions de billet sur tout aspect du droit international privé ou public et participez en commentant les publications déjà en ligne

CCIL Annual Conference reports are now available!
Les rapports du congrès sont maintenant disponibles!
 
The 46th annual CCIL Conference was held November 2 & 3, 2017 in Ottawa. Attended by more than 300 delegates and speakers, the CCIL was very pleased with the continuity of this tradition. A meeting of more than 300 people; academics, students and practitioners working in various spheres to discuss the theme "Canada at 150: The Return of History for International Law" and the challenges to the principles and institutions of the international order.
 
Le CCDI tient à remercier tous ceux qui ont participé, soutenu et aidé à l'organisation du congrès. We would like to thank our conference co-chairs Dan Moore, Allison Saunders and Dean MacDougall for the remarkable work they accomplished in the organization of the conference. Special thanks to our generous sponsors, CIGI; PAFSO; Bennett Jones; Canadian Red Cross; ICRC; Human Rights Research and Education Centre; University of Ottawa and University of Windsor for their support and making the conference possible. 

Nous tenons également à remercier tous nos conférenciers et participants pour faire avancer les discussions et la recherche en droit international. And of course, we would like to thank you, the community of CCIL members for attending the conference and ensuring that the tradition carries on.
 
Pour un aperçu du congrès, voici ci-dessous quelques reports. Pour voir tous les rapports disponibles, veuillez visiter sur notre site Internet.


Hon. Charles N. Brower 

Canada's Embrace of the EU-Inspired "Investment Court System":  Foresight or Folly
L'adoption du Canada d'un tribunal permanent en matière d'investissement par l'UE : brillance ou bêtise?

Author: Cecilia Landi, PhD student at Université Laval
Translated by Sara Eve Levac, LL.M. Leiden University
 
In Ottawa on November 2, 2017, at the annual conference of the Canadian Council on International Law, the Honourable Charles N. Brower delivered a keynote address. Judge Brower, who is judge ad hoc for the International Court of Justice and arbitrator for the International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes, forcefully responded to governments' main arguments for eliminating the investor-state dispute settlement (ISDS) clause included in international investment agreements. He also analyzed the challenges arising from the creation of an investment court system as provided for in the Canada-European Union Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA). 

Judge Brower began his keynote speech by underlining that criticism of ISDS clauses has increased in recent years. This criticism now has global reach, as governments, among other actors, mistrust the current mechanism. Indeed, there is a growing opposition from States towards the inclusion of an ISDS clause in investment agreements, presumably to avoid being brought before arbitration tribunals. Judge Brower suggests that this wave of protest should be deemed a "demolition derby", as it seeks to irreparably narrow the scope of investment treaties through the dismantling of the ISDS clause. Read more


Professor Armand de Mestral
The Search for the Perfect Free Trade Agreement: AFTA  / La recherche de l'accord commercial idéal: ALÉA

 Author: Lourdes-Marie Mazile, LLM, 
Geneva Academy of International Humanitarian Law and Human Rights
 
Should Canada champion a North Atlantic free trade agreement? This year's recipient of the John E. Read medal was Professor Armand de Mestral, an expert in international trade law. The presenter of the award, Professor Céline Lévesque, stated that three main factors explained why Professor de Mestral's career was being recognized by the Canadian Council on International Law (CCIL), namely, his significant contribution to international law, his generosity as a mentor to generations of scholars, as well as his lasting involvement with the CCIL.  Read more

Les réponses canadiennes aux atrocités massives

 Author: Margot Beauchemin-Daoust, L.L.L, University of Ottawa
 
Modératrice - Amanda Ghahremani
Comme le thème de la conférence est ''le retour de l'histoire pour le droit international'', il est intéressant d'étudier l'évolution du droit canadien en ce qui concerne les crimes contre l'humanité. Le Canada a l'habitude de réprimer les crimes de guerre et criminels avec une approche centrée sur des mesures d'immigration, plutôt que sur des mesures pénales. L'extradition est ainsi devenue l'outil le plus populaire lorsque vient le temps de punir un criminel de guerre se trouvant en sol canadien. Cette tendance a pris de l'ampleur depuis la première extradition pour crimes de guerre en 1982. La Cour suprême de l'Ontario avait alors autorisé le renvoi du présumé criminel de guerre nazi de 73 ans, Albert Helmut Rauca, accusé de l'exécution de 11 584 personnes durant la Seconde Guerre mondiale. En 1985, la Commission d'enquête Deschênes sur les criminels de guerre fut créée et permit d'accuser quatre personnes entre 1987 et 1992 en vertu du Code 2 criminel. Or, ces quatre personnes furent toutes acquittées et les poursuites pénales redevinrent de plus en plus espacées. Plus...


If you attended the CCIL Annual Conference in November, 
we would like to hear from you! 
N'hésitez pas à nous faire part de vos idées et commentaires à propos du dernier congrès!


Individuals who attended the 2017 Annual Conference should have received a survey
that was sent by email. If you attended the conference but did not complete the survey, please take a few moments to complete the survey, which may be found here: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/FZN55S7Your input is invaluable for planning future conferences and events.

If you did not attend the conference, but would like to provide your opinion on these sorts of questions, please feel free to email your thoughts to:
ccil-ccdi@intertaskconferences.com.

Merci pour votre temps, il s'agit de votre congrès et nous voulons quil reflète vos besoins et priorités. Nous vous invitons donc à nous faire part de vos commentaires à l'adresse suivante: ccil-ccdi@intertaskconferences.com.
Past events  | Évènements passés 
CCIL & CAIDP Joint Event on Gender Equality, Inclusive Governance and the Law

Ottawa, January 23, 2018

The Canadian Council on International Law (CCIL) in collaboration with the Canadian Association of International Development Professionals (CAIDP) organized a joint event on January 23rd 2018 in Ottawa.
 
This event brought together policy makers, international law and development practitioners, and academics to exchange views on and the latest and discuss implications on foreign policy priorities and gender equality.  For CAIDP and CCIL, our collaboration was a first for the two constituencies. 

Stay tuned - reports of CCIL sessions will be available soon.
Le Regroupement des professionnels canadiens en développement international (RPCDI) en collaboration avec le Conseil canadien du droit international (CCDI) ont organisé un événement le 23 janvier 2018.

Le RPCDI et le CCDI étaient ravis de rassembler les décideurs politiques, les praticiens du droit international et du développement et les universitaires pour échanger au sujet des développements récents et discuter des conséquences des priorités qui sous-tendent la politique étrangère du Canada et l'égalité des genres

Les rapports des sessions du CCDI seront disponibles bientôt!

2nd Annual International Humanitarian Law conference

Saskatoon, 27 October 2017
  
On October 27, 2017, in partnership with the Canadian Red Cross, the College of Law at the University of Saskatchewan hosted the 2nd Annual International Humanitarian Law conference, "Humanizing Warfare: Successes and Challenges with Implementing the Law of Armed Conflict".
 
With approximately 100 registrants, the conference was well attended and provided an opportunity for attendees to hear from a variety of engaging speakers: Jonathan Somer, Interim Senior Legal Advisor on IHL for the Canadian Red Cross provided an overview of IHL and discussed his experience educating non-state actors regarding IHL obligations; Andrew Carswell, Senior Delegate to Canada with the International Committee of the Red Cross, discussed training state armed forces on IHL; Professor Chris Penny from the Norman Paterson School of International Affairs at Carleton University spoke about negotiating arms control treaties, including his experience with negotiating the Convention on Cluster Munitions; while Professor Joanna Harrington from the University of Alberta Faculty of Law examined accountability issues and enforcement of IHL obligations.  Professor Karinne Coombes from the University of Saskatchewan's College of Law moderated a Q&A session to conclude the conference, during which attendees asked thoughtful and challenging questions of the panellists.  Feedback from attendees was universally positive and showed that the conference achieved its goal of increasing awareness of IHL issues among students, academics, and the general public.
 
For the second year, the Canadian Council on International Law assisted with funding the conference.
 


Associate Dean Heather Heavin from the University of Saskatchewan College of Law provides welcome remarks to open the 2nd Annual IHL Conference in Saskatoon on October 27, 2017.

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Publié trois fois par an, le Bulletin contient des renseignements relatifs aux développements du droit international et aux activités se rapportant à ce domaine au Canada et ailleurs. Vos idées pour des articles, des annonces de publication et événements, ou d'autres textes pour le Bulletin peuvent être envoyés au bureau du CCDI ou directement par courriel à l'adresse suivante manager@ccil-ccdi.ca
 
The Newsletter is published tri-annually  to share information about developments and activities in the field of international law in Canada and elsewhere. Ideas for articles, publication notices, events, or other texts for inclusion in the Bulletin can be submitted to the CCIL office or directly by e-mail to manager@ccil-ccdi.ca 
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