2017 John E. Read Medal Recipient :
Professor Armand de Mestral


The CCIL is proud to announce that Professor Armand de Mestral, Professor Emeritus at McGill University has been awarded the John E. Read Medal for 2017. 
  
Professor de Mestral has recently retired from the Faculty of Law at McGill University where he was the Jean Monnet Chair in the Law of International Economic Integration.  Armand taught courses in the law of the sea, public international law, international trade law, international arbitration, the law of the European Community, and public international air law. He has produced a huge volume of books, articles and studies in English and French on international trade law and international law.  He has also served on WTO and NAFTA dispute settlement and arbitration tribunals. He was made Member of the Order of Canada in 2007. 
  
Armand is also a former CCIL President but has remained active in participating and organizing international law conferences in Canada. He is currently a Senior Fellow at the Centre for International Governance Innovation (CIGI) where he writes on matters relating to investor-state arbitration. He also continues to lecture at various universities and institutes worldwide. 
  
Finally, Armand has served as a highly regarded mentor to generations of international law students which has left a profound impact on how international law is studied and practiced in Canada and throughout the world.    
  
We congratulate Professor de Mestral for his distinguished contribution to international law both in Canada and abroad.

Armand will officially receive the Read Medal at the next CCIL conference in November.

Le CCDI a l'honneur d'annoncer que le professeur Armand de Mestral, professeur émérite à l'Université McGill, est le récipiendaire de la Médaille John E. Read de 2017.
 
Le professeur de Mestral a récemment prit sa retraite de la Faculté de droit de l'Université McGill, où il occupait la Chaire Jean Monnet sur le droit de l'intégration économique internationale. Armand donnait des cours sur le droit de la mer, le droit international public, le droit commercial international, l'arbitrage international, le droit de la communauté européenne, et le droit aérien international public. Il a écrit une quantité impressionnante de livres, d'articles et d'études, en anglais et en français, sur le droit commercial international et sur le droit international. Il a aussi été membres de groupes de règlements des différends de l'OMC et siégé à des tribunaux d'arbitrage de l'ALÉNA. Il a été fait Membre de l'Ordre du Canada en 2007. 
  
Armand est aussi un ancien président du CCDI qui est demeuré actif en tant que participant et organisateur de conférences sur le droit international au Canada. Il est actuellement Senior Fellow au Centre pour l'innovation dans la gouvernance internationale (CIGI) pour lequel il écrit sur des questions se rapportant à l'arbitrage entre États et investisseurs. Il continue d'enseigner dans différentes universités et institutions dans le monde.
 
Enfin, Armand a servi de mentor très apprécié à des générations d'étudiants en droit international, ce qui a eu un effet profond sur la façon dont le droit international est étudié et pratiqué au Canada et dans le monde entier.
 
Nous félicitons le professeur de Mestral pour sa contribution remarquable au droit international tant au Canada qu'à l'étranger.

La Médaille Read sera officiellement remise à Armand lors du prochain congrès du CCDI en novembre.

2017 Award for Public Sector Lawyer Recipient:
Anne Daniel
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
The CCIL is very pleased to announce that Anne Daniel is the 2017 recipient of the Public Sector Lawyer Award. This award recognizes significant contribution or service in the field of public international law by a public sector lawyer.
 
Anne Daniel is a General Counsel with the Public International Law Team of the Constitutional, Administrative and International Law Section of the Department of Justice Canada. She has been with Justice for 35 years and has advised on multilateral environmental agreements (MEAs) for approximately 25 years, primarily in the areas of mercury, hazardous wastes, ocean dumping, chemicals, biodiversity, biosafety, genetic resources, air pollution, liability, compliance and UN Environment Programme (UNEP) governance issues. She has participated on numerous Canadian delegations as advisor and negotiator, including to negotiate many MEAs. She has led Canadian delegations, has chaired a number of UN meetings and negotiating groups, and been a chair or member of treaty compliance committees.
 
Anne has published in a number of areas of international environmental law. She has generously shared her knowledge and experience by delivering MEA negotiating and chairing training both internationally and to Government of Canada colleagues. She has lectured at a number of law schools, including Kobe University in Japan, and has taught a course on MEA negotiation and implementation at her alma mater the University of Windsor Law School. Over the years Anne has also been active in the CCIL as a member of the Executive, and at the annual conference as a participant and organizer of panels and the international environmental law breakfast.
 
We congratulate Anne Daniel for her distinguished career in the federal public service and her important contribution to international environmental law.
 
Anne will receive her award at the next CCIL conference in November. 
Le CCDI est ravi d'annoncer qu' Anne Daniel est la récipiendaire 2017 du Prix du CCDI pour un juriste du secteur public.
 
Ce prix reconnaît les services ou la contribution considérable d'un juriste du secteur public dans le domaine du droit international public.
 
Anne Daniel est avocate générale au sein de l'équipe de droit international public de la Section du droit international, administratif et constitutionnel du ministère de la Justice Canada. Elle travaille au ministère de la Justice depuis 35 ans et donne des conseils sur les accords multilatéraux sur l'environnement (AME) depuis environ 25 ans, principalement dans le domaine du mercure, des déchets dangereux, des rejets en mer, des produits chimiques, de la biodiversité, de la biosécurité, des ressources génétiques, de la pollution de l'air, de la responsabilité, de la conformité et des questions de gouvernance du Programme des Nations Unies pour l'environnement (PNUE). Elle a fait partie de nombreuses délégations canadiennes à titre de conseillère et de négociatrice, y compris pour négocier plusieurs AME. Elle a été chef de délégation et a présidé un grand nombre de réunions et de groupes de négociation des Nations Unies et a présidé ou été membre des comités de conformité de plusieurs traités.
 
Anne a publié des articles dans divers domaines du droit international de l'environnement. Elle a généreusement partagé ses connaissances et son expérience en offrant de la formation tant à l'international qu'à ses collègues du Gouvernement du Canada sur la négociation d'AME et la façon de présider des négociations. Elle a donné des conférences à diverses facultés de droit, notamment à l'Université de Kobe au Japon, ainsi qu'un cours sur la négociation et la mise en œuvre d'AME à son alma mater, la Faculté de droit de l'Université de Windsor.
 
Anne a aussi été active au sein du CCDI au fil des ans, en tant que membre de l'Exécutif et de participante et organisatrice de panels et du déjeuner en droit international de l'environnement au congrès annuel.
 
Nous félicitons Anne Daniel pour sa carrière remarquable à la fonction publique fédérale ainsi que pour sa contribution importante au droit international de l'environnement.

Anne recevra son Prix lors du prochain congrès du CCDI en novembre. 
 
John Peters Humphrey Student Fellowships : 2017 Winners /Gagnants

The CCIL awards annually John Peters Humphrey Student Fellowships in International Human Rights Law or International Organization.
  
Le CCDI est ravi d'annoncer que les gagnants de cette année sont:

Kaitlin Owens (NYU School of Law, LLM program)
Michele Krech (NYU School of Law, Doctoral Program)
Nadia Lambek (University of Toronto, Doctoral program)

For more information, please visit our website.
 CCIL Annual Conference|Congrès annuel du CCDI
November 2-3, 2017

Mark your calendars for this year's annual CCIL conference, which will take place on November 2-3. The theme of this year's conference is Canada at 150: The Return of History for International Law. The conference program will be announced soon!

Inscrivez la date sur votre calendrier. Le congrès annuel aura lieu du 2 au 3 novembre 2017. Le thème de cette année est Le Canada à 150 ans : Le retour de l'histoire pour le droit international. Le programme sera très prochainement annoncé!

University of Ottawa and Queen's Launch TradeLab International Economic Law Clinic
  
Debra Steger
Valerie Hughes
J. Anthony VanDuzer
Nicolas Lamp
 
The faculties of law at the University of Ottawa and Queen's University have agreed to establish a joint TradeLab International Economic Law Clinic to commence in 2018. International trade and investment rules are found in an increasingly dense and complex web of treaties, including the WTO, regional trade and investment agreements and hundreds of bilateral investment treaties. More and more, these rules, as well as the actions of international organizations, like the World Bank, penetrate deeply into areas of domestic regulation. Many countries and other affected stakeholders, however, lack the capacity to participate effectively in the processes by which these rules are negotiated and implemented, or in disputes about how they are interpreted and applied. An important goal of the uOttawa-Queen's Clinic is to help empower countries and stakeholders to reap the full benefit of global trade and investment rules.

The uOttawa-Queen's Clinic is a partner in TradeLab, an NGO headquartered at the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies in Geneva. TradeLab links the uOttawa-Queen's Clinic to a global network that includes law school clinics in the United States, Switzerland, Spain, Tanzania, India and Qatar. Through these clinics, TradeLab aims to connect students and experienced legal professionals with government agencies in developing countries, small and medium-sized enterprises, and civil society organizations to build lasting legal capacity. Established in 2008 at the Graduate Institute's Centre for Trade and Economic Integration, TradeLab legal clinics have completed 80 projects on international trade and investment law matters for a range of stakeholders.

Based on a course taught by uOttawa Professor Debra Steger since 2013, students participating in the uOttawa-Queen's Clinic will work in small groups applying legal knowledge acquired in courses in trade and investment law to scenarios confronting governments, international organizations, companies and NGOs. This experiential learning initiative will allow students to address real problems for real beneficiaries. Projects will involve the delivery of research memoranda and other outputs tailored to the beneficiaries' needs. By providing practical exposure to trade and investment law and people who work in it, Clinic participation could open the door to exciting career opportunities. Clinic courses will be offered in French and English beginning in winter 2018.

Professor Steger, the Hyman Soloway Chair in Business and Trade Law and the first director of the WTO Appellate Body Secretariat, will be Co-Director of the Clinic at uOttawa and Professor Valerie Hughes, Professor Steger's successor at the Secretariat and most recently Director of the WTO Legal Affairs Division, will be Co-Director at Queen's. uOttawa professors J. Anthony VanDuzer and Wolfgang Alschner and Queen's professor Nicolas Lamp will also supervise students. Each project will have the support of an expert mentor who is a professional with long-standing experience in the subject matter of the project.
 
For further information or to discuss a project for the Clinic, contact Debra Steger Debra.Steger@uottawa.ca or Valerie Hughes valeriehugheschula@gmail.com.
 
Now out in print: Australian round of the Four Societies


The resulting publication from the Australian round of the Four Societies initiative is now available from Cambridge University Press. Entitled Experts, Networks and International Law, this collection of essays examines the influence of transnational networks of policymakers and officials in regulatory agencies, examining their impact and role in determining the priorities and content of international law. Edited by CCIL member, Joanna Harrington, in collaboration with ANZSIL colleagues Holly Cullen and Catherine Renshaw, the book also features the work of two CCIL members, Cameron Jefferies and Tahnee Prior. A book launch will be held at the ANZSIL annual conference on June 29, 2017, with a panel discussion by Suzanne Akila, Andrew Byrnes and Anne Orford, along with two of the editors, Holly Cullen and Catherine Renshaw. CCIL has been involved with the Four Societies initiative since 2006, with the workshops leading to publishable papers, this being the second Four Societies collection to be published by Cambridge University Press.


Forthcoming: The book project following from the 2016 Canadian round of the Four Societies


The book project following from the 2016 Canadian round of the Four Societies initiative has been accepted by Cambridge University Press. Provisionally titled Global Environmental Change and Innovation in International Law, this edited collection uses innovation as the lens through which to explore the challenges posed to international law by environmental change, and the technological and other responses to such change. It is being edited by CCIL members Sara Seck, Cameron Jefferies, and Neil Craik, and ANZIL member Tim Stephens, and will feature chapters by CCIL members Patricia Galvao, Nicholas Lamp, Matthew Levine, and Maria Panzei. This will be the third Four Societies collection published by Cambridge University Press.  


Call for Papers: The Seventh International Four Societies Conference
2-3 June, 2018| Tokyo, Japan
  
The Steering Committee for the Seventh Conference now invites paper proposals from members of the Four Societies.
  
Theme : Changing Actors in International Law
  
The 2018 Conference will examine changing roles of actors in international law and their impact on relevant theories. In recent years, we have seen an increasing number of discussions and research on non-State actors, focusing on their legal status, functions and impacts of their activities. We have seen also the change of States, in terms of their status, elements, characters and functions. It is here where we are faced to issues of interaction between non-State actors and States. Noticeable topics will be, among others, responsibility shared between international organizations and member States, armed attack or exercise of self-defense against non-State actors such as terrorists, interplay and separation between public sector and private sector. 

The deadline for submission of proposals is 1 December 2017. More information can be found on our website.

La décision de la CPI de poursuivre les crimes de viol et d'esclavage sexuel commis à l'encontre d'enfants soldats : Une perspective féministe critique
 
Mélissa Beaulieu, LLM Candidate
Faculty of Law,  McGill University

Les crimes de violence basés sur le genre ainsi que les crimes de violence à l'égard des enfants, dans un contexte de conflit armé, ont reçu une attention indéniable au courant des deux dernières décennies, particulièrement dans le cadre de tribunaux pénaux internationaux ad   hoc , du Tribunal Spécial pour la Sierra Leone et de l'établissement de la Cour pénale internationale (CPI). Cela dit, la Chambre de première instance VI de la CPI ('La Chambre'), dans l'affaire Le Procureur c. Bosco Ntaganda, a récemment marqué la jurisprudence à l'égard de la protection octroyée aux anciens enfants soldats en élargissant la compétence de la cour à des charges spécifiques de violences sexuelles commises à l'encontre d'anciens enfants soldats. Cliquez ici pour lire la suite 


Lessons Learned from the United Nations 61st Commission on the Status of Women: An Examination of the Vulnerabilities of Migrant Women and Girls 
   
Jenny Poon, Ph.D. Candidate
Faculty of Law, University of Western Ontario

The significance of examining the topic of migrant women and girls cannot be more timely than now. Many migrant women and girls face discrimination, violence, and exploitation at various stages of the migration cycle as a result of their unique experiences as migrant women and girls. For instance, migrant women and girls are more susceptible to being trafficked for sexual exploitation and constitute 98% of victims being trafficked globally. It is important to focus on the issue of sex discrimination faced by migrant women and girls because now more than ever, according to the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, the number of displaced persons globally has reached more than 65.3 million globally, and among them, 47% of them are women, while 51% are under the age of 18.



Upcoming event | Évènement à venir

International Law Association (ILA) Canada vous invite à une rencontre avec Gilbert Guillaume Juge ad hoc et ancien président de la Cour internationale de Justice

Date: Mercredi 7 juin 2017 : 12 h 15 - 14 h 00
Lieu: CMKZ, 2020 boulevard Robert-Bourassa, bureau 1920, Montréal 

Gilbert Guillaume, ancien président de la Cour internationale de Justice et
directeur des affaires juridiques au ministère français des Affaires étrangères,
répond à vos questions sur sa carrière, la politique juridique internationale de la France et l'élaboration, l'interprétation et l'application du droit international
 
$40 par membre 
$75 par personne 

Veuillez demander un formulaire d'inscription à secretariat@ila-canada.ca  
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