Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Conference: Canadian Council on International Law 2009 Annual Conference

The Canadian Council on International Law's 38th Annual Conference will be held October 14-16, 2009, in Ottawa. Here's the theme:
This year's conference will address multilateral readiness to respond to a range of global challenges and the relevant institutional framework and approaches required in international law and policy to remedy these pressing issues. Leaders from academia, law, policy and business will be invited to address current global issues and to discuss the strengths and weaknesses of multilateral institutions, and the processes and policy options designed and necessary to respond to these challenges. Notable confirmed speakers include Gen. (ret) John de Chastelain, current Chairman of the Independent International Commission on Decommissioning (Northern Ireland), Professor Bernard H. Oxman, Richard A. Hausler Professor of Law at the University of Miami School of Law, and John Weekes, Senior Policy Adviser at Sidley Austin LLP (Geneva). Panel topics will include: “Policing” law-breakers at a multilateral level, including international criminal activity and associated human rights dimensions; The way forward on the regulation of global financial markets; Ensuring food security and food safety; Trade and investment treaty rules for today and tomorrow; Piracy and high seas terrorism; and New governance issues for international relations in the 21st century.