Wednesday, November 1, 2017

Conference: Canadian Council on International Law 2017 Annual Conference

The 46th Annual Conference of the Canadian Council on International Law will take place November 2-3, 2017, in Ottawa. The theme is "Canada at 150: The Return of History for International Law." The program is here. Here's the idea:

The key premises and institutions of the international order, which have endured since the end of the Second World War, are increasingly being challenged by powerful states, rising powers, populist movements, non-state organizations and multinational corporations. Fundamental questions are being asked in all areas of international law as to how the international legal framework and institutions may be reshaped.

In this context, the CCIL’s Annual Conference will encourage discussion and analysis on the following questions: What is the impact on international law of these changes? Where does Canada fit in the international order at a crucial point in history? How have experiences over the past 150 years prepared Canada for this evolving environment and affected Canada’s current approach to international law? What should Canada contribute to the reshaping of the international legal framework and institutions and how should Canada engage in this respect?