Registration for the 78th ILA Biennial Conference is now open.
The ILA 2018 Conference will be hosted by the International Law Association (Australian Branch) in Sydney, Australia
from 19 – 24 August 2018.
Scholarships are available to contribute towards the Conference registration fees, travel costs, accommodation, and subsistence. Scholarship applications are particularly welcomed from younger persons in regions of the world that are generally under-represented in the ILA’s work.
Check out the conference website for all the latest info about registration, accommodation, FAQs, getting around Sydney and more.
The ILA (Australian Branch) is proud to be hosting the next biennial International Law Association Conference in Sydney from 19-24 August 2018. The organising committee is currently developing a program for the conference, and to that end we are calling for papers and panel presentations around the core theme of the conference: Developing International Law in Challenging Times. Details of the call, including information on how to make a submission, are set out in the flyer here.
On 8 February 2017, President Chris Ward of the ILA (Australian Branch) joined an esteemed panel of speakers for an event hosted by the NSW Bar Association. The topic was the impact of Donald Trump on international law, whether in present or future.
The International Law Association (Australian Branch) is calling for submissions for the Brennan Essay Prize in Public International Law and the Nygh Essay Prize in Private International Law.
WHAT’S NEW IN CHINA’S LEGAL LANDSCAPE
The Law Council of Australia’s International Law Section will host a China Law breakfast on Wednesday 26 October at King & Wood Mallesons in Sydney. Judge Judith Gibson of the District Court of New South Wales will chair a panel of six experts in Chinese law to discuss contemporary legal issues facing the country today.
- ‘One Belt One Road’ and Chinese investment policy;
- IP and Trade Mark legislative changes;
- Consumer legal protection in the era of M-commerce;
- The Guiding Case system; and
- Court use of social media and legal writing issues.
- Professor Vivienne Bath, University of Sydney
- Scott Gardiner, King & Wood Mallesons
- Mary Ip, University of New South Wales
- Professor Vai Io Lo, Bond University
- Belinda Melocco, King & Wood Mallesons
- Professor Natalie Stoianoff, King & Wood Mallesons
- Judge Judith Gibson, NSW District Court (Chair)
For details on the cost of a ticket and the registration form, please click here.
Increasing the effectiveness of transnational litigation: the Hague Convention on Choice of Court Agreements and the Draft Convention on Recognition and Enforcement of Foreign Judgments
INTERNATIONAL LAW ASSOCIATION (AUSTRALIAN BRANCH)
9 SEPTEMBER 2016
Speakers: Professor Richard Garnett and Mr Andrew Walter
Professor Richard Garnett is professor of law at the University of Melbourne and a consultant to Herbert Smith Freehills. Andrew Walter is Assistant Secretary, Civil Law Unit, Australian Attorney General’s Department. They are both members of the Australian Government Delegation of Experts to the Hague Conference on Private International Law (Jurisdiction and Judgments Convention).
Professor Garnett and Mr Walter will speak about the draft Hague Convention on Recognition and Enforcement of Foreign Judgments (the Draft Judgments Convention) and the Hague Convention on Choice of Court Agreements (the Choice of Courts Convention). The Draft Judgments Convention was presented to first special commission on the convention in the Hague in June 2016. The Choice of Court Convention entered into force on 1 October 2015 following approval by the European Union and the Australian Government is considering ratification of the convention. It aims to ensure that choice of court agreements between parties to international commercial transactions are effective.
The seminar will be held in Melbourne with a video link to Sydney. It is directed to practitioners and law students, who would like to learn more about developments which aim to increase the effectiveness of transnational litigation. It will also provide an opportunity for potential applicants for the Peter Nygh Hague Conference Internship to learn more about the work of the Hague Conference on Private International Law.
The Peter Nygh Hague Conference Internship is awarded each year to a graduate or post graduate student of an Australian law school by the ILA (AB) and the Australian Institute of International Affairs. In 2017 the 12th Peter Nygh Hague Conference Intern will travel to the Hague to undertake a 6 month internship with the Hague Conference on Private International Law.
- Date: 9 September 2016
- Time: 12:30 pm for a 12:45 pm start
- Venue: MinterEllison, level 23, Rialto Towers, 525 Collins Street, Melbourne
- By video link to: MinterEllison, level 40, Governor Macquarie Tower, 1 Farrer Place, Sydney
- Cost: Free admission
- Sandwich lunch provided
- RSVP to email@example.com
The Editors of the ILA Reporter are pleased to alert readers to the following call for papers issued by the Melbourne Journal of International Law:
The Editors of the Melbourne Journal of International Law, Australia’s premier generalist international law journal, are now inviting submissions for volume 17(2). This issue will have a special focus on the legal implications of the Trans-Pacific Partnership, and space will also be available for articles on other issues of international law.
For consideration for inclusion in the print issue of 17(2), authors should submit on or before July 1, 2016. Submissions and inquiries should be directed to firstname.lastname@example.org. For more information, please visit http://www.law.unimelb.edu.au/mjil#submissions.
The 77th ILA conference will be taking place in Johannesburg, South Africa, from 7-11 August 2016. The President of the South African Branch, which is organising the conference, has sent the following update to the Australian Branch:
“The 77th Biennial Conference of the International Law Association, which is scheduled for 7 – 11 August 2016 in Johannesburg, will mark the second time only for a biennial conference to take place on the African continent in the almost 150 year history of the Association. Expectations are therefore high that the members of the historically dominant ILA constituencies in the North will attend the conference in substantial numbers in the interest of providing a platform for the establishment of a community of international law scholars that is more representative of the regions of the world than is currently the case.
Apart from this imperative, and in addition to the reporting sessions of some thirty ILA committees and study groups, the programme offers parallel sessions on issues of regional and global interest and significance. These include the UN report on Africa’s illegal capital flight; harmonization efforts in international commercial law; BRICS in international law; the peace and security architecture of the African Union; automated weapon systems and international law; marine bio-diversity beyond areas of national jurisdiction; investor – state dispute resolution; nuclear weapons, non-proliferation and contemporary international law; the law of armed conflict in Africa; and international criminal law.
Leisure options abound. Pre- and post-conference tours to the spectacular Victoria Falls and to Cape Town are available. In Johannesburg and surroundings delegates have the option to visit game farms, the Constitutional Court, the Apartheid museum, SOWETO and Liliesleaf Farm where senior members of the ANC were arrested in 1963 for plotting the overthrow of the Apartheid government.
The members of the South African Branch of the ILA have invested a lot of time and energy in putting this conference together in adverse circumstances. We hope that we can count on the patronage of our fellow ILA members in other branches.”
All members and subscribers are encouraged to attend this significant conference. To register, visit http://ila2016.com/index.php/register-now/.