The University of Sydney is hosting a symposium entitled ‘Challenges and Opportunities for Asia-Pacific International Commercial Arbitration and Investor-State Dispute Settlement’ on Friday 15 November 2019.
The Symposium focuses on recent challenges for international commercial arbitration, especially the proliferation of international commercial courts, and focuses on Hong Kong and Singapore as competing jurisdictions.
The symposium is a joint project with the University of Hong Kong and is co-hosted by the Centre for Asian and Pacific Law at Sydney Law School and supported by the Sydney Centre for International Law.
Speakers include Professor The Honourable Marilyn Warren AC QC, former Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of Victoria and Professor Simon Bronitt, Dean of the University of Sydney Law School.
A flyer setting out more details is below. For full details of the Symposium and to register, visit the Symposium website.
Readers of the ILA Reporter may be interested in the following upcoming events in the International Law Association’s global calendar.
The ILA Regional Conference will be held in Braga, Portugal on 19 and 20 September 2019. The theme of the Conference is the contribution of the case law of international courts and tribunals to the development of international law. The Conference is hosted at the University of Minho School of Law and the keynote speech of the Conference will be given by Judge Antônio Augusto Cançado Trindade of the International Court of Justice. For more details and to register, visit the Conference website.
The London Conference on International Law will be held on 3 and 4 October 2019. The Conference will be hosted at the Barbican Centre and speakers include Judge Abdulqawi Yusuf of the International Court of Justice, President of the Supreme Court of the United Kingdom Baroness Hale of Richmond and Dame Rosalyn Higgins GBE QC. For more details, visit the Conference website. There is currently a waitlist for registrations.
The annual International Law Weekend is being held from 10 to 12 October 2019 in New York City. The International Law Weekend is the premier international law event of the fall season for the American Branch of the ILA and will be hosted at the New York City Bar Association and Fordham Law School. The theme of ILW 2019 is the resilience of international law, examining how international law functions in the era of growing nationalism, deepening economic inequality, climate change, advances in technology and a global migration crisis. Speakers include Judge Kimberly Prost of the International Criminal Court and ILA President Dr Christopher Ward SC. For more details and to register at the early bird rate (valid until 31 August 2019), visit the ILW website.
The biennual ILA Conference will be held in Kyoto, Japan from 23 to 27 August 2020. The theme of the Conference is ‘Bridging for the Future’. The call for papers closes 1 November 2019 and the early registration deadline is 20 May 2020. For more details, visit the Conference website or Facebook page.
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The Future of International Dispute Settlement will bring together practitioners and academics to assess cutting-edge issues of international law emerging in relation to the peaceful settlement of international disputes. Speakers will examine the recent developments and future prospects for dispute settlement with regards to the practice of international courts, international criminal law, law of the sea, trade, investment, commercial arbitration and climate change.
The Australian Branch of the International Law Association is proud to sponsor an event to launch a new book by Dr Robert Dubler SC and Matthew Kalyk entitled Crimes Against Humanity in the 21st Century: Law, Practice and Threats to International Peace and Security.
The event will take place at the Sydney office of Herbert Smith Freehills on Wednesday, 15 May 2019 from 5:30pm.
Guest speakers include Professor Gillian Triggs and The Hon Michael Kirby AC, as well as Dr Christopher Ward SC, President of the Australian Branch.
Further information on this event, including details for registration, is available in this flyer.
The Editors of the Melbourne Journal of International Law (‘MJIL’) are now inviting submissions for volume 20(2). The deadline for submissions is July 1, 2019.
MJIL is a peer-reviewed academic journal based at the University of Melbourne and publishes innovative scholarly research and critical examination of issues in international law. Submissions and inquiries should be directed to firstname.lastname@example.org. For more information, please visit https://law.unimelb.edu.au/mjil#submissions.
The Law Council of Australia is inviting students and practitioners with an interest in international law to attend the ILS International Law and Practice Course 2019. The course consists of a series of 10 monthly lectures, the first of which will be held on 15 March 2019 on the topic of EU law. Details of the subsequent lectures are set out below.
The Law Council is offering ILA members a special reduced registration fee of $250 for the 10-lecture course (in lieu of $300).
For information on registration and other enquiries, click here. To join the ILA and take advantage of the reduced registration fee, click here.
As the curtain descended on the fifth day of the ILA Conference, foreign delegates began bracing themselves for long treks home, just as the jetlag was finally relenting for some. Meanwhile, Australian delegates were abuzz with the news of the political crisis enveloping Parliament House.
Day four was like walking into IKEA – you wanted everything, even if it wasn’t relevant to you or you had no practical use for it, and it was anxiety inducing to walk past a room without going inside. The sessions were topical, contentious, and the panelists colourful and compelling in their breadth and depth of experience.
Interesting and thought inspiring presentations were abundant on day three, with sessions spanning ocean management, investment disputes, modern slavery, emerging technologies in conflict, investment disputes across boundaries, international law education and a new topic that the ILA’s Director of Studies is very excited about and had many people talking at morning tea, cities at the frontiers of international law and governance.
Day 2 of the ILA Conference commenced with an invigorating opening ceremony, plunging us back in time to the to the very germination of international law, and the conditions that promoted its growth and proliferation.