International Judicial Monitor
Published by the American Society of International Law and the International Judicial Academy
May 2006, Volume 1, Issue 2

calendar of events


Sixth Annual WTO Conference
May 23-24, 2006
British Institute of International and Comparative Law and Institute for International Economic Law
London, England
The Sixth Annual WTO Conference will again focus on the evolving jurisprudence of the WTO dispute settlement system.  Particular issues to be addressed include: treaty interpretation of Schedules of Concessions; general exceptions and the principle of judicial economy; regulatory convergence; the trade and investment link; and the challenges of the Doha Development Round.

How to Use CEDAW and the Optional Protocol to the UN Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women
May 25, 2006
The Law Society
London, England
A training course run by the Law Society’s International Human Rights Committee in conjunction with the Association of Women Solicitors and Amnesty International UK.  This half-day program is held with the aim of creating a pool of solicitors and barristers who will provide pro bono legal assistance to women’s organizations interested in using the procedures set out in the Optional Protocol.  The Optional Protocol to the UN Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women came into force in the UK on 17 March 2005. This will enable women and women’s organizations to submit to the UN body responsible for overseeing the implementation of the Convention - the Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW) - alleged violations of the treaty by the UK.

The European American Consortium on Legal Education
May 26, 2006, 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
American University Washington College of Law
Washington, DC, USA
The European American Consortium on Legal Education ("EACLE") will hold its annual colloquium at the Law School. The site of the colloquium rotates annually among the EACLE institutions – WCL, Hofstra University School of Law, University of Baltimore School of Law, Santa Clara University School of Law, Helsinki University, Faculty of Law (Finland), Ghent University, Faculty of Law (Brussels, Belgium), Erasmus University Rotterdam Faculty of Law (Netherlands), and Warsaw University, Faculty of Law (Poland). On Friday, May 26, faculty from the EACLE law schools will gather for a one-day colloquium on the topic of Autonomy. On Saturday, May 27, EACLE representatives will meet for their annual business meeting.

18th International Council for Commercial Arbitration (ICCA) Congress - International Arbitration 2006: Back to Basics?
May 29 - June 3, 2006
International Council Commercial Arbitration
Montreal, Quebec, Canada
The ICCA is the leading world organization devoted to promoting international arbitration and other forms of dispute resolution. Based around the theme "Back to Basics?" the program will include a working group focused on re-examining the arbitration agreement and a working group addressing a diverse range of topics in "Contemporary Practice in the Conduct of the Proceedings." A plenary session will examine international arbitration and the generation of legal norms and will include panels on treaty arbitration and public policy. A half-day program for young arbitration practitioners will also be offered. Over five hundred delegates are expected to attend, including leading practitioners, prominent arbitrators, academics, general counsel, students and representatives of arbitral institutions. 


International Law Association 72nd Biennial Conference: The World is Here
June 4 - June 8, 2006

International Law Association
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
ILA 2006 will provide a forum for the consideration and adoption of the reports and recommendations of the ILA Committees and Study Groups, and for an exciting series of complementary lectures and panel presentations by leading international academics, judges and practitioners on a wide range of matters of topical concern. Many prominent international law organizations and leading law firms are joining with us to develop the complimentary program, which will highlight key issues in areas related to the work of the Committees.

Fifth Specialization Course in International Criminal Law
June 11 - June 21, 2006
International Institute of Higher Studies in Criminal Science
Siracusia, Italy
The Course of June 2006 will focus on "The Doctrinal Basis and Characteristics of International Criminal Law" and will include 50 graduate students from different regions of the world, who will be taught by an exceptional group of experts coming from the partner universities and international organizations.

Inter-American Bar Association XLII Conference: Rule of Law and Free Commerce: the IABA Contribution
June 19 - 23, 2006
Inter-American Bar Association
San Salvador, El Salvador
Topics will include: constitutional law, administrative law, civil law and procedure, and development and integration law.

Summer Course: International Institute of Humanitarian Law
June 19-July 2, 2006
International Institute of Humanitarian Law
Sanremo, Italy
Experts from all over the world come to the Institute to share their knowledge with greatly motivated students through special lectures and lively workshops organized during the 10 days of the Course in Sanremo.  In Geneva, meetings with top ranking officials and experts will be organized at the United Nations Office in Geneva (UNOG), the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC), and the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR). A visit to the Museum of the Red Cross will also be arranged.

14th Annual Conference - Pacific Perspectives on International Law
June 29 - July 1, 2006
Australian & New Zealand Society of International Law
Wellington, New Zealand
The 14th Annual ANZSIL Conference takes place at a time of increasing calls to strengthen regional institutions to meet the distinctive needs of the Asia-Pacific region; and of an increasing realization that the perspectives of this region need to be heard on the international stage: whether in trade; environmental protection; the law of the sea; or human rights and peace and security.


Global Public Service Lawyering: Theory and Practice
July 17 - July 28, 2006
Central European University and the New York University School of Law’s Global Public Service Law Project
Budapest, Hungary
This is a two-week advanced course for public service lawyers from developing and transitional countries to examine the emerging global phenomenon of public service lawyering and the forms it has taken in Central and Eastern Europe. The course aims to propose alternative models of public service lawyering and challenge the current paradigm in the region; increase the body of public service lawyering knowledge by introducing recent research and practice from around the world; and encourage the development of public service law capacity – oriented towards practice, policy-making, teaching, and research – within institutions, both country-based and cross-regionally.

Transatlantic Perspectives on Alternative Dispute Resolution
July 26 - July 28, 2006
Chartered Institute of Arbitrators and the St. John’s University School of Law
London, England
The primary objective of this international event is to bring together practitioners, academics, government officials and policy makers to share ideas and experiences about ADR. The conference will explore the past, present and future of ADR from transatlantic, comparative perspectives, with special reference to our English host common law heritage and to contemporary ADR intersections with European Union social policy. Formal panel presentations and informal dialogue throughout the conference, including the opening Reception and the Banquet Dinner, will provide many opportunities for continuing conversations.

XXXIII Course on International Law (2006)
July 31 - August 25, 2006
Organization of American States and the Inter-American Juridical Committee
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Organized by The Department of International Legal Affairs of the OAS and  Inter-American Juridical Committee.  The main topic of this year’s course will be "International Law in the Americas: 100 years of the Inter-American Juridical Committee". The course will consist of two morning sessions from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. and one session in the afternoons from 2:30 to 4:30 p.m., Mondays through Fridays. A certificate of attendance will be issued to participants who meet attendance, exam and paper requirements. Classes are given in Spanish or English.

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