International Judicial Monitor
Published by the American Society of International Law and the International Judicial Academy
Jul/Aug 2007, Volume 2, Issue 2

IJA Docket

In June 2007, a United States delegation participated in two conferences in Buenos Aires and Salta, Argentina about scientific evidence and the courts. Members of the U.S. delegation included James G. Apple, President of the International Judicial Academy; Judge Barbara Rothstein, Director of the Federal Judicial Center; Judge Joan Zeldon, Chief Judge of the Civil Division of the Superior Court of the District of Columbia; Dr. Thomas Connally, internist from Arlington, Virginia; and Dr. Ted Rothstein, professor of neurology at George Washington University in Washington, D.C. The three day conference in Buenos Aires attracted 377 judges, lawyers, doctors, and other legal and medical professionals. In Salta, the capitol city of Salta Province in Argentina, 304 participants attended the two day conference.

The International Judicial Academy hosted a group of 14 judges from Argentina from July 21-28, in Washington for a seminar on “Building a Stronger Judiciary: Judicial, Societal, and Economic Issues.” The judges attended lectures by leading judges, lawyers and other professionals and visited the Supreme Court of the United States, the Federal Judicial Center, the Law Library of the Library of Congress, and the Superior Court of the District of Columbia.

In late August, a U.S. delegation will visit Argentina to participate in two conferences on protection of intellectual property issues. The conferences will be held in Buenos Aires and one province outside the capital city. The members of the delegation will be James G. Apple, President of the International Judicial Academy; Judge Marvin Garbis of the U.S. District Court, District of Maryland; Judge Larry J. McKinney of the U.S. District Court, Southern District of Indiana; Judge Kathleen O’Malley of the U.S. District Court, Northern District of Ohio; and George Pappas, partner in the Washington law firm of Covington and Burling. Presentations will include the status of patent, trademark and copyright law in the United States; global issues relating to intellectual property, criminal and civil enforcement of intellectual property laws.

The International Judicial Academy will conduct the third Sir Richard May Seminar on International Law and International Courts in September in The Hague, Netherlands in late September 2007. In addition to lectures on international law, the participants will visit the International Court of Justice, the International Criminal Court, the Hague Conference on Private International Law, Eurojust and Europol, and the International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia. Participants will include 25 judges from the United States and five judges from Argentina.

In November 2007, the International Judicial Academy will conduct two conferences in Argentina on insurance issues. This will be the second occasion that the Academy has presented conferences on this issue. The first series of conferences in Argentina on this subject were held in November 2006 in Buenos Aires, Cordoba, and La Plata.

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