International Judicial Monitor
Published by the International Judicial Academy, Washington, D.C., with assistance from the
American Society of International Law

Spring 2009 Issue

calendar of events


1) Experts Roundtable on Crimes Against Humanity Project
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Event Information
Monday, April 13 2009 - 15 2009
Washington University School of Law
Saint Louis , MO USA

Sponsored by the American Society of International Law, this experts roundtable will convene as part of Washington University Law's Whitney R Harris World Law Institute two-year, landmark  project to study the international law regarding crimes against humanity and to draft a multilateral treaty condemning and prohibiting such crimes.

2) American Bar Association, Section of International Law- 2009 Spring Meeting

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Tuesday, April 14 2009 / 12:00 PM - Saturday, April 18 2009 / 12:00 PM
The Fairmont Washington, DC
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WHY SHOULD YOU ATTEND THE 2009 SPRING MEETING? It's the ABA International's most important event for international lawyers to be held April 14-18 in Washington, DC. The meeting will bring you more than 80 world-class, substantive, 3 full days of programming in 8 program tracks covering all practice areas of international law and the opportunity to network during a number special events! Registrants will have the opportunity to earn up to 24 Continuing Legal Education (CLE) credits (also including Ethics) by attending the three full days of programming! WHO WILL BE THERE? Over 1,200 participants from over 50 countries of the world?s leading international lawyers (including both in-house and outside counsel), academicians, government officials from around the world and members of ABA International. We invite you to take advantage of the special LOW! Registration rates for individual & group attendees, government/academics/NGOs pay just $95!, Full-time law student registration rate for 3 days pay just $75! and a SPECIAL $75 discount on Ticketed Events for young lawyers & full-time law students! REGISTER TODAY!! We look forward to seeing you at the 2009 Spring Meeting!

Contact Information
Jenny Abreu

3) Conflict in the Caucasus: Implications for International Order

Event Information
Wednesday, April 15 2009 / 9:00am
University of Reading (UK)

Leading academics, with expertise in diverse fields of International Law and International Relations, will present papers on issues arising from the recent Russia-Georgia dispute over South Ossetia. Topics include: the use of force, forced migration, human rights, self-determination and the role of international institutions and courts. The School of Law at the University of Reading will host this one-day conference, which is co-sponsored by the Centre for Transnational Law and Justice at the University of Windsor, Canada. Speakers: Bill Bowring (Birkbeck) Sandy Ghandhi (Reading) James Green (Reading) Robert McCorquodale (BIICL) Anneke Smit (Windsor) Christoph Stefes (Colorado) Christopher Waters (Windsor) Dominik Zaum (Reading) The conference is to take place in Foxhill House at the University of Reading on Wednesday 15th April 2009, from 9am to 4pm, with lunch and refreshments to be provided.

Contact Information
Prof. Christopher Waters
(519) 253-3000 (ext 4233)


4) ILDC Colloquium: Unity or Fragmentation of International Law - The Role of International and National Tribunals
May 14-15, 2009
Oslo, Norway

This Conference will focus on the contribution that international and domestic tribunals have made and may make to the unity or fragmentation of international law. It will address this theme in the following four sessions: (a) methods of interpretation by international tribunals, (b) jurisdictional overlaps between international tribunals and compliance mechanisms, (c) dialogue or conflict between international tribunals and national courts, and (d) interpretation and application of international law in national courts.


5) Summer School on International Criminal Law

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Monday, June 22 2009 - Friday, July 03 2009 /
The Hague (The Netherlands)
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The Grotius Centre for International Legal Studies is proud to announce its seventh Summer School on International Criminal Law, to be held in The Hague from 22 June until 3 July 2009. In light of its location and the quality of its contributors and participants, this School offers a unique opportunity to gain expertise in International Criminal Law. Every year, specialised and interactive lectures and seminars are given by leading professionals from the ICC and the ICTY as well as influential and well-known scholars (the past years, the School invited, among others, Professors Eric David, William Schabas et Cherif Bassiouni, as well as Judges Sang-Hyun Song and Navanethem Pillay). Known as ‘the City of Peace and Justice,’ the Hague is the host city of several international institutions with a key role in the development of international criminal law (visits will be organized to the ICJ, the ICC and the ICTY). The Summer School welcomes about sixty participants from all over the world. One of the main purposes of the School is to bring together members of English and French speaking communities to engage in interactive discussions on the prospects and challenges of international criminal justice.

Contact Information
Grotius Centre for International Legal Studies, Lange Voorhout 44, 2514EG The Hague

6) 48th Leiden-London Conference: COURTING EUROPA
June 27, 2009
London, United Kingdom (UK)

The theme is "Positive Reflections on Preliminary References to the European Court of Justice." Sponsored by the British Institute of International and Comparative Law (BIICL) and the Europa Instituut of the University of Leiden.


7) Australian & New Zealand Society of International Law 17th Annual Conference

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Thursday, July 02 2009 / 09:00 AM - Saturday, July 04 2009 / 09:00 AM
Wellington, New Zealand
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This year's ANZSIL Conference will bring together leading scholars and practitioners of international law, to debate the theory and practice of multilateralism, and its future. The Conference theme will be developed in five streams: (1) Peace: can the UN's global project for peace and human rights be renewed? (2) Biosphere: Governance of the oceans, the global commons and climate-can international law hope to provide responses to the world's most complex challenges? (3) Dispute resolution: What is needed to make dispute settlement across the Public/ Private International Law divide work better? (4) Crime and reconciliation: Prosecuting international crimes in post-conflict societies (5) Economy: The adequacy of the international financial and trading systems in market melt-down. Scholars wishing to present a paper proposal should e-mail a one-page resume and abstract to by 2 March 2009 for consideration by the Organising Committee.

Contact Information
Kelley McMenamin
+64 4 463 6327


8) General Biennial Conference of the Asian Society of International Law

Event Information
Saturday, August 01 2009 / 10:00 AM - Sunday, August 02 2009 / 6:30 PM
Tokyo, Japan
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The Asian Society of International Law, upon hosting its Second Biennial General Conference in Tokyo, will take up the issue of Asia's relationship with the international legal order under the main theme of "International Law in a Multi-polar and Multi-civilizational World - Asian Perspectives, Challenges and Contributions." At the Conference, learned, experienced, aspiring international law scholars and practitioners from around the world will learn from each other, exchange views critically, and disseminate the results all over the world. The Organizing Committee sincerely hopes to see many people participate in the Conference so that it can be an opportunity to understand the law and reality of the global community, challenge its dominant premises and understandings, and make constructive proposals for the international legal order in a multi-polar and multi-civilizational world.

Contact Information

+81 45 339 3623


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