ASIL Cables

By: Victoria Shannon | April 09, 2015 |

On April 8, the 12th Annual ITA-ASIL Conference explored the theme “Corruption in International Arbitration: Evidence and Remedies.”  Mr. R. Doak Bishop of King & Spalding LLP, Chair of the ITA, welcomed everyone.  Then, Ms. Lucinda Low of Steptoe & Johnson LLP, a Conference Co-Chair and the President-Elect of ASIL, introduced the two panels – evidentiary challenges and remedies in arbitration – and discussed the changing landscape of the issue of corruption in the international context.  She also introduced the keynote speaker, Mr. Nicola Bonucci, Director for...

By: Rebecca Hamilton | April 09, 2015 |

 

The International Criminal Law Interest Group has been busy this year.  In the fall, we held a very successful research workshop at Temple University's Beasley School of Law.  The event drew a dozen scholars and practitioners writing on cutting-edge topics in international criminal law.  The papers presented ranged from theoretical explorations of pluralism, legitimacy, and gravity in international criminal law to empirical examinations of the efficiency and effectiveness of international criminal courts.  Participants included new...

By: Andy Brady Spalding and Alexandra Huneeus | April 08, 2015 |

 

The ASIL-Midwest Interest Group held its first-ever works-in-progress workshop at University of Minnesota Law School last September.  Scholars came from around the Midwest to receive feedback on works in progress, and to begin to create a regional network of colleagues.  We plan to host a similar gathering again next year.  If you are from the Midwest (geographically or in spirit), please come to our IG Business Meeting, Friday April 10, 2015 from 9:00 to 10:30 AM in the Yosemite Room.  We look forward to seeing you there!

 

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By: S.I. Strong and Cristián Gimenez-Corte | April 06, 2015 |

The Private International Interest Group (PILIG) annual business meeting will be held during the ASIL annual meeting in Washington, D.C. The PILIG members will meet at 9-10:30 a.m. on Saturday April 11, in the “Glacier” room at the Hyatt Regency Capitol Hill Hotel.

The co-Chairs of the PILIG, S. I. Strong and Cristián Gimenez-Corte, will report on the recent activities carried out by the IG, and will invite PILIG members to discuss and propose activities for the current year. The PILIG members will have the opportunity to provide feedback on the various activities recently...

By: Gary J. Shaw | April 03, 2015 |

The Annual Meeting has gone mobile with its new app. To use it, first download the "Guidebook" app for free from your mobile device, then search for "ASIL," click on "Get this Guide", then "sign up" to create an account and sign in. Be sure to "check in as an attendee" and explore several other options. Use the app to create your own schedule, access the program from your phone, stay up to date with ASIL Cables, and much more. 

To register for the Meeting, click www.asil.org/am. Lower, pre-onsite rates end April 7, 2015.

By: Jacqueline Peel and Timo Koivurova | April 02, 2015 |

 

The International Environmental Law Interest Group (IEnLIG) sponsors a number of events throughout the year dealing with a wide range of environmental law topics. 

The IEnLIG’s sub-group, the Elephant Law Forum, has been particularly active in the past year with members contributing to an online AJIL Unbound symposium on legal protections for the African elephant and organizing an innovative session on Can International Law Help Prevent the Rapid Disappearance of Wildlife? (Thursday April 9 at 11:00 AM in Regency D) for the ASIL 2015 Annual Meeting. The...

By: Michael Perlin | April 01, 2015 |

The International Disability Rights Interest Group (DRIG) and the International Courts and Tribunals Interest Group presented a program on September 29, 2014, at New York Law School (NYLS), entitled “The Need for a Disability Rights Tribunal in Asia and the Pacific.” The program was cosponsored by NYLS’s Impact Center for Public Interest Law. The program discussed the need for a disability rights tribunal in Asia and the Pacific, the only area of the world in which there is no inter-regional human rights court or commission, and where the absence of such a court...

By: Lisl Brunner and Kathleen Claussen | April 01, 2015 |

 

The New Professionals Interest Group is pleased to announce that this year’s Annual Meeting will feature an entire track of events designed for new professionals.  Just as the Interest Group sponsors a number of events throughout the year to assist students and recent graduates with building a career in international law, this year’s Annual Meeting will include a special focus on these areas.  Join us for panels that explore ethical issues facing lawyers in a variety of international law-related settings, quickly growing fields of international law, and “New Voices” panels on...

By: Carter Paret | March 26, 2015 |

With the Annual Meeting a few weeks away, here are some of the distinguished lectures taking place this year!

Former International Court of Justice Judge Sir Kenneth Keith will deliver the annual Grotius Lecture, entitled “Some Thoughts About Grotius 400 Years On”.  Chair of the Committee Against Torture, Claudio Grossman, will moderate and former ICJ President Dame Rosalyn Higgins will be the distinguished discussant. 

United Stated Department of Defense General Counsel Stephen Preston will deliver a major policy address on the “Development of the Legal Framework for the US’...

By: Gary J. Shaw | March 20, 2015 |

For better or worse, international law is confronting a period of profound change. Geopolitical developments—in particular, new assertions of economic, political, or military power by countries like Brazil, Russia, India, China, and South Africa—have simultaneously aggravated latent territorial disputes and created the potential for unprecedented economic integration. Advances in technology have enabled cyber-conflicts and forged new tools for governmental coercion or control, while also facilitating the dissemination of information. Shared environmental challenges have presented new...