Array of international law sessions set for ILA British Branch conference in London

somersetLooking forward to presenting “The Protection of Persons in Militias in Time of Civil War” at the 2014 Spring Conference of the British Branch of the International Law Association, to be held May 23 and 24 at the Dickson Poon School of Law, King’s College London. Also scheduled to take part are many old and new colleagues, including the host, my former University of California colleague, David D. Caron, Dean at the law school since last May. (credit for photo of law school; prior post)

Highlights from the conference agenda include speeches by James Crawford and Philip Allott, both of the University of Cambridge, as well as a presentation on the American Law Institute Fourth Restatement project by the project’s Co-Reporter, Paul B. Stephan, University of Virginia, with comments by Chanaka Wickremasinghe of the British Foreign & Commonwealth Office. In addition, there will be a host of panel sessions, on:

Friday, May 23:

► “The Relationship between National, Regional, and International Legal Orders.” Chaired by Lord Judge, King’s College London, and featuring presentations by Elena Katselli, Newcastle University; Gregory Messenger, University of Oxford; Aoife O’Donoghue, Durham University; and Chiara Giorgetti, University of Richmond.

► “The History and Future of Regulating the Oceans.” Chaired by David Caron, King’s College London, and featuring presentations by Henry Jones, Durham University; Steven Haines, University of Greenwich; and Patrick Wall, Australian Attorney-General’s Department.

► “On Sovereignty.” Chaired by John Tasioulas, University College London, and featuring presentations by Scott Sheeran, University of Essex; Thomas Pogge, Yale University; and Eyal Benvenisti, Tel Aviv University.

► “The Trafficking, Movement and Protection of Human Beings.” Chaired by Satvinder Juss, King’s College London, and featuring presentations by Lorna McGregor, University of Essex; Anicée Van Engeland, School of Oriental & African Studies, University of London; and Benjamin Thomas Greer, Office of the Attorney General, California Department of Justice.

► “Technological Futures and Law of Armed Conflict.” Chaired by James Gow, King’s College London, and featuring presentations by Marco Roscini, University of Westminster; Agnieszka Jachec Neale, British Institute of International and Comparative Law; Jack McDonald, King’s College London; and Thomas Rid, King’s College London.

► “Human Rights in a Digital World.” Chaired by Philippa Webb, King’s College London, and featuring presentations by Lanah Kammourieh, Université de Paris II (Panthéon-Assas); Russell Buchan, University of Sheffield; Sejal Parmar, Central European University; and Jemima Stratford, Brick Court Chambers.

British-Branch-Logo-ILA► “Jurisdictional Challenges and Accountability in a Transnational Context.” Chaired by ILA British Branch President Jeremy Carver, and featuring presentations by Ursula Tracy Doyle, Northern Kentucky University; Merryl Lawry-White, Judicial Assistant/Clerk, International Court of Justice; Jiewuh Song, Goethe University; and Yaël Ronen, Sha’arei Mishpat Academic Center.

► “The Future of Old Schools.” Chaired by Thomas Schultz, King’s College London, and featuring presentations by John Linarelli, Swansea University; Teerawat Wongkaew, Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies; and Yuliya Guseva, Rutgers-Newark.

Saturday, May 24

► “The Outer Limits of Environmental Protection under International Law.” Chaired by Alan Boyle, University of Edinburgh, and featuring presentations by Emanuela Orlando, University of Sussex; Jessica Duggan-Larkin, University College London; Nengye Liu, University of Dundee.

► “Avoiding and Regulating Armed Conflict.” Featuring presentations by Sean Aughey, 11 KBW Chambers; Jeffrey Davis, University of Maryland; Aurel Sari, University of Exeter; and Danny Auron, Fordham University.

► “The Sources of International Law Revisited.” Chaired by Frank Berman, Essex Court Chambers, and featuring presentations by Danae Azaria, University College London; Eirik Bjorge, University of Oxford; Başak Çali and Elizabeth Ann Griffin, Jindal Global University; and Panos Merkouris, University of Groningen.

► “Law of Armed Conflict: Emerging Challenges.” Chaired by Guglielmo Verdirame, King’s College London, and featuring presentations by yours truly, Diane Marie Amann, University of Georgia; Robert McLaughlin, Australian National University; Douglas Cubie, University College Cork; and Jadranka Petrovic, Monash University.

► “Contemporary boundary delimitation issues and island sovereignty questions.” Featuring presentations by Richard Schofield, King’s College London, who also will chair the session, along with Timothy Lindsay, Dechert; Charles Claypoole, Latham & Watkins; Ioannis Konstantinidis,  Volterra Fietta.

► “The Protection of Foreign Investment.” Chaired by Giorgio Mandelli, Volterra Fietta, and featuring presentations by Erman Özgür, University of Dundee; Mona Pinchis, King’s College London; Rumiana Yotova, University of Cambridge; and Martins Paparinskis, University College London.

Details and registration here. Hope to see you there.

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