Announcement: International Law Weekend in New York

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International Law Weekend 2013 — brought to you by the American Branch of the International Law Association — begins on Thursday night, October 24, 2013, at the Great Hall of the Association of the  Bar of the City of New York, 42 West 44th Street, NYC, and continues at 9 a.m. Friday and Saturday, October 25-26, at the Lincoln Center facilities of Fordham Law School, at 140 West 62nd Street, NYC. This year’s theme is the “Internationalization of Law & Legal Practice.”  The opening panel, featuring the UN Undersecretary General for Disarmament debates the new UN Arms Trade Treaty. The keynote address will be given by international arbitrator Donald Donovan, current president of the American Society of International Law. Panels discussions include: the Well-Being of Children affected by Armed Conflict; Reform of the Inter-American Human Rights System, Teaching Law Outside Law Schools; practical panels on private international law; investment arbitration’s standards of review in regard to government regulatory conflict ; the revision of the U.S. “Restatement” of Foreign Relations Law; the new “Regime of Rocks and Islands” in maritime boundary disputes (see the contest over the South China Sea); bringing terrorists to justice, and forging a convention on Crimes Against Humanity.   Advance Registration, and further information, are available at the website of the ILA American Branch or the International Law Students Association website. As always, admission is free for all students, faculty, lawyers, and staff from co-sponsoring institutions, as well as all members of the American Branch of the International Law Association, the International Law Students Association, and the Association of the Bar of the City of New York.  Staff members of the United Nations and Permanent Missions to the United Nations can also attend for free.  The registration fee remains a modest $75 for the two days combined for all other practicing lawyers and members of the public.





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