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Dear Friends,

We are delighted to invite you to the panel themed “Analysis of the Syria Issue From Political, Diplomatic and Legal Perspectives” to be held by Georgetown University alumni and ILI Istanbul International Law Association on November 19, 2019.

Please find the credentials of the panelists below.

Time:     Registration and refreshments (5.30 PM)
Panel (6 PM – 8 PM)
     
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Büyükdere Caddesi 199, Levent, Istanbul

   

 

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Ali Bilge Cankorel, Ambassador (Retired)

Ali Bilge Cankorel graduated from Istanbul American Robert College and earned his bachelor’s degree from Ankara University Faculty of Political Science in 1969. He completed his master’s degree at Ohio State University.

He joined the Turkish Ministry of Foreign Affairs in 1971 and performed several duties at the local and foreign diplomatic missions of the ministry. He participated in the negotitions for the Yugoslavia Crisis while he was serving as an undersecretary and minister-counsellor at the United Nations Office in Geneva. He served as the Ambassador of Afghanistan to Turkey in 1995-1997, as an advisor to the Turkish Ministry of Foreign Affairs in 1997-2001, and as the Ambassador of Ukraine to Turkey in 2001-2005.

He was appointed as an advisor to the Turkish Ministry of Foreign Affairs in 2006 once again, served as the Ambassador of the OSCE Office in Baku between 2009-2011 and retired.

 
       
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Ahmet Ünal Çeviköz, Ambassador (Retired)

Ünal Çeviköz was born in 1952 in Istanbul. He graduated from Kadıköy Maarif College and has bachelor’s degrees from Boğaziçi University Faculty of English Language and Literature (1974) and Faculty of Political Science (1978). He joined the Turkish Ministry of Foreign Affairs in 1978 and served as the second secretary at the Turkish Embassy in Moscow and as Consul at the Turkish Embassy in Bergenz after completing his local duty. After he served as the Undersecretary at the Turkish Embassy in Sofia, he joined the NATO International Secretariat in 1989.

In 1993, he earned his master’s degree in International Relations from the University of Brussels. He took part in drafting the NATO-Russia Founding Act and then returned to his duty at the Turkish Ministry of Foreign Affairs (1997). He served as the Ambassador of Azerbaijan (2011-2004) and Iraq (2004-2006) to Turkey after completing his local duty as Head of the Balkan Cluster and as Deputy General Manager of Central Asia-Caucasus.

He was the Deputy Undersecretary of the Turkish Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Ankara (2007-2010). He was then appointed as Turkey’s Ambassador to London (2010) and returned to Turkey when his service ceased in the summer of 2014.

Ünal Çeviköz was elected President of the 28th session of the International Maritime Organization General Assembly in 2013. He wrote Foreign Affairs columns on Radikal, Hürriyet, and Hürriyet Daily News. Ünal Çeviköz is Istanbul Deputy and CHP Vice President for Foreign Affairs.

 
       
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Prof. Dr. Turgut Tarhanlı

Turgut Tarhanlı is a lecturer at Istanbul Bilgi University. His main fields of study are international peace and security law, procedures for the protection of human rights through international mechanisms, international treaty law, human rights activism, and the legal regime for transit and carriage through straits.

He graduated from Istanbul University Faculty of Law (1979), and after his graduation, he became a lecturer in Public International Law at the same university. He furthered his studies with a postgraduate degree from New York University School of Law. He earned a Juris Doctorate in Public Law in 1990 and became an associate professor in 1996.

He joined Istanbul Bilgi University in the 1999-2000 academic year as a professor and became the dean of the Faculty of Law in 2002.

Turgut Tarhanlı is a founding member of the following organizations: Helsinki Citizens’ Assembly Assembly, Human Rights Foundation of Turkey Rights Foundation of Turkey, Amnesty International Turkey, and Istanbul University Faculty of Law Alumni Association. He is also a member of Transperancy International, International Affairs Forum, and the Istanbul Bar Association.

 

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The International Law Institute is proud to sponsor the Keynote Panel of the World Bank Law, Justice and Development Week on Monday November 4 from 9:00am - 10:00am, DC time.

The panel will feature:

David Malpass, President of the World Bank Group

Ahmad Ashkar, Founder and CEO of the Hult Prize Foundation, ILI Faculty
Michelle Bachelet, United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights
Sandie Okoro, Senior Vice President and General Counsel of the World Bank Group
Denis Robitaille, Vice President, Information and Technology Solutions, and Chief Information Officer of the World Bank Group

This year's Law, Justice and Development Week theme is Rights, Technology, and Development. The full program can be viewed at:
http://pubdocs.worldbank.org/en/784511570998208885/Program-LJD-Week-2019-FOR-PRINT.pdf

If you are in Washington DC the week of November 4-7 and would like to attend Law, Justice and Development Week at the World Bank Headquarters, please register at https://www.cvent.com/events/law-justice-and-development-week-2019/event-summary-42f804a605814854957a802c7a3127f1.aspx

ILI has arranged for a 50% discount on registration for ILI Alumni, Faculty, and Friends. You can receive the ILI discount by entering code ILISPECIAL2019. Please note that this is only available until October 27.

If you are unable to attend the Keynote session in person, you can watch it live at https://live.worldbank.org/leveraging-innovations-rights-and-justice

We hope to see you at Law, Justice, and Development Week and welcome you back to Washington DC.

 
 
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The International Law Institute is proud to partner with the World Bank Group in their annual Law, Justice and Development Week. This year’s theme is Rights, Technology, and Development.


This year, LJD Week will be held from November 4 – 7, 2019 at the World Bank headquarters in Washington, DC.

ILI is particularly honored to be sponsoring the Keynote Session.

The International Law Institute proudly supports the mission of the World Bank and has collaborated with the Bank on programs for many years.  ILI also serves as a training vendor for the IFC [International Finance Corporation of the World Bank] on private sector investment in large public works.

We invite all to attend this important event.

When registering use the KEY WORD: ILISPECIAL2019, to receive a registration discount of 50%.

https://www.cvent.com/events/law-justice-and-development-week-2019/event-summary-42f804a605814854957a802c7a3127f1.aspx

We look forward to participating in this esteemed program and meeting professionals from across the globe focused on critical legal and development issues.

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The United Rule of Law Appeal (UROLA), an NGO formed several years ago jointly by the International Law Institute and other NGO’s focused on the rule of law, is pleased to announce the winners of its first annual Rule of Law Competition. The purpose of the program is to identify the best and most effective ways to promote the rule of law.

There were two separate competitions, each with a $10,000 prize:

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One prize was for a contestant’s previously undertaken rule of law activity, its impact on the intended beneficiaries, how it otherwise benefited the world, and/or how the contestant might revise the activity if it were to undertake it again.

The winner of this prize is The International Legal Foundation (ILF), an NGO headquartered in New York whose mission is to ensure access to justice for poor, vulnerable, and marginalized accused persons by strengthening legal aid systems around the world.

ILF’s contest-winning rule of law activity involved its establishment of a Legal Aid System and strengthening the rule of law in Afghanistan from 2001 and 2019. ILF stated that it has represented over 50,000 poor people suspected or accused of offenses across 21 provinces in Afghanistan since opening the country’s first public defender office in 2003. ILF’s work has led to greater respect for the rule of law and enhanced protection of Afghanistan’s most vulnerable population, especially women and children.

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The other prize was for a proposal for a new activity, on the order of and at the level of an ALI (American Law Institute) for a particular country, and the plan to implement it.

The winner of this prize is the International Institute for Unification of Private Law (UNIDROIT), an independent intergovernmental organization based in Rome with 63 member states. UNIDROIT examines ways of harmonizing and coordinating the private law of states and groups of states and to prepare gradually for their adoption of uniform rules of private law.

UNIDROIT’s winning rule of law proposal was to foster good practices for agricultural contracts based on country legal guides on contract farming. The overall goal of the proposal is to foster sustainable economic growth and social stability in rural economies through legal support to achieve more equitable contract farming. UNIDROIT noted that it has already developed the Legal Guide to Contact Farming. The proposed new activity is to include, among other things, country assessment through an economic, legal, administrative and social analysis/diagnostics in partnership with local partners; drafting a country-specific Legal Guide on Contract Farming; managing a process of consensus building through a policy dialogue; and possible technical assistance.

UROLA is pleased with the success of this, its first rule of law competition and looks forward to continuing the competition on an annual basis.

 

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The International Chamber of Commerce - ICC and the International Law Institute - ILI are pleased to announce the re-publication for the Chinese market of our two volume series "Business Guide to Trade and Investment". Both volumes have been updated to include global trade issues, and have been translated into Chinese.  The ICC publisher in China is Nanjing University Press - NUP.  Both Vol. 1 "Trade," and Vol. 2 "Investment" will be available through the NUP website.  English versions are made available through the ICC on line bookstore.

The publications will have their official launch in Shanghai on September 23, 2019

 

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Denis Karimov presenting on “Legal Reform as a Catalyst for Sustained Economic Growth in Russia”




The International Law Institute was proud to have sponsored and hosted Mr. Denis Karimov as ILI’s 2019 Victor Mozolin Visiting Scholar Fellow, during the month of April and early May.

Mr. Karimov is one of the leading experts and commentators on Russian Administrative Law. He serves as an Administrative Law Expert to the Representative of the Presidential Commissioner for Entrepreneurs Rights. Mr. Karimov is a practicing lawyer and a legal researcher at Ural State University. As a scholar and practitioner, Denis has published over 80 academic articles on administrative law issues and maintains several blogs in Russia devoted to advancing knowledge and discussions related to administrative law with focus on important commercial and procedural subject matter. [https://zakon.ru/deniskarimov] 

Mr. Karimov’s fellowship focused on comparing Russian and US law, procedure, and standards of Public Administration and the interplay of Civil Law and Administrative Law structure of Russia and the Common Law structure of the US. Additionally, to better understand the foundational principles on which US administrative review and procedure is built; the unique authorities of administrative courts in the US (which differ substantially from those in Russia); and the comparative advantages of both the Russian and US systems in resolving administrative challenges while ensuring the continued efficiencies and effectiveness of the agencies in question.

During his time in the US, Mr. Karimov conducted extensive legal and policy research and the Law Library of Congress and the Georgetown University Law School.  Denis met with judges and representatives from state and federal administrative agencies including judges of the US Court of Federal Claims, the US Nuclear Regulatory Commission, the US Environmental Protection Agency, the Office of Administrative Courts of Colorado, in addition to other subject matter experts.

During his fellowship Mr. Karimov held a forum where he presented to panel of senior government officials, law partners and trade representatives on “Legal Reform as a Catalyst for Sustained Economic Growth in Russia”.  The forum was conducted at the at the US Russia Business Council, where Mr. Karimov shed insight on properties on Russian Administrative Law influence on Civil Law, business and rationale of Russian legal tradition of public administration, value, for its existing structure and where opportunites exist for further enhancement. 

The Victor Mozolin Visiting Scholar Fellowship was created to honor and continue the work of the Russian legal scholar Viktor Pavlovich Mozolin, professor at Moscow State University. In 1970, while with the University of Peoples' Friendship, Professor Mozolin met with ILI Chairman, Prof. Don Wallace Jr., at Georgetown University Law Center where they formed a lifelong relationship. Both Prof. Mozolin and Prof. Wallace worked closely under IREX [International Research & Exchanges Board] on scholarly exchanges of experts between the US and the former USSR. Together, they established multiple exchanges and legal conferences. Through the International Law Institute, Prof. Mozolin published scholarly books involving comparative contract law and property law in the US and the USSR. The International Law Institute recognizes Prof. Mozolin for his intellect, his academic influence in advancing the corporate and commercial law system in the USSR to make its economy more efficient and productive, and for his never ending dedication to expanding rule of law.

This fellowship is administered, in close cooperation with William Pomeranz, Deputy Director of the Keenan Institute, a division of the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars [https://www.wilsoncenter.org/program/kennan-institute]; Randy Bregman of the US Russia Business Council [https://www.usrbc.org/]; and Prof. Don Wallace Jr and Robert Sargin of the International Law Institute.

 

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The International Law Institute is excited to have entered into an Inter-Institutional Memorandum of Understanding with the Indian Lawyers Association [ILA].  [http://indialawyers.org/]

The goals of this MOU is to expand academic and technical programs and exchanges between our institutions and the members and participants of each.

The basis of both institutions is to foster the rule of law and to do so through advancing of the level of professional capacity so that professionals may achieve practical solutions to present and future problems in ways that suit their nations’ own needs.

ILI believes that economic growth is achieved through the right combination of enlightened policies, capable administration, and an active private sector. The process includes developing a transparent, efficient, and stable legal system, sound financial institutions, and a core of trained, able individuals in various professions.

The institutions that matter – good governance, stable legal and judicial systems, transparent procurement policies, and functioning capital markets – are fundamental. These are, however, only as effective as the people who create and manage them.

The International Law Institute and the Indian Lawyers Association recognize the value and wealth of the international resources we each can bring to accomplish and sustain our mutual capacity building goals.

The agreement and relationship was formulated between Manuj Bhardwaj, Secretary General of the Indian Lawyers Association and Robert Sargin, Deputy Director of the International Law Institute.

We each look forward to a long and productive relationship.


INDIAN LAWYERS ASSOCIATION

The Indian Lawyers Association (“ILA”) was founded in 2018 and is a voluntary professional organization for the legal professionals of India. Membership is open to lawyers, judges, professors, law students, and others interested in the law and the legal profession. The ILA has been formed to shape the future of the legal profession throughout India.

ILA aims to support the legal profession by offering access to practical resources for legal professionals to help improve the administration of justice, establish ethical codes, and develop a professional network. ILA promotes an exchange of information between the 400+ ILA Chapters nationwide.


Aims and Objectives

  • Serve Our Members
  1. Provide benefits, programs and services which promote members’ professional growth and quality of life.
  2. To provide mentorship and support for our regional chapters, and its members.
  3. To provide a platform for networking and professional development opportunities for individual law students and lawyers

  • Improve Our Profession
  1. Promote the highest quality legal education.
  2. Promote competence, ethical conduct and professionalism.
  3. Promote pro bono and public service by the legal profession.

  • Eliminate Bias and Enhance Diversity
  1. Promote full and equal participation in the association, our profession, and the justice system by all persons.
  2. Eliminate bias in the legal profession and the justice system.

  • Advance the Rule of Law
  1. Increase public understanding of, and respect for, the rule of law, the legal process, and the role of the legal profession at home and throughout the world.
  2. Hold governments accountable under law.
  3. Work for just laws, including human rights, and a fair legal process.
  4. Assure meaningful access to justice for all persons.
  5. Preserve the independence of the legal profession and the judiciary.
  6. Provide access to a network of pro bono services.

 

INTERNATIONAL LAW INSTITUTE

The International Law Institute "ILI" is a leading provider of training and technical assistance in international law, international economics, and other aspects of international relations.  Established in 1955 and formerly part of  Georgetown University, ILI is now an independent, non-political, non-profit 501 c 3 educational institute serving a global constituency.  More than 38,000 participants, from over 186 countries, have been trained by ILI and its global affiliates. ILI also provides technical expertise to developing nations in the drafting of laws and the designing of their economic and government policies, in efforts to further support and promote good and efficient governance through the rule of law.  www.ili.org

ILI presents approximately 40 - 50 core-training programs each year in our facility in Washington, DC. http://www.ili.org/training.html

ILI conducts another 15-20 specialized programs are conducted annually in the U.S. and abroad, at the request of foreign governments, the World Bank, or other multilateral sponsoring agencies.

ILI has drafted over 40 laws (ratified) for developing countries; designed and implemented country systems (Arbitration / Mediation, Public Procurement; Banking System; Anti-Corruption protocols) among other notable achievements. 

ILI works closely with many governments across the globe including the US where we work with the US Foreign Service Institute on International Trade and Investments.

The ILl is an official training partner of the IFC [International Finance Corporation — World Bank] on private sector investments in large public works.

ILI is also certified by China’s State Administration of Foreign Expert Affairs [SAFEA] and ranks as a leading provider of technical training on law and governance to China for Chinese government officials, SOEs, legal practitioners, and private sector officers.  ILI is also a founding member of the Belts and Road International Lawyer Association of China.

The ILI holds observer status at UNCITRAL - the United National United Nations Commission on International Trade Law; UNIDROIT - the International Institute for the Unification of Private Law; and the Hague Conference on Private International Law.

ILI is headquartered in Washington, DC, with independent regional centers in Kampala, Uganda; Abuja, Nigeria; Cairo, Egypt; Santiago, Chile; Istanbul, Turkey; a representatives office in Beijing, China.

ILI is also partnered with government entities, institutions, and universities in India, Austria, Germany, Serbia, Mexico, Italy, and Singapore to also train international officials.

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On Tuesday May 14, 2019, the anniversary of the 1955 signing of the Warsaw Pact, the International Law Institute (ILI), in cooperation with the Inter-University Center for Terrorism Studies (IUCTS), the Inter-University Center for Legal Studies, and the Center for National Security Law of the University of Virginia Law School, hosted a Special Ambassador’s Forum on “The Role of Diplomacy in the World’s Future.” With opening remarks from ILI Chairman Don Wallace and moderated by Professor Yonah Alexander of IUCTS and Ambassador (Ret.) Charles Ray, the panel included Ambassador (Ret). Ronald Neumann, Ambassador (Ret.) Lino Gutierrez, New Zealand Ambassador to the U.S. Rosemary Banks, and Dr. Mir Sadat, Director of Defense and Space Policy, U.S. National Security Council. General [Ret.] Alfred Gray, Twenty-Ninth Commandant of the U.S. Marine Corps. and Senior Fellow and Chairman of the Baord of Regents at the Potomac Institute presented concluding remarks and provided unique perspectives on these critial global issues and strategies.

Notable points discussed included the significance of both individual and state actors in the global arena, the enduring importance of the classic responsibilities of diplomacy, the new challenges diplomacy faces, the inseparability of politics and economics, the strategic importance of space, and the need for better educating the public about the work of diplomats. The International Law Institute appreciates the participation of the panelists and attendees and looks forward to further events with these institutional partners.

 

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