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The Indian National Bar Association honors India's 71st Constitution Day.  This year INBA will host a 3 day international conference on Law and Policy.  This year the conference will be virtual and will be conducted online from Nov. 26 - Nov. 28, 2020.

The conference is an event designed to provide answers to challenges to the legal industry in India.  It is an opportunity for government and legal practitioners to obtain valuable insights and contacts.

The International Law Institute is proud to be a supporting partner and contributor in this event.


Key Topics Being Discussed:

- Data Protection, Privacy Challenges - post Covid
- OTT, TV, Websites and Theaters - Self Regulation or Censorship
- Effects of the Pandemic
- Growing use of Technology in the Legal Industry
- Alternative Dispute Resolution
- International Trade and Regional Economic Outlook
- Cyber Crime
- Copyright and Online Platforms; Performer Rights and Intermediary Liabilities
 

 

The Indian National Bar Association is a member driven organization.  It has more than 10,000 members from across the globe.  INBA is focused on advancing the Indian legal profession and its members.  Representing the entire legal ecosystem in India, INBA is dedicated to expand its members' professional network and industry insight.  INBA is the voice of the legal fraternity. The association promotes members through programs that focus on access to justice, human rights, anti-corruption, judicial reform and more.  INBA provides resources to help its members to become better lawyers.  Each year the association hosts or participates in events around the world.  Existing INBA members contribute valuable insights and knowledge through various modes and means of expression facilitated by INBA.  INBA helps broaden its member's perspectives and help to exchange views through online forums and partnerships with the best organizations globally.



To Register for INBA's Constitution Day Events, please contact:

Ms. Babita Sharma
INBA Event Coordinator
Indian National Bar Association
8/11 First Floor Shahi Hospital Road
Jangpura Extension, New Delhi - 110014, India
T: +91 11 4903 6141
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W: www.indianbarassociation.org

 THE INTER-UNIVERSITY CENTER FOR TERRORISM STUDIES


You Are Cordially Invited to a Special Forum with Professor Rita Colwell on:

“A Lab of One’s Own: Fighting Bioterrorism, Cholera, and COVID-19

 

The International Law Institute was proud to have hosted and contributred to Professor Rita Cowell's forum A Lab of One’s Own: Fighting Bioterrorism, Cholera, and COVID-19. 

This special forum featured a conversation with Professor Rita Colwell, one of the leading scientists in America as well as a world-renowned academic for her exceptional contributions to global health and security concerns. She will discuss her latest highly acclaimed book A Lab of One’s Own: One Woman’s Personal Journey Through Sexism in Science published by Simon & Schuster in August 2020.

DATE:        November 17th, 2020   
       
CO-SPONSORS:      
    Inter-University Center for Terrorism Studies  
    Inter-University Center for Legal Studies at the International Law Institute  
    University of Virginia Law School – Center for National Security Law  

 


 

     
OPENING REMARKS:                 PROFESSOR DON WALLACE, JR., Chairman, International Law Institute
     
INTRODUCTION:   PROFESSOR YONAH ALEXANDER, Director, Inter-University Center for Terrorism Studies
     
SPEAKER: PROFESSOR RITA COLWELL 
    Professor Rita Colwell is a pioneering microbiologist and the first woman to lead the National Science Foundation. She is a Distinguished University Professor at both the University of Maryland and Johns Hopkins University’s Bloomberg School of Public Health and has received awards from the emperor of Japan, the king of Sweden, the prime minister of Singapore, and the president of the United States. Her interests are focused on global infectious diseases, water, and health, and she is currently developing an international network to address emerging infectious diseases and water issues, including safe drinking water for both the developed and developing world. She is a nationally respected scientist and educator, and has authored or co-authored 16 books and more than 700 scientific publications. She produced the award-winning film, Invisible Seas, and has served on editorial boards of numerous scientific journals. She is the author of A Lab of One’s Own.
     
COMMENTERS:   DR. VINTON G. GERF, Vice President and Chief Internet Evangelist for Google
    DR. NORMAN KAHN, National Security Consultant
     

 

 


 

THE STATE OF THE INTERNATIONAL TRADING SYSTEM AND FOREIGN INVESTMENT IN INDIA


The International Law Institute and the Indian National Association of Legal Professionals have partnered to conduct a Joint Certificate Program on "The State of the International Trading System and Foreign Investment in India".

The international trading system is experiencing profound changes resulting in shifting economic and geopolitical alliances; critical supply chains; and accentuating the divide between developed and developing countries.

This special and timely program will explore the on going developments in international trade and investment law, policy, and outlooks with special emphasis on their impact on India. 
This program will have special importance post US elections.


The Program is developed into 2 Modules:


MODULE 1: Foundations of International Trade

     Designed for new practitioners and students with focus on institutions, basic rules governing trade in goods and
     services and intellectual property rights.


MODULE 2: Advanced Trade and Investment: Law, Policy, Outlook

     Designed for senior level practitioners, policy makers, and private sector decision makers. 
     Focus on India’s role in international trade; its trade relations with major trading partners; trade and the
     environment; labor rights; and investment.
 


COMBINED PROGRAM

     Combined Foundations and Advance Programs

   

REGISTRATION

     REGISTER HERE

     We encourage you to register.  Programs will be conducted on line via ZOOM conferencing.

     The speakers are internationally recognized experts in the field of trade and international investment, with most having
     held senior positions with their governments.


     [Please Note: Times listed are IST - New Delhi local times. Please adjust accordingly.]


CONTACT

     Indian National Association of Legal Professionals
     New Delhi, India

     Contact: Divpreet Kaur
     Phone: +91.9115557474
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THE COSTS AND FINANCING OF AN ADVISORY CENTRE ON INTERNATIONAL INVESTMENT LAW


DATE:   November 16, 2020


 

The UNCITRAL Secretariat, the International Arbitration Institute, and the International Law Institute, organized and hosted a webinar on the costs and financing of an advisory centre on international investment law on 16 November 2020.

During the webinar, a number of issues related to the costs and financing of an Advisory Centre on International Investment Law (ACIIL) were discussed, based on a “Note on the costs and financing of an Advisory Centre on International Investment Law”. Given certain assumptions and an estimated workload, this Note presented a hypothetical budget and discusses possible sources of funds to establish and maintain an ACIIL. 

The Note is available in:

English:
https://uncitral.un.org/sites/uncitral.un.org/files/aciil_note_on_costs_financing_24_august_2020_final_updated.pdf

French:
https://uncitral.un.org/sites/uncitral.un.org/files/media-documents/uncitral/fr/note_sur_le_cout_et_le_financement_dun_centre_consultatif_en_droit_international_des_investissements.pdf;


Spanish:
https://uncitral.un.org/sites/uncitral.un.org/files/aciil_note_on_costs_financing_26_july_2020_final_espanol.pdf.


PROGRAMME:

The webinar was open for participation to all UNCITRAL Working Group III member and observer States delegations, as well as inter-governmental and non-governmental organizations with observer status. 


OPENING STATEMENTS   Anna Joubin-Bret, Secretary, UNCITRAL
MODERATOR   Karl P. Sauvant, Resident Senior Fellow, Columbia University, CCSI 
PRESENTATION OF NOTE      Nicolas Angelet, Professor of International Law, Université Libre de Bruxelles, and
Ndanga Kamau, Founder, Ndanga Kamau Law
 
DISCUSSION STARTERS   Charlie Garnjana-Goonchorn, Minister Counsellor, Department of Treaties and Legal Affairs, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Thailand
Gaston Kenfack Douajni, Director of Legislation, Ministry of Justice of Cameroon
Natalia Porras, Coordinator of the Trade in Services and Investment Area, Ministry of Foreign Trade of Costa Rica
Rebecca Wörner, Trade and Investment Policy Officer, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Netherlands
 
CONCLUDING REMARKS             Don Wallace, Chairperson, International Law Institute 



BIOGRAPHIES:


Nicolas Angelet

Nicolas Angelet is professor of international law at the Université Libre de Bruxelles, Belgium, a member of the Brussels Bar and an associate tenant of Doughty Street Chambers, London. He is appointed to the ICSID Panel of Arbitrators by the Republic of Burundi and to the ICSID Panel of Conciliators by the Kingdom of Belgium. He has acted as counsel in various investment arbitration cases, as a member of the ICSID ad hoc Committee in Victór Pey Casado and Foundation President Allende v. Republic of Chile, and currently chairs the ICSID Tribunals in Ayoub-Farid Michel Saab v. United Republic of Tanzania and in Venezuela Holdings, B.V. and others v. Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela.

Charlie Garnjana-Goonchorn

Charlie Garnjana-Goonchorn joined the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Thailand in 2007. He started his career in the Treaty Division, overseeing various aspects of Thailand’s treaty making process.  During his post at the Permanent Mission of Thailand to the UN in Geneva, he was in charge of extensive areas of work, including those within the purview of WHO and UNCTAD. After returning to Thailand in 2017, he has played a key role in several international disputes involving the Royal Thai Government, in addition to providing legal advice related to international trade, investment treaties, dispute settlement mechanisms, and arbitration. He has a PhD form the University College London and an LLM from the London School of Economics and Political Science.


Anna Joubin-Bret

Anna Joubin-Bret is the Secretary of UNCITRAL and the Director of the International Trade Law Division in the Office of Legal Affairs, United Nations, the substantive secretariat for UNCITRAL. Before that, she practiced law in Paris, specializing in international investment law and investment dispute resolution, focusing on serving as counsel, arbitrator, mediator, and conciliator in such disputes. She served as arbitrator in several ICSID, UNCITRAL and ICC disputes. Prior to 2011 and for 15 years, she was the Senior Legal Adviser for UNCTAD, editing and authoring seminal research and publications on international investment law, notably the sequels to UNCTAD’s IIA Series and co-editing (with Jean Kalicki) Reform of Investor-State Dispute Settlement.


Ndanga Kamau

Ndanga Kamau is Founder of Ndanga Kamau Law, an international law practice based in The Hague, Netherlands. She sits as arbitrator and acts as counsel in institutional and ad hoc arbitrations. She also advises clients on dispute prevention and risk mitigation.  She is a Vice President, ICC International Court of Arbitration; President, ICC Africa Commission; Vice Chair, IBA Arbitration Committee; Director of Programmes; African Association of International Law; and Expert in Dispute Resolution, PRIME Finance Foundation. She regularly writes, speaks and lectures on international dispute resolution and public international law. 


Gaston Kenfack Douajni

Gaston Kenfack Douajni is a Cameroonian Magistrate, Director of Legislation, Ministry of Justice in Cameroon. He obtained a Doctorate of International Economic Law at the University of Paris I (Pantheon Sorbonne) in 2005, a certificate on trade, negotiations and settlement of trade disputes at the Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University, in 2004 and an Habilitation to Direct Researches at the University of Pau in France. He is the editor of the “Revue Camerounaise de l’Arbitrage”, the President of the Association for the Promotion of Arbitration in Africa (APAA) and the Chairperson of the 49th Session of United Nations Commission on International Trade Law (UNCITRAL). He also teaches in different universities around the world.


Natalia Porras

Natalia Porras obtained a degree in Law at the University of Costa Rica in 2007 and an MSc in Political Economy at the London School of Economics and Political Science in 2012. She has worked at the Ministry of Foreign Trade of Costa Rica since 2008 as an advisor to the Trade in Services and Investment Area and has participated in the negotiation processes of various trade agreements and international investment agreements, including with the European Union, China, Singapore, Peru, the Republic of Korea, and Central America. Currently, she is the Coordinator of the Trade in Services and Investment Area, which works in the negotiation and implementation of international agreements and OECD-related affairs in those areas.


Karl P. Sauvant

Karl P. Sauvant has pursued the idea of establishing an Advisory Centre on International Investment Law since 2004, when he was the Director of UNCTAD’s Investment Division. He continued to pursue this objective after his retirement from the UN when he established, in 2006, what became the Columbia Center on Sustainable Investment (CCSI). He stepped down as its Executive Director in 2012, to focus his work, as a CCSI Resident Senior Fellow, on teaching, research and writing. He has written extensively on matters related to FDI (see https://ssrn.com/author=2461782), and currently assists the ITC and DIE on a project on Investment Facilitation for Development.


Don Wallace

Don Wallace, Jr, Yale University BA, Harvard University, LLB,  Professor of Law, Georgetown University; Chairperson, International Law Institute; US delegate to UNCITRAL; Vice President UNIDROIT Foundation; member, American Law Institute; former Chairperson, International Law Section, American Bar Association; co-author, International Investment Arbitration (Oxford University Press, 2019); author, editor of other books and articles; other memberships.


Rebecca Wörner

Rebecca Wörner is a Trade and Investment Policy Officer at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Netherlands. Her areas of expertise and interest include the bilateral and multilateral reform of investment protection and sustainability-related topics. Previously, as part of a Junior Professional Programme, she held different positions at the Ministry of Economic Affairs and Climate Policy, inter alia in the field of climate policy and the circular economy. She also worked as a trade policy attaché at the Permanent Representation of the Netherlands in Geneva. She graduated with honours from Utrecht University, with a research degree in law. During her studies, she conducted fieldwork in South-Africa and Mozambique, and co-authored several papers on water law.



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International Trade Law Division
(UNCITRAL Secretariat)
United Nations Office of Legal Affairs
Vienna International Centre
A-1400 Vienna, Austria
Website: https://uncitral.un.org/

The International Law Institute was pleased to host the Inter-University Center for Terrorism Studies' special edition of its Ambassadors’ Forum series on COVID-19. The program,“Global COVID-19 and Sports: Threats and Responses” focused on medical, policy, and legal consideration of the commencement of sporting activities, and large public events, in the time of COVID-19.

We present the Global COVID-19 and Sports: Threats and Responses, conference video, downloadable reports, and a special extended monograph Global COVID-19: “Global COVID-19 and Sports: Exposure Claims and Liability Mitigation Considerations”.  the monograph,  represents an updated and extended version of recorded presentations made by members of the international law firm of Crowell & Moring LLP, who participated as invited contributors of the original conference. The excerpt focuses on multi-jurisdictional perspectives legal perspectives of the re-introduction of sports and large public events, in context of COVID-19.

We invite you to download both the conference report and the extended monograph highlighting legal and risk considerations.


REPORTS:

COVID 19 and Sports Cover     COVID 19 and Sports Web
Full Conference Report    Monograph: Exposure Claims and Liability Mitigation Considerations 
DOWNLOAD HERE    DOWNLOAD HERE 




CONFERENCE VIDEO:
 

 
 



 SPONSORS:

          Inter-University Center for Terrorism Studies
          Inter-University Center for Legal Studies at the International Law Institute
          Center for Security Law, University of Virginia Law School
          International Law Institute


OPENING REMARKS:

          Prof. Don Wallace Chairman - International Law Institute



MODERATOR:

          Prof. Yonah Alexander Director - Inter-University Center for Terrorism Studies
          Senior Fellow - Potomac Institute for Policy Studies


PANELISTS:

          Prof. Rita Colwell Distinguished Professor - University of Maryland,College Park and
                                                                               Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health
          Dr. Richard Reff MD- Orthopedic Surgeon and Sports Medicine Specialist; Fmr. Advisor - US Olympics Committee
          Carl Francis - Director of Communications - National Football League Players Association
          Chalana Damron Counsel - Counsel - Crowell & Moring, LLP Washington, DC Office
          Thomas Gies Partner - Partner - Crowell & Moring, LLP Washington, DC Office
          Kristof Roox Partner - Crowell & Moring, LLP Brussels Office
          Laurence Winston - Crowell & Moring, LLP London Office


COMMENTERS:

          U.S. Ambassador Charles Ray [Ret.] - Former U.S. Ambassador to Cambodia and Zimbabwe
         
          Croatia Ambassador to the U.S.  Pjer Simunovic Ambassador; 
          Croatia Fmr. Presidency of the Council of the European Union from January to June 2020


DISCLAIMER:


Please note that the editors and contributors cannot be held responsible for any errors and consequences arising from the use of the information contained in these publications. Also, the views expressed do not necessarily reflect those of the academic institutions associated with these reports.


ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS:

Deepest appreciation for ILI members Robert Sargin, Jason Everett, Emma Andrews, and Clement Mutambo for their guidance and support in producing these reports and facilitating the Covid-19 conferences series. Additionally, special thanks are due to those who provided administrative and research assistance, namely Mythili Kotagiri (Rutgers University graduate), Caitlyn Enroth (undergraduate at the Tufts University), Seth Snyder (undergraduate at the University of Virginia), Aaron Sugarman (undergraduate at the University of North Carolina), and Adam Cooper (undergraduate at the University of Virginia). All are currently or have previously participated in IUCTS Internship Programs.

The International Law Institute is pleased to partner with STATUT Law School, organizers and speakers in the presentation of their conference on "Judicial and Extra-judicial Methods of Protections Against Public Administration in Russia and the United States: Challenges, Practices, and the Future".

The program will focus on differences between the pre-trial (extrajudicial) method of legal protection and justice in administrative cases; and cases of administrative offenses; evaluate their effectiveness; and highlight the main mistakes made when applying for protection.

Observations will be made as to methods of protection from the state that exist in the United States, including trends from the US and the US Supreme Court, in comparison to main positions in the judicial practice of the Constitutional Court of the Russian Federation, the Supreme Court of the Russian Federation and other courts.

Invited to contribute to this program will be representatives of judiciaries and other public authorities, lawyers, lawyers of law firms, corporate lawyers, private lawyers, and academic practitioners.

Details and registration are included   HERE    <<You may need to enable your web page translator to English>>


STATUT Admin Seminar 1 
STATUT Law School invites you to a practical online seminar in the field of comparative administrative law enforcement "JUDICIAL AND EXTRAJUDICIAL METHODS OF PROTECTION AGAINST PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION IN RUSSIA AND THE USA: Challenges, Practice and the Future."

The event is held online on the Zoom platform

Organizer:  STATUT Law School

During the seminar, we will consider the differences between the pre-trial (extrajudicial) method of legal protection and justice in administrative cases and cases of administrative offenses, evaluate their effectiveness, highlight the main mistakes made when applying for protection.

Let us characterize the methods of protection from the state that exist in the United States, including the latest trends taking into account the practice of the US Supreme Court, compare them with the main positions in the judicial practice of the Constitutional Court of the Russian Federation, the Supreme Court of the Russian Federation and other courts, and provide recommendations.

Representatives of the judiciary and other public authorities, lawyers, lawyers of law firms, corporate lawyers, private lawyers, and academic practitioners are invited to the discussion.

Moderator:  Nikiforov Maxim Vladimirovich, Candidate of Law, Advisor on Administrative Law and Compliance at the Law Firm "Nasonov, Pirogov and Partners" (Pravo.ru-300), Lecturer at the STATUT School of Law, Associate Professor of the Volga Branch of the Russian State University of Justice (RPMU), certified anti-corruption specialist.

Workshop Program

1. "Administrative proceedings in the United States: subjects, litigation rules, main problems and legal positions
      of the Supreme Court."

      Speaker: Felter Edwin, Founder, Chief Justice (1983-1998) and Colorado Administrative Courts Judge,
                     University of Denver Professor.

2. "Problems of administrative review and judicial control over public administration in Russia and the
      United States: comparison of judicial approaches."

      Speaker: Denis Aleksandrovich Karimov , Advisor on Administrative Law to the Deputy Chairman of the Committee
                     of the Russian Union of Industrialists and Entrepreneurs (RSPP) on Intellectual Property and Creative Industries,
                     Advisor on 
Administrative Law to the Chairman of the Board of the Non-profit Partnership Community of Users of Copyright
                     and Related Rights (NP SPAS)

3. "Russian models of legal proceedings in cases of administrative offenses: courts of general jurisdiction and
      arbitration courts."

      Speaker: Maxim V. Nikiforov , Ph.D., Advisor on Administrative Law and Compliance, Nasonov, Pirogov & Partners Law Firm
                     (Pravo.ru-300), Lecturer at STATUT Law School and M-Logos Law Institute , Associate Professor of the Privolzhsky
                     branch of the Russian State University of Justice (RPGU), certified specialist in combating corruption.

4. "Administrative proceedings in the Intellectual Property Rights Court: Paradoxes and Intrigues."

      Speaker: Anatoly Vyacheslavovich Semyonov , Deputy Chairman of the Committee of the Russian Union of Industrialists and
                     Entrepreneurs (RSPP) on Intellectual Property and Creative Industries, Public Advisor of the FAS Russia.

5. "Protection of the rights of procurement participants for state (municipal) needs: departmental appeal to the
      FAS Russia in comparison with the court."

      Speaker: Mikhail Soloviev , lawyer of the Sverdlovsk Regional Economic Bar Association, Senior Lecturer of the Administrative Law
                     Department of the Ural State Law University, member of the Public Council at the Department of Public Procurement
                     of the Sverdlovsk Region.



The event is held online on the Zoom platform.

The event is free.

Everyone is welcome. Limited number of seats. Pre-registration of participants is required. 




STATUT Admin Seminar 2 




PAY PER VIEW: FORCE MAJEURE - GLOBAL INTERPRETATION AND ENFORCEMENT


PROGRAM:

The International Law Institute partnered with Dentons [the world's largest law firm] to conduct a high level conference on Force Majeure laws and protocols as they apply to various global jurisdictions as this relates to the Covid-19 pandemic.  The program was developed in June of 2020 with updated actionable information.

The 2 part program instructs on:

1.] Force Majeure law and related defenses to non-performance under contracts.
2.] Variances between common law and civil law in connection with the interpretation and enforcement of contract clauses.
3.] Force Majeure law and related developments in the US, UK, EU, Africa, China, and Latin America.


EXPERTS:

Richard Dodge
Randy Bregman
Dan Bodle   
Risteard de Pao
Samantha Hogben
Richard Keady
José Manuel Larraín
Sivakumaren [Robin] Mardemootoo     
Eva [Yue] Niu
Ximena Zuleta
Prof. Don Wallace Jr.
Dentons Partner, Washington DC, USA
Dentons Senior Counsel, Washington DC, USA
Dentons Partner, London, UK
Dentons Partner, Madrid, Spain
Dentons Partner, Johannesburg, South Africa
Dentons Partner, Hong Kong, China
Dentons Partner, Santiago, Chile
Dentons Partner, Port Louis, Mauritius
Dentons Partner, Beijing, China
Dentons Cardenas & Cardenas Partner, Bogota, Colombia
International Law Institute Chairman, Washington, DC 



REGISTRATION, ACCESS, PAYMENT

To view this program please register at:http://ili.org/training/event-registration.html

Access is Pay Per View : $100.00 USD

 

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Administered by and Contact: Robert Sargin, Deputy Director - ILI

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