With deepest regrets, due to logistics beyond the control of the International Law Institute, the International Commercial Arbitration Master Class, presented by ILI to Russian legal practitioners, has been postponed.

ILI is working closely with Russian counterparts to reschedule this important program as soon as possible.

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The International Law Institute and Oxford University Press have finalized co-publication of the Second Edition of Bruno Ristau's critically important "Ristau's International Judicial Assistance: A Practitioner's Guide to International Civil and Commercial Litigation"



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Ristau's International Judicial Assistance

A Practitioner's Guide to International Civil
  and Commercial Litigation


Second Edition

David W. Bowker and David P. Stewart


ORDER HERE

[This item is not yet published. It is available for pre-orders and will ship on 31 May 2021.  It is also avialable as an EBOOK]

 

 

DESCRIPTION 

Legal practitioners of today are dealing with cross-border disputes in civil and commercial matters in an increasingly complex transnational legal environment. This edition of Bruno Ristau's multi-volume work International Judicial Assistance brings these complexities to the fore. The revised and updated material offers background, explanations, and practical advice on how to deal with the most important challenges and recent developments in the field of transnational litigation, including issues related to the choice of forum, choice of law, service of process, proof of foreign law, discovery of evidence, and enforcement of judgments.

Written by Stewart and Bowker, experts in public and private international law, this book offers insightful and comprehensive information on cross-border litigation by addressing issues in sequence as they are likely to be encountered in practice. A major focus is the mechanisms for international judicial cooperation and assistance, in particular those provided by regional and international arrangements such as the Hague Conventions on Service, Evidence and Apostilles, choice of court agreements, and the enforcement of judgments, as well as regional arrangements within the OAS and the EU. This book is a necessary addition for litigators in the U.S. and other common law jurisdictions who are involved in cross border disputes.

  • Provides up-to-date background, explanations, and practical guidance on how to deal with the most important challenges and recent developments in the field of transnational litigation
  • Focuses on the mechanisms for international judicial cooperation and assistance, provided by regional and international arrangements such as the Hague Conventions on service, evidence, apostilles, choice of court agreements, and the enforcement of judgments, as well as regional arrangements within the OAS and the EU
  • Features an advanced analysis of treaties, conventions, and statutes affecting current litigators in cross-border disputes

NEW TO THIS EDITION

  • Updates the first edition of Bruno Ristau's groundbreaking work, International Judicial Assistance, through the evolution of relevant law (domestic and international) and the increase in the number of transnational disputes involving parties of different countries
  • Includes a wide range of new topics, such as chapters on forum selection, choice of law, authentication, proof of law, enforcement of foreign judgments
  • The book is refocused and takes into account a number of significant developments in the law, including new treaties and conventions

ABOUT THE AUTHORS

David P. Stewart is a Professor at Georgetown University Law Center in Washington, D.C. His teaching includes the areas of public and private international law and foreign relations law. Over the course of his 32 year career he has served as Assistant Legal Adviser of the Office of the Legal Adviser at the U.S. Department of State in a number of substantive areas, including private international law, diplomatic law and litigation, international claims and investment dispute, law enforcement and intelligence), and human rights and refugees. Among his publications are the Digest of U.S. Practice In International Law (co-editor of seven volumes), International Human Rights In A Nutshell (co-author), International And Transnational Criminal Law (co-author, 5th ed. 2018), International Criminal Law In A Nutshell (2d ed. 2019), and The Foreign Sovereign Immunities Act: A Guide For Judges (Fed. Jud. Cntr. 2d ed. 2019).

David W. Bowker is Chair of the International Litigation practice at Wilmer Hale. His previous roles included acting as the Attorney-Adviser for the Law of Armed Conflict in the Office of the Legal Adviser at the U.S. Department of State. He has extensive experience handling cases which involve parallel proceedings in multiple national jurisdictions, territorial disputes, human rights, armed conflict, hostage-taking, art and antiquities claims, cultural patrimony, national security, diplomacy, sanctions, and public policy. He is also Adjunct Professor of international law at the University of California at Berkeley School of Law and serves as Vice President of the American Society of International Law, and a member of the American Law Institute, the American Bar Association, and the International Bar Association.

Biological threats continue to challenge the health and security concerns of the global community. This interdisciplinary panel focused on the use and misuse of communication by governmental, inter-governmental, and non-governmental organizations. The distinguished panel of experts explored past experience, lessons learned, and offered recommendations for future communication policies and programs.

 

ILI was honored to be able to speak and contribute to the 2021 East African Procurement Forum on April 16, 2021.  Speaking on behalf of the International Law Institute was Ms. Kim Phan, Director. 

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Kim Phan speaking on Emergency Government Procurement 



The East African Procurement Forum (EAPF) is an event which gathers Heads of public procurement regulatory bodies from East African Community (EAC) member states and other participants on annual basis. The forum attracts around 300 participants including Government officials, public procurement industry Experts, Government suppliers/Bidders, Development Partners, members of Civil Society and procurement Training Institutions, to mention but a few, in order to discuss public procurement issues and to come up with tangible resolutions impacting legal and regulatory framework of public procurement. The Forum provides participants with an opportunity to share experiences and challenges with the aim of improving country procurement systems while upholding the desire by member states to harmonize the systems towards a political federation.

This year, Rwanda will host this forum for the 3rd time and it will be held at Kigali Convention Center from 15th to 16th April 2021 under the theme "Strengthening Integrity and Accountability in Public Procurement for an effective emergency response » where discussions will revolve around emergency such as Covid-19.

Objectives of the Eastern African Procurement Forum:

 - To enhance interaction between different actors in public procurement in the East African Community
 - To give stakeholders an opportunity to share their experiences and efforts towards improving and harmonizing the
    public procurement landscape in the region.

 - To provide a platform for participants to share experiences and benchmark with one another in view of improving public
    sector procurement in the respective East African community countries

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LINKS:

     WEBSITE
     CONCEPT NOTES FOR THE FOURM MAY BE DOWNLOADED HERE
     PROGRAM AGENDA


SPEAKERS:


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 DR. UZZIEL NDAGIJIMANA
Minister of Finance and Economic Planning
Rwanda
HON. CHRISTOPHE BAZIVAMO
EAC Deputy Secretary General
 Productive and Social Sectors
HON. SORAYA HAKUZIYAREMYE
Deputy Governor
National Bank of Rwanda
HON. PAULA INGABIRE
Minister of ICT& Innovation
MR. TUSHABE RICHARD
Minister of State
in Charge of National Treasury

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MR. SAMUEL MURINDWA
Permanent Secretary
Ministry of Education
HANNINGTON NAMARA
Chairman, Board of Directors
Rwanda Public Procurement Authority
ALFRED BIZOZA
Associate Professor
University of Rwanda
UWINGENEYE JOYEUSE
Director General
Rwanda Public Procurement Authority

BIRARO OBADIAH
Auditor General
 Doreen 1ccf4bef 3dba 4a52 b9c2 741d669e3300  Julius 1d6be923 4914 4397 b35c 913a889561e8 KAYIHURA 48ef20f5 8a7a 4152 bf53 67b98ac96fb6   Alexis ed7d9161 70ac 42bb ad12 7a9035a53154 Alloysius b7b6b707 6e4b 46f7 88ec eb4396772f85 
DOREEN AKATUHWERA
Ag.Deputy Director Procurement,
KCCA Uganda
JULIUS ISHUNGISA
Board Chairman, PPDA Uganda
DR. KAYIHURA MUGANGA DIDAS
Rector of Institute of Legal
Practice and Development (ILPD)
ALEXIS KAMUHIRE
Director General in charge of
Internal Audit - MINECOFIN
DR. ALLOYSIUS BYARUHANGA
Director Performance Monitoring,
PPDA Uganda

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DR. KAITESI USTA
Chief Executive Officer
JOHN KARANI
Chairman of Kenya Institute of
Supplies Management
LEVINA WANYONYI, MCIPS
Deputy Director Supply Chain Management,
Kenya National Highways Authority
JACKSON AWELE ONYANGO
Board Member, Public Procurement
Administrative Review Board, Kenya
MADODO SPROCKET MNGOMEZULU
Chief Executive Officer
Swaziland Public Procurement
Regulatory Agency

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PROF. DR. TOMBOLA MASERERI GUSTAVE
Vice-Chancellor
University of Kigali
APOLLINAIRE MUPIGANYI
Executive Director,
Transparency International-Rwanda
MICHAEL KRAMER
International Consultant and Expert
World Bank
P. CELSTIN SIBOMANA
Ag. Division Manager for Research,
Capacity Development and Monitoring
Rwanda Public Procurement Authority

NEMEYE ALAIN PATRICK
Private Consultant and
Expert in Procurement
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MUHIZI INNOCENT
CEO, Rwanda Information
Society Authority (RISA)
SAMUEL DUSENGIYUMVA
Permanent Secretary
Ministry of Local Government
NYELU PATSON MWAMWAJA
Director of Procurement
Tanzania Electric Supply
Company Limited (TANESCO)

GILBERT SENDUGWA
Executive Director
Africa Freedom of Information Centre
ENG. SYLVESTER N. MAYUNGA
Board Member of the Public
Procurement Regulatory Authority
Tanzania
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KIRUNGU
Acting General Manager
NOEL NSANZINEZA
Deputy Director General of
Rwanda Housing Authority
GIOVANNI DAVITE
Executive Director
KIPHARMA –Agrotech Group
PROF. DERMOT CAHILLl
Director, Head of Strategy,
Multilateral Banks & International
Organisations at HelpUsTrade Ltd

CELSA MUZAYIRE GAJU
Chief Operation Officer
Rwanda Medical Supply
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IMENA MUNYAMPENDA
Director General
Rwanda Transport Development Agency
DR. CHRISTOPHER NDITI PHD, CSP (T)
Expert and Specialist in Procurement
Tanzania
SARAH HARE
Head of Procurement Delivery
Crown Agents
KIM C. PHAN
Director
International Law Institute (ILI)
ZACHEE IYAKAREMYE
Permanent Secretary MINISANTE
Rwanda

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BENSON TURAMYE
Chief Executive Officer
The Public Procurement and Disposal of
Public Assets Authority (PPDA)
Uganda
DIYA GUTTOO
Director, PwC
Management Consulting,
e-Procurement Subject Matter Expert
ENG. LEONARD KAPONGO
Chief Executive Officer
Public Procurement
Regulatory Authority (PPRA)
Tanzania
MS. PAULINE OPIY0
MCIPS, MKISM, CFE
Chief Executive Officer
Public Procurement
Regulatory Authority (PPRA)
Kenya
 
         

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Conference Report May be Downloaded HERE

 Dennis Karimov Denis Karimov

 

Denis Karimov, serves as Counselor for Administrative Law to the Deputy Head of the Intellectual Property [IP] Committee of the Russian Union of Industrialists and Entrepreneurs. In his role as Counselor, Mr. Karimov has worked extensively in Administrative Law in the Russian Federation and researching ways to enhance its effectiveness, timeliness, and predictability.

Based on this research, Denis offers his observations and recommendations in a series of papers [links to those papers listed below] on these important legal and commercial issues.

Denis Karimov:

"The Russian central government continues to exert great influence over administrate law and procedure across the Russian republics, regional, municipal, and other levels of government. Within this central influence unfortunately, no unified standard of its regulatory control has been defined and codified. The result of this uncertainty between legal predominance and regulatory authorities, is that many conflicting laws regulating the same agency have been created and maintained, often granting different rights for persons participating in similar or different procedures."

Due to the quantity of non-unified administrative law procedure, the opportunity for possible violations or inconsistencies of rights may occur. Likewise weak, non-unified control by the higher authorities exacerbates this condition. While appeals to higher officials are very popular, they are not often effective.

Denis Karimov promotes his observation and reform recommendations of the two laws that could solve for these issues. First, establish a unified code regulating central and sub-national government’s authorities in related matters. Second, he establishes a hierarchy of administrative law system allowing for legal review of administrative decisions to higher authorities. Lastly, he offers an additional remedy to the courts to increase the central government's authorities of the executive branch of law, and thus increasing the effectiveness of the court and speed of procedure.




PAPERS:  [click on title to download documents]


SCHEMATIC OF CURRENT ADMINISTRATIVE LAW PROCEDURE AND RECOMMENDATIONS FOR REVISIONS



Schematic displaying the current flow of administrative law procedure in the Russian Federation, as well as the key organizations involved, their roles, and interactions.  This diagram also provides nominal descriptions of reform recommendations.



COVER LETTER OVER VIEWING ADMINISTRATIVE REFORMS


The administrative reform currently supported is focused on creating appropriate ways for the interaction of powerful and powerless entities by way of deregulation of administrative legal relations and by reducing administrative barriers, burdens and systemic pressure.

The issues of 
administrative (departmental) revision and judicial control of administrative acts carried out on complaints of individuals and legal entities are not considered independently.  Separate mechanisms are introduced within the framework of administrative procedures for the implementation of certain functions of state control (supervision) and public services.  Review and sensitivities to centralization and bureaucracies are examined.



PROPOSALS FOR IMPROVEMENT OF THE EFFECTIVENESS OF ADMINISTRATIVE REVISION


These proposals for improvement of the quality of administrative revision (control) of various law enforcement administrative acts (hereinafter referred to as administrative acts), as well as actions (inaction) (hereinafter referred to as administrative revision), are based on the results of our own practice of resolving administrative and legal conflicts and disputes between powerful and powerless entities, based on the specifics of the Russian Federation – the central position of the executive branch in the system of separation of powers; they are aimed at increasing trust in the activities of public administration in general and the status and role of the Ministries in particular.



CONCEPT OF THE LAW ON THE UNIFORM STANDARD OF PUBLIC MANAGEMENT

Observation and suggestions to aid in re-shaping, for the benefit of the Russian Federation,  a uniform standard of administrative process.  This would include a re-review of the patchwork of regulations to unify and strengthen a single streamlined procedure; to re-review focus of authorities between central government or sub-national inputs; re-review of the legislative, court, and bureaucratic processes in attempts to ultimately revise and maintain a more uniform and efficient system of administration law procedure.


ETHICAL AND EFFECTIVE IN-HOUSE COUNSEL: SHORT LEARNING PROGRAM

FORMAT:             ONLINE PROGRAM

DATES:                MAY 5 - 27, 2021

AUDIENCE:          PRIVATE LAWYERS AND GOVERNMENT LAWYERS, GOVERNMENT PARASTATALS TRANSITIONING
                          TO THE INTERNATIONAL PUBLIC SECTOR, LAW GRADUATES, LAW STUDENTS, CORPORATE
                          SECRETARIES, WITH POTENTIAL INTEREST IN IN-HOUSE COUNSEL.

INFORMATION:    WEB PAGE

CONTACT:          This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. OR This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


In this course students will gain an understanding of the role of the in-house legal department and how to determine whether an in-house role is right for you. The course will provide an understanding of how legal departments operate in the greater organizational framework, whether that is a public company, private enterprise, governmental entity or non-profit. Students will explore substantive areas of law that are fundamental to an in-house legal department, the skills that are necessary or useful to achieve success in an in-house legal career, and what to look out for while interviewing for an in-house legal position. Students will also gain an understanding of the differences in industries and companies, how in-house legal departments are treated, and the opportunities for career advancement. 

UFS Faculty of Law is excited to announce that you can now acquire skills and knowledge to ensure your performance as an ethical and effective in-house counsel in any company.

This short learning program is aimed at empowering persons (prospective in-house counsel) with the necessary skills and knowledge required to ensure performance as an ethical and effective in-house counsel of any company (including a SME).

Offered by The University of the Free State (UFS) and the ILI – South African Centre for Excellence (ILI-SACE) have collaborated in academic areas of mutual interest to, among others, present academically high-quality and practice relevant short learning programs.

This short learning program is aimed at empowering persons (prospective in-house counsel) with the necessary skills and knowledge required to ensure performance as an ethical and effective in-house counsel of any company (including a SME). 


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In the face of expanding national, regional, and global health and security challenges, a distinguished panel of scientists, academics, and diplomats will focus on past lessons and future outlook. The contributors will also offer recommendations for governmental and non-governmental strategies to reduce potential risks at home and abroad.

SPONSORS:

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

 

 
 



OPENING REMARKS:  Prof. Don Wallace Chairman - International Law Institute
  Dr. Jennifer Buss CEO, Potomac Institute for Policy Studies
  Professor Robert Turner Center for National Security Law University of Virginia
     
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
  Hon. Richard Prosen Deputy Director, Multi-Lateral Affairs Bureau of Counter Terrorism U.S. State Department
Hon. Guy B. Roberts Former US Assistant Secretary of Defense for WMD Policy
Ambassador Charles Ray (Ret.) Former U.S. Ambassador to Cambodia and Zimbabwe
     
COMMENTATORS: Prof. Natividad Carpintero-Santamaria
Professor at the Polytechnic University of Madrid (UPM) and
General Secretary of the Instito de Fusion Nuclear “Guillermo Velarde”
  Dr. Milton Hoenig Physicist (Focus on WMD)
  Ambassador Pjer Simunovic Ambassador - Embassy of Croatia
Held the Presidency fo the Council of the European Union from January to June 2020



Program administered by Emma Andrews
and Kevin Harrington

To download the published report click HERE
 

 



Procurement Professionalization in Challenging Environments:
The Cases of Afghanistan and Nigeria


 
March 3, 2021 - Virtual

  

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Please join us on March 3, 2021 for a discussion on how strengthening the skills of procurement staff can play an important role in fighting corruption and building trust in government.  

Watch the event live here where you can also comment and ask questions.

 


The World Bank has been supporting the professionalization of public procurement to help strengthen the skills and competencies of practitioners and make the delivery of goods, services, and works to citizens more efficient.

In Afghanistan, the National Procurement Authority, through Civil Services Commission, has developed a Procurement Cadre Regulation and recruited about 1000 procurement staff. The National Procurement Institute has developed systematic training, certification, and accreditation of staff. This was part of the Fiscal Performance Support Project with support from the World Bank.

In Nigeria, the World Bank-funded Sustainable Procurement, Environmental and Social Standards Enhancement Project (SPESSE) is supporting six federal universities to graduate 21,240 students in Procurement, Environmental and Social Standards (PES). The project is also helping central government agencies to commence professionalization programs in PES.


SPEAKERS:

Alham Omar Hotaki, CEO and Director General of the National Procurement Authority (NPA) of Government of Islamic Republic of Afghanistan

Ahmad Shah Naqshbandi, Deputy for Professionalization (NPA)

Dr. Joshua Atah, National Coordinator of the Sustainable Procurement, Environmental and Social Standards Enhancement (SPESSE) Project in Nigeria

Aliyu E. Aliyu, Director, Regulations, Database and ICT Department of Nigeria Bureau of Public Procurement


EXPERT DISCUSSANTS:

Kim Phan, Director of the International Law Institute

Prof. Dermot Cahill, Head of Strategy, HelpUsTrade, and Former Founder Director, Institute for Competition and Procurement Studies, Bangor University, UK

Uwingeneye Joyeuse, Director General of Rwanda Public Procurement Authority

James Kaloki, Ag. CEO, Kenya Institute of Supplies Management, Nairobi, Kenya


CHAIR:

Vinay Sharma, Global Director, Governance Procurement, World Bank


MODERATOR:

A K Kalesh Kumar, Senior Procurement Specialist, World Bank

 

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