“International Law Coherence or Chaos”, Canadian Council on International Law (CCIL) 44th Annual Conference
As a short brief:
The Canadian Council on International Law (CCIL) invites you to attend its 44th Annual Conference from November 5-7, 2015, in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. The theme of this year’s conference is “International Law: Coherence or Chaos”. Every year, the conference is attended by 350 to 400 legal practitioners, scholars, NGO’s and government professionals from around the world, with over 100 expert speakers.
About the Theme:
International law operates today in a network of subject- and region-specific agreements and forums, with differing levels of efficacy and enforceability. Undoubtedly, specialized fields, such as the law of the sea, international humanitarian law, international criminal law, international trade law, and international investment law have developed into fully-functioning regimes. However, these self-contained regimes operate within the broader context of public international law. Amidst a proliferation of treaties, customary international law, and soft law norms, what are the applicable rules of international law? How can the rules be interpreted in a manner that ensures coherence within and between regimes? Some commentators maintain that specialization results in insulation and potential conflicts between regimes. Conversely, others argue that specialization leads to increased efficiency and protection of the rule of law.
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