This 'Grrl had the honor of taking part in an annual meeting of the Canadian Council on International Law a while back. Thus I'm delighted to announce that online registration is now open for CCIL's 40th annual conference, to be held November 3-5, 2011, in Ottawa.
This year's theme is Culture and Innovation in International Law. Co-chairs Robert Brookfield, a Vancouver-based attorney, and Dr. Fannie Lafontaine, Professeure, Faculté de droit, L'Institut québécois des hautes études internationales, Université de Laval, write:
This conference grapples with emerging issues of culture, innovation and technology and their relationship with international law. Topics include international technological and intellectual property issues, issues surrounding cultural property, developments in cybercrime and cyberwarfare, cultural implications related to human rights and development, and cutting edge developments and practices in international environmental, humanitarian, business and trade law.
Featured will be keynote speeches by Judge Kimberly Prost, Ombudsperson of the U.N. Security Council's 1267 Committee, who will speak on "Security Council Sanctions and the Ombudsperson, " Konrad von Finckenstein, Chairman of the Canadian Radio-television Telecommunications Commission, who will talk about "Cloud Computing – international legal implications," and Dr. Sima Samar, Chairperson of the Afghan Independent Human Rights Commission. Many other speakers and panels are planned, among them a session on "Sexual Violence and Conflicts in Africa" featuring IntLawGrrl guest/alumna Doris Buss.
Details here; registration here.