Submitted by Jill McC. Watson
The 97th Annual Meeting of the American Society of International Law, which takes place in Washington, DC, April 2-5, 2003, will examine “Conflict & Coordination Across International Regimes.” Increasing numbers of international and foreign law librarians from across the country have been attending the ASIL meeting in recent years, attracted by the substantive panels on international legal issues, the comprehensive exhibits by the leading international law publishers, and the chance to network with their colleagues.
This year, the distinguished roster of keynote speakers, lecturers and panelists includes the Honorable Mary Robinson, former UN High Commissioner for Human Rights and President of Ireland; US Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer; International Court of Justice Judge Rosalyn Higgins; and former US Senator George Mitchell.
Panels will feature representatives of the WTO, IMF, the World Bank, Transparency International, the Yugoslavia International Criminal Tribunal, the US Departments of State and Defense, and numerous NGOs, law firms and universities around the world. They will address current topics such as securities regulation, self-defense against terrorism, the International Criminal Court, the UN and the administration of territory, and many other public and private international law subjects.
Don’t miss this unique and engaging opportunity to hear about and discuss the issues on the cutting edge of international law today. In addition, a special lunch for librarians and information specialists will be held on Friday, April 4th for those attending the meeting.
For more information on the ASIL Meeting, visit the website at http://www.asil.org where the program is being constantly updated, and a registration form is available. We hope a record number of FCIL members will be able to attend this year!
Note: Immediately before the meeting, a Law Library of Congress workshop, co-sponsored by the American Society of International Law, will focus “Free Trade and Economic Integration in Asia: the Changing Legal Landscape.”