FCIL Newsletter / February 1995
FCIL NEWSLETTER / February 1995
ASIL/NVIR Plan Third Joint Conference
by Jan de Jongh
The American Society of International Law and the Nederlandse Vereniging voor
Internationaal Recht are pleased to announce their Third Joint Conference to be held
at the Steigenberger Kurhaus Hotel in The Hague on July 13-15, 1995.
The theme of the conference is Contemporary International Law Issues: Conflicts
and Convergence. It is organized with the support of the T.M.C. Asser Instituut for
International and European Law, The Hague. The event is co-sponsored by the
American, British, Finnish, French, German and Hungarian branches of the
International Law Association.
Discussion panels have been formed that will be convened over the three-day
period, covering topics in the following areas of public and private international law:
- A. The Contribution of the UN to the Harmonization of Arbitration. Chair: Judith A.
Freedberg, T.M.C. Asser Instituut.
- B. International Law and the Information Age. Chair: Prof. John King Gamble,
Pennsylvania State University.
- C. Strengthening the Implementation of Universal Human Rights Standards:
Institutional and Procedural Developments. Chair: Prof. Richard Lillich, University of
- D. State Immunity and Sovereignty in Relation to Arbitration: Issues Related to
the Execution of Awards. Chair: Prof. Dr. Karl-Heinz Böckstiegel, University of
- E. The Participation of Non-State Actors in the Promotion of Sustainable
Development. Chair: Prof. Edith Brown Weiss, Georgetown University Law Center.
- F. Cultural Identity: Between Cultural Diversity and Human Rights. Chair: Prof.
Joan Fitzpatrick, University of Washington, School of Law.
- G. Bankruptcies and Money Judgments: The Practice Under the Convention on
Jurisdiction and the Enforcement of Judgments in Civil and Commercial Matters.
Chair: Prof. Dr. Maurice V. Polak, University of Leiden.
- H. The Contemporary Role of Customary International Law. Chair: Prof. A.H.A.
Soons, Utrecht University.
- I. Interpretation of International Law. Chair: Judge Abdul Koroma, International
Court of Justice.
- J. Accession of New Members to the European Union: Institutional Issues. Chair:
Prof. R.J. Goebel, Fordham University School of Law.
- K. Balancing Free Trade and Intervention. Chair: Prof. D. Esty, Yale Center for
Environmental Law and Policy.
- L. Humanitarian Law in Civil War and the Right to Humanitarian Assistance.
Chair: William J. Fenrick, Senior Legal Advisor, International Criminal Tribunal for the
Former Yugoslavia and Rwanda.
- M. The Role of the European Court of Justice under the "Three Pillars." Chair:
Prof. Dr. Walter van Gerven, Catholic University, Leuven, Belgium.
- N. The World Trade Organization Enlarged Competence: From Standard Setting
to Implementation. Chair: Giorgio Sacerdoti, University of Milan.
- O. The Judging of War Criminals: Individual Responsibility and Jurisdiction. Chair:
Prof. Ruth Wedgwood, Yale Law School.
- P. European Union Citizenship. Chair: Pieter van Dijk, Council of State, The
- Q. Providing for European Collective Security. Chair: Prof. Michael Bothe,
University of Frankfurt.
- R. Law of the Sea: Momentous Change and its Aftermath. Chair: Prof. Barbara
Kwiatkowska, Utrecht University Faculty of Law.
- S. Migration: Current Issues. Chair: Prof. Guy S. Goodwinn-Gill, Carlton
- T. Action by the Security Council: Evolving Practice Beyond Traditional
Peacekeeping. Chair: Prof. Alan James, Keele University.
- U. The New Role for International Financial Institutions and Export Credit
Agencies in Infrastructure and Project Finance. Chair: Mark Kantor, Milbank Tweed
Hadley & McCloy, Washington, D.C.
- V. Emerging Capital Markets and the Role of Private Financial Entities. Chair:
Daniel A. Braverman, Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton, London.
- W. The Legal Status of UN Peacekeepers in the Field: Security, Safety, Criminal
and Disciplinary. Chair: Horst Fischer, University of Bochum.
- X. Review of the Effectiveness and of the Utility of the Bretton Woods Institutions
and Their Alternatives. Chair: Peter E. Trooboff, Covington & Burling, Washington,
The many panelists are leading figures in diverse backgrounds, from academia,
public international institutions, government agencies, law firms, multinational
corporations and other non-governmental organizations.
The schedule of registration fees, which include a copy of the proceedings (retail
value DF 135), is as follows:
Before May 31 After May 31
Members: DF 350 DF 400
Non-members: DF 450 DF 500
Students* : DF 150 DF 175
Chairpersons: DF 100
Panelists: DF 100
* students must enclose valid student identification
For further information on the themes of the conference, or to acquire the
preliminary program and the registration form, please contact:
American Society of International Law
2223 Massachusetts Avenue, N.W.
Washington D.C. 20008-2864
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