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ILA Argentine Branch: Lectures and Debates held in 2016

16 March 2017

The following lectures and debates were held during 2016. All of them at the Buenos Aires Bar Association main conference room:

Sir Elihu Lauterpacht CBE QC LLD

16 February 2017

The British Branch regrets to report the death on 8 February 2017 of Sir Eli Lauterpacht, aged 88, one of the best known academics and practitioners of international law for more than 60 years.

Archives of the International Law Association

06 February 2017

Article by Dr Ruth Frendo Archivist and Records Manager at the Institute of Advanced Legal Studies

Sir Nigel Rodley, died on January 25.

26 January 2017

He had been a longstanding Member of the ILA British Branch and served on both the recent ILA Committees on Human Rights Law. He attended the ILA2014/ASIL Conference in Washington DC. He was elected President of the ICJ in 2012, he was also a Council member of JUSTICE, the British Section of the International Commission of Jurists. He established and expanded the first human rights law department at Amnesty International in the 1970s & 1980s. He was also the United Nations’ Special Rapporteur on Torture and served on the UN Human Rights Committee (of which he was Chair for a time). The University of Essex has invited tributes:

Inaugural Meeting of the ILA Committee on the Procedure of International Courts and Tribunals

24 January 2017

On Friday 20 January 2017, the International Law Association Committee on the Procedure of International Courts and Tribunals held its inaugural meeting at the British Institute of International and Comparative Law in London. The Committee took a number of decisions connected to the organisation of its work and considered a background document prepared by the Co-Rapporteurs on the procedures of the International Court of Justice and International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea.

Professor Surya Subedi is appointed an Honorary Queen's Counsel (QC)

12 January 2017

Her Majesty the Queen of the UK has appointed Professor Surya P. Subedi an Honorary Queen's Counsel (QC) in recognition of his contribution to the development of international law and to the advancement of human rights.

ILA Singaporean Branch: Lecture on International Law Relating to Islands

20 December 2016

On 13 December 2016, Professor Sean Murphy of the George Washington University Law School and member of the United Nations International Law Commission delivered a lecture titled “International Law Relating to Islands”. Co-organised by the Singapore Branch of the International Law Association and Rajah & Tann Singapore LLP.

Open Session of the Feminism and International Law Committee

15 December 2016

ILA 77th Biennial Conference, Johannesburg 7-11 August 2016

Global Seminar on Individual Responsibility: Concepts and Consequences

12 December 2016

On 9-11 December 2016, the ILA Study Group on Individual Responsibility in International Law convened a Global Seminar on Individual Responsibility: Concepts and Consequences. The seminar was co-hosted by the French and Italian ILA branches at the beautiful Villa Finaly, a conference and study center of Paris Sorbonne Universities in Florence.

UN Environment Assembly selects Dr Davor Vidas as an expert to join an Advisory Group

01 December 2016

The UN Environment Assembly has selected Dr Davor Vidas (Chair, ILA Committee on International Law & Sea Level Rise) as an expert to join the Advisory Group related to "the Assessment of the effectiveness of relevant international, regional and subregional governance strategies and approaches to combat marine plastic litter and microplastics, taking into consideration the relevant international, regional and subregional regulatory frameworks and identifying possible gaps and options for addressing them, including through regional cooperation and coordination".