Effective Use of International Law before Canadian Courts Conference Package

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May 06, 2015
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Session Overview

Limited international legal understanding on the part of Canadian lawyers and judges is no longer permissible in the globalized world in which we live. Legal practitioners must deftly manage and resolve these global and cross-border legal issues in the interests of their clients and Canadian society. The Philippe Kirsch Institute invites you to join the Honourable Justice Louis LeBel and Canada’s leading international law jurists in a one-day conference that will offer lawyers a straightforward guide to using international law in Canadian courts and tribunals.

Speakers: The Hon. Louis LeBel, The Hon. Kathryn Neilson J.A., Gib van Ert, Gloria Chao, Micah Rankin and Monique Pongracic-Speier. Afternoon panel discussions will feature Mike Brundrett, Deborah Strachan, and Greg DelBigio Q.C., along with Joe Fiorante Q.C., Laura Cundari, Robin Reinertson and Bill McNaughton.

This event was held on May 6th, 2015, at UBC Robson Square in Vancouver, B.C., from 9am -4pm.

Presentations, panel discussions and case studies on how leading lawyers are using International Law (IL) in Canadian courts focused on:

  • The importance of IL in civil liberties, criminal law and economic law
  • The legal weight of IL sources and different government obligations
  • The admissibility of expert legal opinion evidence in Canadian courts
  • Conventions as they relate to Aboriginal and environmental laws and their implementation
  • Forum issues, trade and commerce and extra-territorial police action
  • The role of IL in recent cases

Please find the full agenda with times, topics and speakers here

We are currently providing the full Conference Package for those who may have missed the event. In this package, you will find the agenda, speakers bios as well as the summary presentations of all speakers and panels, alongside the Power Point Presentations used on the day of the event. Once purchased, we will send this PDF package to you via the email address you have included in your registration form.

For any inquiries, please contact: info@kirschinstitute.ca

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Available session formats and materials
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