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International Law Weekend 2017

International Law Weekend (ILW) 2017 recorded over 1,300 registered attendees. The premiere international law event of the year took place from October 19-21, 2017 in New York City, New York.

Here is the program: 2017 ILW Draft Program Program.

The Unifying Theme for ILW 2017:  International Law in Challenging Times

Fordham Law School - Leitner Center for Int'l Law and Justice The unifying theme for ILW 2017 was International Law in Challenging Times.

Can international law rise to the challenge? For decades, international law has provided legal solutions to global problems through the development of substantive areas of law, court systems, and a framework for modern international relations. Now we must ask, is this post-WWII regime still relevant? Can it meet the needs of the global community? The rapidly changing global landscape will test the adaptability and dynamism of international law. Unprecedented health crises, massive refugee outflows, climate change, gender inequality and other global challenges require innovative solutions. This is an opportunity for international law to reestablish its strong connection with the global community it serves. Panels at ILW 2017 will examine current global challenges, potential solutions, and a broad range of dynamic issues in both public and private international law.

The Opening Panel took place at The New York City Bar (42 West 44th St), and included Martin Flaherty, Co-Director of the Leitner Center for International Law and Justice, Amb. Elinor Hammarskjöld, Director General of Legal Affairs of the Swedish Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Stockholm; Judge Theodor Meron, President of the Mechanism for International Criminal Tribunals (MICT); and D. Stephen Mathias Assistant Secretary General of United Nations for Legal Affairs (and head of the Office of Legal Counsel). ABILA President, David Stewart moderated. The reception was generously donated by Debevoise & Plimpton LLP. Opening Panel ILW 2017

About ILW
ILW is sponsored and organized by the American Branch of the International Law Association (ABILA) – which welcomes new members from academia, the practicing bar, and the diplomatic world – and the International Law Students Association (ILSA). This annual conference attracts an audience of more than eight hundred academics, diplomats, members of the governmental and nongovernmental sectors, and foreign policy and law students. Questions about ILW may be sent to conferences@ilsa.org.

ABILA and ILSA gratefully acknowledge the generous support of the Leitner Center for International Law and Justice

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