International Administrative Law Centre of Excellence Annual Conference 2016

By 27th October 2016Seminars
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Date:
Monday 31st October and Tuesday 1st November 2016

Location:
King’s College London

The International Administrative Law Centre of Excellence annual conference will once again bring together international civil servants, union representatives, lawyers, judges, academics and others interested in IAL, from around the world with a view to shaping and improving this area of the law.

 

DAY 1  (Monday, 31st October 2016)

9:15 – Registration

9:45 – Welcome and overview of last year’s conference

10:10 – Keynote address:
Professor Roy Lewis, former judge at the EBRDAT and ADBAT, and former chair of the EBRD Grievance Committee – Q&A

11:00  Coffee

DISCIPLINARY CASES: DUE PROCESS, DISCLOSURE AND THE BURDEN OF PROOF

11:15 – Session 1: Oral Hearings

Christopher Jeans QC, President of the Commonwealth Secretariat Arbitral Tribunal (CSAT)

–       Breakout groups

12:15 – Session 2: The Burden of Proof in Disciplinary Cases

Alex Haines, Bretton Woods Law

–       Breakout groups

13:15 – Lunch

14:15 – Session 3: Representation of staff during investigations and disclosure

Robbie Leighton, Legal Officer, United Nations Office of Staff Legal Assistance (Geneva)

–       Breakout groups

15:15 – Coffee

15:30 Session 4The impact of investigations upon the lawfulness of administrative decisions

Jazz Omari and Antje Kunst, Bretton Woods Law

–       Breakout groups

16:50-19:00 Drinks at a venue to be confirmed followed by optional dinner

 

DAY 2 (Tuesday, 1st November 2016)

9.15  Coffee and Conference Photograph

FUNCTIONAL IMMUNITY IN THE 21ST CENTURY

9:45 – Session 5The Concept of ‘Functionalism’ and Immunities of International Organisations

Dr Philippa Webb (King’s College London) Chair

The concept of “functionalism” in International Organisations Law

Mr Matthew Nelson, Sir John Salmond Scholar (University College London)

Haiti, The Haiti Cholera Litigation in US Courts

Ms Beatrice Lindstrom, Staff Attorney, Institute for Justice & Democracy in the 21st century

The future of “functional immunity” in the 21st century

Rishi Gulati, Australian Barrister – Victorian Bar, Academic Expert, BWL, Dickson Poon Scholar (KCL)

–       Breakout groups

11:00 – Coffee

11:15 – Session 6Case Study: Wallace v. World Bank Group – Supreme Court of Canada

Ayman Daher and Alan Sarhan, Bretton Woods Law Canada

–       Breakout groups

12:15 – Session 7: Reform of an IJS: the WHO example

Wouter ‘t Hoen, HR Specialist (Administrative Law), World Health Organization, and Ludovica Moro, Bretton Woods Law

–       Breakout groups

13:15 – Lunch

14:15 – Session 8: The IAL Legitimacy Index 2016

Renuka Dhinakaran, International Law Consultant, and Alex Haines, Bretton Woods Law

See how your international organisation performs in the updated and comprehensive assessment of internal justice systems – comments and questions from delegates are encouraged

15:00 – Closing remarks

15:15  End

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Further details to be announced soon.

Join the Centre of Excellence today

If you have any questions regarding the conference please contact
Bretton Woods Law

Tel: +44 (0)20 7764 0745
Email: enquiries@ialcoe.org

The International Administrative Law Centre of Excellence annual conference will once again bring together international civil servants, union representatives, lawyers, judges, academics and others interested in IAL, from around the world with a view to shaping and improving this area of the law.

The 2015 Conference will address the following topics:

 

Day 1

Recent Developments in International Administrative Law

The concept of fairness in international administrative law

Whistleblower protection at the UN through the lens of the Kompass case

Updates on the big issues in IAL including legal insurance and class actions

The EU courts, staff law and Art.6 ECHR

 

Day 2

IO immunities and the violation of Article 6 ECHR

Harmonisation of IAL with a view to a Global AT

The IAL Legitimacy Index 2015

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Further details to be announced soon.

Join the Centre of Excellence today

If you have any questions regarding the conference please contact

Email: enquiries@ialcoe.org

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