CIGI's International Law Research Program is pleased to exhibit and participate in the American Society of International Law's (ASIL) annual meeting held in Washington D.C. ASIL brings together international law attendees who focus on fostering the study of international law and to promote the establishment and maintenance of international relations.
Brexit and International Law
March 29, 9:00 - 10:30 AM
The United Kingdom is scheduled to leave the European Union on Friday, March 29, 2019, having invoked Article 50 of the Lisbon Treaty two years prior, in 2017. Much is still unknown aboutthe UK’s impending exit, including whether an alternative agreement will be put in place, or whether the exit will take place as planned, on March 29, at all. But the plan to withdraw and the ongoing negotiations between the UK and the EU raise significant questions for both bodies, for their trading partners and allies, for corporate actors and investors, and for international law. This late-breaking panel will bring together experts from the UK, the EU, and others to discuss the international legal implications of Brexit and what role international law is likely to play in structuring, constraining, and enabling various political, economic, and cultural arrangements between actors both within and outside the UK.
American Declaration on the Rights
March 29, 15:00 - 16:30 PM
Organized by the Rights of Indigenous Peoples Interest GroupThe American Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous People (ADRIP) was adopted by the Organization of American States (OAS) on June 15, 2016, after 17 years of negotiations. The Declaration is the first international instrument on Indigenous peoples' rights to have been adopted since the 2007 UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples. It is a major contribution to standard–setting on Indigenous peoples' rights in international law and is likely to be brought to bear on the practices of OAS members through the jurisprudence of the Inter-American system of human rights. The ADRIP extends the corpus of international human rights law by including protections not found elsewhere This event proposes to discuss the significance of the ADRIP and critically consider the uses that might be made of it as an instrument to further Indigenous peoples aspirations in the Americas and globally.
Brenda L. Gunn is a fellow with CIGI’s International Law Research Program (ILRP). In this role, Brenda will explore comparative approaches and best practices for the implementation of the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (UNDRIP) internationally. She is also an associate professor in the Robson Hall Faculty of Law at the University of Manitoba.
As director of international law at CIGI, Oonagh Fitzgerald established and oversees CIGI’s international law research agenda, which includes policy-relevant research on issues of international economic law, environmental law, intellectual property law and innovation, and Indigenous law.