CIGI's International Law Research Program is a Diamond sponsor of at the 45th Annual Conference of the Canadian Council on International Law (CCIL). 

International law experts constantly have to adapt to stay relevant in this fluctuating world. But one may wonder whether we are moving fast enough with technology? Can treaties and governance help in situations of constant changes? What about the differing levels of efficacy and enforceability? Is the current international legal system yielding enough solutions to address new crises? Most importantly, what are those potential solutions and what is the action-plan to move forward? All these issues, and more, will be discussed at the conference. 

CIGI's experts will host three panels: How the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (UNDRIP) Can Help the World's Indigenous Communities in Crisis; Imagining Climate Litigation in the International Court of Justice; and Looking at Carbon Pricing to Meet the Goals of the Paris Agreement. 

Event Speakers

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Oonagh Fitzgerald

Director of the International Law Research Program

As director of CIGI’s International Law Research Program, 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.

Risa Schwartz

Former CIGI Senior Research Fellow, International Law Research Program
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Silvia Maciunas

Deputy Director, Environmental Law, International Law Research Program

Silvia Maciunas is the deputy director of international environmental law, with CIGI's International Law Research Program. In this role, Silvia provides strategic guidance, operations coordination and management of the thematic area. Previously, she was a CIGI senior research fellow from July 2016 to February 2017.

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Maria Panezi

CIGI Post-Doctoral Fellow

Maria Panezi is a post-doctoral fellow with CIGI’s International Law Research Program. She holds a Ph.D. in law from Osgoode Hall Law School at York University, where she wrote her dissertation on transparency in the World Trade Organization.