The Section recognizes the honorees of the 2019-2020 ABA International Law Section Awards for their sustained and outstanding service in the field of international law.
Treaty interpretation is the work of international lawyers. It is a core skill and this program will sharpen your skill. Leading experts will walk you through the goals, principles and challenges of treaty interpretation in a plenary session. Participants will then have the opportunity in a smaller working group to tackle interpretation in one of several pressing areas: human rights and the challenges of diplomatic immunity, private international law, and national security exceptions in trade and investment agreements.View - Info
China’s Belt & Road Initiative is a vast and complex global development strategy involving infrastructure development and investments in well over 100 countries. It includes projects throughout Asia, Europe, Africa, the Middle East, the island countries of the Pacific and the Caribbean, and the Americas (Central and South). This massive infrastructure development includes physical entities such as railways, bridges, roads, etc., as well as digital. There is also a geopolitical side to the ambitious economic expansion of China’s “reach” as it seeks to solidify its own supply chains and economically dependent countries in what Beijing perceives as a post-American world.View - Info
The International Law Section will bring an in-person world class international law meeting to Miami, FL for the first time since October 2019. The Meeting will identify critical emerging issues; highlight the international legal work being done around the world; and introduce the firms doing that work to the members of the ABA International Law Section and larger international legal community.View - Info
Founded in 1933, the International Law Section is the leader in the development of policy in the international arena, the promotion of the rule of law and the education of international law practitioners.