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2022 Program 

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Day 1 / Jour 1 - 05/05/2022

9:00 - 9:30 Opening Remarks at the 2022 McGill Graduate Law Conference | Ouverture de la Conférence des étudiant.e.s des cycles supérieurs en droit de McGill de 2022 

Sandrine Ampleman-Tremblay (VP Academic GLSA/Vp-académique AEDCS) 

With guests of honour/avec les invités d’honneur.

  • Dean Robert Leckey (Faculty of Law, McGill University)
  • Professor Andrea K Bjorklund (Associate Dean Graduate Studies, Faculty of Law, McGill University)
  • Miroslaw Michal Sadowski (President, Graduate Law Students Association)

ROOM/PIÈCE: Moot Court 

Zoom: https://mcgill.zoom.us/j/81535858533?pwd=NlQ0YmE2TDVyRHdQdnpKRVhDeWxHZz09

Meeting ID: 815 3585 8533 - Passcode: GLSA2022 


9:45 - 10:45 Keynote Speech / Invité d’honneur 

By Justice Harry Laforme 

ROOM/PIÈCE: Moot court 

Zoom: https://mcgill.zoom.us/j/81225826622?pwd=aWRFNExEeXJsSVpmbjNudjBJUGFYZz09

Meeting ID: 873 0843 8558 - Passcode: GLSA2022 


11:00 - 12:15 General Conference, Panel I: State, Culture and Adaptation 

Moderator: GLSA President Mirosław M. Sadowski (Faculty of Law, McGill University)

Paolo Galdenzi  - Sapienza University of Rome 

Cultural Relations among States: is a Legal Adaptation Required? 

Eleonora Iannario  - Sapienza University of Rome 

Citizenship laws between globalization and survival of national identities 

Ilenia Falcetta  - University of Turin 

Right to culture and self-determination of indigenous law systems: from reception to adaptation under the curtain of international public law 

Professor Stefania ParisiUniversity of Naples Federico II 

Michela Tuozzo, University of Naples Federico II 

& Francesca Niola Sapienza University of Rome 

ROOM/PIÈCE: 102 

Zoom: https://mcgill.zoom.us/j/85345852714?pwd=Rjd3dU5YL2VicTZyU1lpU2xldHNSQT09

Meeting ID: 85345852714 - Passcode: GLSA2022 


11:00 - 12:15 General Conference Panel II: Adapting Law, Ethics and Risks Regulation to Local and National Realities 

Moderator: Prof. Pearl Eliadis (Max Bell School of Public Policy, McGill University) 

Olakunle Sunday Williams and Martins Ehikioya Ukpetenan - University of Ibadan 

Policing in Sub-Saharan Africa: Corruption, Judicial Excesses and How to Rebuild the Trust: Nigeria Case Study 

Michael Thomas Kowalsky - Université de Montréal 

A Safe Wager: Risks & Regulation of Cycle-Couriers 

Cesar Steven Ramirez Salazar - Cornell University 

ROOM/PIÈCE: 101 

Zoom: https://mcgill.zoom.us/j/84152157661?pwd=ZTU0NXlXMHpVM0tHK2FoSGNqaHFKUT09

Meeting ID: 841 5215 7661 - Passcode: GLSA2022 


11:00 - 12:15 General Conference Panel III: New Technologies as a Means of Adaptation or in Need of Adaptation? | Nouvelles technologies comme modes d’adaptation ou en besoin d’adaptation ? 

Moderator: Me. Allen M. Mendelsohn (Lecturer at Faculty of Law, McGill University) 

Jonathan Brosseau-Rioux - Sorbonne Law School 

The Rules on the Service of Process on a Foreign State: Adapting to New Realities and Technologies  

Lowri Davies - Swansea University  

Enhancing equitable global access to Covid-19 vaccines 

Mariangela Barletta - Sapienza University of Rome 

Law and technology: Adapting international standards and ethical principles to New Reproductive Technologies (NRTs) and scientific advances 

Manon Ferrand - Université de Montréal 

Du papier au virtuel : La lente avancée du notariat québécois vers l’acte notarié technologique 

ROOM/PIÈCE: Moot Court 

Zoom: https://mcgill.zoom.us/j/84432665638?pwd=Rm4xSjNGME1SaHduNmlycnk1bXdsQT09

Meeting ID: 844 3266 5638 - Passcode: GLSA2022 


12:15 - 1:00 Lunch Break / Pause diner 


1:00 - 2:15 General Conference Panel IV: Decision Making: from Citizens to Courts 

Moderator: Professor Shauna Van Praagh (Faculty of Law, McGill University)  

Tomer Kenneth - New York University School of Law 

Law and Political Epistemology 

Aurélie Lanctôt  - McGill University 

«ON SE LÈVE ET ON SE BARRE » Le mouvement #MoiAussi comme politique du refus et comme pratique de l’autodéfense 

Chantelle van Wiltenburg - Yale Law School 

A Jurisprudence of Numbers 

Jérémy Boulanger-Bonnelly  - University of Toronto  

Jurisdictional Fault Lines: Rethinking Section 96 to Protect Access to Justice  

ROOM/PIÈCE: 101 

Zoom:  https://mcgill.zoom.us/j/87182163976?pwd=Z1NuRUxSQWxoTVlEWnZQR0xxQTJVZz09 

Meeting ID: 871 8216 3976 - Passcode: GLSA2022 


1:00 - 2:15 General Conference Panel V: New Approaches to Human Rights: Striving for Adaptation 

Moderator: Professor Nandini Ramanujam (Faculty of Law, McGill University) 

Rukayat Ibrahim - Dalhousie University 

Bridging the gap for adaptation: International Investment Law as a catalyst for economic downturn and human rights violations in developing countries 

Patrick Leisure - Masaryk University  

Strasbourg, Schools, and the European Convention of Human Rights 

Maame Efua Addadzi-Koom - University of Cape Town 

No Jab, No Entry’: A Constitutional and Human Rights Perspective on Vaccine Mandates in Ghana 

Stéphanie Pépin - McGill University 

Rethinking Rights Review and Human Rights Institutions in Canada  

ROOM/PIÈCE: 102 

Zoom: https://mcgill.zoom.us/j/88255904970?pwd=V2NKY0lpS3VRdVFYT3ZjMlJadWFSZz09

Meeting ID: 882 5590 4970 - Passcode: GLSA2022 


2:30- 4:00 Panel VI: Arbitration, Trade & Financial Risks: Conciliation and Adaptation 

Moderator:  Professor Fabien Gélinas (Faculty of Law, McGill University) 

Yueming Yan - Singapore Management University School of Law 

Institutionalizing the trade-labor nexus in free trade agreements  

Sophie Eastwood - Georgetown University Law Center 

Investment Arbitration and Public Law: Irreconcilable Interests or Mutual Adaptation 

Lucas Clover Alcolea - Cornell University 

The arbitration of consumer and employment disputes in the US and Canada: A tale of two jurisdictions

Guillaume François Larouche - University of Ottawa 

Adapting the WTO Legal Paradigm on “Like” Products to Include Environmental Considerations: Towards a Green World Trade Organization 

Frantisek Liptak - Independent Researcher 

Legal adaptation of Special Economic Zones 

ROOM/PIÈCE: 101 

Zoom: https://mcgill.zoom.us/j/84201019451?pwd=Wjkwc0doc3QvNFEyeFZ4UXVDcGZOZz09

Meeting ID: 842 0101 9451 - Passcode: GLSA2022 



2:30 - 3:45 General Conference Panel VII: Adaptation, Climate Changes & Environmental Issues I

Moderator: Ivan Vargas (PhD, McGill University, Associate Director of CICADA) 

Grace Tian - University of Calgary 

A Study of Legal Adaptability in China's Wind Power Development 

Paolo Tamase - Yale Law School 

A Critical Assessment of Climate Change Litigation before National Human Rights Institutions 

Bradley Por - McGill University 

Semá:th Lake, Sumas Lake, Sumas Prairie: A Place With Many Lessons 

ROOM/PIÈCE: 102 

Zoom: https://mcgill.zoom.us/j/84825401408?pwd=N2lHYUhmMFFCb2xoLzlBVFRRdk8xQT09

Meeting ID: 848 2540 1408 - Passcode: GLSA2022 


12:45 - 5:00 

Dean Maxwell and Isle Cohen Doctoral Seminar in International Law/ Séminaire Doctoral du Doyen Maxwell and Isle Iohen en Droit International

 

Jury: Amy Preston-Samson, Chintan Nirala & Laura Baron-Mendoza.

Opening Remarks by Joanne Sulzenko

Gianluigi Mastandrea Bonaviri (Sapienza University of Rome) in conversation with Andrea Maria Pelliconi (City Law School, University of London)

Cinema and International Humanitarian Law

Luter Atagher (McGill University) in conversation with Chenghuai Xu (University of Edinburgh School of Law)

Beyond Formal Treaty Reforms – Adapting International Trade Law to Environmental Objectives

Federico Suárez Ricaurte (McGill University) in conversation with Gaurav Mukherjee (European University)

Constitutional Law and International Investment Law: 30 Years of Institutional Adaptations in Latin America

Antoine de Spiegeleir (Yale Law School) in conversation with Mariangela Barletta (Sapienza University of Rome)

Dynamics of Legal Invasion: Non-Binding Instruments in Strasbourg

Shuyu Chu (University of Hong Kong; Georgetown University) in conversation with Upasana Dasgupta (McGill University)

Persuaded Return: An Alternative to Extradition with Chinese Characteristics?

Milagros Mutsios Ramsay (Yale Law School) in conversation with Professor María José Lubertino (Buenos Aires University)

The understanding of “otherness”. An application of the hermeneutic theory to the prior consultation right in Peru


Closing Remarks by Isabella Spano (DCL Candidate, McGill University) & Awards ceremony with Ms Joanne Sulzenko

ROOM/PIÈCE: Moot Court

Zoom: https://mcgill.zoom.us/j/84403826949?pwd=SFJteS9NZ09lVGZKeHZjMit4aEZxZz09

Meeting ID: 844 0382 6949 - Passcode: intlaw2022


Cocktail Event / 5@7  

Venue/emplacement: Faculty Club, 3450 McTavish, Montreal (QC) 

From 5:00 to 7:30 – Appetizers & (2) drinks included 

De 5:00 à 7:30 – Canapés & (2) breuvages inclus 

Optional/optionnel 

*For participants, moderators & jurors

* Pour les participant.e.s, modérateur.trice.s et membres des jurys

 


Land Acknowledgement

English: McGill University is located on land which has long served as a site of meeting and exchange amongst Indigenous Peoples, including the Haudenosaunee and Anishinabeg nations. McGill honours, recognizes and respects these nations as the traditional stewards of the lands and waters on which we meet today.

As this conference is a hybrid event, we also wish to acknowledge and thank the diverse Indigenous Peoples whose presence marks the lands on which our participants are today standing. These groups include but are not limited too: the Onundagaonoga (Onondaga), the O-ga-xpa Ma-zhoⁿ (O-ga-xpa) (Quapaw), the Chikashsha I̠yaakni’ (Chickasaw), the Mik’maq Peoples, the Mississaugas of the Credit, the Chippewa, and the Wendat Peoples.

French: L’Université McGill est sur un emplacement qui a longtemps servi de lieu de rencontre et d’échange entre les peuples autochtones, y compris les nations Haudenosaunee et Anishinabeg. McGill honore, reconnaît et respecte ces nations à titre d’intendant traditionnel des terres et de l’eau sur lesquelles nous nous réunissions aujourd’hui.

Cet évènement ayant une composante virtuelle, nous reconnaissons et remercions également les diverses communautés autochtones qui ont pris soin et marqué l’histoire des terres sur lesquelles nos participant.e.s se retrouvent aujourd’hui. Ces communautés inclus notamment les peuples Onundagaonoga (Onondaga), O-ga-xpa Ma-zhoⁿ (O-ga-xpa) (Quapaw), Chikashsha I̠yaakni’ (Chickasaw), Mik’maq, Mississaugas of the Credit, Chippewa et Wendat.

Day 2 / Jour 2 06/05/2022

9:00 - 9:20 Opening Remarks by the Sustainability Committee / Ouverture du second jour de la conférence par le comité de développement durable 

ROOM/PIÈCE: Moot Court 

Zoom: https://mcgill.zoom.us/j/85327887342?pwd=TkRBVUhSMVpodHVjSGJLeGRwR1NxUT09

Meeting ID: 853 2788 7342 - Passcode: GLSA2022


9:30 - 10:45 General Conference Panel VIII: Adaptation, Climate Changes & Environmental Issues II 

Moderator: Gabriel Lopez (General Director Instituto de Resiliencia y Conservación Global, PhD (University of Leeds))

Francesca Niola - University of Naples “Federico II” 

‘Climate adaptation’: the New Challenge of Law Between Science and Jurisprudence 

Chenghuai Xu  - University of Edinburgh School of Law  

Re-examining the Basel Accord: regulatory adaptation to climate related financial risks 

Marie Desaules - Université de Neufchâtel

Enforcing international climate change law trough national courts: adaptation(s) at the national level

Room/pièce: 102

Zoom:  https://mcgill.zoom.us/j/81521571545?pwd=TGEvMFdnS2lJR3JVckdXYWtZekRhQT09 

Meeting ID: 81521571545 - Passcode: GLSA2022


9:30 - 10:45 General Conference Panel IX: Adaptation & Cultural Heritage 

Moderator: Professor Tina Piper (McGill University) 

Debarati Pal - NALSAR University of Law 

Trans-boundary legislative impact assessment of the Kailash Sacred Landscapes: Interpreting legal adaptation through the cross-stakeholder interface 

Julia Salamądry - University of Wrocław 

Perception of cultural heritage in the light of major changes - examples stemming from the dissolution of Yugoslavia  

François Le Moine  - McGill University 

Adaptation, altération ou déformation ? La convention UNESCO 1970 au Canada. 

Mirosław M. Sadowski & Mohammad Amin Zavarei - McGill University 

Adapting Established Concepts for Non-Western Contexts: Transitional Justice, Cultural Heritage and the Case of Iran 

ROOM/PIÈCE: 101 

Zoom: https://mcgill.zoom.us/j/84693503844?pwd=UHMwVGo1SVo1cEhSV3FEZ3EzalQ3QT09

Meeting ID: 846 9350 3844 - Passcode: GLSA2022 


11:00 - 12:00 Keynote Speech / Invitée d’honneur 

Dr. Ljiljana Biukovic (Professor at Allard School of Law, University of British Columbia)  

ROOM/PIÈCE: 101 

Zoom: https://mcgill.zoom.us/j/82619807203?pwd=V2kxMnhFbjB3V1kzMmZ6N3NMVndkZz09

Meeting ID: 826 1980 7203 - Passcode: GLSA2022 


12:15 - 1:00 Lunch Break / Pause Diner


1:00 - 2:15 General Conference Panel X: Air & Space Law in Times of Adaptation 

Moderator: Ermanno Napolitano (DCL Candidate, McGill University; Fellow Harvard University Solar Geoengineering Research Program) 

Stefan-Michael Wedenig - McGill University  

Air-Rail Alliances in the Context of Liability and Environmental Protection: Selected Legal Issues

Xiaodao Li - University of Hong Kong

How to Develop International Norms of Safety Zones: Based on an Analytical Framework of the Legal Choice

Andrew Simon-Butler - University of British Columbia

Humankind's Legal and Astronomical Lens

ROOM/PIÈCE: 102 

Zoom: https://mcgill.zoom.us/j/86476795539?pwd=TlhXT0NtUHhFU0I5T2ltWTZnUDNzZz09

Meeting ID: 864 7679 5539 - Passcode: GLSA2022 


2:30 - 3:45 General Conference, Panel XI: The Lacunas and Potential of International Law Regimes: climate change refugees, ANSAs and feminist movements

Moderator: Professor René Provost (Faculty of Law, McGill University)

Lena Riemer - Yale Law School

The Need for Legal Adaptation: How climate change reveals the urgency to reform refugee law to address social and economic rights

Hani El Debuch - Sapienza University of Rome

Armed Non-State Actors in International Humanitarian Law: The Need of Definition for Legal Adaptation

Mariana Romanello Jacob & Alessia Zornetta - McGill University

“Feminist Approaches to International Law” Thirty Years Later: Brief Considerations from a North-South Dialogue

Andrea Maria Pelliconi - City Law School, University of London

Changing legal climate: The need to adapt legal regimes to increasing protection needs of weather-related migrants

ROOM/PIÈCE: 102

Zoom: https://mcgill.zoom.us/j/89698914167?pwd=SVBCT1AydkdkVmU3MW80V2ZGSUFuQT09

Meeting ID: 896 9891 4167 - Passcode: GLSA2022


4:00 - 5:00  Introduction by Dana-Kay Matthews (Scotiabank Scholarship Recipient)

Followed by

5:00 - 5:15 Prizes Ceremony of the Graduate Law Conference & the Scotiabank Seminar

Remise des prix Hosted by Maria Rodriguez
Awards Presented by the Andrea K Bjorklund (Associate Dean Graduate Studies)
Best Contributions to the Scotiabank Seminar (3)
Coups de coeur of the Committee (General Conference) (2)

ROOM/PIÈCE: Moot Court

ZOOM: https://mcgill.zoom.us/j/83502440962?pwd=ZU5kaXJoRTJ4K0hVVjJiYUlUMFhvZz09
Meeting ID: 835 0244 0962 - Passcode: GLSA2022

Jurors: Dana-Kay Matthews (Scotiabank panels I, II, III), Christina Refhilwe Mosalagae (Scotiabank I), Dr. Olivia Smith (Scotiabank panel I), Professor Frédéric Mégret (Scotiabank panel II), Dr. Kariuki Kirigia (Scotiabank Panel II), Maria Adelaida Bedoya (Scotiabank panel III), Dr. Camilo Gomez Chaparro (Scotiabank panel III) & the Conference Committee (General Conference).


 Scotiabank Seminar on adressing Anti-Racism, Diversity and Inclusion/ Séminaire de la Banque Scotia pour contrer le Racisme et promouvoir la Diversité et l’Inclusion

 

9:30 - 10:45 Scotiabank Seminar Panel I: Protection, Equality & Inclusive Justice / Protection, égalité et justice inclusive

Moderator: Professor Vrinda Narain (Faculty of Law, McGill University)

Yukio Sakurai - Yokohama National University

Adult Support and Protection Legislation in Japan: An Idea of Adaptation in An Aged Society

Alexandrine Lahaie - McGill University

Les femmes en situation de pauvreté au Canada, analyse des lacunes du droit à l’égalité au regard de l’arrêt Gosselin c Québec

Lydia Babcock - University of Memphis

Policing in the Name of ‘Public Health’ and Reproducing Poverty: What COVID-19 legal scholars can learn from Anti-HIV laws

Yuri Alexander Romaña-Rivas - McGill University

Legal Pluralism, Transitional Justice, and Ethnic Justice Systems: The Story of How Colombia is Building a Transitional Justice System Observant of Legal Pluralism

ROOM/PIÈCE: Moot Court

Zoom: https://mcgill.zoom.us/j/82547436560?pwd=cUtUL2QwZk50V2RtVnN2cG1xVHNKQT09

Meeting ID: 899 4482 0342 - Passcode: GLSA2022


12:45 - 2:15 Scotiabank Seminar Panel II: Adapting the Law & Legal Education: Towards Inclusiveness and Anti-Racism

Moderator: Tanya Monforte (Concordia University)

Chante Barnwell - York University

Hate in The Digital Sphere: Zoom Bombing Educational Settings and The Implications on Black Canadian Communities

Gaurav Mukherjee - European University; University of Oxford

The Law & Politics of the Right to Education: Social Movements, Backlash, and the Judicial Role

Akshat Agarwal - Yale Law School

LGBT+ Rights Claiming for Marriage Equality and the Possibilities of Transforming Indian Family Law

Michael Poon - McGill University

Those Who Teach Must Also Do: Diversity, Equity and Inclusion from Legal Education into the Canadian Armed Forces

Ajey Sangai - McGill University

Future of Legal Education: On the intersection of needs, intelligences and capabilities

ROOM/PIÈCE: Moot Court

Zoom:  https://mcgill.zoom.us/j/89944820342?pwd=Sk45NVVwZEpLckRrdDB5MlBDUFhWQT09

Meeting ID: 899 4482 0342 - Passcode: GLSA2022


2:30 - 3:45 Scotiabank Seminar Panel III: Adaptation in the Context of Indigenous Peoples Legal Orders

Moderator: Luisa Castañeda-Quintana (DCL candidate, McGill University)

Georgia Storm - James Cook University

Indigenous cultural competence and legal practice in Australia

Chantelle van Wiltenburg - Yale Law School

“The Center Cannot Hold”: Nation and Narration in American Aboriginal Law

Emily T. Behzadi - California Western School of Law

Erasing Columbus from Latin American Cultural Heritage

Esteban Vallejo Toledo - University of Victoria

Legal pluralism and Indigenous legal orders v l’article 7 de la Loi du 30 ventôse an XII

ROOM/PIÈCE: 101

Zoom: https://mcgill.zoom.us/j/82319914786?pwd=QWczbXV5WVdTSmRxbUlwMXo4OUhpUT09

Meeting ID: 823 1991 4786 - Passcode: GLSA2022


4:00 - 5:00 Closing Remarks of the Graduate Law Conference and the Scotiabank Seminar

Cérémonie de fermeture et invité d’honneur
Justice Michael Tulloch of the Ontario Court of Appeal
Introduction by Dana-Kay Matthews (Scotiabank Scholarship Recipient)

Followed by:

5:00 - 5:15 Prizes Ceremony of the Graduate Law Conference & the Scotiabank Seminar


Remise des prix Hosted by Maria Rodriguez
Awards Presented by Andrea K Bjorklund (Associate Dean Graduate Studies)
Best Contributions to the Scotiabank Seminar (3)
Coups de coeur of the Committee (General Conference) (2)

ROOM/PIÈCE: Moot Court

Zoom: https://mcgill.zoom.us/j/83502440962?pwd=ZU5kaXJoRTJ4K0hVVjJiYUlUMFhvZz09 

Meeting ID: 835 0244 0962 - Passcode: GLSA2022

Jurors: Profeesor Evan Fox-Decent (Scotiabank panel I), Clara-Élodie De Pue (Scotiabank panel I), Dr. Olivia Smith (Scotiabank panel I), Professor Frédéric Mégret (Scotiabank panel II), Christina Refhilwe Mosalagae (Scotiabank panel II), Dr. Kariuki Kirigia (Scotiabank panel II), Maria Adelaida Bedoya (Scotiabank panel III), Dr. Camilo Gomez Chaparro  (Scotiabank panel III), XXXX (Scotiabank panel III) & the Conference Committee (General Conference). 


7:00 Scotiabank Diner – Souper de la Banque Scotia

Venue/emplacement: Lola Rosa Lounge, 276 Ste-Catherine Ouest

Optional/optionnel
(Starter, Main Course, Dessert & (2) Drinks included – Registration Needed
Entrée, plat principal, désert & (2) boissons incluses – inscription requise)

 


Land Acknowledgement

English: McGill University is located on land which has long served as a site of meeting and exchange amongst Indigenous Peoples, including the Haudenosaunee and Anishinabeg nations. McGill honours, recognizes and respects these nations as the traditional stewards of the lands and waters on which we meet today.

As this conference is a hybrid event, we also wish to acknowledge and thank the diverse Indigenous Peoples whose presence marks the lands on which our participants are today standing. These groups include but are not limited too: the Onundagaonoga (Onondaga), the O-ga-xpa Ma-zhoⁿ (O-ga-xpa) (Quapaw), the Chikashsha I̠yaakni’ (Chickasaw), the Mik’maq Peoples, the Mississaugas of the Credit, the Chippewa, and the Wendat Peoples.

French: L’Université McGill est sur un emplacement qui a longtemps servi de lieu de rencontre et d’échange entre les peuples autochtones, y compris les nations Haudenosaunee et Anishinabeg. McGill honore, reconnaît et respecte ces nations à titre d’intendant traditionnel des terres et de l’eau sur lesquelles nous nous réunissions aujourd’hui.

Cet évènement ayant une composante virtuelle, nous reconnaissons et remercions également les diverses communautés autochtones qui ont pris soin et marqué l’histoire des terres sur lesquelles nos participant.e.s se retrouvent aujourd’hui. Ces communautés inclus notamment les peuples Onundagaonoga (Onondaga), O-ga-xpa Ma-zhoⁿ (O-ga-xpa) (Quapaw), Chikashsha I̠yaakni’ (Chickasaw), Mik’maq, Mississaugas of the Credit, Chippewa et Wendat.

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