On March 2nd, 2013 the International Legal Studies Program (ILSP) at Denver Law will host the Western Regional Conference of the American Branch of the International Law Association (ABILA). This year’s conference on “International Law and Human Security in the 21st Century” will begin at 8:30am and conclude at 4:30pm. A reception will follow. Approved for 8 CLE Credits, including 3 ETHICS Credits. Open to the general public. Price: $100. Alumni rates available. University of Denver students: FREE. Register here.

“Human Security” is a concept which is increasingly impacting economic, social and political policies. Yet, as one legal scholar notes: [d]espite its relevance to central questions of international law, human security has until very recently received little attention from international lawyers.” [Tigerstrom, Barbara, Human Security and International Law: Prospects and Problems, Hart Publishing (2007)]. This year’s ILW-West Conference addresses the critical question: “What does “Human Security” mean for international law as the 21st Century progresses”? During this year’s ILW-West Conference, distinguished international law scholars and practitioners will discuss the importance and the role of “Human Security” as it relates to international environmental law, trade, human rights and international criminal law.

Participants include:

  • Professor Ruth Wedgwood of Johns Hopkins University, current ABILA president
  • Professor Upendra D. Acharya of Gonzaga University
  • Professor David Akerson of the University of Denver Sturm College of Law
  • Mr. Ian Bird, Senior VP and General Counsel, Norican Group
  • Professor Claude d’Estree, University of Denver Josef Korbel School of International Studies
  • Professor Richard J. Finkmoore of California Western School of Law
  • Dr. Anita M. Halvorssen, consultant and Adjunct Professor of Law, University of Denver Sturm College of Law
  • Professor Michael Kelly of Creighton University
  • Professor Robert E. Lutz, Southwestern Law School
  • Professor Linda Malone of William and Mary Law School
  • Professor James A.R. Nafziger of Willamette University School of Law
  • Professor Ved P. Nanda of the University of Denver Sturm College of Law
  • Professor John E. Noyes of California Western School of Law
  • Mr. Frank Schuchat, Schuchat, Herzog & Brenman, LLC
  • Mr. Douglas G. Scrivner, retired General Counsel of Accenture, PLC and Adjunct Professor at the University of Denver Sturm College of Law
  • Professor Annecoos Wiersema of the University of Denver Sturm College of Law

The ABILA is part of the global International Law Association preeminent international non-governmental organization involved in developing and restating international law. Currently, for example, the ILA has consultative status with a number of United Nations specialized agencies as an international non-governmental organization and plays a unique role in drafting treaties, resolutions, and other international instruments.

Internationally, the ABILA chooses and nominates committee members for the ILA to help prepare draft treaties and studies in collaboration with lawyers from other global branches of the ILA. Nationally, ABILA forms its own committees which advocate for particular positions on international legal issues. Additionally, the ABILA performs a variety of educational and professional services through its U.S. national and regional International Law Weekends (ILW), which generally draw 1000 to 2000 participants each year.

For more information about the conference please contact Karlyn K. Shorb at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address). Register here.

Ved Nanda Center
International Legal Studies Program
American Society of International Law
International Law Society
Josef Korbel School of International Studies