Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Meeting of US State Dept Committee on International Law Open to Public

600px-Department_of_state.svg[1] The U.S. State Department's Advisory Committee on International Law will hold an open meeting on Friday, December 11, 2009 from 9:15 am to 5:30 pm at George Washington University Law School.  The meeting will be chaired by the former Dean of Yale Law School and international law scholar, Harold Koh, who is now Legal Advisor to the Department of State.  The State Department anticipates that the agenda of the meeting will cover a range of current international legal topics, including treaty scope and enforcement issues, the relationship between human rights treaties and humanitarian law; issues relating to the International Criminal Court; options for compliance with the International Court of Justice‚Äôs decision in the Case concerning Avena and Other Mexican Nationals (Mexico v. United States of America); and the law of non-international armed conflict. Members of the public will have an opportunity to participate in the discussion, space and time permitting.  Members of the public who wish to attend the session should notify the Office of the Legal Adviser by Monday, December 7, 2009 by calling 202-776-8323 and providing their name, professional affiliation, address, and telephone number. A valid photo ID is required for admittance.


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