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2017 ICON-S Annual Mega-Conference Begins Today!

Richard Albert, Boston College Law School

The 2017 ICON-S annual mega-conference begins today in Copenhagen, hosted by the University of Copenhagen’s Faculty of Law and iCourts – the Danish National Research Foundation’s Center for Excellence on International Courts. The theme for the program is “Courts, Power, and Public Law.” The conference runs July 5-7, 2017.

As in previous years, this edition of the ICON-S conference features plenary panels and hundreds of concurrent panels. An outline of the program is pasted below. Full details about the program are available here.

Congratulations and good luck to the hosts and organizers, and welcome to all to this year’s edition of the ICON-S conference!

Program Outline

Wednesday, July 5, 2017

13h00 – 16h00
Radisson Blu Scandinavia Hotel

Opening Remarks

Professor Gráinne de Búrca, NYU
Co-President, ICON-S

Professor Mikael Rask Madsen
Director of iCourts, University of Copenhagen

Keynote Address

Professor Bryan Stevenson
Equal Justice Initiative/NYU

Plenary Panel I: Global Economic Injustice

Professor Bhupinder Chimni
Jawaharlal Nehru University, Delhi

Professor Katharina Pistor
Columbia Law School

Professor Joseph H.H. Weiler

Moderator: Professor Erika De Wet, University of Pretoria

17h00 – 18h30
Faculty of Law – University of Copenhagen

Parallel Panels Session I


Cocktail reception

Thursday, July 6, 2017

9h00 – 10h30
Faculty of Law – University of Copenhagen

Parallel Panels Session II

11h00 – 12h30 

Parallel Panels Session III

14h00 – 15h30

Plenary Panel II: High Courts and Political Power: A Conversation with Three Prominent Jurists

Chief Justice Beverley McLachlin
Supreme Court of Canada

Justice Marta Cartabia
Vice President of the Constitutional Court of Italy

Judge András Sajó
Central European University

Moderator: Professor Ran Hirschl, University of Toronto

16h00 – 17h30 p.m.

Parallel Panels Session IV

Friday, July 7, 2017

9h00 – 10h30
Faculty of Law – University of Copenhagen

Parallel Panels Session V

10h45 – 12h15 

Parallel Panels Session VI

12h30 – 14h00

Plenary Panel III: International Courts in the 21st Century

President Silvia Fernández de Gurmendi
International Criminal Court (ICC)

Shaheed Fatima
Senior Counsel, UK

Professor Mikael Rask Madsen
University of Copenhagen

Moderator: Professor Phoebe Okowa, Queen Mary


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