KEYNOTE: THE HONORABLE FRANCIS JARDELEZA // 12:05 pm
Introductory remarks by Vice Dean William Alford.
Francis H. Jardeleza, LLM '77, was appointed Associate Justice of the Supreme Court by President Benigno S. Aquino III on August 19, 2014. Prior to his appointment, Justice Jardeleza served as the Solicitor General of the Philippines from 2012 to 2014, during the initiation of the Philippines' abitration challenge over the South China/West Philippine Sea under the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea (UNCLOS). Prior to his government service in 2010, Justice Jardeleza was the General Legal Counsel to San Miguel Corporation and a lecturer at the University of the Philippines College of Law.
INDEPENDENCE MOVEMENTS &
SELF-DETERMINATION // 1:00 pm
Panel 1: Drawing New Borders? Self-Determination and Independence Movements
Recent developments in the independence movements of Scotland, Crimea, and Catalonia have shed light on definitions of self-determination in international law. Who is entitled to the right to self-determination? What role do other principles of international law such as sovereignty and non-interference play in these incidents?
Hurst Hannum - Professor of International Law, Fletcher School of Diplomacy, Tufts University
Hon. David J. Scheffer - Director, Center for International Human Rights at Northwestern University School of law; former US Ambassador-at-Large for War Crimes Issues
Jure Vidmar - Professor of Public International Law, Maastricht University
Moderator: Gabriella Blum - Rita E. Hauser Professor of Human Rights and Humanitarian Law, Harvard Law School
MARITIME DISPUTES IN THE SOUTH CHINA SEA // 2:45 pm
Panel 2: Conflicting Claims: Maritime Disputes and the South China Sea
Maritime conflicts relate to various issues in international law, ranging from territorial disputes, jurisdiction, dispute resolution, and national security. Recent cases such as that of the South China Sea have presented challenging questions to international law: what kind of dispute resolution mechanism should be adopted, how international law will be invoked, and whether decisions of international courts will be enforced.
Kuen-chen Fu - Director, Center for Oceans Law and Policy at Shanghai Jiao Tong University School of Law; arbitrator for CMAC, CIETAC
James Kraska - Professor in the Stockton Center for the Study of International Law, US Naval War College
Harry Roque - Director, University of the Philippines Law Center Institute of International Legal Studies; Associate Professor at the University of Philippines College of Law
Stefan Talmon - Professor of Public International Law at the University of Bonn; Supernumerary Fellow of St Anne’s College Oxford
- Moderator: Alexis Dudden - Professor of History, University of Connecticut
ECONOMIC SANCTIONS // 4:30 pm
Panel 3: Economic Sanctions – Implementation, Effectiveness, and Ethics
Economic sanctions have played an increasing role in U.S. and E.U. foreign policy in recent years. This panel aims to explore the development and mechanics of economic sanctions, as well as the legal and ethical implications of their enforcement extraterritorially.
Panel sponsored by Sullivan & Cromwell.
Joy Gordon - Senior Global Justice Fellow, Yale MacMillan Center; Ignacio Ellacuría, S.J. Professor of Social Ethics, Loyola University Chicago
Bijan Ganji - Associate, Milbank
Jennifer Hershfang - Assistant Chief Counsel, Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC), US Department of the Treasury
Sean Thornton - Legal Counsel, BNP Paribas; former Chief Counsel, OFAC
Alex Willscher - Partner, Sullivan & Cromwell; former Assistant United States Attorney, SDNY
Moderator: Maggie Gardner - Climenko Fellow and Lecturer in Law, Harvard Law School