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CBA Section on International Law articles are published under the banner Bulletin. Members interested in posting articles are encouraged to send them to the Section’s Communications Officer.

Communications Officer: Garifalia Milousis


WTO panel rules on 1994 GATT security exception

  • August 21, 2019
  • Jeremy D’Souza

In April 2019 the World Trade Organization issued its panel report Russia - Traffic in Transit,1 which contained the first WTO panel ruling on the security exception in the 1994 General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade. Prior to this decision, the security exception had never been interpreted and its role in WTO dispute settlement was unclear and perhaps controversial.

International Law

Report on the International Law Section’s in-person executive meeting

  • June 11, 2019
  • Leah Thompson

The CBA International Law Section executive held its annual meeting in Ottawa on May 10 and 11. After meeting with representatives from Global Affairs Canada and the Department of Justice on May 10 – stay tuned for summaries of those productive conversations – the executive met on May 11 to discuss their vision for the Section’s work in the coming year.

International Law

IBA Arbitration Day 2019

  • May 22, 2019
  • Alexandra Mitretodis

The International Bar Association held its 22nd annual Arbitration Day on March 14 and 15, 2019 in Montreal. Hundreds of lawyers gathered from North America, Latin America, Europe, Asia, Africa and Australia.

International Law

CETA, NAFTA and TPP: Trade agreements in a shifting landscape

  • June 18, 2018
  • Bruce Macallum

The latest webinar presented by the International Law Section looks at the shifting landscape surrounding international trade agreements, in a time of Brexit and an increasingly protectionist U.S. administration.

International Law

Foreign investment in residential real estate: Recognize as FDI or not?

  • March 06, 2017
  • Noemi Gal-Or

A ubiquitous form of foreign direct investment1 is investment in residential real estate. However, neither trade and investment treaties nor reports on investment reflect this reality. Presumably, investment in housing purchases and construction form part of larger industry categories, e.g. “unspecified” or “business activities,”2 or is obscured due to the elusive nationality of investors,3 consequently escaping classification as greenfield, M&A, or portfolio investment.

International Law

Is there a place for corporations within the human rights debate?

  • July 14, 2016
  • Patricia Steele

Human rights are about each of us living in dignity and the human rights project is about standing up to injustice and showing solidarity in the face of oppression. Due to economic globalization, operations of transnational corporations have an impact on local and international markets and affairs of state.

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