Reminders: International Law Seminar June 2, (the Hague); Cities of the Future/Grid Night June 9 (Amsterdam)

Grid Night on cities of the future! From Except Integrated Sustainability: June 9, Amsterdam
Have you ever wondered what cities in the future will look like? Will they be dreamy cities in the sky or the sea, or small practical rooms in large buildings like in 5th Element? Have you ever imagined how we will move around? Will humans evolve to static and overweight beings sitting all day on a self-driving device that will take them everywhere, like in Wall-E? Or perhaps, we will become like Ironman, flying around?
In Grid Night, Let’s Move!, we want to get together and find the visions living among you, our guests. You participate, for when it comes to the future of the city, everyone is an expert. We will challenge you by sending you on an adventure to figure out the important questions we want you to answer, and who will join you in your creative journey towards those answers.
18:30 – 20:00 Let’s Move! Dinner.
20:00 – 21:15 Let’s Move! Main Event.
21:15 – onwards Let’s Move! Dance & Drinks.
Location: Cafe Radion, Louwesweg 1, Amsterdam.
Date: Thursday June 9th, 2016.
Social media: #GridLetsMove @Except_NL
Let’s Move! Dinner: Two course vegetarian meal. € 35,- per person (includes 2 drinks). Limited space: 30 seats available. Reserve a spot for you and your friends! Do so before May 23rd, and you’ll receive a € 3,- discount. Buy your ticket at eventbrite.


Symposium: Legal Diversity and the Universal Vocation of International Law, 2 June, the Hague
McGill University’s Faculty of Law and the Grotius Centre for International Legal Studies, Leiden University, have the pleasure of inviting you to a one-day Symposium on the theme of legal diversity and the theory and practice of contemporary international law. Other sponsors of the event include the McGill Alumni Association of the Netherlands and the Harvard Club of the Netherlands. The event will be followed by an evening reception at the residence of the Canadian Ambassador to the Netherlands in Wassenaar.
Admission is free of charge but places for the evening reception, in particular, are limited.
9:00-9:30: Registration and Coffee
9:30-10:20: Opening Remarks: Setting the Stage
Session 1: The International Court of Justice
Session 2: Private International Law and the Hague Conference on Private International Law
Session 3: Perspectives from International Criminal Tribunals: Prosecutors and Judges
Session 4: International Criminal Law: Perspectives from Academics and Practitioners
Session 5: Concluding Remarks and Discussion: Themes and Insights of the Day
The Ambassador of Canada, H.E. Sabine Nölke, will host a post-conference reception, at the Canadian Official Residence (Groot Haesebroekseweg 44, Wassenaar), from 18:30 to 20:30.
Thematic Questions:
Legal pluralism, legal diversity and international law: retrospective and prospective views; experiences from the practice of various Hague legal institutions; traditions of multiculturalism and legal pluralism (including  the McGill Law Faculty educational method);
Human rights, peremptory norms, international legal standards and legal / cultural diversity;
“Cosmopolitan attitudes, methods & officials” (Patrick Glenn) in the practice of international law;
“Harmonious coexistence rather than obligatory universality” (Patrick Glenn) & universality through diversity (ICJ Vice-President Yusuf);
The enrichment of international law through principles and approaches of diverse traditions / legal systems (former ICJ Vice-President Weeramantry);
Envisioning future pathways for international law / institutions in the light of global legal diversity.

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