Introduction : 9 :00 am – 9 :30 am

Catherine Kessedjian will present a brief synthesis of the work done for the 150th anniversary of the ILA

Session 1 – 9 :30 am – 11 :00 am – The international Law norm creation (1) Who and How ?

Chair : Franck Latty, Professor, Paris-Nanterre University

(a) Who should create the norms (States, stakeholders?) and within which organisations ? Are there too many international organisations and are they too specialised (leading to the “silo work” so much criticised during the 150th anniversary celebrations)? Is cooperation a proper tool to avoid the silo effect ?

(b) What method should be used to create the norm? Should Parliaments be reintegrated into international negotiations? Should civil society be involved? What about businesses? Can digital technology help?

Introduction : Olivier de Frouville, Professor, Paris-Pantheon-Assas University, Chair, UN Committee on Enforced Disappearances;  Martial Manet, PhD Prize Laureate French Branch of the ILA (2023)

General Discussion

Break 11 :00 am – 11 :15 am

Session 2 – 11 :15 am – 12 :45 pm – The international Norm Creation (2) Which norms ?

Chair : Anne-Thida Norodom, Professor, Paris Cité University

Are there too many or too few norms? What criteria should be applied to determine whether further legislation is needed? What type of norms should be created: soft or hard? Is this (now classic) opposition still useful? Hierarchy of norms: primary norms, with protocols or guidelines, common interpretations, (technical) standards, etc.

Introduction : Alexandre Vallet, Chief, Space Services Department, Radiocommunication Bureau, ITU

General Discussion

Lunch Break 12 :45 pm-2 :00 pm

Session 3 – 2 :00 pm-3 :30 pm – Effectiveness of the juridical norm

Chair : Julie Bédard, Partner, Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meager & Flom

In her latest work, Mireille Delmas Marty proposed replacing the effectiveness of legal norms with legitimacy. However, it is possible to assert that legitimacy is not opposed to effectiveness, but is one of the measures of legitimacy. How is the effectiveness of a legal norms assessed?  What benchmark can be used to check that a norm is effective? What consequences should be drawn from the assessment of effectiveness?

Introduction : Jean-Benoît Falisse, Senior Lecturer, School of Social and Political Science, the University of Edinburgh et Simeon Koroma, Research Fellow, School of Social and Political Science, the University of Edinburgh

General Discussion

Break 3 :30 pm – 3 :45 pm

Session 4 – 3 :45 pm – 5 :15 pm – Dispute Resolution

Chair : Carole Malinvaud, Partner, Gide Loyrette Nouel

The range of possible forms of dispute resolution in international law is vast: several amicable methods (good offices, conciliation, mediation, facilitation); arbitration; international courts and national courts, as well as various specific methods for certain fields (the WTO, for example, or ICANN). What aspects remain problematic? On what issues could future work be undertaken?

Introduction : Eduardo Silva Romero, Partner, Dechert

General Discussion

Closing : 5 :15 pm – 5 :30 pm

Christine Chinkin, Executive Chair of the ILA (TBC)

End 6 :00 pm (at the latest)

Simultaneous interpretation (French to English only)

Sara Webster

Corinne Magallon