Wednesday, 21 November 2012

18th Commonwealth Law Conference, 14-18 April 2013, Cape Town, South Africa

The conference programme for the 18th Commonwealth Law Conference is now available at

Current topics include
  • Anti-Bribery and Corruption in the Corporate World
  • Intellectual Property in the Developing World 
  • New Frontiers of Competition Law: Role of Non-Competition Considerations in Adjudication of Mergers and Takeovers 
  • Privatising the Courts: Alternative Dispute Resolution 
  • Legal Aspects of the Mining and Extractive Industries
    • Government Lawyers Exposed 
  • Separation of Powers: Constitutional and Media Perspectives 
  • Human Trafficking: Commerce and Slavery in the Commonwealth
  • LGBT: Decriminalisation and the Role of Lawyers 
  • Pitcairn Island – Mutiny on the Bounty: Violence against Women as a Cultural Norm 
  • Playing Fair? Sports Law in the Commonwealth 
  • Information, Secrecy and Wikileaks 
  • Forced Marriages: What Should the Legal Response Be? 
  • Defamation Law Reform: Thresholds, Defences and the Value of Free Speech 
  • Cyber Security in the Commonwealth 
  • Immigration, Migration and Refugees in the Commonwealth – the Legal Response
  • How ‘International’ is the International Criminal Court?
Keynote speakers confirmed are: Dr Navi Pillay, United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights and
Justice Dr Willy Mutunga, Chief Justice of Kenya

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