The Columbia Society of International Law invites you to attend the 41st Wolfgang Friedmann Conference Honoring Lori Damrosch on Wednesday, April 1, 2015. Information on the panelists and timeline is below, with additional context for the discussions at far bottom:
Lunch Discussion: Travel Controls in Constitutional and International Law, Parts 1 and 2: Spring Break in Cuba, Summer in the Middle East
Lori Damrosch, Hamilton Fish Professor of Law & Diplomacy at Columbia Law School and President of the American Society of International Law with introduction by Dean Michelle Greenberg-Kobrin
Panel #1: Federalism and US Treaty Obligations
Philip C. Bobbitt, Herbert Wechsler Professor of Federal Jurisprudence and Director of Center for National Security, Columbia Law School
Donald Francis Donovan, Partner and Co-Head of the International Disputes Group, Debevoise & Plimpton LLP
Martin S. Flaherty, Leitner Family Professor of International Human Rights Law and Co-Director of Leitner Center of International Law and Justice, Fordham Law School
Moderator: Gillian E. Metzger, Stanley H. Fuld Professor of Law, Columbia Law School
This panel will examine tensions between federalism and the U.S. treaty power. Can treaties authorize Congress to legislate beyond the scope of its enumerated powers? To what extent does Bond limit Congress’s authority to pass implementing legislation pursuant to a valid treaty? To what extent does the system of federalism impose constitutional constraints on U.S. compliance with its treaties? The panelists will discuss the questions based on recent cases Medellin v. Texas and Bond v. United States.
Panel #2: Comparative Perspectives: Economic Sanctions vs. Military Intervention in the Age of Globalization
Augusto Maxwell, Partner and Chair of the Cuba Practice, Akerman LLP
Helen Mulvein, Legal Counsellor, Foreign and Commonwealth Office of the United Kingdom
Ana Cristina Rodriguez Pineda, Minister Counsellor, the Permanent Mission of Guatemala to the United Nations
Kimberly Prost, the Ombudsperson to the UN Security Council’s Al-Qaeda Sanctions Committee
Moderator: Michael Doyle, Harold Brown Professor of International Affairs, Law, and Political Science, Columbia Law School
This panel discussion will analyze how different mechanisms for imposing sanctions operate. When could and should unilateral or bilateral sanctions be implemented? To what extent would the triggering criteria apply to multilateral sanctions under authorization by the United Nations Security Council? Do clear rules exist as to when the Security Council can or should use economic sanctions, as opposed to military force? The panelists will contribute a wealth of sanctions experience, as they have worked for, and with, a variety of different stakeholders.
We are greatly thankful for our sponsors for making this conference possible.
Allen & Overy LLP
Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP
Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom, LLP
Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton, LLP
Debevoise Plimpton LLP
Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP