ABILA Events

Start Date End Date Description Location Time
June 27, 2019 June 30, 2019

The 2019 ILA Regional Conference in Slovenia is the first ILA conference organized by the ILA Slovene Branch. It will take place in the beautiful seaside resort of Bernardin located between the romantic town of Piran and the Portorož Riviera on the Adriatic coast 27-30 June 2019.

The general theme of the conference is “Migration / international legal regulation” and will thus provide a forum to address and discuss a plethora of challenging questions related to the issue of migration from both the public and private international law lens in a region largely affected by the topic.

Additionally, the conference will offer a myriad of opportunities for discussions on topics covered within the ILA Committees and Study Groups and give them space to advance their work, as well as to network with the leading international law minds from around the world.

For further information and to register please visit: http://www.ilaslovenia2019.com/

An ILA Members Special Early Bird Registration is available until 27 January 2019 so make sure you book soon! http://www.ilaslovenia2019.com/register.html

Click here to download a PDF presentation.

Bernardin, Adriatic Coast None
Aug. 23, 2020 Aug. 27, 2020

Please note that the official website for the ILA Biennial Conference Kyoto 2020 (23 - 27 August) has just been launched at http://ila2020kyoto.org/index.html.  

Further information and details will be added over the coming weeks and registration will start in December 2019.

Kyoto, Japan None
May 8, 2019 May 8, 2019

International Arbitration and Human Rights in the Age of Artificial Intelligence

The ILA American Branch Investment Law Committee and Dentons invite you to an evening panel discussion “International Arbitration and Human Rights in the Age of Artificial Intelligence”. The panel will examine the implications and consequences for human rights and international arbitration derived from the use of artificial intelligence. Panelists will discuss the many complexities of using AI, including human rights considerations and state responsibilities for privacy and data protection. The event will take place on 8 May 2019 in New York, NY at 5:30 pm, in the offices of Dentons (1221 Avenue of the Americas).


Artificial Intelligence continues to trend in the legal sector principally due to its potential benefits to improving the practice of law. However, besides this important issue, practitioners and academics alike should consider a deeper concern: what is the stake of human rights when it comes to using AI, especially in the context of investor-state arbitration? Which are the guarantees, if any, that sovereigns may provide in regards to the use of AI in its territory?  What is the current state of technology and how should technological developments be regulated? These and many other questions will be addressed by a diverse and experienced panel, coming from different backgrounds and presenting different perspectives.


  • Meriam Al-Rashid, Partner and US Head of Public International Law and Investment Disputes, Dentons
  • Christopher Bavitz, Managing Director of Cyberlaw Clinic at the Berkman Klein Center for Internet and Society, Harvard Law School
  • Ben Emmerson, QC, Former United Nations Special Rapporteur on Counter-Terrorism and Human Rights
  • Alexander Fischetti, Founder and CEO, The Miami Blockchain Group


  • Diora Ziyaeva, Senior Managing Associate, Dentons; Co-Chair, ILA American Branch Investment Law Committee


Dentons, 1221 Avenue of the Americas, New York, NY 10020 5:30 pm
Oct. 3, 2019 Oct. 4, 2019

Engaging with International Law

3-4 October 2019

Barbican Centre, London

The London Conference on International Law will bring together international law academics, judges, practitioners, representatives of civil society, business-leaders, and other stakeholders to see how States and all other actors engage with international law.

What is the use of international law and how do we engage with it? Over the last few years, the focus appears to have been on disengagement. Yet, at the same time, international courts and tribunals are busier than ever before, while domestic courts have an increasing engagement with international legal issues. Likewise, international law features to a greater extent than ever before in the conduct of public life and debate.

REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN - Take advantage of the Early Bird Price!

View the Programme | Visit the Conference Website

The ILA British Branch are co-organising this major event.

Barbican Centre, London None