CISL Centre for International Sustainable Development Law | Canadian Branch of the International Law Association

The International Law Association - Centre for International Sustainable Development Law Course is your primary tool to learn about issues in international law and their relevance in Canada. Continuing Legal Education Credits will be offered for all 50 hours of the course.

Ten online course modules are offered.

Courses are priced at $150.00 for junior bar members (5 years or less) and non-bar members, and $200.00 for senior bar members (over 5 years).

Please follow the links below to learn about each module and access the course.

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Utilization of Genetic and Biological Resources and International Law: Recent Developments and Future Trends.

The sustainable management of genetic resources and traditional knowledge in bio-based industries (e.g. agriculture, botanicals, cosmetics, industrial biotechnology and pharmaceuticals) must now account for the access and benefit-sharing (ABS) measures envisaged by the Nagoya Protocol on Access to Genetic Resources and the Fair and Equitable Sharing of Benefits Arising from their Utilization,...

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9

Emerging Issues of Corporate Social Responsibility and the Law: Briefing for Canadian Lawyers

Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) has become an important facet of modern business. The degree to which a corporation is seen as positively impacting society has very real implications for profitability-linked variables such as client and employee loyalty, engagement, as well as the social license to operate. While CSR has become an integral part of today's business model, there has been...

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Emerging Issues in Investment Law: International Considerations for Advising Clients

This course looks at different ways to conceptualise international investment with regard to the international regulatory environment, arbitration, and principles at play in both traditional and emerging types of investment such as those concerned with sustainable development. It will investigate the interplay between human rights and conflict on one hand and investment and economic activities...

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Energy, Climate Change, and International Economic Law: Recent Developments and Future Trends

This course aims to explore current international law on energy and climate change, considering the integration of principles of sustainable development and new conjectures in the economic and environmental fields of law. It discusses the threat of climate change and its harmful impacts on human development – a threat that in turn has placed the issue of clean energy access to the top of the...

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The Green Economy in the Context of International Law: Key Developments for Canadian Lawyers

In this course, legal professional will be introduced to the growing significance of the Green Economy in national and international political and legal agendas. An in-depth analysis of various aspects of the Green Economy will be particularly useful in demonstrating to those legal professionals working in private, governmental, and non-governmental contexts that measures aimed at facilitating...

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Emerging Issues in Intl Law on Human Rights: Briefing for Canadian Lawyers

In this section, the instructors will present learning modules related to International Human Rights Law and its relevance to Canadian legal practice; International Civil & Political Rights; International Economic, Social & Cultural Rights; Indigenous rights; and gender. The International Human Rights Law and its relevance to Canadian legal practice section will provide an overview of Human...

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Emerging Issues in Intl Law on Climate Change: Briefing for Canadian Lawyers

In this section, the instructors will present learning modules related to climate science; mitigation and its relation to legal practice in Canada; climate finance and its relation to legal practice in Canada; adaptation and its local and national implications; and liability and risk in relation to climate change. The climate science section will provide an overview of the most current...

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Emerging Issues in Trade & Investment Law: Briefing for Canadian Lawyers

In this section, the instructors will present learning modules related to economic growth and prosperity; global, regional and bilateral trade law; international investment agreements; cross-border transactions; and international financial rules and the credit crisis. The economic growth and prosperity section will address key concepts such as the definition of trade, and key trade theories....

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Private International Law: Key Developments for Canadian Lawyers

In this section, the instructors will present learning modules related to globalization and its relevance to Private International Law in Canada and Quebec; sources of Private International Law; International Civil & Commercial Litigation; International Commercial Arbitration; and International Family Law. The globalization and its relevance to Private International Law in Canada and Quebec...

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Public International Law: Key Developments for Canadian Lawyers

In this section, the instructors will present learning modules related to globalization and its relevance to Public Law in Canada; sources of Public International Law; actors in Public International Law; and dispute settlement mechanisms. The sources of Public International Law section will review treaties, customary international law and other sources of international law. The actors in...

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