The 4th Annual Conference of the International Law Association (Nigerian Branch) will hold at the International Centre for Arbitration and ADR, 1A Remi Olowude Close, Lekki, Lagos on Tuesday 31st October, 2017.
ILA Nigeria, under the leadership of Professor Fidelis Oditah, QC, SAN, provides a platform for all lawyers, non-lawyers in business and financial spheres, academics, advocates, practitioners and students interested in international law to examine salient issues in the development and practice of international law in Nigeria.
The International Law Association was founded in Brussels in 1873 with the aim of bringing together scholars, judges, lawyers, advocates and practitioners interested in public and private international law. It presently has over 3500 members globally and seeks to promote “the study, clarification and development of international law, both public and private, and the furtherance of international understanding and respect for international law”. The ILA has consultative status, as an international non-governmental organization, with a number of the United Nations specialized agencies.
Since its inauguration in 2014, the Nigerian Branch of the ILA has carried out its objectives through committee events and annual conferences. This year’s annual conference is being organised by the Young Members Committee of the Branch and is themed: “The Impact of International Law on Domestic Law and Practice”. Speaking recently on the upcoming conference, the Chairman of the Conference Organising Committee, Mofesomo Tayo-Oyetibo, said that “this year’s conference is seen as the emerging voices conference and is unique in its deliberate blend of panellists, which includes several highly experienced and emerging experts, who will be speaking on important topic issues, within the general theme of the conference.” On the objective of the Conference, Mr Tayo-Oyetibo stated that “part of the objectives of this year’s event includes providing an intellectual space where important issues and questions in International Business Transactions, International Disputes and Teaching International Law can be unearthed, analyzed and practically resolved.”
Some of the expected speakers include Branch President, Professor Fidelis Oditah, QC, SAN, Professor Gbolahan Elias, SAN, Uche Val Obi, SAN, Mrs Adedoyin Rhodes-Vivour, Attorney General and Commissioner for Justice of Edo State, Professor Yinka Omorogbe, Professor Damilola S. Olawuyi, Dr Kubi Udofia, Lemea Abina and Mofesomo Tayo-Oyetibo.