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Canadian Institute for International Law Expertise (CIFILE) is an International Institute located in Canada. CIFILE offers and provides International Law expertise, legal training, online courses, conference, Legal research, and publication. CIFILE, by the participation of a group of international lawyers across the globe, tries to promote the practice and expertise of International law (including giving advice, advocating for or representing a client in international litigation, drafting international contracts, settling international disputes, and arbitrating, by certified International lawyers), to participate in negotiation by International Lawyers, to provide expertise for International law and foreign laws in international organizations (including United Nations and its organs/agencies, and the national court of justice including Canadian and American courts of justice), to research, publish, and offer professional development and continuing education for professionals such as lawyers, immigration consultants, law students, law firms and also to provide legal interpretations and translations.
Dr. Abbas Poorhashemi (CANADA)
Dr. Poorhashemi is the President of the Canadian Institute for International Law Expertise (CIFILE). He is an academic and an expert in international law. His practice, teaching, and research interests are in the areas of Public International Law, International Criminal Law, and International Environmental Law. He has published many books and articles in each of these areas. He is also the Editor-in-Chief of the CIFILE Journal of International Law (CJIL), Canada. Dr. Poorhashemi holds a Ph.D. in International Law from the University of Strasbourg School of Law (France, 2005). He was also a Postdoctoral Fellow in International Law & Globalization (CEDIM, UQAM University, Canada, 2013). He was an assistant professor and faculty member at the University of Science and Research (IAU) for more than ten years. He taught international law, criminal law, environmental law, international treaties, and settlement of international disputes to JD and/or international LL.M. students. He has been a supervisor, Director, and co-director of more than 200 dissertations and theses on international law. Furthermore, he has practiced law as a lawyer (barrister and solicitor), expert, and legal adviser in International law, Criminal Law, and family law in many different jurisdictions. A dedicated civil advocate, Dr. Poorhashemi also provided his international law expertise. Therefore, the United Nations Expert Database has included his name on the list of experts. He has also been a member of the World Commission on Environmental Law at the International Union for Conservation of Nature since 2019. He has further operated as a member of the judging Committee for the National Conference on World Environment Day and as a member of the scientific Committee for the National Conference of Geography, Planning and Sustainable Development. Through his diligent work, he has built a global community of thousands of lawyers, law professors, and students passionate about carrying out their job and business internationally. Looking to the future, Dr. Poorhashemi will work with this vast network in more than 60 countries to improve and develop international law, including environmental and criminal law.
Professor Daniel Freire e Almeida (USA)
Professor Daniel Freire e Almeida was Post-Doctoral Researcher, Visiting Researcher at Georgetown University in Washington-DC - USA (2015-2017). Freire e Almeida is a Professor of International Law, International Relations and Internet Law at the Catholic University of Santos - Master and Ph.D. Program - International Law - UNISANTOS (2017-current). He is a Senior Fellow at the Institute of International Economic Law (IIEL) at Georgetown University in Washington-DC - USA. Daniel Freire e Almeida is a Lawyer specializing in Internet Law, Economic Law, International Law and International Relations. He participated in and led international negotiations in six continents of the world in over 65 countries. Dr. Freire e Almeida has written and edited several books and published articles in professional journals and scientific magazines in the fields of International Law, International Relations, Economic Law, Space Law and Internet Law (publications in publishers such as Oxford, Springer, Saraiva, Lawinter Editions, Del Rey, Almedina, among others). He is the author of “An International Tribunal for the Internet” (2016) and “The Taxation of Electronic Commerce in The United States of America and The European Union” (2016). Daniel Freire e Almeida’s research, teaching and Professional activities focus on International Law, Economic Law, International Relations, Space Law, Internet Law, International Public Policy and Cybersecurity issues. Current projects explore Global Government Relations, Legal and Corporate Affairs, Human Rights, Policy Challenges for Internet users, and the global regulation of the Internet, looking to contribute to the future of the Internet world.
Professor Jonathan Adeyemi Aremu (NIGERIA)
Professor Jonathan Adeyemi Aremu, is a Professor of International Economic Relations at the Covenant University (CU), Ota, Nigeria and a Consultant at ECOWAS (Economic Community of West African States) on Common Investment Market (ECIM), Abuja. Aremu started a successful career at the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), where he rose from Assistant Economist in 1980 to Acting Assistant Director of Research before retiring in December 1992. At the national level, Aremu was among the experts appointed by the Federal Government of Nigeria in 2012 to develop a Trade Policy for implementation in Nigeria; in October 2018, he was a Member of the Technical Working Group (TWG) on the Nigeria Impact and Readiness Assessment of the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA), and currently a Member of the National Action Committee on AfCFTA. He is also a Chairman in one of the Technical Working Group established for the preparation of National Development Plan 2021-2025. In ECOWAS region, Aremu was appointed by European Union (EU) as the Monitoring Expert for the preparation of an ECOWAS Investment Guarantee /Reinsurance and the Financial Expert in the drafting of ECOWAS Community Investment Code and Policy by European Union. He is the Lead Consultant on the Common Investment Market, to coordinate the establishment of ECOWAS Payments and Settlement System, ECOWAS Capital Market Integration, Common Investment Code and Policy, among others. He was a Member of ECOWAS Tax Harmonization Committee, Expert in conducting a Study on ECOWAS Trade in Services Policy Review, assisted by UNCTAD and GIZ, He equally provides Technical Assistance and Services to the Federation of West African Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FEWACCI) activities. At the Continental and International levels, Aremu was the National Coordinator/Country Team Leader of UNIDO Investment Survey in Nigeria in 2009-2012; Member of the technical experts that developed the Pan African Investment Code (PAIC) to be used in negotiating Investment Protocol in AfCFTA for African Union (AU) in 2016; and Member of the Technical Working Group of the AfCFTA Unit of AU to develop Investment Protocol of the AfCFTA. Professionally, Aremu is a life member of both the Nigerian Economic Society (NES) since 1990 as well as Nigerian Society of International Law (NSIL) since 1998; a member of the Nigerian Institute of International Affairs since 1993; and the current Facilitator of Trade, Investment and Competitiveness Commission of the Nigerian Economic Summit Group (NESG). Prof Aremu is also a Member of the Editorial Board of Canadian Institute for International Law Expertise (CIFILE), Toronto.
University of Rome, Italy
Dr. Borgia Fiammetta (ITALY)
Dr. Borgia, Fiammetta, Ph.D. in International law, is currently a lecturer of International law at the University of Rome “Tor Vergata” and at the European University of Rome, where she teaches International Economic Law. She also teaches Law of the Sea and European Union Law at Italian military academy. She is also a lawyer in Rome, practicing corporate and international law. In the past, she was a legal expert for many European and international cooperation projects from 2002. Her main research interests are public international law, the law of the sea, human rights and international economic law, with a particular focus on multinational corporations, corporate social responsibility and soft law. She wrote two monographs: the first on the corporate social responsibility of multinational corporations and the other on the legal regime of the Arctic Region. She is also the author of various articles on public and international law, human rights, international economic law, international private law and law of the sea.
University of Ottawa, Ontario, canada
Dr. Jabeur Fathally (CANADA)
Member of the Bar of Ontario (Barrister & solicitor), Professor Fathally holds a Ph.D., an LLM and an LLL from the University of Ottawa, as well as Maîtrise and a University Diploma of Legal Studies from the University of Tunis. He is a specialist in comparative law and international humanitarian law, with research focusing on a variety of complex legal topics and current events that promote critical analysis and dialogue on the various relationships between law, religion and human rights. Through his research and teaching, as well as his deep knowledge of legal and political issues in Canadian foreign policy and international human rights, Professor Fathally has quickly become an internationally renowned expert. He is a recipient of the prestigious Van Calker Scholarship from the Swiss Institute of Comparative Law, the University of Ottawa’s Gerald A. Beaudoin Scholarship and several other scholarships and grants. He is also an expert consultant to several international and intergovernmental organizations, including the World Health Organization, the World Justice Project and the Varieties of Democracy ( University of Oslo). Professor Fathally was a co-founder of JuriGlobe in 2007, oversaw the launching of the group’s innovative and widely-used website in 2009, and serves as the group’s current Executive Director and Senior Researcher. The JuriGlobe website – JuriGlobe World Legal Systems, www.juriglobe.canorth_eastexternal link – serves as an essential comparative legal tool, describing the legal systems in use around the world, the different official languages used in different jurisdictions, and the most important international commercial conventions at play in regions around the globe. In addition to becoming an educational tool for the teaching of comparative law and international law, and a key source of information for a number of international institutions and organizations, JuriGlobe work has drawn the attention of the legal scientific community in general, as evidenced by quotes and comments in various recent publications (e.g., in the American Journal of Comparative Law; Notarius, the scientific journal of the international Union of Notaries; and the Journal of UNESCO). As a professor of comparative law courses, specifically the world’s dominant contemporary legal systems, Professor Fathally emphasizes the importance of dialogue between legal cultures by explaining to students the different correlations between the world’s major legal traditions. He engages his students in a conversation-like manner, and students are actively encouraged to raise questions. Within the University of Ottawa’s unique law school, which offers both common law and civil law courses in both French and English, Professor Fathally works to bridge the gaps between Canada’s two legal traditions by offering a course on civil law reasoning to students who have previously received training only in the common law. In recognition of the quality of his teaching, Professor Fathally was awarded the prestigious Capital Educator’s Award by the Ottawa Network for Education (ONE) in 2015 after being a finalist for the same award in 2014. This award celebrates the achievements of outstanding educators and commends public education in the Ottawa community. Candidates from the University of Ottawa are selected by a committee at the University’s central administration on the basis of course evaluations completed by students. In the biography presented by the ONE upon awarding Professor Fathally the Capital Educator’s Award, the organization called him “a model of success for young people from immigrant backgrounds.” Professor Fathally is frequently asked by Canadian and international media for his analysis of national and international issues related to the different armed conflicts in the Middle –East, the interaction between systems of law and religion in the resolution of armed conflicts, the political changes recently experienced by certain Arab countries and the impact of these changes on women’s rights, as well as countless other topics concerning the Arab-Muslim world and the legal implications of Canadian foreign policy in the Middle East. Drawing on his expertise in comparative law, Professor Fathally takes very seriously the need to educate the public on such topics, and he has been widely recognized for his efforts. In 2013, with a résumé that then boasted over hundreds of national and international media appearances, Professor Fathally was awarded the University of Ottawa’s Excellence in Media Relations Award, an impressive accomplishment given the University of Ottawa’s reputation as a leader in Canadian University media hits. According to the selection committee, Professor Fathally ranked as the University’s “most popular expert among the Canadian public,” and the Committee noted that “he has become a model of excellence for his peers.” This recognition led to him being hired in 2014 as a collaborator on the French-language program “Les Voies du Retour” mounted by Canada’s French-language public broadcaster, Radio-Canada. In only a few short years as a professor, Jabeur Fathally has become one of Canada’s go-to sources for understanding Islamic law’s specificities and bringing knowledge of contemporary legal systems to the Canadian public. Following the political changes in various Arab countries after the Arab Spring in 2011, and at the insistence of Professor Fathally, the JuriGlobe group collaborated with the University of Ottawa’s Human Rights Research and Education Centre (HRREC) in the creation of numerous workshops and conferences aimed at providing the Canadian public with a better understanding of the challenges posed by these changes and, more specifically, to draw the public’s attention to the impact of these changes on women’s rights in the region. Indeed, Professor Fathally was among the first Canadian intellectuals to draw attention to the specific challenges these policy changes posed for Arab women. His article “Les droits des femmes à l’aube du printemps arabe : de « ne pas oublier les femmes » au « Femmes : n’oubliez pas ! » “[Translation: “The rights of women at the dawn of the Arab Spring: From ‘do not forget the women’ to ‘Women: do not forget!’”, won the prestigious Paul Pinchaud award in 2013 for the best scholarly article published in the journal Études internationals, awarded by the Institute of International Studies of Laval University. In addition to the excellence of the text, the Committee stressed its originality and its timeliness. Jabeur Fathally is a member of the Faculty of graduate studies of the University of Ottawa and entitled to supervise Ph.D and Master thesis.
São Paulo, Brazil
Professor Cláudio Finkelstein (Brazil)
Professor Finkelstein is a Part-time Professor of Law at the Pontifical Catholic University of São Paulo and an Arbitration Attorney – Mr. Finkelstein has a Bachelor’s degree in Law from Pontifícia Universidade Católica de São Paulo (1989), LL.M in International Law from the University of Miami (1991), Ph.d. in Law from Pontifícia Universidade Católica de São Paulo (2000) and Full Tenure (Livre-Docência) from Pontifícia Universidade Católica de São Paulo (2011). He is currently a Professor at both Graduate and Post Graduate levels, where he coordinates the Post Graduate Studies International Law Department as well as the newly created Arbitration Law Chapter of Studies. Mr. Finkelstein is also the Vice-President of the Brazilian Society of International Law and Director of the Brazilian Institute of Constitutional Law. In addition, Mr. Finkelstein is the Editor of the Brazilian Constitutional and International Law Review, published by RT Former Coordinator of the International Contracts Course at COGEAE and Fundação Getúlio Vargas/S.P. Current Coordinator of the International Contracts Course at IICS and Arbitration Law at COGEAE/PUC. Mr. Finkelstein is an Arbitrator included in the Roaster of the main Arbitration Institutions in the Country and has a vast experience in handling both domestic and international arbitrations. His practice focuses on Contracts Law, Corporate matters, and Private and Public International law.
Professor Outi Korhonen (FINLAND)
Professor Outi Korhonen obtained her doctorate at Harvard Law School. Her main area of expertise is international law. Korhonen has worked in academia and in government. She is a Docent at the Universities of Helsinki and Eastern Finland (Finland). In addition, she has taught at Boston University (Brussels), Universite Libre de Bruxelles, and American University (Cairo) as well as in the Sciences Po Universite intensive doctoral summer program in law; she serves as core faculty in the Institute of Global Law and Policy (Harvard Law School) and as a member on a number of editorial boards of academic journal/yearbooks. Her teaching spans a variety of international and law subjects, including 1)-general international law; 2) human rights; 3) international and EU environmental regulation 3) law and technology-crisis and post-conflict governance 4) jurisprudence; 5) Korhonen has advised on EU; 5) compatible law-drafting in Eastern Europe; 6) prepared human rights and civics manuals in Kosovo, and 7) participated in a joint Scandinavian project to support the rehabilitation of former combatants. Her research interests are global comprising topics of law and policy, critical theory and philosophy including methodology. Korhonen’s projects investigate law and governance in cyberspace, web3.0 technologies and the metaverse. Korhonen’s publications include several books and she is the author of more than 70 scholarly articles and book chapters. She has administrative experience from the Finnish government and the EU.
Professor Yahong Li (CHINA)
Professor Yahong is an associate professor and Director of the LLM Program in Technology and IP Law in the Department of Law at the University of Hong Kong. She specializes in IP law, focusing on the cross-disciplinary study of IP, culture and technological innovation. She is the author/editor of Patents and Innovation in Mainland China and Hong Kong: Two Systems in One Country Compared (Cambridge Univ. Press, 2017), China Chapter in Lionel Bently (eds.), International Copyright Law and Practice (LexisNexis, 2015 onward), Imitation to Innovation in China: The Role of Patents in Biotech and Pharmaceutical Industries (Edward Elgar, 2010), and International and Comparative Intellectual Property: Law, Policy and Practice (LexisNexis, 2005). She has published in the top-tier peer-reviewed journals including International Review of IP and Competition (IIC), Law, Innovation and Technology (LIT), Queen Mary Journal of IP (QMJIP), Cardozo Arts and Entertainment Law Journal, UPenn Journal of International Law. She has been a visiting fellow/scholar at Harvard East Asian Legal Studies, Cambridge University Department of Law, Max Planck Institute of Innovation and Competition, Berkeley Law and Technology Center, Peking University Technology Law Center, Zhejiang University Law School, Melbourne University Law School, and Taiwan Academia Sinica. She has also been an Honorary/Visiting Professor at Santa Clara Law School, University of Salzburg, Peking U-Shenzhen Transnational Institute, Singapore Management University and Jinan University. She has spoken at over 100 international conferences, and delivered public/guest lectures at, inter alia, CREATe Center, WIPO Summer School on IP, Law Society of Hong Kong and many universities in mainland China. She is a member of Executive Committee of the International Association for the Advancement of Teaching and Research in Intellectual Property (ATRIP), a scientific member of the Canadian Institute for International Law Expertise, a council member of the China IP Law Association, an honorary advisor of the Hong Kong Institute of Patent Attorneys and the global network council representative of the Hong Kong Creative Commons. She is a member of the Expert Committee of Peking University Great Bay Area IP Institute, an expert advisor to the China National Copyright Trading Platform, and a member of the Expert Committee for the Comprehensive Reform of IP Utilization and Protection in Guangzhou Economic and Technological Development Zone. She has supervised more than 16 PhD students on various topics across copyright and patent laws. She teaches the courses of International and Comparative IP Law, IP, Innovation and Development, and Copyright and Creativity at both undergraduate and graduate levels. Her research area are 1) International and Comparative Intellectual Property; 2) Patents and Innovation; 3) Copyright and Creativity.
Professor R. Venkata Rao (INDIA)
Professor R. Venkata Rao, born on 15th March 1954, is the Vice Chancellor of the National Law School of India University Bangalore. He assumed the office of the Vice Chancellor of the National Law School of India University, Bangalore on 11th May 2009. After completing his 1st term on 10th May 2014, his appointment as Vice Chancellor was renewed for another five years from 11th May 2014. National Law School of India University, Bangalore is the premier centre of Legal Education. Prof. Rao’sacademic qualifications are BA.(Hons.) Litt., M.A. (Litt), M.L. and Ph.D. He has served for 31 years in the Faculty of Law, Andhra University in various capacities as the Dean, Faculty of Law, Principal, the University College of Law, Chairman Board of Studies in Law and Head of the Department of Law. He was the Director of the Centre of Criminal Justice Andhra University from 1997-2009. He served as the Dean of Student Affairs Andhra University and as the Officer on Special Duty, Andhra University. He also served as the Member of Executive Council of Andhra University from 2005 to 2007.
Law School University of Zagreb, Croatia
Ms. Kristina Gogić (CROATIA)
Kristina Gogić is working in the LLM International Business Law; She Participated and lectured in many seminars, conferences, round tables and workshops in Croatia and abroad. Main subjects: Human Rights, Benefit Cost Analysis, European Private Law, International Law, Anti-discrimination Law, European Investment Law. Trainer in the civil service. Published many articles in domain of Human Rights, Lustration Law, Benefit Cost Analysis, EU Investments and International Law. Specialities: Human rights, European private Law (consumers law, bankruptcy, insolvency, private international law), International Law, Benefit Cost Analysis, EU Investments.
Foggia Area, Italy
Professor Gianpaolo Maria Ruotolo (ITALY)
Professor Gianpaolo Maria Ruotolo is a full international law professor at the University of Foggia (Italy). He holds a Ph.D. in international law from the “Federico II” University of Naples and is a lawyer authorized to practice before the Higher Courts. Visiting associate in the Dickson Poon School of Law of King’s College London and the Institute of advanced legal studies of the University of London, he holds teaching positions in Masters and Ph.D. courses in many Universities, as well as at the United Nations Education Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), the United Nations Interregional Crime and Justice Research Institute (UNICRI) and the International School of Higher Education for the Prevention and Fight against Organized Crime of the Italian Ministry of the Interior. He is a member of the International Law Association (ILA), European Society of International Law (ESIL), Italian Society of International Law and of the European Union (SIDI-ISLI), Italian Association of European Union Law Scholars (AISDUE), Association of Comparative and European public law (DPCE), Internet Society (ISoc). Speaker at national and international conferences, congresses and seminars, he is the author of two books and dozens of scientific papers on international and European Union law, many of which can be found at gianpaolomariaruotolo.academia.edu.
University of Djelfa, Algeria
Professor Abdesselam Salmi (ALGERIA)
Professor of Public at the Faculty of Law and Political Sciences -University of Djelfa - Algeria. A Director of the Environmental Law Laboratory from 2014 to 2017. A Responsible Master’s program: State and Institutions. A Director of the Review of Legal and Social Sciences. Editor in Chief on the Law and Administration Review. A member of the Editorial Board of many legal journals. A member of the scientific council of both the Faculty of Law and Political Sciences and the University of Djelfa. A member of the Faculty of Law and Political Sciences Administration Council.A fellow of the Donahue Insitute at the University of Massachusetts - USA. More than 20 articles have been published in peer-reviewed journals. He is also an attorney at Law in Algerian Courts.
Professor Boštjan M. Zupančič (FRANCE)
Boštjan M. Zupančič was born 13 May 1947, in Ljubljana, Slovenia. He is a former Judge at the European Court of Human Rights in Strasbourg, France (1998–2016) and President of the Third Chamber at this Court from November 2004 to January 2008. Judge Zupančič obtained his Scientiae Juris Doctor (S.J.D.) from Harvard Law School in 1981. Earlier, he obtained his L.L.M (Master in Law) degree from Harvard Law School in 1973. In 2014, he acquired French citizenship and, in January 2019, joined the far-right Eurosceptic French party, the Republican People’s Union. The following month he announced his candidacy for the European Parliament on the party’s list.
Professor J. Nouri is an Emeritus Professor of the Department of Environmental Health Engineering at the Tehran University of Medical Sciences. He has obtained his BSc degree in biology from University of Tehran in 1971 and his MSc and PhD degrees in Environmental Science from University of London in 1978 and 1980. His major research interests are in environmental science and management areas such as environmental impact assessment, heavy metals pollution as well as dealing with environmental issues at industrial and urban studies. He has been appointed as an international advisor to the Ministry of Science, Research and Technology (MSRT) for assessment and evaluation of scientific journals and also, as a member of the Basic Science Publishing Working group of the Ministry. He has also operated nationwide conferences and workshops on academic publishing and related issues and challenges. He is now working on standardization of 30 selected English journals belonged to MSRT in order to promote them to the Web of Science indexing. He has been served as the Dean of the Graduate School of the Environment and Energy of the Science and Research Branch of the Islamic Azad University during 2014-15. He carries more than 35 years of environmental research and teaching experiences encompassing a variety of environmental science and management areas. He has published 14 scientific books and more than 170 articles in related subjects at international journals. He is as a founder and acted as the Editor in Chief of an ISI/ Web of Science journal of “International Journal of Environmental Science and Technology (IJEST)” for 10 years. Moreover, he has been the Co-Editor of “Iranian Journal of Environmental Health, Science and Engineering (IJEHSE)”. He is currently serving as the founder, owner and the Editor in Chief of a new Web of Science and Scopus indexed journal called “Global Journal of Environmental Science and Management (GJESM)”. He has also promoted the INIC English Journals Group for standardization and indexing of scientific journals belonging to Iran Nano Initiative Council, Vice-Presidency for Science and Technology. Most recently, he is involved as the research advisor on the scientific journals in the Founder Board as well as the Electronic Branch of Islamic Azad University.