Foreign Sovereign Immunities Conference
The Foreign Sovereign Immunities Act at Forty: U.S. and International Perspectives.
Monday, April 25, 2016.
Georgetown University Law Center, Washington, D.C.
Registration is now open for the one day conference celebrating the Fortieth Anniversary of the Foreign Sovereign Immunities Act of 1976, to be held at Georgetown University Law Center on Monday, April 25, 2016.
This Symposium will assess forty years of U.S. experience under the FSIA and consider the role of foreign sovereign immunity in the evolving international order.
Panels of distinguished scholars, practitioners and judges (both U.S. and foreign) will focus on such topics as: (1) The FSIA: Origins, Expectations, and Surprises; (2) Sovereign Immunity in International Law and Practice; (3) Critical Issues: Enforcement, Terrorism, Human Rights; and (4) The Argentine Debt Case and International Management of Sovereign Debt Issues.
Chief Judge Diane P. Wood, U.S. Court of Appeals (7th Circuit) will deliver the keynote presentation after a luncheon in honor of Monroe Leigh, Esq. A reception will follow the final panel.
The Law Center is within easy walking distance of Union Station and the Judiciary Square Metro Station. Commercial parking is readily available in the area. For those coming from out of town, reduced rates for attendees are available at nearby hotels. Additional information is available at the on-line registration site.