WASHINGTON, April 12 – LAWFUEL – The Law News Network — The latest de…

WASHINGTON, April 12 – LAWFUEL – The Law News Network — The latest developments in the rule of law and democracy in the world, the Nuclear Nonproliferation Treaty, imposition of economic sanctions by the United States to further national security and foreign policy goals, the trial in Russia of Yukos Oil head
Mikhail Khodorkovsky, and reforming the United Nations Human Rights Commission
will be among the topics that will be addressed April 13-15 at the ABA Section
of International Law Spring Meeting at the Fairmont Hotel in Washington, D.C.

There is no charge for members of the press, although reservations are

WHO: 9/11 Commissioner Jamie S. Gorelick
Former CIA Director Adm. Stansfield Turner
Stephen M. Schwebel, former judge and president of the
International Court of Justice
Rep. Ed Markey of Massachusetts, co-chair of the Congressional
Bipartisan Task Force on Nonproliferation
Said T. Jawad, Ambassador of Afghanistan to the United States
ABA Section of International Law Chair Kenneth B. Reisenfeld

WHAT: ABA Section of International Law Annual Spring Meeting

WHERE: The Fairmont Hotel,
2401 M Street NW
Washington, D.C.

WHEN: April 13-15

Other highlights of the three-day meeting include:

Wednesday, April 13
* Around the World with the ABA’s Rule of Law Activities

* Fundamentals of International Business Transactions

* Cargo Security: Are We Safe Yet, featuring Commissioner Robert Bonner
of U.S. Customs and Border Protection

* The Origins of International Law and its Relationship to the Rule of
Law, featuring keynote speakers Stephen M. Schwebel and Christopher
Weeramantry, former Vice President Judge of the International Court of

* The Hill Perspective on the Rule of Law and the Future of U.S. Foreign
Assistance, featuring Reps. Jerry Weller of Illinois and Jim Kolbe of

Thursday, April 14
* Nuclear Weapons, Our Security and the Law, featuring Rep. Ed Markey,
Adm. Stansfield Turner, and Dan Poneman, former National Security
Council official in the Clinton and first Bush administrations.

* Economic Sanctions in the 21st Century, featuring Ambassador Allan
Rock, permanent representative of Canada to the United Nations

* Perspectives on Intelligence and National Security, featuring keynote
speakers Jamie S. Gorelick and Adm. Turner

Friday, April 15
* Business Opportunities and Challenges in China Today

* Russia’s Yukos Affair: The Use and Abuse of Law

* Reforming the UN Human Rights Commission, Rep. Tom Lantos, California,
and Ambassador Richard Schifter, former U.S. ambassador to the UN Human
Rights Commission

* International Trade in the Time of Sarbanes-Oxley

For more information, including a full, updated schedule of programs,
visit the section’s Web site at http://www.abanet.org/intlaw/spring05/home.

Web Site: http://www.abanet.org

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