LES CONFÉRENCES DE CAMBRIDGE 2007
Queens’ College, Université de Cambridge, Angleterre
du 8 au 18 juillet 2007


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SUNDAY, JULY 8


12:00 p.m. Check-in at Queens’ College, Cambridge


12:00–2:30 p.m. Buffet Luncheon - Bar/Conservatory


7:00 p.m. Dinner - Dining Hall



MONDAY, JULY 9


7:30 a.m. Continental Breakfast - Dining Hall


9:00 a.m. OPENING CEREMONIES - Fitzpatrick Hall


The Honourable Justice Robert P. Armstrong, President, Canadian Institute for Advanced Legal Studies

His Excellency James R. Wright, High Commissioner for Canada to Great Britain and Northern Ireland

The Right Honourable The Lord Eatwell of Stratton St. Margaret, President of Queens’ College, University of Cambridge

Professor David Feldman, Chairman of the Faculty Board of Law, University of Cambridge

The Honourable Douglas H. Carruthers, Q.C., Honorary President, Canadian Institute for Advanced Legal Studies

Professor Sir David Williams, Q.C., DL, Patron, Canadian Institute for Advanced Legal Studies


Opening Address

The Right Honourable Beverley McLachlin, P.C., Chief Justice of Canada 


10:30 a.m. Health Break – Lyon Court


11:00 a.m. “Nixon in China”

Moderator:  Roy Heenan, O.C. Q.C., Heenan Blaikie, Montreal

Lecturer:      Professor Margaret MacMillan, Warden of St. Antony’s College,   Oxford

12:30 p.m. Luncheon – Dining Hall


2:00 p.m. “The Proposed United Kingdom Supreme Court and Other Court Reforms”

Moderator:  The Honourable Justice Anne Mactavish, Federal Court of Canada

Lecturer:      The Right Honourable Sir Anthony Clarke, Royal Courts of Justice, London, Master of the Rolls


4:15 p.m. Group Photograph of Delegates and Lecturers – Walnut Tree Court (weather permitting)


5:30 p.m. Reception – President’s Garden

Host – His Excellency James R. Wright, High Commissioner for Canada to Great Britain and Northern Ireland


7:00 p.m. Dinner – Dining Hall

Speaker:     The Honourable Rob Nicholson, Q.C., Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada 



TUESDAY, JULY 10


7:30 a.m. Continental Breakfast – Dining Hall (English Breakfast optional)


9:00 a.m. “Constitutionality of the Authorization to Shoot Down Hijacked Aircraft under the German Constitution”

Moderator: The Honourable Justice Barbara Hamilton, Manitoba Court of Appeal

Lecturer:    Professor Dieter Grimm, Professor of Law at Humboldt University, Berlin and former Justice of the Constitutional Court of Germany


10:30 a.m. Health Break – Lyon Court


11:00 a.m. “Current Issues in International Law”

Moderator: The Honourable Justice Gordon Campbell, Supreme Court of Prince Edward Island

Lecturer:     Professor James Crawford, Professor of International Law, University of Cambridge, England


12:30 p.m. Luncheon – Dining Hall


2:00 p.m. “Current Issues in Global Financial Law”

Moderator: The Honourable Frank Quennell, Q.C., Minister of Justice and Attorney General, Saskatchewan

Lecturer:     William Blair, Q.C., Leading Commercial Silk, London, England


4:15 p.m. Group Photograph of Delegates and Lecturers - Walnut Tree Court (rain date)


7:00 p.m. Dinner – Dining Hall



WEDNESDAY, JULY 11


7:30 a.m. Continental Breakfast – Dining Hall


9:00 a.m. “Limits to Rights”

Moderator: The Honourable Justice Sheilah Martin, Court of Queen’s Bench of Alberta 

Lecturer:     The Right Honourable Chief Justice Dame Sian Elias, Chief Justice of New Zealand


10:30 a.m. Health Break – Lyon Court


11:00 a.m. “Class Actions and the Indian Residential Schools Settlement”

Moderator:   The Honourable Justice Joseph R. Nuss, Court of Appeal,   Quebec

Lecturer:     The Honourable Frank Iacobucci, Former Justice of the Supreme Court of Canada


12:30 p.m. Luncheon – Dining Hall


2:00 p.m. NO LECTURES SCHEDULED


NEWMARKET RACES


7:00 p.m. Dinner – Dining Hall



THURSDAY, JULY 12


7:30 a.m. Continental Breakfast – Dining Hall (English Breakfast optional)


9:00 a.m. “Emerging Public Policy Issues on Doing Business in a Global Environment”

Moderator:  Charles Scott, Lax O’Sullivan Scott, Toronto

Lecturer:      Maureen Kempston Darkes, President, GM Latin America, Africa     and Middle East


10:30 a.m. Health Break – Lyon Court


11:00 a.m. “Law and Religion: Protecting the Human Rights of Believers and Nonbelievers”

Moderator:    Guy Pratte, Borden Ladner Gervais, Ottawa

Lecturer:       David Pannick, Q.C., Leading Silk in public and constitutional law, London, England


12:30 p.m. Luncheon – Dining Hall


2:00 p.m. “Constitutionalism in the Moslem World”

Moderator:  The Honourable Ron Stevens, Q.C., Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Alberta

Lecturer:      Dr. Adel Omar Sherif, Deputy Chief Justice of the Supreme Constitutional Court of Egypt



4:00 p.m. Rap Session “An Opportunity to Ask Questions of the Lord Chief Justice”

Moderator:    The Honourable Brian R. D. Smith, Q.C., Victoria, British Columbia

Speaker:        The Right Honourable The Lord Phillips of Worth Matravers, Lord Chief Justice of England and Wales

Location – OLD DINING HALL


7:00 p.m. Dinner – Dining Hall



FRIDAY, JULY 13


7:30 a.m. Continental Breakfast – Dining Hall


9:00 a.m. “Afghan ‘Detainees’: Metaphor for an Age”

Moderator:   The Honourable Justice Sandra Simpson, Federal Court of Canada

Lecturer:      Professor Janice Stein, Director, Munk Centre for International   Studies, University of Toronto


10:30 a.m. Health Break – Lyon Court


11:00 a.m. “The Rule of Law”

Moderator:    Earl A. Cherniak, Q.C., Lerners LLP, Toronto, Ontario

Lecturer:       The Right Honourable Lord Bingham of Cornhill, Senior Law   Lord, House of Lords


12:30 p.m. Luncheon –Dining Hall


2:00 p.m. “Proportionality and Values in Constitutional Law”

Moderator:   The Honourable Justice Mary Ellen Boyd, Supreme Court of British Columbia

Lecturer:      The Honourable Aharon Barak, Former President of the Israeli Supreme Court 


7:00 p.m. Dinner – Dining Hall



SATURDAY, JULY 14


7:30–9:00 a.m. Continental Breakfast – Dining Hall


NO SCHEDULED LECTURES



SUNDAY, JULY 15


7:30–9:00 a.m. Continental Breakfast – Dining Hall


NO SCHEDULED LECTURES


7:00 p.m. Dinner – Dining Hall



MONDAY, JULY 16


7:30 a.m. Continental Breakfast – Dining Hall


9:00 a.m. “Speaking the Unspeakable”

Moderator:  John Sims, Deputy Minister of Justice and Attorney General, Canada

Lecturer:    The Honourable Guido Calabresi, United States Court of Appeals, Second Circuit


10:30 a.m. Health Break – Lyon Court


11:00 a.m. “Commissions of Inquiry – Are They Worth the Money? The Dr. Shipman Inquiry – A Case Study”

Moderator:  The Honourable Justice Margaret Larlee, Court of Appeal, New Brunswick

Lecturer:    Lady Justice Smith, Court of Appeal for England and Wales; Commissioner for the Dr. Shipman Inquiry


12:30 p.m. Luncheon – Dining Hall


2:00 p.m. “Personal Change on the United States Supreme Court: Do Justices Change the Court or Does the Court Change Justices?”

Moderator:   Wendy Matheson, Torys LLP, Toronto

Lecturer:    Linda Greenhouse, Supreme Court Correspondent, The New York Times


4:00 p.m. Rap Session “An Opportunity to Ask Questions of a Member of the Supreme Court of Canada”

Moderator: The Honourable Allan Wachowich, Chief Justice, Court of Queen’s Bench, Alberta

Speaker:    The Honourable Justice Louise Charron, Supreme Court of Canada


Location – OLD DINING HALL


7:00 p.m. Dinner – Dining Hall


After-Dinner Entertainment: Limerick Tenors – Fitzpatrick Hall



TUESDAY, JULY 17


7:30 a.m. Continental Breakfast – Dining Hall


9:00 a.m. “Drugs in Sport: Athletes or Chemical Stockpiles?”

Moderator:   The Honourable Associate Chief Justice Dennis O’Connor, Court of   Appeal for Ontario

Lecturer:       Richard Pound, Q.C., Chair, World Anti-Doping Agency


10:30 a.m. Health Break – Lyon Court


11:00 a.m. “Constitutional Interpretation”

Moderator:   William Ryan, Q.C., Stewart McKelvey Stirling Scales, Halifax, Nova Scotia

Lecturer:      The Honourable Justice Antonin Scalia, Supreme Court of the   United States


12:30 p.m. Luncheon – Dining Hall


2:00 p.m. “The Persons Case”

Moderator: The Honourable Justice Louise Charron, Supreme Court of Canada

Lecturer:   The Honourable Justice Robert J. Sharpe, Court of Appeal for Ontario


Closing Remarks

The Honourable Justice Robert P. Armstrong, President, Canadian Institute for Advanced Legal Studies


7:00 p.m. Closing Dinner – Dining Hall



WEDNESDAY, JULY 18


6:30 a.m. Coffee and Croissants for early morning departures – Dining Hall 


7:30–9:00 a.m. Continental Breakfast – Dining Hall



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