DATES: APR 20 - 24, 2015  
TUITION: $1995  
     

 

 

 

 

Overview

This seminar highlights key applications and recent developments in respect to international borrowing and debt management, and comprises the second week of the International Borrowing and Debt Management seminar. The goal is to assist policy makers and practitioners from emerging economies to understand recent developments and plan for long term challenges, in a fast changing international borrowing and debt management environment, and could include the application and recent developments in respect to.

Course Outline

International Market Access

• World Bank, IMF, and other multilateral development banks – Lending policies, legal constraints, pitfalls & advantages

• Direct sovereign lending

• Public syndicated bank loans

• Term structure of external debt

• Currency denomination issues

 

Domestic Bond Markets

• Substitution of domestic debt for international borrowing

• Bond auctions and the issuance calendar

• Creation and uses of a sovereign yield curve

• Accounting and transparency

• Developing local currency bond markets

 

Credit Risk and Analysis

• International country-risk analysis

• Ratings and rating agencies

• Project analysis

• Corporate credit analysis

 

Negotiations and Debt Restructuring

• Negotiating techniques

• Sovereign-debt renegotiation

• Debt reduction strategies

• Key financial and legal clauses

• Disclosure

• Role of outside advisors

 

Debt Management Capacity and Risk Management

• Developing the domestic institutions for debt management

• Accountability and transparency

• Interactions with other domestic institutions

• The term structure and roll-over risks

• Currency risk

• Inflation risk and indexation

• Output risk and GDP-linked debt

• Government guarantees and contingent debt

 

Debt and Development

• Managing a balance between the sovereign borrower and the investing public

• Fiscal planning and management

• Balance-of-payments management

• Sources of payments imbalances: monitoring their indicators

• Comparison of developing country fiscal management and borrowing strategies

• Understanding debt sustainability

 

Course Advisor

Professor Reid Click is an Associate Professor of International Business and International Affairs and Chair of the International Business Department at The George Washington University in Washington, DC. He received his Ph.D. in economics and international business from the University of Chicago. Prof. Click teaches courses in international financial management, international business strategy, and international economics. His academic research has been published in leading journals, and he has also been a consultant for several international organizations.

  

DATES: NOV 9 - 13, 2015    
TUITION: $1995    
     

 

 

 

Overview

The seminar comprises the first week of the Advanced Arbitration and Mediation seminar and examines the foundations of arbitration and mediation, including advanced legal issues in international commercial arbitration. Participants will learn the principles of negotiation and mediation through case studies and practical exercises. The course is intended for judges, lawyers, non-lawyer professionals who want to learn more about arbitration and mediation, government officials, judicial officers, officials of judicial and legal training units, and court administrators.

 

Course Outline

  

Negotiation and Mediation

  • Process, Skills and Techniques: Defining Negotiation and Mediation
  • Mediation Emphasis: mediator role and styles; determining the mediation process, including opening statements by the mediator and parties
  • Finding resolution in mediation (uncovering interests and breaking deadlock): closure and follow-up
  • The Role of Advocate and Litigant: how to prepare for mediation; how to devise a settlement strategy; how to advocate for yourself and your client; how to deal with your client during mediation

  

International Arbitration (Advanced)

  • The Arbitration Agreement: characteristics, validity, scope, applicable law, transfer, termination
  • The Arbitrators: appointment, qualification, arbitrator ethics and challenges
  • The Arbitration Proceedings: seat of the arbitration, commencing and managing proceedings, terms of reference, evidence, interim relief, hearings and awards; choosing arbitration rules
  • Law Governing the Merits of the Dispute: choice of law, international public policy and mandatory rules of law
  • Court Measures: interim measures, appointment of arbitrators, judicial assistance, judicial review • Enforcement of Arbitral Awards
  • Issues of Particular Interest: damages and remedies; arbitration involving states or government agencies; investment disputes


 

COURSE ADVISOR

 

Anne Marie Whitesell is a Professor and Faculty Director of the Program on International Arbitration and Dispute Resolution at Georgetown University Law Center and Director of the ILI Center on Alternative Dispute Resolution. Ms. Whitesell was Secretary General of the ICC International Court of Arbitration from 2001 to 2007, where she supervised approximately 1,100 international arbitration cases each year involving parties from over 120 countries. She has practiced with law firms in both the United States and in France and was a lecturer at the Université de Paris I, Panthéon-Sorbonne and the Institut de Droit Comparé (Université de Paris II). She is admitted to the New York State Bar, the Bar of the District of Columbia, and to the US District Courts for the Southern and Eastern Districts of New York.

  

DATES: NOV 9 - 20, 2015      
TUITION: $3950    
     

 

 

 

 

Overview

The course presents an in-depth survey of methods and best practices taken by governments, non-governmental organizations (“NGOs”), and other stakeholders to eradicate corruption and promote transparency. The course reviews elements in public sector management commonly known as “good governance,” the causes and effects of corruption, and undertakes a comparative study of domestic and multilateral efforts to eliminate corruption. Additionally, the course examines the history, foundation and main provisions of the United Nations Convention Against Corruption and other international instruments designed to curb corruption and their implications for governance and transparency worldwide. Participants will be expected to fashion an anti-corruption strategy that fits their country’s individual needs and circumstances in recognition of the need to include the full range of stakeholders.

Course Outline

 Introduction

• Definitions and measurement of corruption

• Codes of conduct and accountability

• Site visits to the U.S. National Security Archives, FinCEN, SEC, World Bank Group and Inter-American Development Bank Group

 

International Anticorruption Mechanisms

• UN Convention Against Corruption (UNCAC)

• US Foreign Corrupt Practices Act

• UNOCD Legislative Guide

• OECD Anti-bribery Convention

• Inter-American Convention Against Corruption

• Multilateral and bilateral programs

• International cooperation

 

Public Sector Mechanisms

• Government ethics and integrity

• Government oversight

• Transparency in procurement

• Financial regulatory mechanisms

 

Private Sector Issues and Mechanisms

• Issues of financial integrity

• Maintaining financial integrity

• Role of accounting

• Codes of ethics

 

Civil Society Mechanisms

• Roles and activities of Transparency International

• The right to information

• U.S. Freedom of Information Act

• Free and independent media

• The role of stakeholders: parliamentarians, judges, civil society, NGOs and media

 

Designing and Implementing UNCAC Legislation

• Drafting legislation

• Costs and sources of funding for implementation and training

• Implementation strategies

 

Course Advisors 

Timothy L. Dickinson is a partner in the Washington D.C. office of Paul, Hastings LLP. His practice is devoted primarily to international commercial matters, including counseling on the U.S. Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, and the design and implementation of special investigations and compliance programs. Mr. Dickinson is also a member of the ILI Board of Directors.

 

H. Stephen Halloway is the Director of ILI’s Center for Comparative Legislative Management. He has over 35 years of experience in senior legal and policy positions in the U.S. Government, the U.S. Senate, State legislatures, the United Nations and the Inter-American Development Bank. He was Chief Regulatory Officer for the U.S. Department of Commerce and a civil rights attorney in the U.S. Department of Justice. He serves on the Private Advisory Council to the State Legislative Leaders Foundation.

 
 

 

 

 

Invitation:

RECEPTION IN HONOR OF UGANDAN SUPREME COURT AND COURT OF APPEAL JUSTICES

Date: August 21, 2014

Dear Colleagues,

On behalf of the International Law Institute, I am writing to invite you to a reception this Thursday, August 21, from 5:30pm – 7:00pm, in honor of a visiting delegation of justices from the Republic of Uganda. The delegation includes several justices serving on the Ugandan Supreme Court and Court of Appeal (see bio's below) who are in Washington this week on a study tour coordinated by ILI's affiliate office in Uganda.

The reception will take place at ILI's office in Georgetown (address below). We would be delighted if you are able to join us. Please RSVP to Michael Ding at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Please feel free to pass this invitation along to other colleagues that you think may be interested in attending .


BIOGRAPHIES OF THE DELEGATION MEMBERS PARTICIPATING IN THE STUDY TOUR

Hon. Dr. Lady Justice Esther Kisaakye Kitimbo serves as a Justice of the Supreme Court of the Republic of Uganda. Prior to joining the bench in 2009, she served as a Lecturer at Makerere University School of Law (Uganda).

Hon. Justice Galdino Okello serves as a Justice of the Supreme Court of the Republic of Uganda. He has served as a member of the Judiciary for 49 years.
Hon. Justice J. W. N. Tsekooko is a Justice of the Supreme Court of the Republic of Uganda (on contract). He has served as a member of the Judiciary for 29 years.
Hon. Lady Justice Stella Arach Amoko is a Justice of the Supreme Court of the Republic of Uganda. She previously served as a Justice of the Court of Appeal of Uganda, as well as the Deputy Principal Judge of the Deputy Principal Judge of the East African Court of Justice.
Hon. Justice Augustine Nshimye is a Justice of the Court of Appeal of the Republic of Uganda and has served on the bar for 7 years. She was previously a Member of Parliament.
Hon. Justice Rubby Aweri Opio is a Justice of the Court of Appeal of the Republic of Uganda. He previously served as a member of the High Court of Uganda and has been a member of the bench for 31 years.
Hon. Justice Eldad Mwangusya is a Justice of the Court of Appeal of the Republic of the Uganda. He has previously served as a Judge of the High Court and has been a member of the bench for 39 years.
Hon. Lady Justice Faith E. Mwondha is a Justice of the Court of Appeal of the Republic of Uganda. She previously served as the Inspector General of Government.
Hon. Justice Kenneth Kakuru is a Justice of the Court of Appeal. Prior to joining the bench two years ago, he was a private legal practitioner.
Hon. Lady Justice Prof. Lilian Tibatemwa Ekirikubinza is a Justice of Court of Appeal of the Republic of Uganda. She previously served as the Vice Chancellor of Makerere University (Uganda).
Mrs. Dorcas Wagima Okalany is the Secretary to the Judiciary of the Republic of Uganda. She previously served as the Undersecretary for Finance and Administration.
His Worship Deo Nizeyimana is the Deputy Registrar of the Judiciary of the Republic of Uganda. She previously served as an Assistant Registrar and has served as a judicial officer for 24 years.
Mrs. Ruth Sebatindira is the President of the Uganda Law Society. She is a founding Partner of the law firm Ligomarc Advocates (Uganda), and practices in the areas of tax and corporate advisory, trademarks, drug regulation and commercial loan transactions. She previously worked with Deloitte Uganda as a Tax Advisor.

ABOUT THE ILI

The International Law Institute was founded in 1955 as part of Georgetown University. Since 1983, ILI has been an independent, non-profit training institution.

ILI offers training to assist government officials, practitioners and the private sector in finding solutions to the legal and economic challenges faced by developing nations and emerging economies.

ILI participants are exposed to best practices in good governance, management, and transparency standards that will give them the tools to improve the performance of government agencies, promote public accountability in government and achieve economic growth. More than 29,000 participants, from over 185 countries, have been trained by ILI and its global affiliates.

International Law Institute

Fostering Prosperity Through the Rule of Law
1055 Thomas Jefferson St., NW Suite M-100 Washington, DC 20007
Tel: 202.247.6006 Fax: 202.247.6010 Website:
www.ili.org

  

DATES: AUG 3 - 14, 2015    
TUITION: $3950    
     

 

 

 

Overview 

Judges and other Judicial Officers face increasingly complex challenges in managing and adjudicating cases. This seminar focuses on the principles and techniques for the development and management of a modern, efficient, fair and transparent court system and judicial proceedings, from a judge’s perspective. References will be made to the experience of judges in the United States as a basis for discussion. The seminar will include presentations on the judge’s role in court and case management for the efficient adjudication of cases, as well as site visits to local federal and state courts and court support institutions. Selected sessions and site visits will be combined with the “Court and Case Administration for Court Administrators” seminar which will be conducted concurrently with this seminar.

 

Course Outline

 

Basic Concepts and Principles (presented concurrently with Court Administration Seminar)

  • Overview of the United States legal system and its component state court systems
  • The role of an independent judiciary in trial and appellate courts
  • Court structures
  • Fundamental principles of judicial management and court administration

 

General Issues of Judicial Management

  • Securing the independence of the judiciary through administration
  • Judicial leadership
  • The role of the judge as manager
  • Judicial integrity: ethics and codes of conduct for judges

 

Specific Issues of Judicial Management

  • Court governance
  • Budget and finance
  • Judicial education
  • Strategic and long-range planning

 

Case Management (presented concurrently with Court Administration Seminar)

  • Case management principles and practices
  • Evaluation of court procedures and case processing
  • Developing and implementing a case management plan
  • Establishing a case management system
  • Technology for case management
  • An efficient clerk's office: filing and other systems

 

Course Advisor

James G. Apple is currently President of the International Judicial Academy, a non-profit educational institution in the District of Columbia which he founded in 1999. He was formerly a senior staff officer at the Federal Judicial Center, the U.S. federal courts’ agency for education, training and research. He has conducted or co-conducted almost 100 seminars and conferences on issues of judicial and court administration and other topics related to modern court systems for judges and court and legal officers from countries around the world.