CALC Online Conference 2022: General

2022 Online CALC Conference
2022 CALC Conference -- Call for papers

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2022 CALC Conference -- final program


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2022 CALC Conference Information paper v1 To come  


Material related to 2022 CALC ordinary general meeting

Agenda for 2022 CALC Ordinary General Meeting

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Minutes of 2019 CALC ordinary general meeting on 2 April 2019 Avani Hotel Livingstone Zambia

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President's report - see papers for this conference in the Members’ area (log in access only).


Secretary's report - see papers for this conference in the Members’ area (log in access only).


Treasurer's report - see papers for this conference in the Members’ area (log in access only).


Financial statements 2019-2022 - see papers for this conference in the Members’ area (log in access only).


CALC Online Conference 2022: Nominations for positions on CALC Council 2022-2024 

Position Nominee Nominator Seconder Statement and other supporting information



Lucy Marsh-Smith (Jersey)

Dame Brenda King (Northern Ireland) 

Ross Carter (New Zealand)

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Video message (YouTube)

Vice President        
Non-executive (2 members for each region)
  Rahila Amosha Olu-Silas (Nigeria) Estelle Appiah (Ghana) Lucy Marsh-Smith (Jersey) 16 KB (Statement)
Australasia and the Pacific        

Upcoming events 

Statute Law Society Lecture, 11 May 2022

Wednesday 11 May 2022 at 6pm, GMT, hosted by UCL Faculty of Laws

Determining the Matter: Statutory Interpretation and Devolved Legislation -- The Supreme Court's recent decision in the Rights of the Child Reference [2021] UKSC 42, on the lawfulness of the Scottish Parliament's bill to incorporate the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child into Scots law, raises important questions about the construction of both devolved legislation and Westminster legislation. 

Speaker: Denis Edwards, Barrister. Formerly Lecturer in Law, University of Strathclyde and Assistant Professor of Law, City University, Hong Kong. Vice Chair of the Statute Law Society. Attendance: Tickets to attend in-person at UCL Laws (Bentham House, Endsleigh Gardens, London WC1H 0EG) are limited for this event. Options are available to attend online via zoom. Please choose the correct ticket when making your booking.

2022 IAL Palermo Conference: 14-15 October 2022

The IAL Conference 2022 will try to set the parameters for this research looking at other disciplines, such as law and linguistics that may help legislative drafter who wants to know how a piece of legislation has performed and the extent to which its goals have been achieved. The conference is expected to be held virtually and on-site at the University of Palermo. The programme will be posted in due course. For more information, click here

Book your place

What goes where? ALRC webinar 24 May 2022

A comparative discussion of the legislative puzzle -- As the Australian Law Reform Commission (ALRC) moves forward with its current inquiry into the simplification of corporations and financial services legislation, it is turning its attention to regulatory design and the hierarchy of laws. Relevant questions include: How should the statutory and regulatory framework be designed to support complex areas such as financial services? Where should the law be located to achieve coherence and navigability? If the law needs detail to function, whose job should it be to provide it? Join the ALRC as it hosts a panel of international experts from Hong Kong, New Zealand, Singapore, and the UK to discuss these and related issues.

2.30PM AWST, HKT, SGT | 6.30PM NZST | 7.30AM BST

For a flyer, click here.

To register for this free webinar, click here.

Past events

Statute Law Society event -- Annual Lord Renton Lecture, 25 November 2021, 6pm UK time 

What makes good statute law: a judge's view
Speaker: Lady Arden of Heswall, Justice of the Supreme Court
chaired by The Hon Mr Justice Garnham, Chairman of the Statute Law Society

An on-demand recording of this lecture is available at this link:

Statute Law Society Annual Lord Renton Lecture - YouTube


Bicontinental Perspectives on Legislative Drafting 


October 21-22, 2021 | Washington, D.C. 

The organizers for the Seventh International Conference on Legislation and Law Reform cordially invite you to attend two free, not-to-be missed legislative drafting webinars hosted in cooperation with the University of Pennsylvania Carey Law School.

These two webinars feature renowned experts on legislative drafting, who were invited to speak at the planned, in-person legislative conference, which was unavoidably postponed until 2022, due to the ongoing pandemic.

On demand recordings of 2 webinars in the iLegis and Penn Law series Bicontinental Perspectives on Legislative Drafting are available at these links:

Recording of Rule of Law and Subordinate Legislation Webinar, 29 September 2021 

Time: 29 September 2021, 6-7 pm (UK time)

Speaker: Sir Jonathan Jones, KCB QC, former HM Procurator General, Treasury Solicitor and Head of the Government Legal Services.


Paper: click here.


Cancellation of CALC Conference 2021 Bahamas July 2021

CALC's Council has decided to cancel the 2021 CALC Conference that was to be held in the Bahamas in July 2021.

For more details, see Geoff Lawn's CALC President's report in the December 2020 CALC Newsletter at the Newsletters page.



Forthcoming conferences of interest to legislative drafters

CALC is happy to publicise conferences that would be of interest to drafters. Please send details to

Previous conferences

Below is a list of previous CALC conferences. Many papers presented at CALC conferences can be found in the CALC journal The Loophole. Individual papers can also be found using the Publications catalogue page.

Photographs from CALC conferences can be viewed on the CALC Members Only page.

  • 2019 Livingstone (Zambia) -- CALC members can access papers from this conference in the Members’ area (log in access only).
  • 2018 St Helier (Jersey) -- CALC Europe Region Conference
  • 2018 Canberra (Australia) -- CALC Australasia and the Pacific Region/PCC Conference
  • 2017 Melbourne (Australia)
  • 2015 Edinburgh (Scotland)
  • 2013 Cape Town (South Africa) -- Conference attendees can access papers from this conference on the Cape Town conference papers page.
  • 2012 Cape Town (South Africa) -- CALC Africa Region/APKN Conference
  • 2011 Colombo (Sri Lanka) -- CALC Asia Region Conference
  • 2011 Hyderabad (India) -- Conference attendees can access papers from this conference on the Hyderabad conference papers page.
  • 2010 Abuja (Nigeria) -- CALC Africa Region/Commonwealth Regional Law Conference
  • 2009 Hong Kong (China)
  • 2007 Nairobi (Kenya)
  • 2005 London (England)
  • 2003 Melbourne (Australia)
  • 1999 Petalang Jaya (Malaysia)
  • 1996 Vancouver (Canada)
  • 1993 Nicosia (Cyprus)
  • 1990 Auckland (New Zealand)
  • 1986 Ocho Rios (Jamaica)
  • 1983 Hong Kong