Conferences

CALC Online Conference 18 and 19 July 2022: General

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

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2022 CALC Conference -- program (26 June 2022)

See the Members’ area (log in access only).

 
2022 CALC Conference -- speaker biographies (27 June 2022)

See the Members’ area (log in access only).

 

 

Material related to 2022 CALC ordinary general meeting

Agenda for 2022 CALC Ordinary General Meeting - see the Members’ area (log in access only).

 

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

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 
   

CALC Online Conference 2022: Nominations for positions on CALC Council

Position Nominee Nominator Seconder Statement and other supporting information
Executive
President  

 

   
 

Lucy Marsh-Smith (Jersey)

Dame Brenda King (Northern Ireland) 

Ross Carter (New Zealand)

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Video message (YouTube)

Photo (95 KB)

  Andy Beattie (Scotland)  Geoff Lawn (Western Australia) Elizabeth Gardiner (United Kingdom)

 

Nomination (75 KB)

Statement (114 KB)

Video message (YouTube)

 

Vice President        
  Michelle Daley (Caribbean) Ross Carter (New Zealand) Geoff Lawn (Western Australia)

Nomination (16 KB)

Photo (1.3 MB)

Secretary        
  Kate Hannah (working for Jersey, resident in the Netherlands) Lucy Marsh-Smith (Jersey) Claire Morgan (Australia) Nomination (106 KB)
Treasurer        
  Annalee Murphy (Scotland) John Mark Keyes (Canada) Madeleine MacKenzie (Scotland) Nomination (43 KB)
Non-executive (2 members for each region)
Africa        
  Rahila Amosha Olu-Silas (Nigeria) Estelle Appiah (Ghana) Lucy Marsh-Smith (Jersey)

16 KB (Statement)

Photo (95 KB)

  Oluwatoyosi Abikoye (Nigeria) Ooreoluwatomi Bodude (Nigeria) Augustina Amos (Nigeria) 124 KB (Nomination)
  Johnson Okello (Kenya) Michelle Daley (Caribbean) Elizabeth Muhia (Kenya) Nomination (14 KB)
  Felicity Owoses (Namibia) Naemi Angula (Namibia) Andy Beattie (Scotland)  Nomination (24 KB)
Asia        
  Jakerul Abedin (Bangladesh) Geoff Lawn (Western Australia) Ross Carter (New Zealand) Nomination (36 KB)
  Jeanne Lee (Singapore) Geoff Lawn (Western Australia) Ross Carter (New Zealand) Nomination (37 KB)
Europe        
  Lucy Marsh-Smith (Jersey) Dame Brenda King (Northern Ireland)  Dame Elizabeth Gardiner (London) 352 KB (Statement)
  Adrian Hogarth (United Kingdom) Dame Brenda King (Northern Ireland)  Ross Carter (New Zealand) Nomination (15 KB)
  Neil Martin (Wales)  Andy Beattie (Scotland) Ross Carter (New Zealand) Nomination (213 KB)
Americas        
  Aleks Hynnä (Canada) Wendy Gordon (Canada) Lucy Marsh-Smith (Jersey) Nomination (16 KB)
  Albert Edwards (Jamaica) Michelle Daley (Caribbean) Ross Carter (New Zealand) Nomination (35 KB)
Australasia and the Pacific        
  Yen Mascarenhas (Western Australia) Geoff Lawn (Western Australia) John Mark Keyes (Canada) Statement (122 KB)
 

Richard Hughes (Victoria, Australia)

 

Jayne Atkins (Victoria, Australia)

 

Ross Carter (New Zealand)

 

Nomination (47 KB)

 

Upcoming events 

Call for Papers: Colloquium on Parliamentary Accountability

Where: Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. 

When: Dates to be confirmed in Fall 2022. 

Deadline for the call for papers: 1 August 2022.

For the call for papers, click here.

CIAJ Legislative Drafting Conference: 8-9 September 2022

 The biennial Legislative Drafting Conference (in person in Ottawa and online) will tackle the most important challenges in modern legislation. The conference will include a wide range of speakers from Canada, the UK and beyond.

For more information, click here.

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

 

Statute Law Society: 2022 Lord Renton Lecture: 9 November 2022

Dame Elizabeth Gardiner DCB QC (Hon), First Parliamentary Counsel, will deliver the 2022 Annual Lord Renton Lecture.

Date and time: 9 November 2022, 6pm (UK time). 

For more information, click here.

Past events

Statute Law Society: Independent Review of Administrative Law -- 14 July 2022

The Rt Hon The Lord Faulks QC will discuss the report of the Independent Review of Administrative Law.  

Lord Faulks was Chair of the Panel which was disbanded in January 2021 following the submission of their report to Government. 

Date:  Thursday, 14 July 2022 -  6 – 7pm (UK time) 

Venue:  Online or in person at UCL Faculty of Law, Bentham House, 4-8 Endsleigh Gardens, London WC1H 0EG

Cost:  This event is free to attend

Registration will open shortly. For more information, click here.

Drafting Workshop, 28-29 June 2022

The UWI is hosting a Legislative Drafting Workshop to be facilitated by Mrs. Jonetta Jeet Ramsahai scheduled for 28-29 June 2022. A fee is charged to attend. 

For ease, note the steps below to register and attend:

1.      Register via the link: https://forms.gle/TdeinfCf4CpZgj5f9

2.      Pay the fee (provided for online via the options laid out in the registration form),

3.      Submit proof of payment to law@sta.uwi.edu (wire transfer receipt)

4.      The virtual link will then be provided to attend. 

Webinar on Legislatures in Times of Crisis -- Ukraine -- 16 June 2022

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

Join us to learn how the Verkhovna Rada (Parliament) of Ukraine has operated during the Russia-Ukraine war.

The webinar will feature two speakers from the Verkhovna Rada, followed by a question and answer session.

Time: Thursday, June 16  
10:00 – 11:30 AM EDT
(5:00  6:30 PM Eastern European Summer Time) 

To register for the webinar, click here

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.

TUESDAY 24 MAY 2022 AT 4.30PM AEST
2.30PM AWST, HKT, SGT | 6.30PM NZST | 7.30AM BST

For a flyer, click here.

To register for this free webinar, click here.

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.

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.

Recording: https://vimeo.com/showcase/8885191 

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 K.Hannah@gov.je

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.

  • 2022 Online Conference -- CALC members can access papers and recordings in the Members’ area (log in access only).
  • 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