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IALI broadens involvement with ICAO conference and Cape Town Project

Professor Brian Havel, academic director of DePaul College of Law's International Aviation Law Institute, will participate as a speaker and panelist at the 2013 International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO)/McGill University Pre-Assembly Worldwide Conference, to be held September 21 and 22 in Montreal. The conference is being held in advance of the 38th session of the ICAO Assembly.

Professor Havel will make a presentation to the conference and participate in a panel discussion on the proliferation of aviation-specific taxes, fees and charges, and their impact on the air transport industry. A question and answer session will follow.

On September 10 and 11, Professor Havel participated in the second conference of the Cape Town Convention Academic Project at the University of Oxford. This project facilitates the study of the Convention on International Interests in Mobile Equipment, which includes a protocol dealing specifically with aircraft.

Professor Havel helped organize the Cape Town Academic Project and its initial conference last year, during the second year of his recently concluded fellowship at Oxford. In connection with the project, he authored a teaching module on the convention for use in public international law courses.