For law faculty planning to attend the American Association of Law Schools Annual Meeting in New York City in early January, here are details of the panel organized by the AALS Section on International Law:
International Law-Making and the United Nations
Friday, January 3
8:30 am – 10:15 am
This panel will explore contemporary developments, processes and controversies in international law-making by the United Nations. Speakers with experience in a range of U.N. bodies will share their observations, insights and analysis.
MAHNOUSH ARSANJANI, who served in the UN Office of Legal Affairs (OLA) for over three decades, most recently as Director of the Codification Division. She also served as Secretary of the International Law Commission (ILC) and Secretary of the Committee of the Whole, Rome Conference on the Establishment of the International Criminal Court.
KRISTEN BOON, Professor of Law Seton Hall Law School. Her scholarship has focused on the legal framework applicable to the law-making activities of IOs including the United Nations, the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and the World Bank in transitional situations such as Kosovo and Iraq. Past UN experience includes International Law Commission sessions (for Codification Division of OLA), Rome Conference on the International Criminal Court, UN Mission in Kosovo, UNHCR Secretariat in Geneva, UNHCR liaison office in New York.
PABLO CASTILLO DÍAZ, specialist at UN Women on sexual violence in conflict and gender-based violence in emergencies; work focuses on women’s rights protection in conflict and post-conflict situations, with special attention to training for UN peacekeepers and support to documentation and investigations of crimes of sexual violence. Sample publication in collaboration with the Department of Peacekeeping Operations (DPKO), developed pursuant to UN Security Council request, here.
KIMBERLY PROST, U.N. Security Council Ombudsperson for the Al Qaida Sanctions Committee, and Head of Legal Advisory Section, Division for Treaty Affairs, UN Office on Drugs and Crime. Previously a judge of the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia (ICTY).
STEPHANIE FARRIOR, Vermont Law School
Chair, AALS Section on International Law