Women @ ASIL (8th ed.)

ASILIntLawGrrls is pleased to highlight this year’s roster of incredible women who will speak at the annual meeting of the American Society of International Law this week in D.C. (prior editions here and here). This 108th gathering, entitled The Effectiveness of International Law, marks the first time that ASIL and the International Law Association will jointly convene a conference. Details on registration here.

Highlights include the Grotius Lecture on Wednesday, April 9. Radhika Coomaraswamy (left, photo credit), former U.N. Under Secretary-General and Special Representative of the Secretary General for Children and Armed Conflict and Special Rapporteur on Violence Against Women will deliver this year’s lecture: Women and Children: The Cutting Edge of International Law. We are particularly pleased to note that IntLawGrrls co-founder and contributor Diane Marie Amann (University of Georgia School of Law; Special Adviser on Children in Armed Conflict, International Criminal Court, Office of the Prosecutor) (below right) will serve as discussant.

In addition to the Grotius Lecture, the annual WILIG luncheon on Thursday will honor three International Court of Justice Judges: Julia Sebuntinde, Joan Donoghue, and Xue Hanqin. Justice Sandra Day O’Connor will provide the opening remarks at what promises to be another fascinating WILIG event.

593px-Deputy_ProsecutorJustices Donoghue, Sebutinde, and Hanqin will appear again on Friday, April 11, at the plenary session, and International Criminal Court Prosecutor and IntLawGrrl Fatou Bensouda (right) will be one of the honorees at the Gala Dinner later that evening.

Once again, the panelists at ASIL are as diverse as the topics, with at least one woman on nearly every panel. The Women @ ASIL honor roll is below:

Monday, April 7, 5:00-6:30 p.m.

Opening plenary: IntLawGrrl Ruth Wedgwood (President of the American Branch of the ILA and Chair of the ILA Biennial Conference 2014), and Mary McLeod (U.S. Department of State)

Tuesday, April 8, 2:15-3:45 p.m.chku-small

Teaching International Law – IntLawGrrl Charlotte Ku (University of Illinois) (left, photo credit)

Wednesday, April 9, 1:45-3:15 p.m.:

Corporate Responsibility and Human Rights – Sara Seck (University of Western Ontario), Rachel Davis (Shift)

Wednesday, April 9, 1:45-2:45 p.m.:

Connecting the Dots: Visualizing International Law – Marylin Raisch (Georgetown University Law Center)

Wednesday, April 9, 3:30-5:00 p.m.:

Lori-Damrosch-Profile-1013Is International Law Effective? The Case of Russia and Ukraine – Lori Fisler Damrosch (Columbia Law School) (right, photo credit), Nina Khruscheva (The New School)

The Fourth Restatement of Foreign Relations Law of the United States – Sarah Cleveland (Columbia Law School)

sarfatyThe Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform Act’s Turn to International Law – Galit Sarfaty (University of British Columbia Faculty of Law) (left, photo credit)

Thursday, April 10, 9:00-10:30 a.m.:

The Approach of Courts to Foreign Affairs and National Security – Ruth Wedgwood (Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies)

Countermeasures in Cyberspace – Alexandra Perina (Council on Foreign Relations)

janina.dillInterpretive Complexity and the International Humanitarian Law Principle of Proportionality – Janina Dill (Oxford University) (right, photo credit)

Thursday, April 10, 10:45 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.:

Autonomous Weaponry and Armed Conflict – Naz Modirzadeh (Harvard Law School – Brookings Project on Law and Security)

Thursday, April 10, 10:45 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.:

The Emergence of New Funding Sources of International Development – Cecilia Akintomide (African Development Bank), Betsy Apple (Open Society Justice Initiative), Uche Ewelukwa (University of Arkansas School of Law)

stromseth-jane_1M_STERIOThe Future of International Criminal Law – IntLawGrrl co-editor Milena Sterio (Cleveland State University) (right), Jane Stromseth (Office of  Global Criminal Justice, U.S. State Department; Georgetown University Law Center) (left, photo credit)

Effectiveness of International Adjudication: Assessing Functions and Performance – Sivan Shlomo Agon (New York University Law School), Joan Donoghue (International Court of Justice)

Thursday, April 10, 12:45 – 2:15 p.m.:

Domestic Human Rights Enforcement After Kiobel – Agnieszka Fryszman (Cohen MIlstein, LLP), Kristin Linsley Myles (Munger Tolles & Olsen, LLP), Katie Redford (EarthRights International)

The Idea of Effective International Law – Rachael Kent (WilmerHale)

Thursday, April 10, 2:30-4:00 p.m.:

Can International Norms Protect Us from Natural Disasters? – Kristen Bookmiller (Millersville University), Elizabeth Ferris (Brookings Institution), Ingrid Nifosi-Sutton (American University Washington College of Law) vanaaken

Possible Paradigmatic Changes in the Settlement of International Investment – IntLawGrrl Anne van Aaken (University of St. Gallen) (right, photo credit)

Is Forced Feeding in Response to Hunger Strikes a Violation of the Prohibition of Torture and Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment? Rachel VanLandingham (Stetson University College of Law), Pnina Sharvit Baruch (Institute for National Security Studies)

Thursday, April 10, 4:15-5:45 p.m.:

bio_Thomas_Chantal_ct343Law Enforcement Across Fields: Comparing Human Rights and Trade – IntLawGrrl Jenny Martinez (Stanford Law School), Chantal Thomas (Cornell Law School) (left, photo credit)

The Making of International Environmental Law: A Conversation with Two Pioneers – Edith Brown Weiss (Georgetown University Law Center), Olivia Radics (Environmental Law Institute), Kiran Sahdev (Georgetown University Law Center), Carina Roselli (Environmental Law Institute)Land, Molly 360x450

Designing Technology for Human Rights – Laura K. Donohue (Georgetown University Law Center), IntLawGrrl Molly Land (University of Connecticut School of Law) (right, photo credit)

Friday, April 11, 9:00-10:30 a.m.:

Everybody Come Together Over Me: Systemic Integration and Vienna Convention Art 31(3)(c) – Helene Ruiz-Fabri (Sorbonne Law School)

International Trade Law and International Investment Law: Complexity and Coherence – Mélida Hodgson (Foley Hoag LLP), Debra Steger (University of Ottawa)

obrien_smWomen’s Economic Rights, International Law and the Financial Crisis – Justice Sujata Manohar (former member of the Supreme Court of India), IntLawGrrl Patricia O’Brien (Permanent Representation of Ireland to the United Nations Office and other International Organizations) (left, photo credit)

spainJudges, Diplomats, and Peacebuilders: Evaluating International Dispute Resolution as a System – Jolynn Shoemaker (Center for Strategic and International Studies), IntLawGrrl Anna Spain (University of Colorado Law School) (right, photo credit)

On Socializing States: A Conversation with Ryan Goodman and Derek Jinks on Their Certificate of Merit Winning Book – IntLawGrrl Monica Hakimi (University of Michigan Law School), Siobhan McInerney-Lankford (The World Bank)

Emerging Trends and Challenges in International Legal Education and Scholarship – Kaitlin M. Ball (International Law Students Association)

Friday, April 11, 10:45 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.:

blank“Law of Warcraft”: New Approaches to Generating Respect for the Law – IntLawGrrl Laurie Blank (Emory University Law School) (left, photo credit), Elizabeth Stubbins Bates (SOAS, University of London)

The Effectiveness of the United Nations Human Rights Protection Machinery – Felice Gaer (Jacob Blaustein Institute), IntLawGrrl Beth Simmons (Harvard University), Kathryn Sikkink (Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University)

Friday, April 11, 12:45-2:15:

The Effectiveness of Trade to Govern “Clean Energy” Strategies – Gabrielle Marceau (WTO), Susan Esserman (Steptoe & Johnson LLP), Antonia Eliason (University of Mississippi)

mcdonald_tnNew Voices in International Law: Making International Criminal Law More Effective – IntLawGrrl Saira Mohamed (University of California-Berkeley School of Law), Maria Varaki (Hebrew University/University of Copenhagen), Adejoké Babington-Ashaye (World Bank Administrative Tribunal), Gabrielle Kirk McDonald (International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia and Iran-US Claims Tribunal (retired)) (right, photo credit)

katyaContinuities of Violence: What Role for Transitional Justice and the Rule of Law? – Colette Rausch (U.S. Institute of Peace), Katya Salazar (Due Process of Law Foundation) (left, photo credit), Nahla Valji (UN Women), Julie Werbel (USAID), Lorna McGregor (University of Essex)

Investment Chapters in Trade Agreements: IP Rights as Protected Investments – Susan K. Sell (Elliott School of International Affairs, George Washington University)

Friday, April 11, 2:30-4:00 p.m.:

Aggression and the Use of Force in International Law – IntLawGrrl Christine Chinkin (London School of Economics)

Intelligence Materials and the Courts – Kim Prost (United Nations)

natalie_kleinThe Dispute Settlement System of the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea: An Assessment after 20 Years – Joanna Mossop (Victoria University at Wellington), Natalie Klein (Macquarie University) (right, photo credit)

versteegNew Voices in International Law: Empirical Perspectives on International Law – Anna Schrimpf (Princeton University), Mila Versteeg (University of Virginia) (right, photo credit)

Dworkin’s Philosophy of International Law – Jean Cohen (Columbia University)

Saturday, April 12, 9:00-10:30 a.m.:

Combating Tax Avoidance and Evasion – Ruth Mason (University of Virginia)

ms.-elizabeth-dowdeswell The Effectiveness of International Law in “Greening” the Economy – IntLawGrrl Rebecca Bratspies (City University of New York School of Law), Elizabeth Dowdeswell (Council of Canadian Academies) (right, photo credit)

giorgettiChallenges of Arbitrators in International Investment Disputes: Standards and Outcomes – Judith Levine (Permanent Court of Arbitration), IntLawGrrl Meg Kinnear (ICSID), IntLawGrrl Chiara Giorgetti (University of Richmond) (left)

olga-juraszSexual Violence in Armed Conflict – Kimberly Theidon (Harvard University), IntLawGrrl Olga Jurasz (Open University) (right), Dawn Sedman (Oxford Brookes University)

Grossi-webState Law Litigation of International Norms – Beth Stephens (Rutgers University Law School), Cassandra Burke Robertson (Case Western University Law School), Simona Grossi (Loyola Law School, Los Angeles) (left, photo credit)

Saturday, April 12, 10:45 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.:

gowlland-debbasClosing Plenary – Syria: Testing the Effectiveness of International Law – Vera Gowlland-Debbas (Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies) (right, photo credit)

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