Call for Papers for the Canadian Journal of Women and the Law

The Canadian Journal of Women and the Law/ Revue Femmes et droit is Canada’s oldest and only feminist legal periodical. Since it began in 1985, the journal has provided a forum in which feminist writers from diverse backgrounds, speaking from a wide range of experience, can exchange ideas and information about legal issues that affect women. We are looking to build on this tradition and remain committed to reflecting a diversity of political, social, cultural, and economic thinking, unified by a shared interest in law reform.

We invite submissions from people who are engaged in feminist analysis of socio-legal issues that reflect a range of approaches, including multidisciplinary, action-focused, theoretical, and historical, and that reflect linguistic and regional differences in Canada. We particularly encourage submissions authored by women from different backgrounds, disciplines and jurisdictions who are doing new feminist work.

The CJWL/RFD is seeking papers for publication in the following sections of the CJWL/RFD: articles, review essays, commentaries, case comments, research notes, book reviews, and notes on Canadian and International events of interest to our readers. Comments on previously published materials are also welcome.

Full submissions information is available at http://bit.ly/cjwlsubmit.

If you have comments or questions, please contact:

Natasha Bakht

English Language Co-Editor

Canadian Journal of Women and the Law

cjwl-rfd@uottawa.ca

Annie Rochette

French Language Co-Editor – Corédactrice francophone

Revue Femmes et droit

cjwl-rfd@uottawa.ca

Appel à contributions

La Revue Femmes et droit/The Canadian Journal of Women and the Law est le plus ancien périodique consacré à des analyses féministes en droit au Canada. Depuis son lancement en 1985, la Revue offre aux auteures féministes de tous horizons un forum où échanger des idées et de l’information sur des questions juridiques qui touchent les femmes. Nous souhaitons renforcer cette tradition, en continuant de nourrir des réflexions politiques, sociales, culturelles et économiques diversifiées qui partagent un même intérêt pour la réforme du droit.

Nous accueillons les contributions de personnes engagées dans l’analyse féministe d’enjeux sociojuridiques. Les articles reflèteront à la fois des approches variées – multidisciplinaires, centrées sur l’action et historiques, notamment –, et les différences linguistiques et régionales du Canada. Nous recherchons, en particulier, des travaux de féministes issues de différentes formations, disciplines et juridictions qui renouvèlent les approches et analyses féministes.

La RFD/CJWL sollicite des textes relevant des catégories suivantes : articles, études de fond, commentaires de jurisprudence, études de cas, notes de recherche, recensions de livres, et observations sur les évènements nationaux et internationaux susceptibles d’intéresser notre lectorat. Les réactions à des textes publiés précédemment sont également bienvenues.

Vous trouverez tous les renseignements concernant les propositions d’articles au http://bit.ly/cjwlsubmit.

Announcement

Job Posting

The University of Baltimore is advertising a position in its School of Public and International Affairs for a tenure track assistant professor.

Candidates for this position must hold a Ph.D. at the time of appointment in the Conflict Management field, broadly construed to include conflict analysis and resolution, conflict management, conflict transformation, peace and conflict studies, peacekeeping operations, peace education, or a similar course of study. Applicants with degrees in related fields of study appropriate to the Conflict Management discipline (e.g. political science, international relations, public administration, public policy, and allied social science disciplines) with expertise in the above-mentioned areas are also encouraged to apply. Diverse methodological and regional areas of expertise, both domestic and international, will be considered. Candidates should have a record of scholarly activities appropriate to the rank of Assistant Professor (tenure-track) and demonstrate the potential for quality university instruction and service to the profession and the university.  Candidates who are A.B.D. will be considered pending successful completion of their dissertation defense by August 15, 2017.

The successful candidate will be joining the well-established graduate program in Negotiations and Conflict Management (CNCM), an applied, cross-disciplinary Masters of Science program in the School of Public and International Affairs. The CNCM program is designed to expose students to conflict management in a variety of settings from the interpersonal to the international. The program’s 42-credit curriculum is delivered through a series of applied courses that enable students to examine the link between conflict management theory and practice and prepares them for post-graduate success in a variety of settings in which conflict management skills are necessary.

More information on this position, can be found here.

Joint Open Day for the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia and Mechanism for International Criminal Tribunals

ICTY/MICT Open Day in The Hague

The International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia (ICTY) and Mechanism for International Criminal Tribunals (MICT) are hosting a joint Open Day on Sunday, 25 September, as part of The Hague International Day. At the Open Day, there will be opportunities to interact with Judges and other key staff members, view new documentaries produced by the ICTY Outreach Programme, and explore art exhibitions and Archives material.

ICTY President Judge Carmel Agius and MICT Judge Burton Hall will deliver the opening remarks.

Speakers (with Q&A sessions) for the day include:

·        Judge Alphons Orie, ICTY and MICT
·        Judge Bakone Justice Moloto, ICTY and MICT
·        Ana Cristina Rodríguez Pineda, ICTY Chef de Cabinet
·        Bob Reid, Chief of Operations, ICTY Office of the Prosecutor
·        Roman Boed, Senior Legal Officer, MICT

Events will be held throughout the day from 11:00 – 17:00 at the ICTY and MICT joint premises (Churchillplein 1, 2517 JW The Hague).

To register or request more information, please contact Timothy Jesudason at jesudason@un.org.

Kosovo Specialist Chambers: Launch of New Website

The Kosovo Specialist Chambers would like to announce the launch of its new website. At the inaugural press conference of the Kosovo Specialist Chambers held in The Hague, the Netherlands, (15th September), the Registrar, Dr Fidelma Donlon, emphasised the website as the legitimate institutional source of facts about the Chambers. Dr Donlon encouraged all those interested in the work of the Kosovo Specialist Chambers to look to the website and to engage directly with the Public Information and Communication Unit of the Kosovo Specialist Chambers. The website is presented in the three languages of the Specialist Chambers, and will provide up-to-date information on the Chambers, as well as on any proceedings that may be held.

Job Announcement: Global Advocacy Adviser (Geneva)

The Center for Reproductive Rights (the Center) is the premier global legal organization dedicated to advancing women’s reproductive health, self-determination, and dignity.  Its mission is straightforward and ambitious: to advance reproductive health and rights as fundamental human rights that all governments around the world are legally obligated to protect, respect, and fulfill.  Headquartered in New York City, the Center has regional offices in Bogota, Geneva, Kathmandu, Nairobi, and Washington, DC and a staff of more than 130 diverse professionals.  Its annual operating budget is approximately $23 million, the result of an extraordinary growth trajectory; the Center is now poised for a new phase of significant expansion through its next Strategic Plan.

The Center’s game-changing litigation and advocacy work, combined with its unparalleled expertise in constitutional, comparative, and international human rights law, have transformed how reproductive rights are understood by courts, governments, and human rights bodies worldwide. It has played a key role in securing landmark legal victories in the U.S., Latin America, Africa, Asia, and Eastern Europe on issues including access to life-saving obstetrics care, contraception, safe abortion services, and comprehensive sexuality information, as well as the prevention of forced sterilization and child marriage.  It has brought groundbreaking cases before national courts, U.N. Committees, and regional human rights bodies, led the development of historic, proactive legislation advancing robust protections for reproductive rights, and has built the legal capacity of women’s rights advocates in more than 55 countries.

The Center seeks a Global Advocacy Adviser to support the work of the Global Advocacy team in the Global Legal Program and will report to the Director of Global Advocacy. The Global Advocacy Adviser will conceptualize and implement robust advocacy strategies to advance reproductive rights through UN bodies and human rights mechanisms in Geneva. Working under the supervision of the Director for Global Advocacy and in collaboration with program staff based in Geneva, New York, and across the globe, the Global Advocacy Adviser will advance advocacy initiatives to strengthen international human rights norms, draw greater attention to the status of women’s reproductive rights globally, and leverage UN mechanisms to push for law and policy reform globally.

The position will be based in Geneva, Switzerland.

Responsibilities:

The Global Advocacy Adviser’s primary job responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Support the Director of Global Advocacy with the implementation of the Center’s new Strategic Plan;
  • Monitor events, developments and initiatives within the UN Human Rights Mechanisms (in particular the Treaty Monitoring Bodies and Special Procedures) and UN agencies, and identify upcoming advocacy opportunities and legal developments in Geneva;
  • Identify strategic entry points for advocacy initiatives around the development of international human rights law on reproductive rights, and together with GA Director, set priorities, plan and execute advocacy strategies with UN human rights bodies and other relevant mechanisms in Geneva;
  • Draft legal submissions and advocate on behalf of the Center’s input to UN agency reports, Treaty Monitoring Body General Comments and other technical documents as needed;
  • Engage with Treaty Monitoring Body members, UN agency staff, and relevant missions to advocate for inclusion of reproductive rights within initiatives at the international level;
  • Build and deepen contacts with key stakeholders at the UN in Geneva, including Treaty Monitoring Body members, Special Procedure mandate holders, and UN, permanent missions and NGO staff, and institutionalize these contacts;
  • Promote collaboration on reproductive rights and related issues through outreach and relationship-building with NGOs in Geneva order to create greater awareness and stimulate positive collective action;
  • Oversee the planning and implementation of events in Geneva hosted by the Center, in particular briefings for Treaty Monitoring Bodies and Special Procedures, as well as others as needed;
  • Support the development of communications, materials, and updates of GA activities for press releases, social media and e-mail listservs;
  • Draft and review Center publications on key and emerging reproductive rights issues;
  • Conduct research and integrate information received from pro bono services on global legal developments related to reproductive rights;
  • Liaise and collaborate constructively with other regions and departments in the Center as needed, including Communications, Development, US Legal and Advocacy Programs, and Pro Bono Services;
  • Represent the Center at meetings and events in Geneva and elsewhere as needed;
  • Collaborate closely with the other Global Advocacy Advisers and Fellows;
  • Report regularly and effectively to the Director of Global Advocacy and assist with the supervision of fellows, interns, volunteers and pro bono lawyers, as needed;
  • International travel is required.

Qualifications:

  • Strong commitment to the Center’s mission, purpose, and values.
  • Knowledge of and documented commitment to international human rights, women’s rights and UN human rights system. Experience in reproductive rights work is a plus.
  • Significant experience working with international and/or regional human rights mechanisms, such as through international litigation and other legal submissions. Experience designing and/or implementing strategies to strengthen human rights norm development preferred.
  • Advocacy experience and relationships relevant to advocacy on human rights in Geneva or in regional human rights mechanisms, including as part of NGO coalitions.
  • Exceptional legal writing, editing, research, oral advocacy and interpersonal skills.
  • Experience in project management and strategic planning.
  • Fluency in written and spoken English required, Spanish or French language ability preferred.
  • Self-motivated, strong work ethic and attention to detail.
  • Have the ability to organize and drive projects to a timely completion.
  • Must be outstanding in analytical, problem-solving, and creative thinking abilities.
  • Ability to work collaboratively, to multi-task, and to work under pressure.
  • Degree in law (Juris Doctor or LLM) required, preferably with a focus in human rights.
  • Minimum 5 years related professional experience.

Compensation: The Center offers a competitive salary commensurate with experience and a comprehensive benefits program.

How to Apply: Please click on the link below to apply.  A cover letter, resume, legal writing sample, and contact information for three references must be included in your application in order to be considered for this position.  Please include these application materials as attachments.

https://reproductiverights.applicantpro.com/jobs/431538-30518.html

Deadline for applications: Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis until the position is filled. Applicants are strongly encouraged to apply as soon as possible.

Call for Papers: The Canadian Journal of Women and the Law/Revue Femmes et droit

Call for Submissions

 The Canadian Journal of Women and the Law/ Revue Femmes et droit is Canada’s oldest and only feminist legal periodical. Since it began in 1985, the journal has provided a forum in which feminist writers from diverse backgrounds, speaking from a wide range of experience, can exchange ideas and information about legal issues that affect women. We are looking to build on this tradition and remain committed to reflecting a diversity of political, social, cultural, and economic thinking, unified by a shared interest in law reform.

We invite submissions from people who are engaged in feminist analysis of socio-legal issues that reflect a range of approaches, including multidisciplinary, action-focused, theoretical, and historical, and that reflect linguistic and regional differences in Canada. We particularly encourage submissions authored by women from different backgrounds, disciplines and jurisdictions who are doing new feminist work.

The CJWL/RFD is seeking papers for publication in the following sections of the CJWL/RFD: articles, review essays, commentaries, case comments, research notes, book reviews, and notes on Canadian and International events of interest to our readers. Comments on previously published materials are also welcome.

Full submissions information is available here

Appel à contributions

La Revue Femmes et droit/The Canadian Journal of Women and the Law est le plus ancien périodique consacré à des analyses féministes en droit au Canada. Depuis son lancement en 1985, la Revue offre aux auteures féministes de tous horizons un forum où échanger des idées et de l’information sur des questions juridiques qui touchent les femmes. Nous souhaitons renforcer cette tradition, en continuant de nourrir des réflexions politiques, sociales, culturelles et économiques diversifiées qui partagent un même intérêt pour la réforme du droit.

Nous accueillons les contributions de personnes engagées dans l’analyse féministe d’enjeux sociojuridiques. Les articles reflèteront à la fois des approches variées – multidisciplinaires, centrées sur l’action et historiques, notamment –, et les différences linguistiques et régionales du Canada. Nous recherchons, en particulier, des travaux de féministes issues de différentes formations, disciplines et juridictions qui renouvèlent les approches et analyses féministes.

La RFD/CJWL sollicite des textes relevant des catégories suivantes : articles, études de fond, commentaires de jurisprudence, études de cas, notes de recherche, recensions de livres, et observations sur les évènements nationaux et internationaux susceptibles d’intéresser notre lectorat. Les réactions à des textes publiés précédemment sont également bienvenues.

Vous trouverez tous les renseignements concernant les propositions d’articles ici

If you have comments or questions, please contact:

Natasha Bakht

English Language Co-Editor

Canadian Journal of Women and the Law

cjwl-rfd@uottawa.ca

Annie Rochette

French Language Co-Editor – Corédactrice francophone

Revue Femmes et droit

Joanna Madej: Presentation at ApacheCon 2016

One of the main questions of contemporary (international) law comes from the increasingly blurred line between the public and private— how do we treat private organizations taking on the responsibilities and roles previously firmly grounded in the public sphere? In an increasingly digitized world, the dichotomies between the public and private are disappearing at a rapid pace. As greater parts of individuals’ daily lives occur through interfaces and online, the norms regulating software companies become increasingly relevant beyond the world of computer scientists.
Rather than looking at government regulation of technology, in my presentation at the Apache Software Foundation’s ApacheCon, I addressed how software companies regulate themselves. Exploring the formation of open standards, I drew parallels between how software companies and states form binding agreements. Looking at software companies and states, I examined “anarchic” environments, the roles of consortia as venues for agreements and compared de jure and de facto standards with customary and treaty-based law— ultimately identifying an “international politics” of software.

Palestine Works is accepting applications for the Young Palestinian Lawyers Fellowship

Supported by German Cooperation and implemented in partnership with Deutsche Gessellschaft fur Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ), the Young Palestinian Lawyer Fellowship (YPLF) brings together young Palestinian lawyers and their foreign counterparts for knowledge exchange and professional development. The YPLF includes a writing competition, moot court competition, presentations regarding international law as applied to the question of Palestine, and workshops on practical lawyering skills, centered around a conference taking place in Ramallah, July 18-22 2016. Scholarships will be awarded for outstanding papers, arguments, and oral briefs.
The YPLF is open to lawyers of all backgrounds who are in their first seven years of practice. Palestinians lawyers and law students (including diaspora Palestinians) are encouraged to apply.  Candidates must have demonstrated proficiency in English. Candidates can access the online application form and learn more about the fellowship by visiting the website at www.yplf.org.  Applicants are strongly encouraged to review the program FAQ before applying.
The YPLF fosters knowledge exchange, mentoring, and professional cooperation between the Palestinian and global legal communities through its educational components, including writing and mooting competitions, as well as driving sustained cross-border relationships amongst the participants
Please note that a stipend for accommodation costs associated with conference participation will be offered on a case by case basis.

 

Strengthening National Justice for Core International Crimes

The Case Matrix Network are organising a conference on Strengthening National Justice for Core International Crimes: Laws, Procedures and Practices in an Age of Legal Pluralism on 28 June in The Hague.

This conference will analyse some of the challenges faced by national and international criminal justice actors, who are working at different stages of accountability processes, as well as the measures being taken to address them:

  • What are the choices faced by justice actors in determining, pursuing and assisting justice efforts for conduct that may amount to core international crimes?
  • How to evaluate the types of fora or jurisdictions, the necessity for legal reforms or the situations or specific violations to address?
  • How to navigate evidence collection and analysis for different fora or jurisdictions?
  • When to adopt different fact-finding standards and procedures of evidence collection, security measures for investigators, victims and witnesses?
  • Why select or prioritise cases for criminal justice and can criteria provide fairness and transparency?
  • How are these decisions shaped by the context of conflict, transition or recognition, and what are the opposing pressures and restrictions of material resources, operational capacity and capability faced by the executive, investigation and prosecution authorities, judiciary, legislature and civil society?

For more information on the event, please visit the conference website.