Introducing Dorine Llanta

It is a great pleasure to introduce our new IntLawGrrls contributor Dorine Llanta!

Dorine is a Legal Researcher at Women’s Initiative for Gender Justice, working specifically on the ‘Call It What It Is Campaign’ launched in December 2018. She is also a PhD Candidate at the University of Perpignan (France). Her research focuses on the repression and accountability of sexual violence in international and national settings. 

Prior to her current role, Dorine worked with the Centre for International Justice of Amnesty International, based in The Hague, and focuses on ICC-related legal analysis. She participated in the organisation of Amnesty International’s side-event at the 17th Assembly of States Parties to the Rome Statute on the accountability for crimes committed in Nigeria. She also worked as a legal advisor to Asylum Access Ecuador, an NGO providing legal assistance to asylum-seekers in Ecuador, South America. Through these experiences she gained substantive expertise on the prevention and accountability for sexual and gender-based violence. 

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Introducing Aparimita Pratap

It is our great pleasure to introduce our new IntLawGrrls contributor Aparimita Pratap!

Aparimita is a final year student at the West Bengal National University of Juridical Sciences Kolkata. Through her work with human rights activists and lawyers, she has developed a keen interest in human rights law and policy. She also closely follows and has conducted research on issues relating to international criminal law, public international law, refugee law, migration law and humanitarian law. She has previously worked with Centre of Policy Research where she got insight into issues faced by indigenous tribes with respect to their land, and at chambers of Jawahar Raja where she worked extensively on queer issues, sexual harassment, domestic violence, trafficking and labour law. She has also previously written on issues on the overlap of human trafficking and international criminal law. Through moot courts, research projects and everyday reading, Aparimita has nurtured an avid interest in rights-based approaches to law and legal theory.  

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Introducing Varsha Maria Koshy

It is our great pleasure to introduce our new IntLawGrrls contributor Varsha Maria Koshy!

Varsha is a final year student at the West Bengal National University of Juridical Sciences, Kolkata. She takes keen interest on various aspects of international criminal and humanitarian law and has written on various issues on the same.  She has previously interned with the Human Rights Commission and the Centre of Policy research which broadened her exposure on various socio-legal issues.

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Go On! Blasphemy Law Conference

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Go On! makes note of interesting conferences, lectures, and similar events.

The Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law presents the “Claiming Truth: Heresy and Blasphemy in Religion, Law and Literature Colloquium“.

Today, dozens of states across the globe still have anti-blasphemy laws on the books, and a good number continue to enforce those laws. Please join the Cardozo Law Institute in Holocaust and Human Rights (CLIHHR) to further explore the motivations behind these laws, their consequences, and the challenges faced by those working to abolish them. The colloquium will convene three expert panels to further discuss these issues, and will feature a keynote address by Professor Deborah Lipstadt. Click here to register and for more details.

Write On! Tripathi Foundation Conference

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This installment of Write On!, our periodic compilation of calls for papers, includes calls to submit papers to the Prof. H. N. Tripathi Foundation as follows:

► The Prof. H. N. Tripathi Foundation is holding a conference on “Emerging Trends in Environmental Law & Policy in India” in Varanasi, India on March 30, 2019. It is accepting papers on a range of environmental law topics. Abstracts must be submitted by March 10, 2019 to hntripathi17@gmail.com. 

For more details, click here.

On the Job! Women Enabled International (temporary position)

On the Job! compiles interesting vacancy notices, as follows:

Women Enabled International (WEI) is now accepting applications for a U.N. Advocacy Consultant to provide parental leave coverage for WEI’s U.N. Advocacy Director from May 1, 2019 to mid-December 2019. This is a part-time, temporary consulting position for 20 to 30 hours per week. Duties include implementing legal advocacy strategies to strengthen international standards on the rights of women and girls with disabilities.

Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis and should be received no later than by March 15, 2019. Click here for more details.

Introducing Claire Morris

It is our great pleasure to introduce our new IntLawGrrls contributor Claire Morris!

Claire is a part-time PhD student at the University of Essex School of Law, UK, where she is undertaking empirical research on the impact of the ICC on the Rule of Law and transitional justice in Côte d’Ivoire, Libya and Kenya. She is particularly interested in co-operation between the ICC and national judicial authorities. Having commenced doctoral studies in 2014, she is currently completing her thesis following substantial field research, including extensive work in Côte d’Ivoire and Tunisia (concerning Libya). Claire is admitted into legal practice in England and Wales and New York, USA. Claire graduated from Georgetown University Law Center, USA, in 2009 with an LL.M in International Legal Studies and the University of Bristol, UK and K.U. Leuven, Belgium in 2007 with an LL.B in European Legal Studies. She prosecutes complex fraud, bribery and corruption at the Serious Fraud Office, UK. She is also a member of the UK Stabilisation Unit’s Preventing Sexual Violence in Conflict (PSVI) team of experts. She has previously worked in The Hague, Bosnia and Herzegovina and Kosovo.

Any views expressed in her contributions are solely the personal views of the author and do not necessarily reflect the position of any organisation with which she is affiliated.

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