Introducing Shubhangi Agarwalla

IMG_4783It is our great pleasure to introduce our new IntLawGrrls contributor Shubhangi Agarwalla!

Shubhangi is a third-year student of National Law University, Delhi (NLU-D). She has worked at Max Planck Institute of Comparative Public Law and International Law, clerked with a High Court judge in Delhi and interned under Advocate Yug Mohit Chaudhury. Shubhangi has also interned at premier law firms in India. She is an active member of the Legal Services Committee at NLU-D, and a member of the Gender Circle, a student group at NLU-D which is aimed at promoting discussions on intersectional feminism. Shubhangi is also an editor of the NLUD Student Law Journal and a visiting editor at the Bologna Law Review. She will be participating in the Willem C Vis Arbitration Moot, Vienna 2019. Shubhangi has written extensively and been published on several national and international journals. She has a diverse set of academic interests- from constitutional philosophy to international commercial arbitration.

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Introducing our new student editors: Tamiris Askarova, Miriam Azizi, and Khadija Foda

The IntLawGrrls editorial team is delighted to welcome three new student editors to the blog: Tamiris Askarova, Miriam Azizi, and Khadija Foda.

Picture1.pngTamiris Askarova is a second-year law student at the Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law. She serves as student editor for the Cardozo Journal of Conflict Resolution. From a young age, Tamiris became involved in fundraising activities at the United Nations, which sparked her interest in international studies. Tamiris then studied political science and journalism at Fordham University, focusing on international relations and levels of democracy throughout the world, studying Latin American politics and gender relations in the political sphere. She speaks fluent Russian and intermediate Italian, is passionate about music and plays guitar.

This past summer, Tamiris interned with both an estate planning law firm helping families secure future interests and a record company to learn about the legal aspect of the entertainment industry. Tamiris enjoys traveling abroad and learning about various cultures and traditions. She is excited to continue studying international relations and human rights in efforts to promote equality.

Picture2Miriam Azizi is a Los Angeles native who recently became a New Yorker. Miriam is currently a second-year law student at the Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law where she serves as Fellow for the Cardozo Law Institute in Holocaust and Human Rights (CLIHHR). Prior to law school, she majored in sociology at UCLA. There, she developed a deep appreciation for the study of power and inequality in society. Through her legal studies, Miriam hopes to utilize her background in sociology and law to advance international human rights.

Picture3.pngKhadija Foda is a third-year law student at the Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law. She is interested in human rights law, specifically, corporate accountability for human rights violations. Khadija served as a student intern in the Benjamin C. Ferencz Human Rights and Atrocity Prevention Clinic during her 2L year, working on a corporate accountability project with an indigenous community in Brazil. She also worked for Corporate Accountability Lab (“CAL”) – an organization based in Chicago. As part of her work with CAL, Khadija researched innovative ways to make U.S. statutes work to further human rights.

This past summer Khadija interned at Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom, LLP – a law firm based in New York. She has focused primarily on antitrust work. Her pro bono work during the summer has included an immigration self-petition under the Violence Against Women Act. The previous summer, Khadija worked for Judge Morgan in the Eastern District of Louisiana.

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We would also like to say farewell and thank you to student editors Osazenoriuwa Ebose and Maria Solomidou who worked with us over the past year. Best of luck in your future endeavors!

Go On! Int’l Nuremberg Principles Academy Call for Papers & Conference


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

► The International Nuremberg Principles Academy is pleased to announce and invite you to Nuremberg Forum 2018 – 20th Anniversary of the Rome Statute: Law, Justice and Politics, a major annual conference held in Nuremberg, Germany on October 19-20, 2018. The conference will pay tribute to the 20th anniversary of the Rome Statute and will critically evaluate the past 20 years while also looking at the next 20 years in terms of practice and the ever-changing landscape of the International Criminal Court (ICC). Registration is now open. Click here for more details.


Write On! Chinese Univ. Hong Kong

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This installment of Write On!, our periodic compilation of calls for papers, includes calls to submit papers to The Chinese Univ. of Hong Kong, as follows:

► The Chinese University of Hong Kong is calling for paper proposals for its conference on “Gender, Sexuality, and Justice: Resilience in Uncertain Times”, to be held on December 7-8, 2018 at the university in Hong Kong. This conference aims to examine issues of gender, sexuality, and justice as they intersect within social contexts. Individual papers or panel proposals should be sent to by August 1, 2018. For more information, click here.

Work On! European Univ. Institute & AU Washington College of Law

Work On! is an occasional item about workshops, roundtables, and other fora that do not necessarily include publication:

unnamed.pngEuropean University Institute‘s School of Transnational Governance invites you to participate in its seminar: Executive Training on Gender and Media, taking place in Florence, Italyon September 26-28, 2018. This Executive Training Seminar brings together leading academics and practitioners to provide participants with the latest facts, figures, ideas and analysis about gender-based discrimination in traditional and digital media. Deadline to apply is: August 3, 2018. For more information, click here.

►American University Washington College of Law’sunnamed (1).png Academy on Human Rights and Humanitarian Law is currently accepting applications for the LL.M. in International Human Rights and Humanitarian Law. This master’s program is the only LL.M. program in International Human Rights and Humanitarian Law in the United States to offer a hybrid curriculum of its kind in a U.S. law school. AUWCL has built a significant reputation in this field and it is highly recognized around the world. Its unique location in Washington D.C. offers unparalleled opportunities to legal professionals from the U.S. and around the world. Get more information here. This program is currently accepting applications for the Spring 2019 semester. The deadline to apply is December 1st, 2018.


Introducing Sophie Huvé

sophie_headshotIt is our great pleasure to introduce our new IntLawGrrls contributor Sophie Huvé!

Sophie is the 2017-2018 Hillary Rodham Clinton Law Fellow with the Georgetown Institute for Women, Peace and Security. She received her LLM in international legal studies at Georgetown University Law Center, with a certificate in international human rights. Before coming to Georgetown Law, Sophie interned with the UN Security Council Affairs Division, where she worked on the UN sanctions regimes and published a book on Russia’s foreign policy toward the United Nations. She graduated with a master’s degree in international public law and international organizations from Sorbonne Paris I University.

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Introducing Laura Nacyte

LBW-1.jpgIt is our great pleasure to introduce our new IntLawGrrls contributor Laura Nacyte.

Laura holds a BA (Hons) in Political Science from Vytautas Magnus University, Lithuania, and an MSc in Global Security from the University of Glasgow. Her academic interests revolved around gender inequality and social justice issues; in researching them, she utilised interdisciplinary — political, legal and sociological — perspectives. She finalised the MSc studies with the dissertation “The Copenhagen School Meets International Law: Has the International Criminal Court Impeded the Securitisation of Sexual and Gender-Based Violence?

Following graduation, she has been actively involved in the third sector. She has participated in the Standing Safe Campaign, My Body Back Clinic, and Glasgow & Clyde Rape Crisis. She is currently based at Rape Crisis Scotland, and continues to work as a helpline volunteer at Glasgow & Clyde Rape Crisis.

Laura has contributed to a number of blogs: Engenderings (for example, see here), Sexual Violence  Research Initiative (see here), Justice in Conflict (see here), and AContrario (see here). She can be contacted at

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