Introducing Marie Forestier


It is our great pleasure to introduce our new IntLawGrrls contributor Marie Forestier. Marie is a researcher and an independent journalist with a developed expertise in conflict-related sexual violence and violence affecting civilians in conflicts. She has extensive experience working in the Middle East and in conflict and post-conflict transition with NGO, academia and as an investigative journalist. She has worked in Iraq, Turkey, Iran, Afghanistan, Mali, as well as on the Syrian crisis.

In 2015, Marie directed a documentary and investigated sexual crimes committed in Timbuktu, Mali in 2012-2013.  Recently, as a Humanitarian Affairs Officer with Doctors Without Borders (MSF) in Iraq, she documented protection issues, violations of human rights and access to humanitarian aid. Prior to working in Iraq, Marie was a visiting fellow at the Center for Women Peace and Security of the London School of Economics. She wrote a working paper on sexual violence committed against Syrian women by the pro-regime forces based on in-depth field research. Between 2010 and 2016, Marie was a correspondent in Turkey and in Afghanistan.

Heartfelt welcome!


Introducing Tanya Krupiy

Tanya Krupiy photo 2It is our great pleasure to introduce our new IntLawGrrls contributor Tanya Krupiy. Tanya Krupiy carries out consultancy work in the areas of international human rights law, international humanitarian law, the law of the use of force and international criminal law. In the capacity as a consultant Tanya creates teaching materials and toolkits to facilitate the ability of organizations to implement international legal standards. In 2015 the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada awarded her funding to carry out a postdoctoral fellowship at McGill University. Tanya developed a legal test for how to locate criminal accountability to a senior politician, senior Department of Defense official, corporate directors, senior programmer, military commander and operator for war crimes brought about by the operation of a lethal autonomous weapon system. Tanya holds a Master of Laws with distinction from the London School of Economics and Political Science, and a Doctor of Philosophy from the University of Essex.

Heartfelt Welcome!

Work On! Venice Academy of Human Rights

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

► The European Inter-University Centre for Human Rights and Democratisation (EIUC) is glad to announce the launch of its 2018 Venice Academy of Human Rights an international and interdisciplinary programme of excellence for human rights education, research, and debate.

The 2018 Venice Academy of Human Rights will focus on Migration, Mobility and Diversity: New Horizons for Human Rights”The Early Bird registration deadline is April 11, 2018and the regular registration deadline is May 23For more information, click here.


Write On! Maynooth University Department of Law

backlit_keyboardThis installment of Write On!, our periodic compilation of calls for papers, includes calls to present at Maynooth University Department of Law, as follows:

Maynooth University Department of Law presents a conference titled the Universal Declaration of Human Rights at Seventy; A Review if Successes and Challenges. The conference will be held on June 21-22, 2018 at the university located in Maynouth, Ireland.

The university is inviting academics, students, and practitioners to submit an abstract (300 words approx.) on any area related to the protection of human rights since the adoption of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. Submissions must be sent to by April 29. Click here for more information.


Write On! Int’l Journal of Socio-Legal Analysis & Rural Development

backlit_keyboardThis installment of Write On!, our periodic compilation of calls for papers, includes an opportunity to submit papers to the International Journal of Socio-Legal Analysis and Rural Development, as follows:

International Journal of Socio-Legal Analysis and Rural Development is accepting paper submissions for its Volume 3, Issue 4. The theme is law and social sciences or rural development in general, but the paper may also be related to health, agriculture, law, technology, sustainable development, environment and climate change, etc. The authors may take into account national and international perspectives.

Papers must be submitted to by April 30, 2018. For more details, click here.

Go On! Diversity & Inclusion in International Arbitration

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

► Institute for International Arbitration (ITA), in partnership with American Society of International Law (ASIL) announced open registration for Diversity & Inclusion in International Arbitration, which will be held on April 4, at the Hyatt Regency Capitol Hill in Washington D.C. 

Diversity and inclusion is now firmly on the agenda for international arbitration and the broader international arbitration community has fully begun to appreciate that it must take action to address the lack of diversity.

The ITA/ASIL Joint Conference is the first major international conference to tackle this issue, with the ambitious aim of shaping the conversation and providing practical, actionable ideas to effect positive change.

Featuring a keynote speech and commentary, two panels of speakers will look critically at the causes of the lack of diversity and the importance of remediating the deficit, as well as potential solutions from a practitioner, academic, and institutional vantage points. Click here for more details.

Write On! Amsterdam Law Forum

backlit_keyboardThis installment of Write On!, our periodic compilation of calls for papers, includes an opportunity to submit papers to the Amsterdam Law Forum as follows:

Amsterdam Law Forum  (ALF) is now taking submissions for its upcoming publications. They are accepting papers on two topics: international law in general (deadline: March 18, 2018), as well as papers that explore the relationship between corporations and international law (deadline: April 29, 2018).

Submissions must be in English (using UK spelling) and submitted electronically through ALF’s website after completing registration. For more information, click here and go to “Submissions” and then “Author’s Guidelines”, or email