Introducing Marie Davoise

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It is our great pleasure to introduce our new IntLawGrrls contributor Marie Davoise!

Marie is a solicitor associate at global law firm Hogan Lovells International LLP in London.  Marie focuses her practice on public international law and the settlement of international legal disputes, representing both states and investors in proceedings under UNCITRAL, ICSID and SCC rules, as well as advising on claims under the Energy Charter Treaty.

In addition, Marie is a core member of Hogan Lovells’ business & human rights practice, and advises on contentious and non-contentious issues relating to this growing field of law. Marie also has experience in international criminal law, including through her pro bono practice. Her interests in the field include gender in international law, questions of ethics and sociological considerations on the origins of genocide.

In her spare time, she acts as an active member and group coordinator for the International Action Team (“IAT”) for England and Wales’ Law Society, a pro bono network of lawyers drafting letters of intervention on behalf of the Law Society (representing over 170,000 solicitors in England and Wales) to defend lawyers and human rights activists at risk across the globe.

Marie holds an LL.M. in public international law from King’s College London, and a master en droit in international human rights and legal theory from the Universite Catholique de Louvain in Belgium.

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Introducing Ron Slye

b3jmske9-e1541084950712.pngIt is our great pleasure to introduce our new contributor and honorary “IntLawGrrl” Ron Slye!

Professor Slye teaches law at the Seattle University School of Law.  He is an internationally recognized expert in international criminal law, transitional justice, and international human rights law. He is the co-author of a best-selling casebook in the United States, International Criminal Law and Its Enforcement (Foundation Press), and The Kenyan TJRC: An Outsider’s View from the Inside (Cambridge University Press, 2018). From 1996 to 2001 he was a consultant to the South African Truth and Reconciliation Commission, and in 2009 he was chosen by Kofi Annan to serve as one of three international Commissioners (the only non-African) with the Kenyan Truth, Justice and Reconciliation Commission (2009-2013).   Professor Slye is also legal advisor to the Documentation Center of Cambodia, and is a founding member of the IFIT Law and Peace Practice Group, which is the world’s first dedicated advisory service on the challenge of balancing legal security and justice issues in relation to negotiated transitions out of war or authoritarianism.

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Introducing Dr. Sunneva Gilmore

20181017_091322It is our great pleasure to introduce our new IntLawGrrls contributor Dr. Sunneva Gilmore!

Dr. Gilmore is an Obstetrician and Gynaecological Registrar in the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists in Northern Ireland. She is currently studying a PhD on ‘A Medico-Legal Approach to Reparations for Conflict-Related Sexual Violence’ in the School of Law at Queen’s University Belfast. Her research includes fieldwork in Colombia, Uganda, and South Sudan and is part of the UK Arts and Humanities Research Council funded project ‘Reparations, Responsibility and Victimhood in Transitional Societies‘. Along with colleagues in the Queen’s Human Rights Centre she contributed to an amicus curiae in the Prosecutor v Jean-Pierre Bemba case at the International Criminal Court on reparations for sexual violence.

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Introducing Emily Jones

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It is our great pleasure to introduce our new IntLawGrrls contributor Emily Jones!

Emily is a feminist international lawyer working as a Lecturer in Law at the University of Essex. Emily’s work focuses on: military technologies including autonomous weapons systems and human enhancement technologies, international legal personality, feminist and queer methodologies, the granting of legal personality to the environment and the interplays between capitalism, labour, technology and the law.

Emily is on the Coordinating Committee of the European Society of International Law Interest Group on Feminism and International Law as well as a Research Affiliate at Autonomy, a think tank focusing on the changing reality of work. Emily recently acted as co-editor for a Special Issue for the Australian Feminist Law Journal on ‘Gender, War and Technology: Peace and Armed Conflict in the 21st Century,’ which was published in August 2018.

Before joining Essex, Emily taught at SOAS, University of London for a number ofyears, where she also did her PhD. She was a Visiting Fellow at Sciences Po Law School, Paris in 2015. Prior to entering academia, Emily worked for various NGO’s at both a domestic (UK) and international level, where she specialised in the human rights of women.

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Write On! California Western School of Law

This installment of Write On!, our periodic compilation of calls for papers, includes calls to submit papers to the California Western School of Law’s Law Review and International Law Journal as follows:

 The California Western School of Law’s Law Review and International Law Journal seeks articles for their Spring 2019 joint symposium issue on “Border Myths“. Papers should focus on border myths and immigration policies. The 500-700 word abstracts are due by October 30, 2018. If your paper is selected, final manuscripts should be submitted February 4, 2019. The papers will be presented at a symposium conference on March 9, 2019 at the university.

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Introducing Alice Banens

photo AliceIt is our great pleasure to introduce our new IntLawGrrls contributor Alice Banens!
Alice is a Legal Advisor at Amnesty International, working on international justice in Africa and based in Dakar, Senegal. She is a lawyer specialized in international human rights law and international criminal law.
She has previously worked with victims’ lawyers at the Khmer Rouge tribunal in Cambodia, and with the International Federation for Human Rights (FIDH) particularly focusing on the African continent. In her last position at FIDH, she co-coordinated the organization’s work on the fight against impunity for crimes committed in the context of the conflict in Mali, based in Bamako.
Alice holds a Master in Human Rights Law from the Institute of High European Studies (Strasbourg) and a Bachelor in Law from the University of Toulouse, France.
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Work On! Harvard Law School Institute for Global Law & Policy

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

Harvard Law School’s Institute for Global Law and Policy (IGLP) is pleased to announce The 2019 Harvard IGLP Scholars Workshop, organized in collaboration with and hosted by the Thailand Institute of Justice. Held in Bangkok, Thailand from January 6-10, 2019, the Workshop is an intensive, regionally-focused residential program for doctoral and post-doctoral scholars and junior faculty of law and policy from around the world. Through peer-to-peer collaboration, intensive mentoring and cross-training, the Workshop aims to strengthen the next generation of scholars as they develop innovative ideas and alternative approaches to issues of global law, economic policy, social justice and governance. Applications are due Friday, September 21, 2018For more information, please click here.

Write On! UCLA & Prof. H. N. Tripathi Foundation

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

► UCLA’s Critical Race Studies Program, Promise Institute for Human Rights, International and Comparative Law Program and Journal of International Law and Foreign Affairs are planning a one-day conference at UCLA School of Law on Friday, March 8th, 2019. Critical Perspectives on Race and Human Rights: Transnational Reimaginings will explore critical topics in contemporary international human rights law from the joint perspectives of Critical Race Theory and Third World Approaches to International Law. They are welcoming interdisciplinary paper submissions from across disciplines and methodologies with an emphasis on the following three cluster topics: migration, political equality, socio-economic equality.  The deadline for submissions is Monday, Oct. 1, 2018, by 5pm Pacific Time. For more information, please click here.

► Prof. H. N. Tripathi Foundation is organizing the National Conference on Law, Policy & Governance; Crossroads Towards The Sustainable Development on Oct. 27, 2018 at I.M.S. Banaras Hindu University in Varanasi, India. A central theme of the conference is climate change and sustainable development. The Foundation is calling for abstracts to be submitted by Oct. 7, 2018 and for the full papers to be submitted by Oct. 14, 2018. For more information, click here

Introducing Sheri A. Labenski

Sheri Labenski Bio PictureIt is our great pleasure to introduce our new IntLawGrrls contributor Sheri A. Labenski!

Sheri is currently a Teaching Fellow in the School of Law at the University of Warwick, where she teaches on Gender and Law as well as Contract Law. Her research interests include feminist approaches to international law, international criminal law, gender, public international law, sexual violence, and armed conflict. Sheri obtained her PhD in 2017 from SOAS, University of London, which focused on female perpetrators and defendants in international criminal law, as well feminist approaches to international law. Before joining Warwick, Sheri taught at SOAS, University of London, for the School of Law and the Centre for Gender Studies. She also tutors for The Brilliant Club, UK.

Sheri holds a BA in Philosophy from Canisius College, and a MA in International Human Rights Law and a Graduate Diploma in Gender and Women’s Studies from The American University in Cairo.

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Introducing Alina Utrata

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It is our great pleasure to introduce our new IntLawGrrls contributor Alina Utrata!

Alina is currently a Master’s student in Conflict Transformation and Social Justice at the Mitchell Institute for Global Peace, Security and Justice at Queen’s University Belfast as a 2017 Marshall Scholar. She completed her undergraduate degree at Stanford University in History and the Law and a minor in Human Rights, with honors in Democracy, Development and the Rule of Law. Her honors thesis ‘Stories Courts Tell: The Problematic History of the Yugoslav Tribunal in Bosnia and Herzegovina’ examined the impact of the ICTY in the Balkans. Alina’s research has focused on the impact of international criminal law on post-conflict communities.

Alina has worked as a trial monitor at the Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia for the Asian International Justice Initiative in Phnom Penh, Cambodia; a Global Studies intern at the Balkan Institute for Conflict Resolution, Responsibility and Reconciliation in Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina; in the Department of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement at the State Department in Washington D.C.; and a student assistant at the WSD Handa Center for Human Rights and International Justice at Stanford.