Work On! 2021 Inter-American Human Rights Moot Court Competition

American University Washington College of Law’s Academy on Human Rights and Humanitarian Law is pleased to invite students from all universities around the world to register as teams in the 2021 Inter-American Human Rights Moot Court Competition.  

The Competition is a unique trilingual (English, Portuguese, and Spanish) event established to train law students on how to use the Inter-American human rights legal system as a legitimate forum for redressing human rights violations. The 2021 Competition will be held virtually from May 16 to 28, 2021. The hypothetical case “Human Rights and States of Emergency: Unexpected Crises and New Challenges” written by Carlos Ayala, former Commissioner of the IACHR, and Santiago Martínez, Human Rights Defender, operates as the basis of the competition. Students argue the merits of this case by writing legal memoranda and preparing oral arguments for presentation in front of human rights experts acting as the Inter-American Court of Human Rights.  

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Work On! LL.M. in Human Rights and Humanitarian Law at American University Washington College of Law

Applications for the 2021 Fall Semester are now open! 

Apply to the LL.M. in International Human Rights and Humanitarian Law at American University Washington College of Law (AUWCL). AUWCL is ranked #4 in International Law, and it is the only Law school in the U.S. to offer a hybrid LL.M. program in International Human Rights and Humanitarian Law with online and residential course components in both English and Spanish. This unique LL.M. is designed for practitioners and other human rights advocates who wish to pursue advanced studies in international human rights law and humanitarian law alongside their existing work responsibilities. AUWCL has built an outstanding reputation in this field, and it is highly recognized around the world. Moreover, its unique location in Washington D.C. offers unparalleled opportunities to legal professionals from the U.S. and worldwide. Students will meet world-renowned human rights experts who will become professional contacts for future work-related opportunities.

This degree is also offered in Spanish (LL.M. en Derechos Humanos y Derecho Internacional Humanitario). Students can select to take courses in English and Spanish or complete their LL.M. fully in Spanish.

Applications are being reviewed on a rolling admission basis.  Scholarship opportunities are available. The Deadline to apply for the Fall Semester is August 1, 2021.To learn more about the program, contact us at

Apply here to the English LL.M. Program

Aplique aquí al LL.M. en Español

Write On! Call for Submissions for the 2021 Rosalyn Higgins Prize

The Law & Practice of International Courts and Tribunals now invites submissions for the 2021 Rosalyn Higgins Prize. The Rosalyn Higgins Prize is an annual prize which awards EUR 1.000 of Brill book vouchers and a one-year LPICT subscription to the author of the best article on the law and practice of the International Court of Justice, either focusing solely on the ICJ or with the ICJ as one of the dispute settlement mechanisms under consideration. The winning article will also be published in LPICT and made freely available online for ninety days to maximize its dissemination. 

Deadline: 30 June 2021

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Go On! American University Washington College of Law’s Program on Advanced Studies on Human Rights and Humanitarian Law

American University Washington College of Law’s Academy on Human Rights and Humanitarian Law is pleased to announce the 2021 Program of Advanced Studies on Human Rights and Humanitarian Law. Offering a robust program that includes 13 courses in English and Spanish, and bringing to you the top human rights experts in the field. Take advantage of this opportunity to learn, in real time, from experts that are actively addressing the most relevant and current issues in the human rights field. Participants will also network with mid-career professionals, human rights defenders and activists, and law students from all over the world!

Follow links below for more information on courses, professors and registration.


Go On! American Society of International Law Annual Meeting

The American Society of International Law will be hosting its annual meeting from March 24-26, 2021. This year’s meeting will be taking place virtually and will offer over 50 hours of substantive content, including an entire track dedicated to professional development, comprising jobs skills workshops, mentoring sessions, “ask-me-anything” conversations with prominent international lawyers, and special sessions offering advice on international publishing and legal research. In addition, our virtual platform’s chat and video conferencing features will give attendees the opportunity to speak directly with each other in real time, as close as one can get to in-person networking these days.

Many of the panels will be followed by “Continue the Conversation” breakout rooms, where attendees can join via video and talk with the presenters. There will be over 150 speakers drawn from every segment of the international law community and from related disciplines. There will also be 8 keynote sessions and named lectures featuring prominent figures in international law, including: Louise Arbour (Special Representative of the UN Secretary-General for International Migration), Hannah Buxbaum (Indiana University Maurer School of Law), Yves Daudet (University of Paris I Panthéon-Sorbonne), Gabrielle K. MacDonald (Retired, Iran-US Claims Tribunal and former President Judge, International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia), Bernard H. Oxman (University of Miami School of Law), Mónica Pinto (University of Buenos Aires Law School), Lucy Reed (Arbitration Chambers), and Abdulqawi Ahmed Yusuf (President Judge, International Court of Justice).

Click here for more information on the meeting, the program, and the registration process. Students can attend for free. Registration ends on March 23, 2021.

Write On! Fletcher Forum of World Affairs Call for Submissions

The Fletcher Forum of World Affairs is accepting submissions for the Spring 2021 print edition, themed “Critical Intersections in Foreign Policy”.

This edition seeks to understand overlapping concepts of the past, present, and future such as the security-development nexus, the linkage of domestic and international issues, or the symbiosis between human rights and gender. The Forum seeks to bring together a variety of perspectives to reflect on these critical intersections in foreign policy, and how current and future professionals can best understand them.
Articles should be 3,000 – 8,000 words in total, and citations should be formatted as endnotes in accordance with The Chicago Manual of Style. A biography and an abstract to accompany the article are required. Deadline for submissions is March 15, 2021. For more information, reach out to

Go On! Empirical Methods in Legal Research Lecture: Assessing Women’s Access to Justice

Leiden University announced open registration for a lecture on measuring women’s access to justice in the Empirical Methods in Legal Research series on February 25, 20201 at 11:00AM (CET). This lecture will be given by Teresa Marchiori, a Professor at American University who has worked on women’s access to justice and women’s empowerment with the World Bank and UN Women.

Marchiori will be analyzing the different steps of the justice chain and the barriers women encounter when trying to access justice and how to design and implement measurements tools to provide a clear picture of women’s access to justice in a given context, and to inform policies and enabling legal framework fostering women’s access to justice.

Please click here for more information and to register for the event by February 23, 2021.

Go On! “Women’s Voices in the International Judiciary” Public Lecture Series

The SNF-funded project “Diversity on the International Bench: Building Legitimacy for International Courts and Tribunals”, led by Professors Neus Torbisco-Casals and Andrew Clapham, is launching a monthly public lecture series on “Women’s Voices in the International Judiciary,” beginning in March.

The series aims to engage the audience in discussing issues of gender and other intersecting forms of discrimination in the path for constructing more inclusive, democratic, and legitimate international judicial institutions. The series will bring the perspectives and experiences of prominent international women judges, members in quasi-judicial bodies and UN special procedures, as well as prosecutors, arbitrators, and national judges with a direct role in applying international law.

The lectures will run from March 2021 until Spring 2022, with the inaugural lecture being delivered by Lady Françoise Tulkens (Former Vice-President of the ECtHR) on March 1, 2021, at 18h30 (GMT +1, or 12:30PM EST) via webinar. Registration is available here.

Confirmed speakers include Ms Irene Khan (UN)Professor Gabrielle Kaufmann-Kohler (Lévy Kaufmann-Kohler)Ms Catherine Marchi-Uhel (IIIM-Syria), and Dr Navi Pillay (former UN, ICC, and ICTR).

The lectures are open to the broader public, but registration is required for attendance.

Introducing Carrie Eisert

It is our great pleasure to introduce our new IntLawGrrls contributor Carrie Eisert. Carrie is a researcher and advocate working on sexual and reproductive rights, health and gender issues. Currently a Policy Adviser with Amnesty International, she leads work on challenging the unjust criminalization of sexuality and reproduction globally. She wrote Amnesty’s “Criminalizing Pregnancy: Policing Pregnant Women Who Use Drugs in the USA,” and has done advocacy and policy analysis on a range of issues including sex worker rights, abortion, LGBT rights, equality and non-discrimination.
Prior to joining Amnesty as a Mellon/ACLS Public Fellow, she was a faculty member for ‘IHP Cities in the 21 st Century: People, Planning, and Politics,’ an international social justice-based education program. She has also served as a lecturer at Princeton University’s School of Public and International Affairs teaching on race and drug policy, medical anthropology and critical perspectives on global health.

She holds a BA with honors in Psychology and Studio Arts from Wesleyan University, and a PhD and MA in the History of Science and Gender and Sexuality Studies from Princeton. Her historical research explored the cultural life of pharmaceuticals including the gendered power dynamics that informed the regulation and design of the birth control pill.

Heartfelt welcome!

Go On! 2021 Global Scholars Academy

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►  The Institute for Global Law and Policy at Harvard Law School, in collaboration with The Graduate Institute, Geneva, and supported by The Open Society University Network announced open registration for The 2021 Global Scholars Academy, which will be held in Geneva, Switzerland from August 16 – 20, 2021. The Academy is open by application to scholars working to understand and map the levers of political, economic, cultural and legal authority in the world today. We particularly welcome applications from scholars from the Global South and those working on policy challenges of concern to communities in the Global South. The deadline for applications is April 2, 2021.

Additional information about the 2021 Global Scholars Academy program and application process can be found on the IGLP website.