Work On! E-Learning Program on International Criminal Law

Work On! is an occasional item about workshops, roundtables, and other fora that do not necessarily include publication:
► The Siracusa International Institute for Criminal Justice and Human Rights is pleased to launch its 2023 E-Learning Program on International Criminal Law, International Cooperation in Criminal Matters, Human Rights and Criminal Justice. It is designed for recent graduates in Law, Political Science, International Relations, or related fields and young professionals and practitioners within the international legal/political field, but it is open to all those who might be interested to expand their knowledge in the topics targeted. Each course will last 3 days for a total of 12 hours and will be broadcast live on Zoom. The E-learning Program will consist of 5 courses, but more courses might be announced in the next months: Genocide (June 23-25); International Criminal Evidence (July 7-9); Digital Rights (July 21-23); International Law and the Conflict in Ukraine (October 6-8); Understanding Modes of Individual Criminal Responsibility (October 20-22).  ►Further information and the registration form are available here.

Write On! Call for Papers: Reforms at United Nations

This installment of Write On!, our periodic compilation of calls for papers, includes the following:
► Call for Papers of a book titled Reforms at United Nations jointly edited by Prof (Dr) Vesselin Popovski and Pawan Kumar to be published in October 2023.
►The idea of the book is based on the debates surrounding reforming the United Nations at the time when it turned 75 and would be celebrating its 100th anniversary in 2045. Some issues which this book would be addressing are- expanding membership of the Security Council, Caribbean, Small States, Middle Eastern, Asian, and African voices at the United Nations vis a vis Climate Change, the rise of supranational institutions etc. For more information see attachment below.

Go On! Call for Proposals and Nominations

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

►The American Branch of International Law is excited to announce that the International Law Weekend 2023 Call for Panel Proposal is open as well as calls for nominations for the 2023 Outstanding Achievement Award and 2023 Book Awards.

►The American Branch of the International Law Association’s International Law Weekend will take place October 19-21, 2023 in New York City. The unifying theme for ILW 2023 is Beyond International Law, and ILW 2023 will explore this theme through a diverse set of engaging and provocative panels on a broad array of both public international law and private international law topics in each time slot. The deadline for Panel Proposals for International Law Weekend is April 17, 2023.
For more information, please see the attached PDF or visit their website. Find the LinkedIn announcement here and find their Tweet here.

►The deadline for Nominations: ABILA 2023 Outstanding Achievement Award is July 1, 2023. The American Branch is now accepting nominations for the 2023 Outstanding Achievement Award to recognize outstanding contributions in the field of international law. The inaugural winner of this award, established in 2021, was former International Criminal Court Prosecutor Fatou Bensouda. The 2022 winner was Justice Richard Goldstone. Recipients of this annual award need not be current members of the American Branch. For more information, please visit the website.

►The deadline for Nominations: 2023 ABILA Book Awards is July 1, 2023. The American Branch of the International Law Association is now accepting nominations for the 2023 ABILA Book Awards. The Book Awards Committee is pleased to offer three separate awards, as follows:
ABILA Book of the Year Award: Awarded each year to the best book published in the previous year on international law or a topic in international law.
ABILA Practitioners Book Award: Awarded each year to the best book published in the previous year on a technical topic in international law or on a topic likely to be of particular interest to practitioners of international law.
ABILA New Authors Book Award: Awarded each year to the best first book published on international law or a topic in international law by an author who has not previously published a book on this or any other subject.
For more information, please visit the website.

Introducing our new Student Editors: Sophia Ramcharitar and Marina Coriale

Sophia Ramcharitar is a first-year law student at Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law. She is from Long Island, NY and attended American University in Washington, D.C., where she graduated with her B.A. in International Studies. Throughout her undergraduate career, Sophia worked in various capacities at the U.S. House and Senate, U.S. Department of State and Congressional Research Service. Most recently, she served as Communications Assistant – Social Media at the U.S. Global Leadership Coalition. As Sophia begins her legal career, she is eager to learn more about international human rights issues while elevating diverse voices within discourse on international law.

Marina Coriale is a first year law student at the Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law in New York City, and is a representative on the executive board of the Cardozo International Law Society. Marina grew up in upstate New York, and graduated summa cum laude at the University at Buffalo, with a B.A. in Psychology, Political Science, and International Studies, while also earning her certificate in Paralegal Studies. During her time at UB, Marina conducted her own research and thesis centered around violence against women, and participated in a research lab concerning women’s reproductive and sexual health. She has a particular interest in the intersection between gender-based violence and international human rights in the MENA region. Before entering law school, Marina worked at an immigration firm during the past year, working primarily on asylum and visa cases, and previously worked at the New York Division of Human Rights and the Buffalo Federal Courthouse. Overall, Marina approaches her work with a trauma-informed lens, and hopes to work in tandem with underrepresented communities to help heal the deep gashes of inequality in systems of power around the world.

Heartfelt Welcome!

Introducing Tamar Ezer

It is our pleasure to introduce our new contributor Tamar Ezer. She is the Acting Director of the Human Rights Clinic and the Faculty Director of the Human Rights Program at the University of Miami School of Law.  Focus areas of her work in the Human Rights Clinic include gender justice, Indigenous women’s rights, and the rights to health and housing.  Prior to that, Tamar taught and supervised projects at Yale Law School with the Schell Center for International Human Rights and the Solomon Center for Health Law and Policy, as well as Georgetown University Law Center’s International Women’s Human Rights Clinic, where she supervised test cases challenging discriminatory laws and oversaw fact-finding and legislative projects in Nigeria, Swaziland, Tanzania, Uganda, and the Philippines.  

Additionally, Professor Ezer served as Deputy Director of the Law and Health Initiative of the Open Society Public Health Program, where she focused on legal advocacy to advance health and human rights in Eastern and Southern Africa, Eastern Europe, and Central Asia.  This encompassed work on reproductive health, violations in health care settings, HIV, palliative care, drug policy, and intersections between access to justice and health.  Professor Ezer also clerked for Judge Robert Sweet at the Southern District of New York and Justice Dorit Beinisch at the Supreme Court of Israel.  She graduated from Stanford University and Harvard Law School, where she was the editor-in-chief of the Harvard Human Rights Journal.

Heartfelt welcome!

Write On! Call for Papers: Professionals and Professionalism in International Criminal Justice

This installment of Write On!, our periodic compilation of calls for papers, includes calls to present at International Workshops, as follows:
► The University of Leeds has issued a call for papers for a workshop on “Professionals and Professionalism(s) in International Criminal Justice,” to be held in Leeds on July 14, 2023. The deadline for submitting abstracts is April 17, 2023. The call is here.

Read On! Australian Feminist Law Journal

The Editorial Board of the Australian Feminist Law Journal is pleased to announce the publication of its latest issue. The articles in this issue examine some of the most timely and urgent contemporary problems: human milk banking; tampon tax in Australia; rethinking queerness and culture in India; environmental violence and GBV in Colombia; critical and mainstream feminist coalitions at the ECtHR; cultural-legal analysis of Netflix’s series ‘13 Reasons Why’; and Muslim women in Australian navigating the legal system and DFV. The AFLJ accepts submissions, and publishes articles on a rolling basis.

For further information see their Aim & Scope.

Introducing Tejaswini Kaushal

Tejaswini Kaushal is a B.A. LL.B. (Hons.) student at Dr. Ram Manohar Lohiya National Law University, Lucknow, India. She holds a keen interest in Socio-Legal Issues, International Law, Intellectual Property Law, Taxation Laws, Corporate laws, Commercial Laws, Bankruptcy and Insolvency Laws, Economic Laws, International Laws, and Corporate Governance. She possesses a profound passion for legal research and writing. With a penchant for conducting in-depth analyses and critically scrutinizing complex legal issues, she has a track record of publishing well-received content on recognized websites. She has also amassed considerable experience working with reputable legal firms and under the guidance of legal aficionados.

Throughout such work experiences, she has gained the skill of formulating meticulously researched and written work by consistently demonstrating exceptional research and leadership skills. Furthermore, they have held editorial and content writing positions that have helped hone their skills in this field. Her aim is to become a knowledgeable and successful professional who can make a positive impact on society through her work and inspire others to strive for excellence.

Heartfelt welcome!

Write On! Call for Academic Book Proposals: Ethics International Press

This installment of Write On!, our periodic compilation of calls for papers, includes calls for proposals of scholarly books and edited collections, as follows:

Ethics International Press is pleased to invite proposals for scholarly books and edited collections. Based in Cambridge, UK, Ethics International Press is celebrating its 30th year as an academic publisher. If you are researching and writing in the humanities and social sciences, they would be delighted to hear from you. You can download a Book Proposal Form, and see our Notes of Guidance for Authorshere. All proposals are independently peer reviewed. The books they select for publication are primarily aimed at scholarly researchers, teachers, and students, worldwide. They only publish in English, and make no charges to publish. They are also pleased to consider adapted doctoral theses, and Edited Collections, including adaptations from conferences and symposia.

►Additionally, they have several Open Calls for Chapters in Edited Collections including statistics, critical psychology and psychiatry, social science research in Africa, and a call for case studies from/relating to China. You can see more information on Edited Collections, including Calls for Chapters, here.

Go On! Transitional Justice in the USA Speaker Series

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

Part III, Panel 2 of the Transitional Justice in the USA Speakers Series is scheduled to take place online on Thursday, April 6, 2023 (12pm).  This panel is entitled How can the U.S. build a transitional justice process that reckons with corporate complicity in and perpetuation of racial injustice and violence? and is being co-organized by Corporate Accountability Lab and The Tanner Humanities Center at Utah University’s College of Humanities.

►See below for details and register here.