Write On!

This instalment of Write On!, our periodic compilation of calls for papers, includes calls to write for The Brazilian Journal of International Law, as follows:



The Brazilian Journal of International Law (RDI) is now accepting papers for its special issue on the History of International Law. Manuscripts may be submitted in English, French, Portuguese, or Spanish. The deadline is 30 September 2018. For more details on the submission process, please click here.


You Go, ‘Grrl!


“There are too many men in India today.”  So reads the first line of an an op-ed in today’s New York Times entitled “How to Fix India’s Sex-Selection Problem” penned by IntLawGrrls editor Sital Kalantry (congratulations!).   Most of our readers are familiar with the issue of sex-selective abortion and the resulting imbalance in the ratio of males to females in India.  Sital explains that the statistics suggest a correlation (though not causation) between a large male surplus and violence against women.  Rather than the more commonly-presented solution of banning sex-selective abortion, which she argues is unrealistic, Sital suggests the possibility of sperm sorting, which enables parents who want a girl to select the appropriate chromosomes prior to artificial insemination.  Indian law currently prohibits sperm sorting, and she proposes an amendment to “allow pre-implantation sex selection” for families who want a girl child.  The backstory, data, and details are available in Sital’s new book, Women’s Human Rights and Migration, which was published this month by the University of Pennsylvania Press (another congratulations!).  A longer update on the book, which I am in the middle of reading, will be forthcoming soon, but in the meantime I recommend both the op-ed and the book for those looking for a nuanced and thoughtful exploration of the issue of sex-selective abortion in India. You Go, ‘Grrl!

Write On! Trade, Law and Development Journal

This installment of Write On!, our periodic compilation of calls for papers, includes calls to submit papers to Trade, Law and Development, as follows:

homeHeaderLogoImage_en_US The Trade, Law and Development Journal (TL&D) of the National Law University in Jodhpur, India is calling for original, unpublished, manuscripts for publication in their Winter ’17 Issue of the Journal (Vol. 9, No. 2) in the form of articles, notes, comments, and book reviews.

TL&D has been consistently ranked as the best law journal in India across all fields. The Journal aims to generate and sustain a democratic debate on emergent issues in international economic law.

Deadline for submissions is September 20, 2017. Manuscripts may be submitted via e-mail, ExpressO, or TL&D’s website. For further information and submissions guidelines, please visit their website.


On the Job! Director of the Indiana University Mexico Gateway

On the Job! compiles interesting vacancy notices, as follows:

► Applications are welcome from for the position of Director of the Indiana University Mexico Gateway.  The holder of this position will principally work from the IU Mexico Gateway office located on the campus of National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM). He/she will work in close cooperation with an Academic Director and report to the Director of IU’s Global Gateway Network, both of whom are based in Bloomington, Indiana within the office of IU’s Vice President for International Affairs. If interested in the position, please e-mail your CV and cover letter to Alexander (Ally) Batten, Director of International Gateways, Office of the Vice President for International Affairs at abatten@iu.edu. Deadline is 26 May 2017.


Write On! MJIL call for papers & Lancaster University Symposium

This installment of Write On!, our periodic compilation of calls for papers, includes calls for papers in the Melbourne Journal of International Law and for the symposium at Lancaster University, as follows:


►The Editors of the Melbourne Journal of International Law (‘MJIL’), are now inviting submissions for volume 18(2). The deadline for submissions is 1 July 2017MJIL is a peer-reviewed academic journal based at the University of Melbourne which publishes innovative scholarly research and critical examination of issues in international law. Submissions and inquiries should be directed to law-mjil@unimelb.edu.au. For more information please visit their site.

►Lancaster University is hosting a symposium entitled ‘Economic, Social and Cultural Rights and Sustaining Peace: Developing New Insights into Peacebuilding’ on 5 July 2017 at Lancaster University, UK. The symposium is the second event of a collaborative project between the Quaker UN Office (QUNO), Friedrich Ebert Stiftung (FES) and Dr.Amanda Cahill-Ripley, which aims to enhance knowledge and understanding of the role of economic, social and cultural rights (ECSRs) in sustaining peace. Please submit a 200-500 word abstract to: escr@lancaster.ac.uk by Friday 26 May 2017.

Work On! Tilburg University Summer School

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

logo Tilburg University Summer School is running a two-week program examining the opportunities and challenges in addressing conflict-related sexual violence and human trafficking  from 17 July – 28 July 2017, in Tilburg at Tilburg University (the Netherlands). Deadline to register is 31 May 2017. Please find more details here.


USC Shoah Foundation awards inaugural research fellowship to IntLawGrrl Diane Marie Amann

The first-ever Breslauer, Rutman and Anderson Research Fellowship has been awarded to Diane Marie Amann, IntLawGrrls’ founding editor emerita. Amann joined the University of Georgia School of Law in 2011, taking up the Emily & Ernest Woodruff Chair in International Law. She also has served, since 2015, as Georgia Law’s Associate Dean for International Programs & Strategic Initiatives.

Amann speaking at the 2016 launch of the International Criminal Court Office of the Prosecutor Policy on Children that she helped prepare in her role as the Prosecutor’s Special Adviser on Children in & affected by Armed Conflict.

The Breslauer, Rutman and Anderson Research Fellowship arises out of a recent gift to the Center for Advanced Genocide Research at the University of Southern California Shoah Foundation in Los Angeles.

Established by Steven Spielberg in the early 1990s, just after he completed his film Schindler’s List, the foundation contains extensive visual history archives. These include oral histories by numerous participants in the post-World War II trials in Europe. Those trials lie at the core of Amann’s scholarship on “Women at Nuremberg,” which explores the many roles women played in those proceedings, including prosecutors, defense counsel, journalists, witnesses, staffers, and defendants – everything except judges. (Prior IntLawGrrls posts on this subject available here.)

Among those whose oral histories may be found at these archives are two members of the U.S. prosecution team: Cecelia Goetz, who as part of the Krupp case became the only woman to deliver part of an opening statement at Nuremberg, and Belle Mayer Zeck, who helped to try the Farben case. As quoted at the USC Shoah Foundation website, Amann commented:

“I’m very interested in finding out what they remember and what they thought was important and what their feelings were about the Nuremberg project. It seems to me there’s a lost story about that era that would be worth uncovering to give a richer picture of what that period was about.”

Amann’s visit to USC will occur next January, during a research-intensive Spring 2018 semester during which she will continue to pursue a Ph.D. in Law at Leiden University in the Netherlands.

(Cross-posted from Exchange of Notes blog)