Go On! The Folly of U.S. Sanctions against the International Criminal Court

Cardozo Law Institute in Holocaust and Human Rights announced open registration for The Folly of U.S. Sanctions against the International Criminal Court, which is an online event that will be held on Wednesday, February 3. The panel will explore the state of litigation challenging the Administration’s Executive Order sanctioning lawyers working with International Criminal Court, and discuss how and why the incoming Administration’s approach to the ICC might differ from that of its predecessor. The panelists include Betsy Apple, Andrew Loewenstein, Gabor Rona, Adam M. Smith, and Beth Van Schaack. Click here for details and to register for the event.

Work On! International Summer School on Human Rights in Theory and Practice

TU Dresden and Leipzig University will be hosting the 2nd International Summer School “Human Rights in Theory and Practice” from September 5th to 10th, 2021 in Dresden, Germany

The topic will be “The European Convention on Human Rights in Times of Crises” and will explore challenges and opportunities for the European Human Rights System arising out of situations of crisis. Themes such as emergency situationspopulismmigration, and the role of economic, social and cultural rights in the context of crisis will be explored from an interdisciplinary perspective.

Speakers will include both academics as well as practitioners, offering the unique opportunity to gain insights into current theoretical discussions as well as the everyday challenges of practicing law.

Information on registration can be found here and the session’s program can be found here.

Introducing Pravah Ranka

It is our great pleasure to introduce our new IntLawGrrls contributor Pravah Ranka. Pravah is reading law at Gujarat National Law University, India. Her research interests include International Human Rights Law, Public International Law, Gender-Justice, Law and Technology, Intellectual Property Rights, Criminal law and Arbitration. She has previously interned under Senior Advocate Indira Jaising, where she worked on the written submissions for the ongoing cases in the Supreme Court of India. She has also interned at the National Human Rights Commission of India where she produced policy recommendations concerning the Criminal Law Amendment Bill, 2013 and Violence against women. Currently, she is working as a research assistant at the Centre for Human Rights Studies, Jindal Global Law School under the supervision of Assistant Professor Rohini Sen wherein she is working on a project which hopes to address and contribute to an inclusive and democratic research and policy-making processes that would help in creating safer institutions and making sexual harassment redressal measures more efficient. Her research work has been published on various international as well as national platforms.

She is also the co-founder of the Bleed Organization, which is a non-profit organization, working to end period poverty and menstrual stigma in Rural India. The action plan based on the three pillars: 1. organizing educational workshops about menstrual health; 2. advocacy for systemic change, regarding menstrual equity, through policy and legislation; 3. Distribution of eco-friendly menstrual products in rural areas. She hopes to bring about a positive change in the lives of menstruators all across India.

Heartfelt welcome!

Read On! “Identity and Diversity on the International Bench”

International courts and tribunals hold the power to decide on questions involving sovereignty over territory, grave human rights violations, international crimes, or millions of euros’ worth of economic interests. Judges and arbitrators are the ‘faces’ and arguably the drivers of international adjudication. Yet certain groups tend to be overrepresented on international benches, while others remain underrepresented. 

Although international courts and tribunals differ in their institutional make-up and functions, they all rely in essence on the judgement of a group of individuals, each with their own background and experience. Even if adjudicators’ identity is not the only, and may not be the decisive, influence on their decision-making, the relative lack of diversity has an effect on the judicial process and its outcomes, which in turn entails broader implications for the legitimacy of international law. 

This book analyses the implications of identity and diversity across numerous international adjudicatory bodies, focusing on a wide range of factors. Lack of diversity within the judiciary has been identified as a legitimacy concern in domestic settings, and the last few years have seen increasing attention to this question at the international level as well, making the book both timely and topical.

For more information, please see : https://global.oup.com/academic/product/identity-and-diversity-on-the-international-bench-9780198870753?cc=nl&lang=en&#

Write On! Call for Papers: American University Journal of Gender, Social Policy, and the Law

American University’s Journal of Gender, Social Policy and the Law is now accepting article submissions for their upcoming issue.

The latest Washington and Lee Law Review rankings list the American University Journal of Gender, Social Policy & the Law as one of the top-cited legal periodicals in the U.S. and selected non-U.S. regions in the subject area of Social Policy, Gender, Sexuality and the Law. 

Those interested can submit their article for consideration by email to gl-articles@wcl.american.edu. Please note the Journal does not accept articles written by law students. The Journal is looking for articles that present new arguments or perspectives about a timely legal issue primarily in U.S. laws. We prefer 15,000 words more or less, including at least 150 footnotes. Generally, the Journal evaluates articles depending on many factors such as strength of the argument, novelty, complexity, policy considerations, and the overall topic(s) falls within the Journal’s subject area.

Write On! Call for Papers: Liberatem Magazine & RMLNLU Journal of Communication, Media, Entertainment & Technology Law

This installment of Write On!, our periodic compilation of calls for papers as follows:

Libertatem Magazine

Libertatem Magazine has announced a call for articles and blog posts, to be reviewed on a rolling basis. Submissions should be related to current development in law and may be based on any specific subject area or research. More information on submission guidelines and procedure, can be found here.

CfP: Seminar on Indian Constitution at 70 at RMLNLU, Lucknow [March 20-21]:  Submit by Feb 10

RMLNLU Journal on Communication, Media, Entertainment & Technology Law announced a call for papers for Volume VIII. The Journal accepts submissions from law students, academicians and legal professionals in the form of articles, case note and comments, book reviews or essays. The submissions may be on any contemporary legal issue connected with media law and its allied fields of communications, entertainment and technology. The authors are expected to adhere to the prescribed word limit as indicated above. The deadline for submission is 7th February 2021, before 11:59 pm. For more information see the below image and contact information.

Introducing Poonam Shokar

It is our great pleasure to introduce our new IntLawGrrls contributor Poonam Shokar. Poonam is a doctoral candidate at the Irish Centre for Human Rights at the National University of Ireland, Galway (NUI Galway). While her area of expertise largely focuses on Economic, Cultural and Social Rights (ESCR) within International Human Rights law, she also has academic interests in the areas of International Criminal Law, UN Peacekeeping and Global Politics and Economics. Having completed her LLB in Human Rights at Aberystwyth University, and her LLM in International Human Rights Law at NUI Galway, she hopes to obtain her doctorate to then go into academia and prepare for the bar to in future provide ESCR pro-bono services. She is very honored to be joining as a Contributor at IntLawGrrls and looks forward to contributing further in the future.

Heartfelt welcome!

Introducing Dorine Nauleau

It is our great pleasure to introduce our new IntLawGrrls contributor Dorine Nauleau. Dorine is a French lawyer. She is currently studying at the University of La Sorbonne in Paris to become qualified. Dorine holds a master’s degree in International and European law from the Catholic University of Lille (with honours) and an Advanced LL.M. in Public International Law from the University of Leiden (cum laude). She wrote her LL.M. thesis on the selection and election of judges before international courts. Her main argument was that the current selection and election processes of international judges do not uphold the impartiality and legitimacy of international Benches.

Previously, Dorine worked with Women’s Initiatives for Gender Justice as a volunteer research assistant. She conducted extensive research on the adjudication of sexual and gender-based crimes before the ICC. She also worked with REDRESS and the Liechtenstein Delegation to the 2019 ASP as a legal intern.

Heartfelt welcome!

Introducing Julia Tétrault-Provencher

It is our great pleasure to introduce our new IntLawGrrls contributor Julia Tétrault-Provencher. Julia (she, her, hers) is a qualified human rights lawyer from Quebec (Canada). She is currently based in The Hague where she is working as a legal consultant and researcher on various topics, including transitional justice mechanisms, accountability for international crimes, victims’ rights, sexual and gender-based violence, sexual abuses and exploitation, and the protection of human rights in conservation. 
Julia holds an Advanced master’s degree in Public International Law from Leiden University (cum laude) and a Bachelor of Laws from Laval University (Dean’s Honor List). Her thesis focuses on the definition of the crime of ‘forced pregnancy’ in the Rome Statute, and copied verbatim in the draft Convention on crimes against humanity, where she criticizes the elements of the definition using a feminist perspective. Julia was previously a legal intern for the International Justice Desk of the International Federation for Human Rights in the Hague (where she is now working as a consultant), the Lawyers Committee for Human Rights (YUCOM) in Belgrade, and the United Nations Development Programme in New York.

Heartfelt welcome!

Read On! “Women’s Perspectives on Human Security: Violence, Environment, and Sustainability”

Ohio University Press is pleased to announce the publication of this new book of twelve essays in Women’s Perspectives on Human Security: Violence, Environment, and Sustainability which is edited by Richard Matthew, Patricia A. Weitsman, Gunhild Hoogensen Gjørv, Nora Davis, and Tera Dornfeld.

The book’s web page includes a free pdf of Chapter 1, “Women’s Voices.” Here is the direct link: https://www.ohioswallow.com/extras/9780821424278_SampleChapter.pdf

Women’s Perspectives on Human Security can be purchased from the Chicago Distribution Center (800-621-2736 or orders@press.uchicago.edu) and from book wholesalers, as well as from retailers. Outside of the U.S. and Canada, books can be ordered from Combined Academic Publishers based in the UK. An examination request form is also available on the website for those wishing to review the book for course use.