Introducing Lekha Suki and Soundarya Rajagopal

It is our great pleasure to introduce our new IntLawGrrls Contributors Lekha Suki and Soundarya Rajagopal.

Lekha Suki is a 4th Year Undergraduate Law Student at the School of Law, Christ University in Bangalore, India. She is the Student Convenor of the International Relations and Foreign Policy Committee at her University. 

Soundarya Rajagopal is a third-year undergraduate law student at Gujarat National Law University in Gandhinagar, India.

Heartfelt welcome!

Go On! American University Washington College of Law’s LL.M. Program on International Human Rights and Humanitarian Law

American University Washington College of Law is accepting applications for its Master’s in International Human Rights and Humanitarian Law.

The LL.M. in International Human Rights and Humanitarian Law is accepting applications for its three tracks: in-person, hybrid and online programs. Students will benefit from a flexible curriculum focused on over 20 human rights courses offered every year and taught by human rights faculty and world renowned experts

Additionally, this degree is also offered in a bilingual format (LL.M. en Derechos Humanos y Derecho Internacional Humanitario) for multi-lingual lawyers looking to receive formal training in both languages. Students can opt to do the program in English, Spanish or in a bilingual format.

The deadline to apply is December 1, 2021, and classes will begin in January 2022.

Email AUWCL at to set up a zoom appointment and click here to apply!

Go On! Transnational Justice Project Critical International Law Salon Series

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►  The Transnational Justice Project announced open registration for a webinar on Justice, Law, and Structural Inequality on October 1, 2021 as part of a Critical International Law Salon Series leading up to the Transnational Justice Project’s upcoming critical international law summer school in Rwanda next year. This panel will reflect on various approaches to justice and to what extent law and justice are interrelated and how they are related to other mechanisms.

Individuals interested in attending this webinar should register online at For more information on events co-sponsored by the Transnational Justice Project including the upcoming Critical International Law School in Rwanda, click here.

Write On! Yearbook of International Disaster Law Call for Papers

The Yearbook of International Disaster Law aims to foster the interests of academics and practitioners on legal issues relevant to all forms of natural, technological and human-made hazards, including rapid and slow onset disasters as for the effects of climate change.

The Yearbook includes both a “Thematic” section and a “General” section. The theme for issue no. 4 is “Regionalization and Localization of International Disaster Law” and authors are encouraged to submit abstracts that either explore legal/institutional approaches adopted by regional and sub-regional organizations toward disaster law issues or the interaction of international disaster law and policies with domestic legal orders and local actors.

Abstracts for potential papers to be published in the ‘Thematic’ and ‘General’ articles sections should be sent by November 14, 2021 to the e-mail address: Abstracts should be between 700 and 1000 words. Authors are kindly requested to attach a short curriculum vitae to their e-mail.

For more information, click here.

Go On! Virtual Queer Workshop: “International Law Dis/Oriented”

The Graduate Institute of Geneva is hosting “International Law Dis/Oriented: Queer Legacies and Queer Futures” a virtual queer workshop on international law from September 27 to October 1, 2021.

The Workshop consists of ten different “Stations” where “Lead Travelers” engage with each other in conversations about queer analytical sensibilities and queer methods in the study of international law

Two of the stations are public. For example, on Wednesday, September 29, there will be a conversation on gender theory in practice between Victor Madrigal Borloz (UN Independent Expert on sexual orientation and gender identity) and Dianne Otto (Professor at Melbourne Law School).

The private stations are limited on a first come – first served basis to ensure intimate and dynamic conversations.

Registration ends September 26, 2021. For more information and to register, click here. For any questions, email

Introducing our new student editors: Yomidalys Güichardo, Hailey Petrick and Talia Heller

The IntLawGrrls editorial team is delighted to welcome three new student editors to the blog: Yomidalys Güichardo, Hailey Petrick and Talia Heller.

Yomidalys Güichardo is a third-year law student at the Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law in New York City. Prior to attending Cardozo, she received a B.A. in Political Science and Writing from Syracuse University, where she spent a semester abroad in Strasbourg, France and in Hirakata, Japan. Her undergraduate studies in international relations and human rights led to her interest in international law. After law school, she hopes to pursue a career in international law, particularly in the areas of civil and political rights, refugee rights, or national security. 

Hailey Petrick is a third-year law student at Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law in New York City. Prior to attending Cardozo, she received her B.A. in Sociology, with a minor in Psychology and Social Innovation & Social Entrepreneurship (SISE), from Tulane University in New Orleans. Through her undergraduate coursework, she developed a deep understanding of gender inequality in society. After graduating from Cardozo, Hailey plans on pursuing a career in international business transactions. 

Talia Heller is a second year law student at Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law in New York City.  As an undergraduate, she attended Emerson College and received her B.F.A. in Acting and Writing. After graduating, she pursued a career in entertainment. She now hopes to be a strong legal advocate for the most vulnerable in society, domestically and internationally. 

Heartfelt welcome!

Go On! International Law Weekend 2021


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►  The International Law Association announced open registration for International Law Weekend (ILW) 2021 – International Law in Challenging Times, an annual conference, which will be held on October 28-30, 2021, virtually. The conference features 32 panels (many of which offer CLE) on an array of public and private international law topics, two keynote addresses, a High-Level Opening Plenary, and more than a dozen professional networking events. A full program of events is available hereOf note, this year ILW are pleased to provide a special offer of ILW 2021 registration and ABILA Membership (through December 31, 2022) for just $110 – a savings of at least $145 over two years. Students always attend for free. 
More information about this event can be found here.

Go On! Public Lecture Series

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►  The Graduate Institute of Geneva, announced open registration for Diversity on the International Bench: Building Legitimacy for International Courts and Tribunals“, led by Professors Neus Torbisco-Casals and Andrew Clapham, which will be held virtually on October 27, 2021 at 6:30PM. This lecture will be delivered by Dr. Navi Pillay and is part of the Public Lecture Series, Women’s Voices in the International Judiciary. For more information and registration, click here.

Write On! 2022 Human Rights Essay Award Competition


This instalment of Write On!, our periodic compilation of calls for papers, includes calls for submissions to the Academy on Human Rights and Humanitarian Law at American Unviersity, as follows:

The Academy on Human Rights and Humanitarian Law at American University Washington College of Law, has announced it is currently accepting submissions to the upcoming 2022 Human Rights Essay Award Competition. The American University Washington College of Law will award two winners—one for submissions in English and one for submissions in Spanish—with a full scholarship (including lodging and transportation to and from Washington, D.C.) to complete the Certificate of Attendance or Diploma in the 2022 Program of Advanced Studies on Human Rights and Humanitarian Law which will take place from May 30 to June 17, 2022.  The topic of the 2022 Award is “Climate Change and Human Rights: Impacts, Responsibilities, and Opportunities.” Participants have the flexibility to choose any subject related to this topic, however, the scope of the essay must directly relate to this year’s topic, or it will be disqualified. Deadline is January 31, 2022.

If you would like additional information or have any questions, we invite you to visit our website here or contact us via email at

Write On! International Crimes Database Call for Papers

This installment of Write On!, our periodic compilation of calls for papers, includes calls to submit short articles for publication to the International Crimes Database as follows:

The International Crimes Database, powered by the Asser Institute, has announced a call for submissions of short articles for publication in the online paper series “ICD Briefs”, which provides in-depth information and insights through short articles on international crimes and international criminal jurisprudence. The theme of the paper is “Ecocide as an International Crime? Perspective from Domestic and International Law”. For more information, please visit here or the Asser Institute website.

Interested authors should send an abstract (300 words) and a brief biography (100 words) to by 1 October 2021. Authors of accepted abstracts will be notified by the ICD editorial team via e-mail by 15 October 2021 and will be subsequently invited to submit their full ICD Briefs by 1 January 2022.