Go On! Nuremberg Forum 2021

The International Nuremberg Principles Academy is pleased to announce that registration for the Nuremberg Forum 2021 is now open. The forum will take place online on October 15 and 16.

The conference will examine the Nuremberg Principles today and reflect on the legal framework and systems established after WWII to tackle impunity, while critically analyzing whether this framework or system, or the fights against impunity in general, are living up to the Nuremberg Principles. The Forum will seek to understand what challenges, if any, persist in terms of strengthening the common fight against impunity and towards sustainable peace through justice.

The Forum poses 2 main questions: 1) What is the framework enforcing the fight against impunity; and 2) Has the fight against impunity been living up to the Nuremberg Principles?

For more information and to register for the event, click here.

Introducing Melissa Kucinski

It is our great pleasure to introduce our new IntLawGrrls contributor.

Melissa Kucinski is an international family law expert with her principal office in Washington, D.C.  She owns the boutique international law firm of MK Family Law, PLLC.  She served as a consultant to the Hague Conference on Private International Law in 2013 and has written a dozen articles published in more than one language on international children’s issues and mediation of complex cross-border custody and child abduction cases. Melissa has presented at over 30 national and international conferences on international children’s issues and mediation. Melissa has traveled to Tokyo twice for meetings on the Hague Child Abduction Convention – first in 2014 as part of a U.S. delegation and again in 2019, at the invitation of the Japanese Ministry of Foreign Affairs.  Melissa has been a long-standing member of the U.S. Secretary of State’s Advisory Committee on Private International Law.  She served as a private sector advisor to the U.S. Delegation to the Hague’s Sixth Special Commission meeting in 2011 to review the practical operation of two international children’s treaties, and she attended the Seventh Special Commission meeting in 2017 with International Social Service (ISS).   She chaired ISS’s efforts to create a global network of international family mediation resources. 

Melissa has served in a variety of capacities within the American Bar Association (ABA), including past chair of an International Family Mediation Task Force, and chair of two separate international family law committees.  She is currently co-chair of the ABA International Family Law Committee and co-chair of the New York State Bar Association’s International Family Law Committee. Melissa has taught the International Family Law course at the George Washington University School of Law since 2010.  She is a fellow of the International Academy of Family Lawyers.  Her book, A Practical Handbook for the Child’s Attorney: Effectively Representing Children in Custody Cases, included a chapter on representing children in complex international abduction and relocation cases.  Her newest book, Family Law Across Borders: Cases and Comments was released in 2021 by West Academic.

Heartfelt welcome!

Go On! Extraterritoriality in International Law

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

Professor Ryngaert of Utrecht University and Professor Parrish of Indiana University Maurer School of Law announced open registration for Extraterritoriality in International Law, which is a three-day webinar that will be held September 15 – September 17, 2021, over Zoom. The conference is a prelude to an Elgar Research Handbook on Extraterritoriality in International Law to be published next year. Each speaker and panelist is writing a chapter for the edited volume, and attendees of the conference will be able to watch their discussions through a live webinar and contribute questions.

Click here for details and to register.

Go On! International Humanitarian Law Centre Training Series

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

The Diakonia IHL Centre in Jerusalem announced open registration for an IHL Training Series, which will be begin on September 23, 2021, via online sessions. The series is intended to equip professionals working in or on the context of the occupied Palestinian territory with a foundational understanding of the international legal framework applicable in armed conflicts and situations of occupation. Participants of the series will gain a basic degree of literacy that should inform and enhance their protection, humanitarian, human rights, or reporting work. The series will consist of six sessions, and will be held biannually.

Applications for the Fall 2021 edition are due by August 10, 2021. Please click here for more details and to register.

Go On! Post-WWII Occupied Germany

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

The Minerva Law Network Insert announced open registration for Post-WWII Occupied Germany: Examining The Effect of a Male Majority Military on the Political Power, Legal Rights, and Economic Opportunities of Women in a Female Majority Land, a public talk by Cornelia Weiss, which will be held on July 30, 2021. Professor Weiss, a former US colonel, seeks answers to end discrimination against women by illuminating barriers and excavating forgotten history

Click here for details and to register for the talk.

WRITE ON! Northern Ireland Legal Quarterly Call for Submissions

This installment of Write On!, our periodic compilation of calls for papers, includes calls to contribute to Northern Ireland Legal Quarterly, as follows:

Northern Ireland Legal Quarterly, a peer-reviewed journal published by the School of Law at Queen’s University Belfast, has announced a call for contribution submissions. There is no submission deadline. Articles should not normally exceed 12,000 words. Please see ‘For authors‘ section for further details. The journal regularly publishes special issues in all areas of law and socio-legal studies. If you would like to discuss your idea for a special issue, please contact the editor.
For further questions/queries contact the International Editor, Dr Yassin Brunger y.brunger@qub.ac.uk 

ON THE JOB! Job opportunities within the School of Law, Queen’s University Belfast

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

► Applications are welcome from the School of Law, Queen’s University Belfast for seven positions advertised for new Lectureship posts, including five Lectureships (Research and Education) and two Lectureships (Education). These are full time, permanent positions, located in Belfast. Deadline for all posts is July 19, 2021; Further details can be found: 5 Lectureships (Research and Education): here 2 Lectureships (Education):  here

Go On! Asser Instituut Masterclass

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The Asser Institute of the Centre for International & European Law announced open registration for ‘The art and international law laboratory’, a masterclass which will be held at the T.M.C Asser Instituut on October 21-22, 2021. The Masterclass will expand your legal toolbox with insights from the arts and visual studies. It will provide you with an overview of contemporary research in the field of art and international law as well as the areas of visual anthropology and legal design. In three consequent workshops, you will experiment collaboratively with artistic tools to develop creative and innovative solutions for legal problems, under the guidance of professional artists from various disciplines.This Masterclass will feature speakers Sofia StolkKlaartje QuirijnsLua VollaardAvni Sethi and Jules Sievert Rochielle.

Fee: €995 – €495 (Students and NGO-workers) Click here for details.

Read On! HCCH 1970 Evidence Convention and Remote Taking of Evidence by Video-Link

We previously reported that Singapore-based Asian Business Law Institute (ABLI) and the Permanent Bureau of the Hague Conference on Private International Law (HCCH) were to co-host a webinar titled HCCH 1970 Evidence Convention and Remote Taking of Evidence by Video-link on 1 June.

The session has since been successfully held, welcoming attendees from 30 different jurisdictions, including representatives of Central Authorities, HCCH Members, private practitioners, international public service officers and business professionals.

The organizers would like to share the summary and key takeaways of the session, including practical issues such as whether the Evidence Convention can be used in aid of arbitration proceedings, whether the Convention must be used even if a witness is willing to give evidence by video-link in Singapore International Commercial Court (SICC) proceedings, how to take evidence remotely in practical terms, etc.  

Read here for the summary and takeaways in full. Those who are interested to learn more about the session or to request for access to the session recording may contact ABLI via info@abli.asia.

Read On! Special Journal Issue on Public and Mental Health, Human Rights and Atrocity Prevention

The Harvard Health and Human Rights Journal and the Cardozo Law Institute in Holocaust and Human Rights has published a special journal issue entitled “Public and Mental Health, Human Rights, and Atrocity Prevention.” For the past two years, the editors of this special issue have worked in close collaboration to consider the various ways in which human rights and rights-based approaches can promote public health and mental health policies and practices in the prevention of mass atrocity crimes. In June 2019, they convened academics and practitioners engaged in work at the intersections of these disciplines across various contexts and at various intervention points along the continuum of harms that can be defined as atrocity crimes. Represented among these scholars and practitioners were psychologists, sociologists, social psychologists, epidemiologists, public health practitioners, political scientists, legal scholars, human rights practitioners, anthropologists, historians, peace studies scholars, and philosophers.

One result of this work is this special journal issue, where the authors of the collected papers dive deeply into the public health and mental health rights dilemmas that emerge from prevention efforts related to identity-based violence and mass atrocity crimes—including war crimes, crimes against humanity, and genocide. They examine the ways practitioners and scholars can adapt rights and health frameworks, methods, research, tools, and practice toward a more sophisticated and truly interdisciplinary understanding and application of atrocity prevention. In their totality, the papers demonstrate the state of these current fields and the intersecting themes within human rights, public health, mental health, and mass atrocity prevention and, importantly, future potential directions for next collaborative steps.

Read the full table of contents here: https://www.hhrjournal.org/volume-23-issue-1-june-2021/