Introducing Morgane Greco

photo-morgane-grecoIt is our great pleasure to introduce our new IntLawGrrls contributor Morgane Greco.

Morgane is an International Studies Master’s degree candidate from the University of Montreal. She holds a Public Law’s Bachelor additionally to a Political Science’s Bachelor from Lyon II University in France.

Thanks to the ERASMUS+ Program, Morgane has spent one semester in Nicosia, at University of Cyprus where she studied the post-conflict Cypriot society. For six months, she has been doing an internship at the United Nations Office of the Special Representative of the Secretary-General on Sexual Violence in Conflict, in New York. She is currently finishing her master’s thesis about the work of this Office’s international civil servants in the fight against conflict-related sexual violence in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. Thanks to the Canadian Partnership for International Justice, Morgane attended the 2019 Assembly of the States Parties of the International Criminal Court. Earlier, in July 2019, she took part in the World Mediation Forum in Luxembourg where she gave a presentation on mediation and transitional justice in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, focusing on sexual violence’s crimes. 

Morgane’s interests are focused on the plague of conflict-related sexual violence, including meaningful reparations for victims, access to justice and accountability for perpetrators.  She is also highly involved in the fight against gender inequalities and its consequences.

Heartfelt welcome!

Introducing Adaena Sinclair-Blakemore

Photo - AdaenaIt is our great pleasure to introduce our new IntLawGrrls contributor Adaena Sinclair-Blakemore! 

Adaena is an Australian lawyer interested in international human rights law, international criminal law and the implementation of international law into domestic law. She holds a Juris Doctor (First Class) from Melbourne Law School where she was the Editor of the Melbourne Journal of International Law. She also holds a Bachelor of Arts in French Studies and Italian Studies from the University of Western Australia.

She has previously interned in the Trial Chambers of the International Criminal Court and worked as a Research Assistant at the Asia Pacific Centre for Military Law at Melbourne Law School, where she undertook research on the laws of peacekeeping operations. During her Juris Doctor, Adaena was a student in the International Criminal Justice Clinic, a subject run in partnership with Amnesty International’s Human Rights in International Justice Project which focuses on monitoring and evaluating the human rights compliance of the international criminal tribunals.

Heartfelt welcome!


Introducing our new student editor: Nelly Gordpour

The IntLawGrrls editorial team is delighted to welcome a new student editor to the blog: Nelly Gordpour.

nelly_headshotNelly Gordpour is a 2L at the Cardozo School of Law. Nelly is a Staff Editor on the Cardozo Journal of Conflict Resolution and is currently a legal intern with the Benjamin B. Ferencz Human Rights and Atrocity Prevention Clinic, where she is currently working on a strategic advocacy and corporate responsibility project in Brazil. Nelly also previously held a competitive fellowship with Humanity-In-Action, and worked as an administrative officer with the the American Branch of the International Law Association. Prior to law school, she worked as a researcher within the U.N. human rights system and formerly worked with Human Rights Watch and the Open Society Foundations. Nelly graduated Magna Cum Laude from CUNY Hunter College with a degree in Sociology and Certificate in Human Rights. As a Muse Arts Scholar at Hunter, she exhibited her photographic work on the Iranian-American diaspora, and was granted the Benjamin Ringer Award by the Department of Sociology for scholarship in the areas of ethnic and race relations.

Heartfelt welcome!

Read On! “Faith, Gender, and Activism in the Punjab Conflict: The Wheat Fields Still Whisper”

Mallika Kaur‘s new book titled “Faith, Gender, and Activism in the Punjab Conflict: The Wheat Fields Still Whisper,” released in January of 2020, centers around the stories of people at the forefront of Punjab’s hazardous human rights movement. The protagonists are human rights defenders who challenged the violence that paralyzed most others who were in a position to intervene. During its deadliest decade, as many as 250,000 people were killed in Punjab. Feminist and gender studies scholars will be interested in the book’s excavation of varied and hybrid roles assumed by Punjabi Sikh women, their negotiation of trauma amidst multiple responsibilities, while defying the stereotypes of a monolithic identity. This book highlights the inadequacies in international human rights studies of ‘violence against women’ and ‘gender-based violence,’ as well as the marginalizations within certain areas of feminist studies. It shows how attention to various forms of gendered violence—direct violence against women or indirect violence due to violence against men in their community—is necessary to end vicious cycles of violence in conflict and post-conflict zones and bring inclusive security to Punjab, South Asia and beyond.

Write On! Environmental Crimes Conference

This installment of Write On!, our periodic compilation of calls for papers, includes calls to submit papers for the 2nd Environmental Crimes Conference as follows:

The Common Good Foundation in partnership with Durrell Wildlife Conservation Trust, The Center for World Indigenous Studies, The Jersey Law Commission, and The Resolution Journal, is hosting the 2nd Environmental Crimes Conference on October 1st and 2nd 2020 in St. Helier, Jersey, Channel Islands, United Kingdom.

The purpose of the conference is to bring together professionals from diverse disciplines around the world to discuss emerging trends and responses to environmental crimes.

The deadline for abstract submission is Friday, March 6, 2020 at midnightNotifications of acceptance will be delivered by the end of March 2020. Publication opportunities will be available for accepted presenters. Additional information and the form for abstract submission can be found here.

Introducing Amanda McCaffrey

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

Amanda McCaffrey is a JD candidate at Stanford Law School. She has interned for the trial team in the Office of the Prosecutor at the Special Tribunal for Lebanon, and works as a student attorney in Stanford’s International Human Rights and Conflict Resolution Clinic. Before law school, she worked as a research assistant and a paralegal on litigation before the International Court of Justice and federal and state courts in California.

At Stanford, she has held leadership positions in the International Law Society, the Stanford Human Rights Law Association, the International Refugee Assistance Project, the Afghanistan Legal Education Project, and the Stanford Prisoner Advocacy and Resources Coalition. Her interests and research in law school center on international conflict resolution and post-conflict justice and reconstruction.

Amanda holds an MFA in creative writing from New York University and a BA in anthropology from the University of California at Berkeley. Her writing has appeared in Just Security, Jewish Currents, Stanford’s Leland Quarterly, the Stanford Daily, and Tin House Online.

Heartfelt welcome!

Go On! Conference on the Future of Space Governance at the University of Georgia School of Law

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

The Dean Rusk International Law Center and the Georgia Journal of International and Comparative Law at the University of Georgia School of Law will host a daylong conference to explore the developments concerning The Future of Space Governance on Monday, October 28, 2019, at the law school’s Athens campus.

This conference will address emerging questions of outer space governance and seeks to understand the perspective and concerns of classic space powers, new entrants, non-space faring nations, and international organizations, as well as civilian space agencies, national militaries, and commercial actors.

Registration is required. For more information, click here.