Go On! Speakers Series: Transitional Justice in the USA

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

►  The Center for International Law and Policy announced a speaker series, Transitional Justice in the USA. The first of the five part series, titled Comparative Lessons: What is Transitional Justice and How Has it Worked in Other Countries, will be held on Tuesday, February 23, on Zoom.  For more details on the series, click here.

Read On! Social Media Bans Can Be Shaped by International Human Rights Law

Social Media Bans Can Be Shaped by International Human Rights Law is an op-ed piece discussing how, in the wake of Twitter’s ban of Former President Trump, Twitter and other global media companies should learn from international human rights law to shape policies on banning participants. Cornell University Law Professor Sital Kalantry points to U.N. human rights documents and treaties that can guide social media policies. Read the full op-ed here.

Go on! Online Panel Discussion and Book Launch ‘Integrity in International Justice’

Online Panel Discussion and Book Launch ‘Integrity in International Justice’

The International Nuremberg Principles Academy is pleased to announce that it will hold a live online launch of the fourth volume of the Nuremberg Academy Series, entitled Integrity in International Justice, edited by Professor Morten Bergsmo and Dr. Viviane E. Dittrich on 2 February 2021 at 14:00 CET. The recently published book is the first book-length publication to analyse integrity in international justice comprehensively. Integrity in International Justice is a timely contribution to the field, particularly considering recent developments such as State sanctions imposed against international institutions officials, the release of the Independent Expert Review of the International Criminal Court (‘ICC’), as well as the elections of six new judges as well as the Prosecutor of the ICC.

The online book launch will include a brief presentation of the book and will be followed by a panel discussion with high-level practitioners and academics moderated by Dr. Viviane Dittrich, Deputy Director of the Nuremberg Academy. Confirmed speakers are: Judge Richard Goldstone (Independent Expert Review, formerly International Criminal Tribunals for the former Yugoslavia and for Rwanda), Judge Ivana Hrdličková (Special Tribunal for Lebanon), Judge Adel Maged (Court of Cassation of Egypt), Brigid Inder (Women’s Initiative for Gender Justice) and Gunnar M. Ekeløve-Slydal (Norwegian Helsinki Committee).

The event will take place on 2 February 2021 (2 p.m. CET). The platform used will be Zoom webinar. Prior registration via the Nuremberg Academy website is required and now open.

On the Job! ABILA Media Officer

Call for Applicants: ABILA Media Officer

The American Branch is looking for a committed member to serve in the position of
ABILA Media Officer.

Position Summary: The Media Officer will be responsible for developing and
implementing the overall content strategy of the American Branch social media
presence, which will include soliciting, writing, and editing content for our website,
blogging on current events and ABILA activities, managing social media posts, and
handling email communication.

Qualifications: The ideal candidate will have a legal background (either a J.D. degree
or working toward a J.D. or other law degree) with a strong interest in international law
and practice. He or she must have a passion for, and strong understanding of, the
mission of ABILA, excellent written and verbal communication skills, critical thinking and
problem-solving skills, the ability to multi-task, and excellent knowledge of Facebook,
Twitter, LinkedIn, Instagram, and other social media best practices. He or she must also
demonstrate a high level of professionalism.

ABILA will base compensation on the candidate’s experience.

The American Branch of the International Law Association will consider proposals from
applicants without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender
identity or expression, national origin, genetic information, disability, or protected
veteran status. Interested applicants should send their CV and cover letter to Prof. Leila
Sadat, President, American Branch, International Law Association (sadat@wustl.edu)
with a copy to Ms. Madaline George, Program Officer (madalinegeorge@wustl.edu).

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.