Go On! International Nuremberg Principles Academy Book Launch Event

The International Nuremburg Principles Academy announced open registration for the launch and panel discussion of the 3rd volume of the Nuremberg Academy Series, The Tokyo Tribunal: Perspectives on Law, History, and Memory edited by Viviane E. Dittrich, Kerstin von Lingen, Philipp Osten and Jolana Makraiová.

The launch event is on October 30, 2020 at 10:00AM-11:30AM CET. The panel discussion will focus on contemporary perspectives of law and history, and the ongoing significance of the Nuremberg and Tokyo Tribunals.  Click here for details on how to access the book and for the registration link!

Introducing Indrasish Majumder

It is our great pleasure to introduce our new IntLawGrrls contributor Indrasish Majumder. Indrasish is pursuing his B. A L.L. B (Hons.) from National Law University Odisha. He has a special interest in Human Rights, Humanitarian Law, Public International Law and Criminal Law. Accordingly, he has presented and published articles and papers in National/International seminars namely: Indian Law Institute (New Delhi) ‘International Conference on Human Rights and Person with Disabilities’, Amity University ‘International Conference on Human Rights of women, children and sex workers’, MNLU‘National Conference on Gender Justice and Media’ edited books and blogs e.g. Opinio Juris, Jurist Commentary (University of Pittsburgh), International Policy Digest. In pursuance to his interest in policy research, Criminal Law and Human Rights he has interned at the NLUD Centre for Criminology and Victimology and volunteered at the Amnesty International Troll Decoders Project.

Indrasish exhibits a keen interest in working for the underprivileged and has been involved in various volunteering programs in his college and outside. The Robin Hood Army ( involved in accumulating leftover food from restraint across Calcutta and distributing them among the
underprivileged), Increasing Diversity by Increasing Access (IDIA) (A pan India initiative by students from National Law Universities to help the underprivileged overcome their monetary constraints and pursue a legal education), Parichay (working in tribunals on behalf of the people left out from the final list of National Register for Citizens in India), IAYP (International Award for Young People), Child Rights and You and Help Age India, to name a few.

Heartfelt welcome!

Introducing Raghavi Viswanath

It is our great pleasure to introduce our new IntLawGrrls contributor Raghavi Viswanath. Raghavi is a PhD researcher at the European University Institute in Florence. Her doctoral project investigates ways to improve State accountability for violations of cultural rights in Asia, with specific focus on India, China, and Myanmar. Raghavi obtained her primary degree in law from the National Law Institute University, Bhopal (India). During this course, Raghavi served as the Convener of the Centre for Research in International Law and the Editor-in-chief of the Law Review. She was also associated with Columbia University’s Global Freedom of Expression project as a legal researcher. Raghavi read for the Bachelor of Civil Law at the University of Oxford, where she studied international criminal law, law of armed conflict, and criminal justice. At Oxford, Raghavi worked on criminal law projects housed at the Oxford Pro Bono Publico and the Bonavero Institute for Human Rights.

Raghavi then secured the Oxford-Meron IRMCT Internship Fund to intern at the United Nations International Residual Mechanism for Criminal Tribunals in the Hague. Thereafter, she pursued an advanced masters in international criminal law at the Leiden Law School. Raghavi wrote her thesis under the supervision of Prof. William Schabas and graduated summa cum laude. Alongside her PhD at the European University Institute, Raghavi works as a research associate at the Public International Law and Policy Group where she studies trends in domestic prosecutions of international crimes. More recently, she contributed to PILPG’s amicus curiae intervention in the Bosco Ntaganda case at the International Criminal Court. Raghavi’s primary interests lie in international criminal law, human rights law, and third world approaches to international law.

Heartfelt welcome!

Write On! Call for Papers: Human Rights Essay Award Competition

This installment of Write On!, our periodic compilation of calls for papers, includes a call for submissions to the upcoming Human Rights Essay Award Competition, as follows:

The Academy on Human Rights and Humanitarian Law at American University Washington College of Law is currently accepting submissions for the 2021 Human Rights Essay Award Competition. The topic of the 2021 competition is as follows: Human Rights and States of Emergency: Unexpected Crisis and New Challenges. Participants have the flexibility to choose any subject that directly relates to this topic, including international human rights law topics related to international humanitarian law and international criminal law.  The deadline to enter your submission to the Human Rights Essay Award competition is February 1, 2021. Please note that ONLY participants with a law degree are eligible to enter this competition. 

The Human Rights Essay Award will be awarded to two winners—one for a submission in English and one for a submission 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 2021 Program of Advanced Studies on Human Rights and Humanitarian Law which will take place from May 31 to June 18, 2021.

If you would like additional information or have any questions, please contact humanrightsessay@wcl.american.edu

Write On! Call For Papers

This installment of Write On!, our periodic compilation of calls for papers, includes a call to submit papers
to the Transnational Legal Theory Journal as follows:

► The Transnational Legal Theory Journal is publishing a special issue of articles on transnational legal feminism. They invite you to submit an abstract (due 15 December 2020) for consideration for the journal.  Selected authors will be invited to submit papers (subject to peer review) that will be published in the Transnational Legal Theory Journal and presented in a virtual conference to be held on March 25th and 26th, 2021 in collaboration with the London South Bank University and the Cornell Law School. 

Please submit an abstract of no more than 500 words, a short bio (max. 200 words), and your institutional affiliation to transnational_feminism@cornell.edu by 15 December 2020. Draft papers will be due to at the end of February 2021 with the final papers having to be submitted by the end of April 2021, after the Symposium.

► The virtual Transnational Legal Feminism Symposium, organized by London South Bank University and Cornell Law School’s India Law Center, will be held on March 25th and 26th, 2021, with Professor Chandra Talpade Mohanty (Syracuse University) as the keynote speaker.

The Symposium aims at bringing together scholars and activists working on the intersection of international law, particularly those working on Third World Approaches to International Law (TWAIL), transnational law, and feminist legal theories to exchange notes from both research and practice.In this context, the Symposium will particularly focus on the following themes:

  • Power struggles between the Global South and Global North regarding gender equality issue and international law, including critiques of dominant perspectives
  • Non-hegemonic feminist theories and activism
  • Contextualised approaches to cross-border feminist praxis that challenge notions of universality
  • The effects of increased transnational neoliberal policies on gender-related and feminist issues
  • The potential (risks) of transnational feminist solidarity movement
  • How does transnational legal feminism intersect with the body of literature called “transnational law”?
  • What could a new transnational legal feminist approach entail?

Contributions are invited from scholars and activists in the field of law, gender studies, feminist theory, international relations and other disciplines that consider the kinds of questions listed above.

On the Job! American University LL.M Program

American University Washington College of Law is accepting applications for its Master’s in International Human Rights and Humanitarian Law. Applications for the Spring Semester will be open until December 1, 2020, and classes will begin in January 2021.

The LL.M. in International Human Rights and Humanitarian Law has three tracks: in-person, hybrid and online programs. Students will benefit from a flexible curriculum focused on over 20 human rights doctrinal 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.

Click here to apply!

Introducing Gnanavi Gummadi

It is our great pleasure to introduce our new IntLawGrrls contributor Gnanavi Gummadi. Gnanavi is a final year student at Jindal Global Law School, India. She is one of the founding members of the student-run blog Articulate Justice that publishes articles and cartoons on contemporary legal issues majorly surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic. At her university, she works at the Legal Aid Clinic and the Workers Welfare Society. She has previously held internships at the State Human Rights Council, Jammu and Kashmir Coalition of Civil Society (JKCCS), and various litigation firms. Currently, she is working on the intersection of the Black Lives Matter Movement and cartoons under her university professor. Her interests lie in studying and writing about Public International Law, especially the Law of Outer Space, and political and legal philosophy. She also loves exploring the relationship of law with visual culture. In her spare time, she enjoys drawing political cartoons and courtroom sketching.

Heartfelt welcome!

Go On! American Society of International Law Midyear Meeting

The American Society of International Law announced open registration for its 2020 Midyear Meeting. The virtual conference will be held on Thursday and Friday, October 29-30. The meeting will host many events, including its Research Forum, which features cutting-edge international law scholarship by more than 70 authors. The meeting also has a Practitioner’s Forum, which will have a panel on “Global Issues Related to Arbitrating Data Breaches and Privacy Rights.” Participants will also be able to engage with each other, presenters, and discussants throughout the conference.

The virtual meeting is hosted by Case Western Reserve University Law School. Click here for details.

Go On! Women Judges Around the World Remember Ruth Bader Ginsburg

Please join the Women and the Law Program of American University Washington College of Law, the International Association of Women Judges, and the Institute for Women’s Policy Research, in the framework of THE STATE OF WOMEN:  Erasmus+ Network funded by the European Union on October 1, 2020 at 9:30am EST, for an event on the legacy of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg.

Throughout her long career Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg inspired and engaged with jurists, lawyers, scholars, and students worldwide.  A committed comparativist, she was always eager to learn from the experiences of other nations, “as a matter of comity and in a spirit of humility.”  Her personal story and unwavering commitment to gender equality served as a call for women to enter the legal profession and demand their place in the judiciary in every corner of the world.  

Please join for a conversation with the Rt Hon. the Baroness Hale of Richmond DBE (Former President, Supreme Court of the United Kingdom); Hon. Justice Hannah Okwengu (Court of Appeal of Kenya), Hon. Judge Alexandra Prechal (Court of Justice for the European Union) and Hon. Judge Flavia Viana (Court of Justice of the State of Paraná, Brazil) as we reflect upon the indelible mark Justice Ginsburg leaves at home and abroad.

“If U.S. experience and decisions may be instructive to systems that have more recently instituted or invigorated judicial review for constitutionality, so too can we learn from others now engaged in measuring ordinary laws and executive actions against fundamental instruments of government and charters securing basic rights.” —Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg

Co-sponsored by the Washington College of Law’s International and Comparative Legal Studies Program, Center for Human Rights and Humanitarian Law, and Academy on Human Rights and Humanitarian Law.

Click here to register for this free event!   

Go On! Specialized Course in Renewable Energy Law

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

►  NOVA School of Law, Jurisnova and NOVA Law Green Lab announced open registration for a Specialized Course in Renewable Energy Law, which will be held from September 28th to October 6th, online, in English. The five-day course will conclude with a Roundtable/Conference open to the public on the following Tuesday, October 6. Click here for details https://novalaw.unl.pt/formacao-especializada/short-course-on-renewable-energy-law/?fbclid=IwAR14HUbAUxCBzfR2Nx44_AjpUyQ783CX95jK1Py0JphPw8F0QDgoDH94hSc