Go On! Registration for the 2022 Leitner Summer Human Rights Institute (SHRI) at Fordham Law School

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►  The Leitner Center for International Law and Justice at Fordham Law School is pleased to be accepting registration to the 2022 Summer Human Rights Institute (SHRI). This year the SHRI is glad to be back on its Lincoln Center campus in the heart of NYC, and is also offering an online course for students who prefer it. Designed for students and professionals from around the world, this immersive program provides participants with an in-depth understanding of international human rights law and practice. Live lectures with Fordham Law School Professors and human rights professionals are supplemented by practice workshops and materials. The SHRI provides a unique opportunity to equip yourself with the tools of human rights practice and participate in conversations with practitioners and academics about the world’s most pressing human rights concerns. The course will take place June 13-June 24 (in-person) and June 13-July 1 (virtual program). Participants receive a certificate in International Human Rights Law.


Limited scholarships are available. The deadline for scholarship requests is April 15th. 

For more information on the program, click here. To register for the program, click here. Please email shri@fordham.edu with any questions!

Go On! EULab Summer School on Labour Migration in the European Union Opportunities

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►  EULab Summer School announced calls for application to the Summer School on Labour Migration in the European Union, which will be held from June 27 – July 8, 2022, at the Department of Law of the University of Napoles Federico II. The program is open up to 30 postgraduate students in the fields of Law, International Relations and Social Science who intend to develop a solid knowledge on labour migration to Europe from the specific lens of international and EU law. For more details on the program, click here.

To apply, send your CV and a motivation letter to eulab2020@gmail.com by April 14, 2022. Applicants are kindly asked to specify if they prefer to participate in person or remotely.

Go On! International Law Conference

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►  The Maastricht Study Group for Critical Approaches to International Law announced open registration for a one-day, international, hybrid conference on the topic of Deconstructing International Law, which will be held on April 7, 2022. The aim of the conference is to identify the core, foundational myths of international law, and to break them down, critically analyzing what international law is and making room to discuss what international law could be. Featuring panels on A Deconstructed History of International Law, The Ideas and Ideals of International Criminal Law, and on Statehood and Subjecthood, Deconstructed (amongst others), this is set to be an event full of interesting and challenging discussions and presentations on a variety of areas of law. Attendance is possible both in person at Maastricht University and online. For details on the full programme and registration information, click here.

Go On! Artificial Intelligence and International Law

The  Brunel University London Public International Law Research Group is organizing an online panel discussion on Artificial Intelligence and International Law on March 2nd, 4:00-5:00pm (UK Time)

Speakers at this event will include: Professor Judit Sandor, Central European University, Department of Legal Studies; Associate Professor Machiko Kanetake, Utrecht, University School of Law; Associate Professor Asaf Lubin, Indiana University, Maurer School of Law; Dr. Pin Lean Lau, Brunel University London.

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

Go On! Transitional Justice in the USA Speakers Series

The  Center for International Law and Policy is organizing an online panel discussion on Transitional Justice in the U.S. on February 28th, 12:00-1:30pm EST.

Speakers at this event will include: Rachel Lopez, Associate Professor of Law, Drexel University, Thomas R. Kline School of Law; Roxanna Altholz, Clinical Professor of Law and Co-Director, International Human Rights Law Clinic, Berkeley Law School; Nikki Grant, Policy Director and Co-Founder, Amistad Law Project; Darryl Heller, Director of the IU South Bend Civil Rights Heritage Center and Assistant Professor of Women’s and Gender Studies, Indiana University South Bend; and Helen Mack Chang, President and Founder, Myrna Mack Foundation.

The discussion will explore the role of police accountability in the racial reckoning in the United States and discuss both the potential benefits and limitations of prosecuting police for racial violence. In particular, the panel will explore whether criminal accountability has lived up to its promise in other transitioning contexts and what lessons can be learn for the quests for retributive justice in the United States.

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

The event is co-organized by the International Human Rights Section of the Association of American Law Schools, and the Transitional Justice and Rule of Law Interest Group of the American Society of International Law.

Write On! Call for Papers: Academy for European Human Rights Protection, University of Cologne

This installment of Write On!, our periodic compilation of calls for papers, includes calls to present at the Youth Researchers’ Workshop, as follows:

The Academy for European Human Rights Protection, University of Cologne has opened an invitation for submissions for the Youth Researchers’ Workshop to be held September 14 – 15, 2022. The Academy is interested on future-oriented research questions such as the impact of technological developments on human rights, the idea of developing “non-human” human rights in connection with harm to the environment and climate change, human rights as a remedy against populism, and human-rights problems in the area of communication.

The deadline for abstract submissions is March 31, 2022. For more information on guidelines and style requirements, click here.

Introducing Tamar Ezer and Braelyn Saumure

Tamar Ezer is the Acting Director of the Human Rights Clinic and the Faculty Director of the Human Rights Program at the University of Miami School of Law.  Focus areas of her work in the Human Rights Clinic include gender justice, Indigenous women’s rights, and the rights to health and housing.  Prior to that, Tamar taught and supervised projects at Yale Law School with the Schell Center for International Human Rights and the Solomon Center for Health Law and Policy, as well as Georgetown University Law Center’s International Women’s Human Rights Clinic, where she supervised test cases challenging discriminatory laws and oversaw fact-finding and legislative projects in Nigeria, Swaziland, Tanzania, Uganda, and the Philippines.  Additionally, Tamar served as Deputy Director of the Law and Health Initiative of the Open Society Public Health Program, where she focused on legal advocacy to advance health and human rights in Eastern and Southern Africa, Eastern Europe, and Central Asia.  This encompassed work on reproductive health, violations in health care settings, HIV, palliative care, drug policy, and intersections between access to justice and health.  Tamar also clerked for Judge Robert Sweet at the Southern District of New York and Justice Dorit Beinisch at the Supreme Court of Israel.  Tamar graduated from Stanford University and Harvard Law School, where she was the editor-in-chief of the Harvard Human Rights Journal

Braelyn Saumure is a third-year law student fellow at the University of Miami School of Law Human Rights Clinic (HRC). Under the supervision of Professor Tamar Ezer, Braelyn’s work with HRC has focused on highlighting the intersections of gender and environmental violence on Indigenous women and girls. Her work has included collaborating with fellow HRC students,  students at the Benjamin B. Ferencz Human Rights and Atrocity Prevention Clinic at Cardozo School of Law and Indigenous partners in drafting a series of reports, including a human rights framework and a case study focused on Canada’s National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women, addressing the implications of these forms of violence, shared with the U.N. Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women and various Special Rapporteurs to inform guidance on rights in connection to Indigenous women and land. She has also authored a report on the disproportionate impacts of COVID-19 on Indigenous communities.  

Heartfelt Welcome!

Work On! Call for Applications: 2022 Fall Semester for the Master’s (LLM) in International Human Rights and Humanitarian Law

Work On! is an occasional item about workshops, roundtables, and other fora that do not necessarily include publication:

American University Washington College of Law is now accepting applications for the Fall (August) 2022 LL.M. 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 expert faculty. American University Washington College of Law is a powerhouse in human rights education and offers a curriculum based on experiential education that allows students to acquire hands-on experience through externships, internships and research opportunities with human rights faculty and world renowned experts. The deadline to apply is May 1st, classes begin August 2022. Email humanrightsllm@wcl.american.edu to set up a zoom appointment!

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.

Click the following link to apply: https://bit.ly/2OJo33B

Write On! Call for Papers: Palestine Yearbook Of International Law

The Palestine Yearbook of International Law (PYBIL) has opened an invitation for a round of submissions for Volume XXIV. PYBIL is interested in critical approaches to public international law, and welcomes submissions in relation to Palestine. In addition, the PYBIL welcomes articles on critical legal studies, Third World Approaches of International Law (TWAIL), and Critical Race Theory (CRT). PYBIL will accept articles, case commentaries, and book reviews.

The deadline for submissions is March 15, 2022. For more information on guidelines and style requirements, click here.