Job announcement for Kenya Head of Office, Physicians for Human Rights

Physicians for Human Rights (PHR) is hiring someone to serve as their head of office. S/he will represent PHR to government, local, and international partners; develop and manage partnerships with individual and institutional collaborators; conduct advocacy; and coordinate and lead forensic trainings to enhance collaboration among medical, law enforcement, and legal personnel, with the goal of supporting prosecutions and accountability for sexual violence in Kenya.

PHR’s Kenya Head of Office will work in collaboration with the US-based teams to create awareness of and accountability for sexual violence in Kenya that leads to impactful action.

Please send an email cover letter (with salary requirements) and resume to resumes@phr.org. Please include the job title of the position you are applying for in the subject line of your email. Please indicate where you saw this job posting in your cover letter.

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Call for Papers!

Submit Your Work to the 2019 Human Rights Essay Award Competition: The Human Rights Essay Award, sponsored by the Academy on Human Rights and Humanitarian Law at the American University Washington College of Law, seeks to stimulate the production of scholarly work in international human rights law. The topic of the 2019 competition is as follows: The Protection of Migrants Under International Human Rights Law. Participants have the flexibility to choose any subject related to this topic, however, the scope of the submission must directly relate to this year’s topic or it will be disqualified. In addition, we would like to note we believe that international human rights law can be understood to include international humanitarian law and international criminal law. We will award 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 2019 Program of Advanced Studies on Human Rights and Humanitarian Law which will take place from May 27 to June 14, 2019. The deadline to enter your submission to the Human Rights Essay Award competition is February 1, 2019. Please note that ONLY participants with a law degree are eligible to enter this competition. We look forward to receiving your submission!

If you would like additional information or have any questions, we invite you to contact us via email at hracademy@wcl.american.edu and via phone at (202) 274-4295.

Call for Applications!

The Academy on Human Rights and Humanitarian Law is happy to announce its call for applications to the 2019 Program of Advanced Studies on Human Rights and Humanitarian Law which will take place from May 28 – June 14. This annual Program offers 18 courses in English and Spanish lectured by over 40 scholars of relevance in the field of Human Rights and Humanitarian Law and gathers more than 125 participants from over 25 different countries and with different levels of professional experience. The Academy on Human Rights and Humanitarian Law provides, through this Program, the unique opportunity to learn and interact with judges of the International Criminal Court (ICC), the International Court of Justice (ICJ), Special Rapporteurs of United Nations, members of the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights, experts from prominent NGO’s and professors from all over the world. The application form for this program is available at https://www.wcl.american.edu/impact/initiatives-programs/hracademy/advanced/. All courses can be taken for ABA credits. For more information please contact us at: hracademy@wcl.american.edu.

Write On! California Western Law Review and International Law Journal

The California Western Law Review and International Law Journal are currently accepting final manuscripts for publication in their Spring 2019 issues.
Law Review publishes articles having an emphasis on domestic law issues. International Law Review publishes articles having an emphasis on international law issues and comparative analyses.
Authors should submit:
(1) Final manuscript (between 4,000 and 30,000 words); and
a. In Word format with at least one-inch margin
b. Citations must conform to The Bluebook: A Uniform System of Citation (Twentieth
Edition)
c. Title page should include the author’s full name, his or her academic/professional
affiliations, author’s vanity, and complete contact information where
correspondence can be made
(2) The curriculum vitae of the author
Manuscripts are due by December 15, 2018 and should be submitted to lawreview@cwsl.edu with
“Spring 2019 Issue Submission” in the subject line. Please indicate in the body of the email your journal preference (Law Review or International Law Journal).

Write On!

The Editors of the Melbourne Journal of International Law (‘MJIL’), Australia’s premier generalist international law journal, are now inviting submissions for volume 20(1). MJIL is a peer-reviewed academic journal based at the University of Melbourne that publishes innovative scholarly research and critical examination of issues in international law. In addition to considering general international law pieces, volume 20(1) will have a special focus on science and technology in international law. The deadline for submissions is 31 January 2019. Submissions and inquiries should be directed to law-mjil@unimelb.edu.auFor more information, please visit https://law.unimelb.edu.au/mjil/submissions.