Go On! Book Discussion: The Construction of the Customary Law of Peace, Latin America and the Inter-American Court of Human Rights

The Latin America Interest Group invites you to join us for a discussion oThe Construction of the Customary Law of Peace: Latin America and the Inter-American Court of Human Rights, written by Professor Cecilia Marcela Bailliet, Department of Public and International Law, University of Oslo Faculty of Law on Wednesday May 11th at 11 a.m. EST on Zoom, the video is available here

The book explores the emerging construction of a customary law of peace in Latin America and the developing jurisprudence of the Inter-American Court of Human Rights. It traces the evolution of peace as both an end and a means: from a negative form, i.e. the absence of violence, to a positive form that encompasses equality, non-discrimination and social justice, including gendered perspectives on peace.

Speakers:

  • Professor Cecilia Marcela Bailliet (author), Department of Public and International Law, University of Oslo Faculty of Law
  • Professor Jorge Contesse (discussant), Rutgers Law School
  • Laura Zielinski (moderator), Holland & Knight LLP

This session is organized by ASIL’s Latin America Interest Group and is cosponsored by the Center for Transnational Law at Rutgers Law School.

Date: 

Wednesday, May 11, 2022 – 11:00am to 12:00pm

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Go On! Virtual Launch Event of “Women Break the Silence – Gender-based Torture in Asia” 

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►  To advance the applicability of the anti-torture framework to violence against women, the World Organisation against Torture (OMCT) and the Philippines Alliance for Human Rights Advocates (PAHRA) brought together eight women human rights defenders from Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Cambodia, Mongolia, Nepal, India, Philippines, and Sri Lanka to analyze prevalence and patterns of gender-based forms of torture against women and the circumstances in which these forms of torture take place, the consequences of torture and women’s access to reparation and rehabilitation. They developed eight country chapters that form the report entitled: Women Break the Silence – Gender-based Torture in Asia, which will be launched in a public virtual discussion.

When: 6 May 2022, 10:00-11:30 CET

Where: On Zoom: https://us06web.zoom.us/j/88580017992

Panelists:

Freshta Hakimi, torture survivor and human rights defender of CSHRN, Afghanistan

Reem Alsalem, UN Special Rapporteur on violence against women, its causes and consequences

Vrinda Grover, member of the OMCT General Assembly and advocate, Supreme Court of India

Shreen Abdul Saroor, Co-founder of Mannar Women’s Development Federation and Women’s Action Network, Sri Lanka 

Cristina Sevilla, lawyer and human rights officer of the OMCT, Philippines

Sopheap Chak, Executive Director of the Cambodian Center for Human Rights

Chair and Moderator

Farida Shaheed, Executive Director of Shirkat Gah – Women’s Resource Centre, Pakistan and former Special Rapporteur in the field of cultural rights

Go On! ABILA Call for Panel Proposals – International Law Weekend 2022

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►  American Branch of the International Law Association announced a Call for Panel Proposals for International Law Weekend (ILW) 2022, which will be held on October 20-22, 2022, in New York City. ILW is the annual conference of the American Branch and the biggest international law conference of the fall season. It has historically attracted more than 1,000 law practitioners, academics, diplomats, students, and interested citizens. The theme for this year’s meeting, held during the Branch’s Centennial year, is The Next 100 Years of International Law. For more information, click here.

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! International Law Webinar

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►  The Transnational Justice Project announced open registration for the third (of four) Critical International Law Salon Series, which will be held on online February 4, 2022, from 12:00–14:00 ET. The theme of this webinar is Engaging International Human Rights in the Aftermath of a Global Crisis and it will involve discussion from the following panelists:

Lionel Zevounou, Université Paris Nanterre, France
Siba Grovogui, Cornell University, U.S.A.
Nicola Palmer, Dickson Poon School of Law, King’s College London, U.K.
Kjersti Lohne, University of Oslo, Norway

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Go On! Women, Peace & Security Symposium

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►  The Bush School of Government & Public Service at Texas A&M University announced open registration for the 7th Annual Texas Women, Peace & Security Symposium on Women, Peace & Security After the Fall of Kabul, which will be held on online on Friday, November 12, from 9 AM–4PM CT. For registration and more details about the Symposium’s schedule, click here.  

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Go On! Transnational Justice Project Critical International Law Salon Series

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►  The Transnational Justice Project announced open registration for a webinar on Justice, Law, and Structural Inequality on October 1, 2021 as part of a Critical International Law Salon Series leading up to the Transnational Justice Project’s upcoming critical international law summer school in Rwanda next year. This panel will reflect on various approaches to justice and to what extent law and justice are interrelated and how they are related to other mechanisms.

Individuals interested in attending this webinar should register online at https://justice-law-structural-inequality.eventbrite.com. For more information on events co-sponsored by the Transnational Justice Project including the upcoming Critical International Law School in Rwanda, click here.

Go On! International Law Weekend 2021

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►  The International Law Association announced open registration for International Law Weekend (ILW) 2021 – International Law in Challenging Times, an annual conference, which will be held on October 28-30, 2021, virtually. The conference features 32 panels (many of which offer CLE) on an array of public and private international law topics, two keynote addresses, a High-Level Opening Plenary, and more than a dozen professional networking events. A full program of events is available hereOf note, this year ILW are pleased to provide a special offer of ILW 2021 registration and ABILA Membership (through December 31, 2022) for just $110 – a savings of at least $145 over two years. Students always attend for free. 
More information about this event can be found here.