At a time where there is a continuing necessity to promote the place of women working in international law, we are proud to launch the Women in International Law Network: The Olive Schill Society (WILNET). Founded by women researchers of the Manchester International Law Centre, this new platform aims to provide a professional community for women international lawyers at any stage of their career to discuss both their experiences in- and pathways into- the field.
We are a growing community of women from all walks of international law life – from academia, international organisations, non-governmental organisations, independent consultancy, private practice, governments, or education. Follow our website for our latest activities.
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WILNET is delighted to share an interview with Christine Chinkin and Hilary Charlesworth who visited Manchester for the Opening Discussion of the European Society of International Law Annual Conference 2018.
Professor Christine Chinkin is the founding director of the Centre for Women, Peace and Security at the London School of Economics and Professor Hilary Charlesworth is a Melbourne Laureate Professor at Melbourne Law School and also a Distinguished Professor and Director of the Centre for International Governance and Justice in the Regulatory Institutions Network at the Australian National University. In 2000, they published their ground-breaking book ‘The Boundaries of International Law: A Feminist Analysis’ which examined the status of women in international law. In 2005, in recognition of this and other contributions to scholarship, they were awarded the American Society of International Law, Goler T. Butcher Medal ‘for outstanding contributions to the development or effective realization of international human rights law’.
Watch our interview to learn why they pursued a career in international law, the turning points of their career and how they write and work together.