PluriCourts – Centre for the Study of the Legitimate Roles of the Judiciary in the Global Order is organising a Workshop series on the issue of “Identity on the International Bench”. The first Workshop is “Gender on the International Bench” and it will discuss the participation of women judges in adjudicatory processes. The Workshop aims to question the legitimacy of international courts in relation to women’s participation on the bench. You can find the Call for Papers here. The deadline for the submission of the abstracts is 31 July 2017. The Workshop will take place in the Hague on 11 and 12 January 2018.
WILNET had the pleasure to interview Mary Footer from the University of Nottingham. Professor Footer is the co-director of the Nottingham International Law and Security Centre (NILSC) and mainly works in the field of international economic law.
Professor Footer shared with us, among many other topics, her views on the challenges that international economic law is expected to face in the next couple of years and the most far-reaching implications for the future of International Investment Law regime. She also talked about the challenges that women lawyers have to face in the academia especially in the field of international economic law where they are considerably underrepresented compared to men.
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by Camille Talbot
After celebrating the seventieth birthday of the Nuremberg Trials last year, it is time to praise the people who have participated in fighting impunity after the Second World War. With this in mind, WILNET honours Cecelia Goetz, the first woman prosecutor at the Nuremberg Trials. Camille Talbot (University College London) highlights the key parts of her life and her contributions to international law practice.
By Olga Chetverikova
WILNET would like to welcome Olga Chetverikova to our team. Olga is a PhD student at the School of Law, University of Manchester. Her research interests are mainly in International Economic Law. Her work focuses on the ways International Investment Law and International Trade Law interact with supply chains. read more…
by Işıl Aral
IntLawGrrls celebrated its 10th year anniversary on the 3rd of March 2017 with a Conference at the University of Georgia. The Conference opened on the 2nd of March with the screening of Sundance-selected documentary 500 Years directed by Pamela Yates, shedding light on the resistance of Mayan people against the violent and repressive military measures of the Guatemalan government in recent history. The next day, all participants gathered at the Dean Rusk International Law Center at the University of Georgia. With more than 60 presentations, the Conference offered a great range of subject diversity and women took the floor to have their say on almost every subject of international law. This diversity was equally valid for the participants, who had travelled from all around world including from Japan, Australia, Denmark, Kosovo, North and South America.
WILNET’s Işıl Aral interviewed Başak Çalı, Professor of International Law at the Hertie School of Governance, Founding Director of the Center for Global Public Law at Koç University, Istanbul, and Secretary General of the European Society of International Law (ESIL).
by Elise Luhr Dietrichson and Fatima Sator
The foundations of gender equality, which are central to global governance today, can be traced back to the effective diplomatic skills of Latin American women delegates at the conference that agreed to the United Nations (UN) Charter. This piece, by SOAS researchers Elise Luhr Dietrichson and Fatima Sator, is an adaptation of a contribution to Le Monde Diplomatique entitled ‘Les oubliées de San Francisco’.
WILNET spoke with Luisella Pavan Woolfe, Head of the European Union (EU) delegation to the Council of Europe (CoE), who has extensive experience working with the European institutions.
by Sara De Vido
We continue our series of biographies of women in international law with an analysis of the figure of Helena Swanwick by Sara De Vido. During the First World War Helena Swanwick extensively campaigned for peace, and wrote on women’s rights and the system of collective security of the League of Nations.