Women in International Law Network

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Cecelia Goetz: First female Prosecutor at the Nuremberg Trials

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.

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IntLawGrrls 10th Year Anniversary Conference: “We have come a long way baby!”

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.
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WILNET interviews Başak Çalı

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).

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Gender Equality – A Latin American Contribution to the United Nations

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’.
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Helena Swanwick: a woman of International Law

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.

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