Thursday, December 12, 2013

AALS Annual Meeting: International Law-Making and the United Nations

For those of you attending the annual meeting of the American Association of Law Schools (AALS) in New York City next month, please considering attending the program sponsored by the AALS Section on International Law:


Friday, January 3, 2014, 8:30-10:15 am

This panel will explore contemporary developments, processes and  controversies in international law-making by the United Nations. Speakers  with experience in a range of U.N. bodies will share their observations,  insights and analysis.



 MAHNOUSH   ARSANJANI, who served in the UN Office   of Legal Affairs (OLA) for over three decades, most recently as Director   of the Codification Division.  She   also served as Secretary of the International   Law Commission (ILC) and Secretary of the Committee of the Whole, Rome Conference on   the Establishment of the International Criminal Court.


KRISTEN BOON,   Professor of Law Seton Hall Law School.  Her   scholarship has focused on the legal framework  applicable to the   law-making activities of IOs including the United Nations, the International   Monetary Fund (IMF) and  the World Bank in transitional   situations such as Kosovo and Iraq.  Past UN experience includes International Law Commission sessions   (for Codification Division of OLA), Rome Conference on   the International Criminal Court, UN Mission in Kosovo,   UNHCR Secretariat   in Geneva, UNHCR liaison office in New York. 


PABLO CASTILLO   DÍAZ, specialist at UN Women on   sexual violence in conflict and gender-based violence in emergencies; work   focuses on women’s rights protection in conflict and post-conflict   situations, with special attention to training for UN peacekeepers and   support to documentation and investigations of crimes of sexual   violence.  Sample publication in collaboration with the Department of   Peacekeeping Operations (DPKO), developed  pursuant to UN Security   Council request, here.


KIMBERLY PROST,   U.N. Security Council Ombudsperson for the Al Qaida   Sanctions Committee, and Head of Legal Advisory Section, Division for   Treaty Affairs, UN Office on   Drugs and Crime.  Previously   a judge of the International Criminal Tribunal for the former   Yugoslavia (ICTY).


, Vermont Law School; Chair, AALS Section on   International Law


 Business Meeting at Program Conclusion



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