Wednesday, November 29, 2017
If your schedule and personal travel budget allow, please consider being a Judge in the 2018 Ukrainian Rounds of the Philip C. Jessup International Law Moot Court Competition. The competition will be held in Ukraine from 9-11 February, 2018. Register at https://goo.gl/rrucBU before 10 December 2017.
The 2017-2018 season marks the 59th year of the Philip C. Jessup International Law Moot Court Competition. Jessup is the world's largest moot court competition, with participants from over 645 law schools in at least 95 countries (and this year, maybe more than 100 countries!). The Competition is a simulation of a fictional dispute between countries before the International Court of Justice, the judicial organ of the United Nations. One team is allowed to participate from every eligible school. Teams prepare oral and written pleadings arguing both the applicant and respondent positions of the case.For other information about the Jessup competition, visit the Jessup Page on the website of the International Law Students Association by clicking here.
And yes, judges are also needed in at least 94 other countries, so please visit the Jessup Page to register as a judge.
Sunday, November 26, 2017
Job Opening for a Russian-Speaking Staff Attorney with the ABA Center for Human Rights – Justice Defenders
The American Bar Association Center for Human Rights is seeking an experienced staff attorney to join its Justice Defenders Program. Candidates with substantial experience living and working in Eurasia are encouraged to apply. All applicants must have authorization to work in the United States. The ABA does not sponsor visas. Russian fluency is required.
The Justice Defenders Program provides pro bono legal assistance to human rights advocates working in difficult environments and vulnerable circumstances by: advising on, and raising public awareness of, sensitive trials and cases; connecting pro bono lawyers with requisite expertise with local lawyers to provide advice on international law standards, share best practices, and assist in developing advocacy and litigation strategies; and observing trials that have garnered local, regional, or international attention or have the potential of changing the law, for better or worse, within the country, and providing analysis of those trials. The Justice Defenders Program’s global reach enables it to help human rights defenders in virtually any country. Contact the ABA Center for Human Rights for more information about this job position.
Monday, November 20, 2017
On Transgender Day of Remembrance, the United States honors the memory of the many transgender individuals who have lost their lives to acts of violence.Transgender individuals and their advocates, along with lesbian, gay, bisexual and intersex persons, are facing increasing physical attacks and arbitrary arrests in many parts of the world. Often these attacks are perpetrated by government officials, undermining the rule of law.Transgender persons should not be subjected to violence or discrimination, and the human rights they share with all persons should be respected.On this Transgender Day of Remembrance, the United States remains committed to advancing the human rights and fundamental freedoms of all persons. These principles are inherent in our own Constitution and drive the diplomacy of the United States.