Friday, July 29, 2022

CEDAW Committee Ruling on LGBTQ+ Rights Under CEDAW Treaty

The United Nations Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW), the treaty body enforcing the Convention on the Elimination of Discrimination Against Women (also CEDAW), has ruled that the criminalization of consensual same-sex sexual activity between women under Section 365A of Sri Lanka’s Penal Code 1883 violates their right to non-discrimination under CEDAW Article 2 (a) and (d)–(g). Click here to read more about this landmark ruling.


July 29, 2022 | Permalink | Comments (0)

Tuesday, July 19, 2022

Global Legal Skills Online Conference on Legal Education in Ukraine: Part II

Ukraine flag-400The second session of the Global Legal Skills (GLS) online workshop on Legal Education in Ukraine will take place on  July 28th at 18:30 – 20:40 Eastern European Summer Time (EEST)/UTC+3.

The first session was attended by more than 100 law faculty from Ukraine, the United States, and several other countries. Participants learned about some of the challenges of educating law students and engaging in other academic activities in a wartime situation and shared many excellent ways that law faculty around the globe can support their Ukrainian colleagues.

The second workshop will discuss legal publishing and editorial opportunities, guest lecturing opportunities, and other cross-border scholarly collaboration. Please use this link to register by July 24, 2022. 


July 19, 2022 | Permalink | Comments (0)

The Development of a New Treaty to Reduce Plastics Harmful to the Environment

The American Bar Association recently published an interesting article that briefly summarizes recent efforts to fight plastic pollution that is so harmful to the environment, including work on a new treaty that the drafters hope to finish by 2024. 


July 19, 2022 | Permalink | Comments (0)