Tuesday, September 27, 2022

Prominent Women in International Law Award 2023 Nomination Deadline Approaching

The Women in International Law Interest Group (WILIG) of the American Society of International Law (ASIL) invites nominations for the Prominent Women in International Law Award 2023.  This year marks the 30th anniversary of the award! 

The Prominent Women in International Law Award honors those who have advanced women, gender, and women’s rights in international law.

The diverse accomplishments of previous awardees (list available here and here) demonstrate the multiple ways in which honorees achieve this recognition.  Past awardees include judges of the International Court of Justice and International Criminal Tribunals, founders of women’s rights NGOs, business leaders, government officials, and scholars.  Some of these women have broken glass ceilings in the field, others have worked tirelessly to promote women and women’s voices in international law, and still others have contributed substantively to advancing, researching, or advocating for women’s rights. 

Please submit nominations for a Prominent Woman in International Law who meets some or all of the following criteria:

  • Employs international law to advance women and women’s rights -- awardees need not be attorneys, though most are;
  • Breaks through glass ceilings for women in international law;
  • Promotes women and women’s voices in the field;
  • Contributes substantively to advancing, researching, advocating for, or promoting women’s rights and/or gender justice;
  • Is considered prominent in the field of international law – or has accomplishments that merit further recognition through this prestigious award.

Letters of nomination should be addressed to WILIG’s Prominent Woman in International Law (PWIL) Committee, and should be submitted by October 15, 2022 to Professor Cindy Buys at [email protected]. Please submit nomination information in one PDF document titled with the nominee’s name and “PWIL Award.” Letters or supporting materials should not exceed 5 pages total per nominee.


September 27, 2022 | Permalink | Comments (0)

Friday, September 9, 2022

Nuremberg Forum 2022 “The International Criminal Court 2002–2022: A Court in Practice”

The International Nuremberg Principles Academy is organizing its annual high-level international conference Nuremberg Forum from 13 to 15 October 2022. The Nuremberg Forum 2022 will be held as a hybrid event. The speakers and a limited number of participants will gather at Courtroom 600 of the Nuremberg Palace of Justice. An interactive online platform will allow broad attendance including interactive engagement and discussion. Prior registration is required.

The conference will examine the achievements of the International Criminal Court (ICC) in its first two decades. High-level experts will analyze its work and will reflect on its set-up and achievements in light of the Nuremberg Principles and the Nuremberg legacy. Six panels which will identify the ICC’s strengths and weaknesses in its fight against impunity:

  • Panel I: The ICC’s Major Achievements 
  • Panel II: Goal Setting: How Deterrent is the ICC in Reality?
  • Panel III: Complementarity: Universal Aspirations Versus Tangible Results 
  • Panel IV: Justice is Interconnected and Does not End with a Sentencing: Reflecting on the Experiences of Victims, Witnesses and the Accused Before the ICC
  • Panel V: Whose Outreach and to Whom?

The leading questions at the heart of this conference are: “What have been the achievements of the ICC, especially in terms of its own goal setting and wider universal aspirations and what challenges does it still face?” and “How did the ICC strengthen, over the years, its contribution to the international legal order, and how can its contributions be improved?”

The Nuremberg Forum will bring together leading and distinguished practitioners, academics and other scholars from across the international criminal justice field and related domains. The keynote addresses will be delivered by H. E. Christian Wenaweser (Ambassador of the Permanent Mission of the Principality of Liechtenstein to the United Nations), Luis Moreno-Ocampo (former Prosecutor of the ICC), Fatou Bensouda (High Commissioner to the United Kingdom, The Gambia and former Prosecutor of the ICC) and Brigid Inder OBE (Former Executive Director of Women’s Initiatives for Gender Justice).

The program and registration is available here.


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Tuesday, September 6, 2022

Michigan State is Hiring

Michigan State Law invites applications from entry-level and lateral candidates a full-time, tenure-track faculty position in health care law and policy with an emphasis on inequities in public and private health care systems. They seek applicants with a commitment to excellence in teaching and scholarly achievement. 

Please email application materials or nominations to Professor Tiffani Darden, Co-Chair of Faculty Appointments Committee, [email protected]. More information about the Law College can be found at www.law.msu.edu.

Hat tip to Catherine M. Grosso.




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Monday, September 5, 2022

Germany Intervenes in Ukraine's Genocide Case Against the Russian Federation

The Federal Republic of Germany, invoking Article 63 of the Statute of the International Court of Justice, filed in the Registry of the Court a declaration of intervention in the case concerning Allegations of Genocide under the Convention on the Prevention and Punishment of the Crime of Genocide (Ukraine v. Russian Federation).

Germany joins several other countries that have also filed declarations of intervention, including Latvia, Lithuania, New Zealand, and the United Kingdom.

Pursuant to Article 63 of the ICJ Statute, whenever the construction of a convention to which
States other than those concerned in the case are parties is in question, each of these States has the
right to intervene in the proceedings. In this case, the construction given by the judgment of the Court
will be equally binding upon them.

To avail itself of the right of intervention conferred by Article 63 of the Statute, Germany relies on its status as a party to the Convention on the Prevention and Punishment of the Crime of Genocide (the “Genocide Convention”). In its declaration of intervention, Germany emphasizes that the case “raises important issues concerning the Genocide Convention”, adding that “[t]he Court has found that the provisions of the Convention impose erga omnes partes obligations on Contracting Parties . . . and that the prohibition against genocide is a jus cogens norm in international law”. Germany is of the view that, “given its own past, [it] has a specific interest in the Court exercising its jurisdiction in the case”.

In accordance with Article 83 of the Rules of Court, Ukraine and the Russian Federation have
been invited to furnish written observations on Germany’s declaration of intervention.
Germany’s declaration of intervention will be available on the Court’s website.

Adapted from an ICJ Press Release.


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