Completing a new wave of arrivals to our blog, we're delighted to announce the arrival of 3 more IntLawGrrls: Stephanie Farrior (right), Kelly Askin (below left), and Jenny S. Martinez (below right).
Professor of Law and Director of the Center for Applied Human Rights Research at Pennsylvania State University's Dickinson College of Law in Carlisle, Pennsylvania, Stephanie's a leader in the field of international human rights law. She's the former Legal Director and General Counsel of the London-based NGO Amnesty International, a founding board member of the San Francisco-based NGO Center for Justice & Accountability, and a member of the Executive Council of the American Society of International Law. Her recent scholarship includes studies of the U.N. Commission on the Status of Women and of women refugees. Stephanie's chosen Goler Teal Butcher (1925-1993), onetime Howard University Law Professor, State Department official, and head of the U.S. Agency for International Development, as her IntLawGrrls transnational foremother.
Dr. Kelly Dawn Askin is the Senior Legal Officer, International Justice, with the Open Society Justice Initiative in New York. In addition to teaching and serving as a visiting scholar at Notre Dame, Washington College of Law, Harvard, and Yale, Kelly's served as Executive Director of the International Criminal Justice Institute and American University’s War Crimes Research Office, as a legal advisor to the judges of the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia and for Rwanda, and as an expert consultant, legal advisor, or international law trainer to prosecutors, judges, and registry at those tribunals and others in East Timor, Sierra Leone, and Cambodia, as well as at the International Criminal Court. She's published extensively on international criminal law, international humanitarian law, and gender justice, and serves on the board of several organizations, including the Executive Board of the American Branch of the International Law Association, the International Judicial Academy, and the International Journal of Criminal Law.
Jenny is an Associate Professor of Law and Justin M. Roach, Jr. Faculty Scholar at California's Stanford Law School. Jenny's scholarship examines ramifications of the recent prolifteration of international tribunals. In a 2004 oral argument before the U.S. Supreme Court, she represented José Padilla, the Brooklyn-born man who, as posted here, spent years in incommunicado military custody as an "enemy combatatant." She's worked as a consultant for the NGOS Human Rights First and the International Center for Transitional Justice.