Thursday, January 15, 2009

Guest Blogger: Cecily Rose

It's IntLawGrrls' great pleasure today to welcome guest blogger Cecily Rose.
Cecily (right) is an associate at Steptoe & Johnson LLP, Washington, D.C., where she is a member of the International Regulation & Compliance Group in the International Department.
Before joining the firm, she worked as Law Clerk at the International Court of Justice and as an Associate Legal Officer at the Special Court for Sierra Leone, and interned with the International Center for Transitional Justice in New York and with the Wisconsin Project on Nuclear Arms Control in Washington, D.C. Articles that Cecily has written focus on issues of international criminal law; an examination of reconciliation mechanisms in northern Uganda, for instance, as well as consideraton of the International Criminal Court's oral proceedings. Her guest post below discusses her article, forthcoming in the Journal of International Criminal Justice, which criticizes the indictment of former Liberian President Charles Taylor. (The trial of Taylor, about which IntLawGrrls have posted here, may be watched via webcast here.)
Cecily dedicates her post as follows:

I have long admired Katharine Graham [right] for what she accomplished in the world of journalism, and at a time when women did not rise to such heights in this field. She led the Washington Post for over two decades, including the period in which the paper published the Pentagon Papers, leading to the Watergate scandal. Her memoirs are remarkably candid and inspirational.
Graham, a pathbreaker among women in business and journalism who died in 2001 at age 84, today joins other IntLawGrrls transnational foremothers in the list just below our "visiting from ..." map at right. (photo credit)
Heartfelt welcome!

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