Monday, October 11, 2010

Go On! Women & ICL

(Go On! is an occasional item on symposia and other events of interest)

We at IntLawGrrls are delighted to announce Women and International Criminal Law, a daylong event we've organized for Friday, October 29, 2010, just days before the 10th anniversary of the milestone U.N. Security Council Resolution 1325 (2000) on Women and peace and security.
Featured will be a roundtable discussion of papers to be published in a 2011 special edition of the International Criminal Law Review, to be edited by IntLawGrrls Jaya Ramji-Nogales, Beth Van Schaack, and yours truly, Diane Marie Amann.
We've dedicated to the Honorable Patricia M. Wald, the IntLawGrrls guest/alumna pictured at the top of the above poster and at bottom right. Formerly a Judge on the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia and Chief Judge of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit, she has served as an American Society of International Law Counsellor and as Co-Chair of the ASIL Task Force on U.S. Policy Toward the International Criminal Court.
Judge Wald will be among the speakers at this roundtable. Other distinguished participants, including a few chosen pursuant to our earlier call for papers, are listed in the full program, set forth below.
IntLawGrrls is honored to be hosting the event along with our generous cosponsors, the American Society of International Law; the California International Law Center at King Hall at University of California, Davis, School of Law; Santa Clara University School of Law, Santa Clara, California; and Temple University Beasley School of Law, Philadelphia.
All attendees must preregister for this event. Seating is limited, so we encourage you to register early, pursuant to registration details here. For those who can't attend, our cosponsors plan in due course to post video of the event on their websites.
Heartfelt thanks are also due to poster designer Janet Goldwater, who directed the film "Mrs. Goundo's Daughter," which our own Hope Lewis reviewed a while back, and to ASIL's Veronica Onorevole and to IntLawGrrl Kathleen A. Doty California International Law Center Fellow, for providing organizational assistance above and beyond the call of duty.
Without further ado, here's the program:
► Panel on The Limits of International Criminal Law, moderated by Michael Surgalla, Attorney, U.S. Department of Justice, Criminal Division, Human Rights and Special Prosecutions. Papers to be presented:
• "Criminal Justice for Gendered Violence and Beyond," by IntLawGrrl Naomi Cahn, John Theodore Fey Research Professor of Law, The George Washington University Law School, Washington, D.C., and Co-Chair of WILIG, ASIL’s Women in International Law Interest Group; IntLawGrrl Dina Francesca Haynes, Associate Professor of Law, New England Law School, Boston; and IntLawGrrl guest/alumna Fionnuala D. Ní Aoláin, Associate Dean for Planning and Research and Dorsey & Whitney Chair in Law, University of Minnesota Law School, Minneapolis, Professor of Law, Transitional Justice Institute, University of
Ulster, Belfast and Derry, Northern Ireland, and ASIL Executive Council member.
• "The Public Health Implications on Women of Armed Conflict and Transitional Justice," by
Jennifer Leaning, Director of the Francois-Xavier Bagnoud Center for Health & Human Rights; Professor of the Practice of Health and Human Rights at Harvard School of Public Health; and Associate Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School.
• "Questioning Hierarchies of Harm: Women, Forced Migration and International Criminal Law," by IntLawGrrl Jaya Ramji-Nogales, Associate Professor of Law at Temple University Beasley School of Law, Philadelphia.
• "The Crime of Aggression: A Feminist Project?" by IntLawGrrl Beth Van Schaack, Associate Professor of Law at Santa Clara University School of Law, Santa Clara, California.
► Panel on Gender and International Criminal Law, moderated by Morten Bergsmo, Visiting Professor of Law at Georgetown University Law Center, Washington, D.C., and Senior Researcher at the Faculty of Law, University of Oslo, Norway. Papers to be presented:
• "The Gendered Dichotomy of Cumulative Charges for Sexual and Gender-Based Crimes at the International Criminal Court," by Laurie Green, LL.M. Student, American University Washington College of Law, Washington, D.C.
• "Beyond Consent: A Note on the Definition of Sexual Assault in International Criminal Law," by Katie O’Byrne, Law Clerk at the High Court of Australia, Canberra.
• "Prioritizing Gender Crimes at International Criminal Courts: The Philosophical Foundations of a Feminist Agenda," by IntLawGrrls guest/alumna Margaret M. deGuzman, Assistant Professor of Law at Temple University Beasley School of Law in Philadelphia.
► Lunch tributes by IntLawGrrl Kelly Askin, Senior Legal Officer, International Justice, Open Society Justice Initiative, and by ASIL Executive Director Elizabeth Andersen, who will read a tribute to Judge Wald by U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg.

► Panel on Beyond International Criminal Law, moderated by David P. Stewart, Visiting Professor of Law at Georgetown University Law Center, Washington D.C., and former Assistant Legal Adviser for Private International Law, U.S. Department of State. Papers to be presented:
• "Is International Criminal Law Feminist?" by IntLawGrrl guest/alumna Doris Buss, Associate Professor of Law at Carleton University in Ottawa, Canada.
• "The Paradoxical Feminist Quest for Remedy: A Case Study of Jane Doe v. Islamic Salvation Front and Anwar Haddam," by IntLawGrrl Karima Bennoune, Professor of Law and Arthur L. Dickson Scholar, Rutgers School of Law, Newark.
• 'Assessing Civil Liability for Harms to Women During Armed Conflict: The Rulings of the Eritrea-Ethiopia Claims Commission," by IntLawGrrl Lucy Reed, Partner at Freshfields Deringer Bruckhaus LLP in New York, Eritrea-Ethiopia Claims Commissioner, and ASIL's Immediate Past President.

► Panel on Women as Creators of International Criminal Law, moderated by IntLawGrrl alumna Diane Orentlicher, Deputy, Office of War Crimes Issues, U.S. Department of State. Papers to be presented:
• "Hannah Arendt as a Theorist of International Criminal Law," by David Luban, University Professor and Frederick J. Haas Professor of Law and Philosophy, Georgetown University Law Center, Washington, D.C.
• "Cecelia Goetz, Woman at Nuremberg," by IntLawGrrl Diane Marie Amann, Professor of Law, Martin Luther King Jr. Hall Research Scholar, and Director, California International Law Center at King Hall, University of California, Davis, School of Law, an ASIL Vice President.
• "Sex Representation on the Bench and the Legitimacy of International Criminal Courts," by IntLawGrrl guest/alumna Nienke Grossman, Assistant Professor of Law, University of Baltimore School of Law.
• "International Criminal Law at the Crossroad: The Impact of Judge Wald," by IntLawGrrl Jenny S. Martinez, Professor of Law and Justin M. Roach, Jr. Faculty Scholar, Stanford Law School, Stanford, California.
Closing Remarks on Women and International Criminal Law, by IntLawGrrl guest/alumna and special edition honoree Patricia M. Wald, former Judge on the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia and former Chief Judge of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit; former ASIL Counsellor and Co-Chair ASIL Task Force on U.S. Policy Toward the International Criminal Court.

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