My colleague, Vermont Law Professor Stephanie Farrior, Chair of the Section on International Law of the Association of American Law Schools, has put together a great lineup for the 2014 AALS annual meeting in New York – and she seeks an additional speaker to round out the panel.
The title for the section’s panel will be “International Law-Making and the United Nations.” Already set to speak on that topic at the meeting, set for 8:30-10:15 a.m. Friday, January 3, are:
► Mahnoush Arsanjani, whose 3-decade career in the U.N. Office of Legal Affairs included stints as Director of Codification, as Secretary of the International Law Commission, and as Secretary of the Committee of the Whole of the Rome Conference on the Establishment of the International Criminal Court.
► International Law Commission member Marie Jacobsson, who’s the 3d woman ever to be appointed to this 65-year-old U.N. body. Also the Principal Legal Adviser on International Law at the Swedish Ministry for Foreign Affairs, Jacobsson serves as the ILC’s Special Rapporteur on the protection of the environment in relation to armed conflicts.
► Kimberly Prost, UN Security Council Ombudsperson for the Al Qaida Sanctions Committee and also the Head of the Legal Advisory Section, Division of Treaty Affairs, U.N. Office on Drugs and Crime. Prost is a former judge of the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia.
The section further invites eligible law faculty members to e-mail manuscripts or detailed abstracts addressing “any of numerous issues in United Nations law-making, including players, processes, or practices” to firstname.lastname@example.org no later than the deadline of September 10, 2013. Full call for papers is here.
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