pramMany readers are familiar with IntLawGrrls: voices on international law, policy, practice, the blog that I founded in February/March 2007. In the 5-plus years that followed, more than 300 women, and a few men, contributed posts; then, in December of last year, the site went on hiatus.

I’m delighted to announce the rebirth of IntLawGrrls.

Though it’s migrated to a new platform and web address – – this 2.0 version retains the rosy tone of its foremother. What’s more, many IntLawGrrls have promised to rejoin the blog. Indeed, with the official launch date not till tomorrow, the site already boasts posts from a number of IntLawGrrls: Carmen Márquez-Carrasco, University of Seville, Spain; Fionnuala Ní Aoláin, the Minnesota Law professor who’s visiting at Harvard this year; Cecilia Bailliet, University of Oslo, Norway; and Jaya Ramji-Nogales, Temple University Beasley School of Law. Jaya and Cecilia, along with IntLawGrrls Elizabeth Ludwin King (Wake Forest Law), Andrea Ewart (DevelopTradeLaw LLC), Sital Kalantry (University of Chicago Law), and Milena Sterio (Cleveland-Marshall Law), make up the new Editorial Team. Yours truly plans to remain an IntLawGrrls Editor Emerita, and to maintain this site as my primary blog; that said, I’ll be cross-posting some items that appear here at ILG 2.0 as well.

The earlier version of IntLawGrrls, with its 6,170 posts, will remain online at its original address, It now forms The IntLawGrrls Archive, indicated as such in the new site’s Blogroll and in the “Of Note Online” list in this blog’s lefthand column.

It will be a pleasure to watch the newborn flourish. ¡Brava, ‘Grrls!

d4This post begins a new chapter.

After nearly 6 years of founding, editing, and contributing to an online forum for hundreds of voices on international law, policy, practice – IntLawGrrls blog – it’s time to go solo.

When the spirit moves, I’ll be posting about matters on which I choose to comment. The occasional posts will be inspired by my work as the Emily and Ernest Woodruff Chair in International Law at the University of Georgia School of Law and as the Special Adviser on Children in Armed Conflict for the International Criminal Court Office of the Prosecutor; however, all will be presented solely in my personal capacity. (credit for image, from Book of Kells)

Your visits (to this site or the connected Twitter and LinkedIn pages), and your comments, will be most welcome.