International Law Week

LIST OF EVENTS:

Thurs., March 12th:  Professor Ralph Steinhardt and Dean Susan Karamanian, will host an “Intro to International Law” course preview in LL101 from 5:30PM-7:00PM. This is a great opportunity for students who may be interested in enrolling in International Law next semester to learn more about the content of the course!
Thurs., March 19th:  Professor Gregory Stanton of George Mason University will speak on “Why Denial Violates the Genocide Convention: The Genocide of Armenians, Native Americans, & Tutsis in Rwanda.”  The event will take place in the Faculty Conference Center on Thursday, March 19th from 4-6PM.  Space is limited. Please RSVP to kovanilodge@gmail.com See attached flyer for more information.
Thurs., March 19th: The International Law Society’s Thirsty Thursday Takeover! ILS will also host an international trivia game with prizes! Get a team together and head over to the Student Conference Center at 4pm. Alcohol will be available via a ticket distribution system to those over 21 with a valid, government issued ID.
Fri., March 20th:  You are cordially invited to the International Law Society’s Annual Embassy Gala on Friday, March 20th from 7-10PM.  See the details in the post below.

Pre-Release Screening of “To Light a Candle” followed by Panel Discussion with Director, Maziar Bahari


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This Saturday night at 7:00PM in the Marvin Center Amphitheater, there is a pre-screening for Maziar Bahari’s new film To Light a Candle.

Background on the Film:

A powerful new documentary film telling the story of the Baha’is of Iran and their peaceful response to decades of state-sponsored persecution.  Using interviews, personal stories, and archival footage – often smuggled out of Iran at great personal risk – the film, entitled To Light a Candle, highlights the constructive resilience of Iran’s Baha’i community. When faced with systematic exclusion by the Iranian regime of Baha’i youth from higher education, this community utilized Baha’i academics, dismissed from their teaching positions on the basis of their religion, to put in place an informal arrangement known as the Baha’i Institute of Higher Education (BIHE). BIHE allows Baha’i youth to have access to university-level courses.

The film vividly documents that the threat of arrest and imprisonment is a daily reality for Iran’s Baha’is, as academics barred from pursuing their professions attempt to educate young people in private homes.

Trailer of the Film may be found at:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v7aE27GyMMo&feature=youtu.be

About the Filmmaker:

The film was made by acclaimed journalist and filmmaker Maziar Bahari. He was Newsweek’s Iran reporter from 1998 to 2011 and has produced a number of other documentary films about Iran.

In September 2014, the movie Rosewater, written and directed by Jon Stewart, debuted at the Toronto Film Festival.  Rosewater is based on Maziar Bahari and his experiences.

Following the film will be a panel discussion where the audience can ask questions. Azar Nafisi, the author of Reading Lolita in Tehran will be the moderator for the panel. Included on the panel is Maziar Bahari, the film producer and the subject of Jon Stewart’s new film, Rosewater. Also on the panel will be Roya Boroumand, executive director of the Abdorrahman Boroumand Foundation, and Parva Fattahi, BIHE (Baha’i Institute for Higher Education) graduate and Immigration Attorney.

In conjunction with To Light a Candle, a new campaign, entitled “Education Is Not a Crime,” is being prepared for a global launch culminating in an international “Education is Not a Crime Day” on February 22, 2015. The campaign will feature voices of support from citizens around the world, and will tell a comprehensive story of the Baha’is in Iran, from the 19th century until today, focusing on persecution under the Islamic Republic and the emergence of BIHE.

Location:
George Washington University
Marvin Center, 3rd Floor Amphitheater
800 21st Street NW
Washington, DC 20052

RSVP & Invite your friends via Facebook!: https://www.facebook.com/events/1497908237161670/?notif_t=plan_user_joined

Co-Sponsored by: GWU’s Baha’i Association, IranWire, ABF, The George Washington University, GW Law’s International Law Society, GW Law’s Human Rights Law Society, and GW Law’s International and Comparative Law Department

Announcing an Event: Does the World Need More Crimes Against Humanity Legislation?

The GW International Human Rights Clinic, The International Law Society, the International and Comparative Law Program, and the American Society of International Law, are pleased to invite you to a panel discussion:

Does the World Need More Crimes Against Humanity Legislation?

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Join us for a celebration of the launch of the Clinic’s new report, Comparative Law Study and Analyses of National Legislation Relating to Crimes Against Humanity and Extraterritorial Jurisdiction. The report will be presented by its co-authors, Professor Arturo Carrillo, and former clinic staff attorney, Annalise Nelson.

Commentators on the report will include GW Law Professors Sean Murphy and Mike Matheson, discussing related topics such as the International Law Commission’s on-going work around an international CAH convention, and a perspective on the challenges to codifying crimes against humanity in the United States.

Associate Dean for International and Comparative Legal Studies, Susan L. Karamanian, will moderate this event.

The event will be followed by a reception in the Kelly Lounge.

Location: The Jacob Burns Moot Court Room (L101), 2000 H St. NW, Washington D.C. 20052

Date and time: Wednesday, October 9 from 4:00 – 6:00 p.m.

New Events – Nov. 12, 2012

 

Event –  “Putin’s Kiss” – Monday, November 12 | 6:30 pm | LL102

Join the Human Rights Law Society and International Law Society for a screening of Putin’s Kiss, a disturbing true story about the current state of civil rights in modern-day Russia. The film will be followed by a discussion with Nadia Diuk, Russia expert and Vice President of the National Endowment for Democracy.

Please join the ILS Board and current and past GW Law students as we share best practices for getting great internship opportunities in the field of international law!

ILS Career Panel: Summer Opportunities in International Law at Home and Abroad – This Monday, Nov. 12th!!

Interested in learning more about international law?  Feeling like you should start looking into summer opportunities?  Then come to hear a panel of your fellow GW Law students share their recent summer opportunities in international law.  Alums will also be in attendance to speak about their experiences and provide tips on finding internships and/or study abroad programs, both here in DC and across the world!

Some of the opportunities that will be discussed include:  Foreign clerkships, State Department internships, GW Study abroad programs in Munich and Oxford, International Trade Commission clerkships, and Department of Justice Office of International Affairs.

See you Monday, November 12th in the SCC from 4:00 to 5:30 p.m.! Cookies and Coffee provided!

 

Volunteers Needed – Int’l Economic Law Interest Group Meeting: Nov. 29-Dec. 1

Attention Students! The International Law Society has been asked to recruit 3 to 4 student volunteers for the International Economic Law Interest Group meeting to be held at the Law School on November 29, November 30 and December 1 (ending at noon). This will be a great opportunity for GW Law students to meet leaders in this field, both from law firms and the academy. If you are interested, please reply to this email with your contact information and availability, and any questions you may have.

 

Offisight Event: World Bank & IFC: Launch of Doing Business 2013 Report 

Join the American Bar Association Section of International Law for a discussion with the World Bank on the recent World Bank and International Finance Corporation (IFC) flagship report: Doing Business. The panelists will discuss what the reports measure; the Doing Business indicators; what is new in this year’s latest report; which regions have the most business-friendly environment; and which economies are showing the most improvements. Special Counsel from Hughes, Hubbard & Reed, LLP will share how the make use of the report to inform their daily business.

Event URL: https://apps.americanbar.org/aba_timssnet/meetings/tnt_meetings.cfm?action=long&primary_id=IC1113&webtextid=60186&Subsystem=MTG&related_prod_flag=0 

Hope to see you at one of these great events!

 

Event – Domestic Violence as a Human Rights Issue

Domestic Violence as a Human Rights Issue
Friday October 19, 10:00 a.m., Burns 415

Come hear Professor Lisa Martin from Catholic University Law School speak about cases in which states’ failures to protect victims of domestic violence have been challenged in international forums, in particular, the recent ground-breaking decision of the Inter-American Human Rights Commission criticizing the United States’ failure to protect child and adult victims in the Castle Rock decision.