Announcements: WILIG Scholarship Prize; UN Audiovisual Library of International Law; COVID-19 Crisis from a German, European and International Perspective; Research Assistant Vacancy, State Silence Project

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1. WILIG Scholarship Prize. The Inaugural WILIG Scholarship Prize Committee (Lori Damrosch, Adrien Wing, Viviana Krsticevic, Nienke Grossman and Milena Sterio) is excited to announce the inaugural WILIG Scholarship Prize.  The WILIG Scholarship Prize aims to highlight and promote excellence in international law scholarship involving women and girls, gender, and feminist approaches. This prize, awarded every two years, recognizes innovative contributions to international law scholarship that theorize or utilize a feminist lens or lenses, highlight and seek to address topics disproportionately affecting women and girls, or consider the impact of international law or policy on gender more broadly. All ASIL members are invited to submit a single article, chapter, or book published in the last three years, for consideration. Self-nomination is welcome, as is nomination of others. Please email your cover letter and scholarly work to lschnitzer {at} ubalt(.)edu with subject line “WILIG Scholarship Prize Submission” by 15 June 2020. Questions should be emailed to wilig {at} asil(.)org.The WILIG Scholarship Prize will be awarded at the WILIG Luncheon at the 2021 ASIL Annual Meeting.

2. New Additions to the Podcast of the UN Audiovisual Library of International Law (AVL). The Codification Division of the UN Office of Legal Affairs recently added the following audio lectures to the AVL’s podcast: Mr. Steven Hill on “Legal Aspects of the Work of NATO” and Mr. Donald M. McRae on “Varieties of International Dispute Settlement: From Litigation to Conciliation”. The Audiovisual Library of International Law is available as a podcast on SoundCloud and can also be accessed through the preinstalled applications in Apple or Google devices, or through the podcast application of your preference by searching “Audiovisual Library of International Law”.

3. Third Session of the IFHV’s and Verfassungsblog’s Online Discussion Series “COVID-19 Crisis from a German, European and International Perspective”. The third session of the IFHV’s and Verfassungsblog’s COVID-19 online discussion series reflects on the implications of the current pandemic for multilateralism and international human rights. “’Universally respected but temporarily neglected?’ – COVID-19 as a crisis for human rights and multilateralism” takes place on 26 May 2020, 4 pm (CET) with guests including Philip Alston, Marco Sassòli, Gian LucaBurci and Nico Krisch. The live stream will be available on More info here.

4. Research Assistant Vacancy (ERC / UCL Laws – “State Silence” Project). A full time Research Assistant position is available as part of an exciting new research project on ‘The Silence of States in International Law’. The project, led by the Principal Investigator (PI), Dr. Danae Azaria, Associate Professor at UCL Laws, is funded by the European Research Council (ERC), and its goal is to understand the legal significance and effects of the silence of States in relation to the sources of international law, State responsibility and international dispute settlement. The post is available from 1 September 2020 for 2 years. This is a unique opportunity to assist the PI on a project with global outreach, and to acquire invaluable research experience on a general international law subject that transcends all fields of international law. Deadline for applications is 31 May 2020. For job description and person specification, and to apply, visit here.

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