American Society of International Law (ASIL) News for November 14, 2012

2013 Arthur C. Helton Fellowship Application Period Now Open:

The Arthur C. Helton Fellowship Program, established in 2004 on the recommendation of the ASIL Honors Committee, recognizes the legacy of Arthur Helton, a remarkable ASIL member who died in the August 19, 2003 bombing of the UN mission in Baghdad along with UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Sergio Viera de Mello and 20 others. For details and application, click here.

Nominations Sought for ILM Editorial Advisory Committee:

The International Legal Materials (ILM) Editorial Advisory Committee meets bimonthly in Washington, DC, at ASIL headquarters, to select international legal documents that are republished in ILM. Documents submitted for consideration include, among others, UN Security Council resolutions, treaties, and case law from a wide array of international tribunals. For more information about ILM and its content, please visit here. Applications for several openings on the current committee are welcome. Interested candidates are encouraged to apply by sending a curriculum vitae and a brief expression of interest to Djurdja Lazic, ILM Managing Editor by February 8, 2013.

Call for Papers – Teaching International Law Interest Group:

The Teaching International Law Interest Group’s 2013 biennial conference, “Teaching International Law Outside Law Schools,” will be held April 12, 2013. The conference will appeal to a wide range of teachers and scholars interested in international law and the pedagogy employed in diverse institutional settings. Proposals for presentations and papers should be submitted via email by January 6, 2013. For more information, click here.

International Humanitarian Law Student Writing Competition:

ASIL Academic Partner American University Washington College of Law’s Center for Human Rights and Humanitarian Law and ASIL’s Lieber Society on the Law of Armed Conflict are pleased to announce the Third Annual International Humanitarian Law Student Writing Competition. The Competition seeks submissions of academic papers on the topic of international humanitarian law from students currently enrolled in a law degree program in the United   States or abroad. The purpose of the Competition is to enhance scholarship and deepen understanding among students of this important area in international law. The winning authors will be flown to Washington, DC, to present their papers at a conference at American University Washington College of Law focused on emerging issues in IHL with a panel of expert professors and practitioners. The deadline for submissions is January 31, 2013, at 12:00 pm (noon) ET. For more information, click here.

Legal Interns – International Criminal Court Programme:

The International Bar Association is currently seeking legal interns to work on its International Criminal Court (ICC) Porgramme in The Hague. The Programme monitors fair trial issues at the ICC and the internship provides a unique opportunity to gain experience in the evolving field of international criminal justice. For full details on how to apply, click here.