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2019 Symposium on the Future of International Human Rights Law


Completed 2019 Symposium Brochure forthcoming.

The Vanderbilt Journal of Transnational Law is pleased to announce that our upcoming 2019 Symposium on “The Future of International Human Rights Law,” will take place on Friday, February 22, 2019.  Our 2019 Symposium will include two individual Keynote addresses, by Professor John Tasioulas (King’s College, London) and Professor Samuel Moyn (Yale University).  Comments on the Keynotes will be provided by Professor James Gathii (Loyola University, Chicago), Professor Kathryn Sikkink (Harvard University), Professor Gopal Sreenivasan (Duke University), Professor Lorna McGregor (University of Essex), and Professor Karima Bennoune (University of California, Davis).  Professor Ingrid Wuerth (Vanderbilt University), will moderate the Symposium and provide closing remarks.  Brief biographies of the speakers bay be found here.

For a full schedule of the February 22, 2019 Symposium, please see here.  Further information regarding the 2019 Symposium will be posted here in the near future.  For more up-to-date information regarding the Journal, please feel free to follow us on Twitter @VandyJTL.


Speaker Bios

2019 Symposium Schedule

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Vanderbilt University Law School Professor Michael A. Newton’s 2016 VJTL Article entitled How the International Criminal Court Threatens Treaty Norms  was cited by the International Criminal Court prosecutor’s November 2017 filing seeking investigation into war crimes in Afghanistan.

May 2018 Issue on the Second Israel Defense Forces International Conference on the Law of Armed Conflict. Read more about the Journal’s May 2018 issue here.

Thank you to everyone who attended the Journal’s 50th Anniversary celebration on October 5, 2017! View photos from the event here and read about the Journal’s history here.

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The Journal is pleased to listed as the #5 International Law Journal by the 2017 Washington and Lee Law Journal Rankings.

The Journal is very excited about the success of our February 2017 Symposium, “Sovereign Conduct on the Margins of the Law.” Read more about our February 2017 Symposium here

Please join us in congratulating the Vanderbilt Journal of Transnational Law 2017-2018 Write-On Competition Winners.

Video is available from the Vanderbilt Journal of Transnational Law’s 2015-2016 SymposiumThis is Not a Drill: Confronting Legal Issues in the Wake of International Disasters. Watch here.