The Role Of Women Judges On International Courts And Tribunals

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Bio Nienke Grossman (late 30’s) was born Utrecht, Holland and is Associate Professor and Deputy Director of the Center for International and Comparative Law at the University of Baltimore School of Law, where she teaches public international law topics and conflict of laws. Her most recent scholarship, published in the American Journal of International Law and forthcoming in the Virginia Journal of International Law, examines the causes of and possible solutions for the paucity of women judges on international courts and tribunals. She has presented her work at various faculties including, the American Society of International Law’s Annual Meeting and Research Forum, the European Society of International Law’s Annual Meeting, the Harvard-Stanford-Yale Junior Faculty Forum, the University of Cambridge’s Lauterpacht Centre, and before the UN Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination Against Women. Prior to entering academia Nienke was a Research Fellow at Georgetown University Law Center, an Associate in Foley Hoag LLP’s international litigation practice, and a law clerk to United States Federal District Judge Gerald Bruce Lee, in the Eastern District of Virginia. She has served as a legal advisor or consultant to Latin American states in three cases before the International Court of Justice, and has advised petitioners in cases before the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights, including a news organization and relatives of victims of a 1994 terrorist bombing

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