Pioneer in Feminist International Law to Deliver Stoneman Visiting Professor Lecture

3/11/2013 | Facebook|Twitter|Email

Professor Hilary Charlesworth, a pioneer in feminist international law and professor at Australian National University, will deliver the 2013 Kate Stoneman Visiting Professor Lecture at Albany Law School on April 8, 2013. 

Her lecture will be titled "Rights, Regulation and Ritualism: Assessing the U.N. Human Rights Council." Watch the lecture live online at 5:00 p.m.

Professor Charlesworth is Director of the Centre for International Governance and Justice in the Regulatory Institutions Network at the Australian National University (ANU). She also holds an appointment as Professor of International Law and Human Rights in the College of Law, ANU. In the past, she has held visiting appointments at U.S. and European universities.

Educated at the University of Melbourne and Harvard Law School, Professor Charlesworth has worked with various non-governmental human rights organizations on ways to implement international human rights standards and was chair of the Australian Capital Territory government's inquiry into an ACT bill of rights, which led to the adoption of the ACT Human Rights Act 2004. She was appointed judge ad hoc of the International Court of Justice in 2011 for the Whaling in the Antarctic case.

Professor Charlesworth was President of the Australian and New Zealand Society of International Law from 1997 to 2001, and she is on the editorial boards of a number of international law journals. She was joint winner of the American Society of International Law’s 2006 Goler T. Butcher Medal in recognition of "outstanding contributions to the development or effective realization of international human rights law." She was elected to the Institut de Droit International in 2011.

Past Kate Stoneman Visiting Professors include current Albany Law School President & Dean Penelope (Penny) Andrews, who visited in 2002 while a professor and associate dean at CUNY School of Law, as well as Hon. Yvonne Mokgoro of the Constitutional Court of South Africa and Professor Dianne Otto of the University of Melbourne.

The 2013 Kate Stoneman Visiting Professor Lecture, part of the Spring 2013 Kate Stoneman Series of Events, will be held on Monday, April 8, from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at the law school, and it is free and open to the public. For more information, contact 518-445-3210.

The 2013 Kate Stoneman Series of Events includes the 19th Annual Kate Stoneman Day, held Wednesday, April 10. Professor Charlesworth will also participate in the conference "Human Rights, Gender and the Law: The State of Equality in Comparative Perspective" on Thursday, April 11, and Friday, April 12.