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Upcoming Events & Announcements:

Fall 2022 Symposia: Intersectionality in International Criminal Law

The Cardozo International & Comparative Law Review is pleased to host a virtual symposium on intersectionality and how international criminal law can account for structural drivers of violence. Through critically questioning discriminatory systems and applications of law, this symposium will analyze how the Rome Statute governs international criminal law, as exemplified by the International Criminal Court's rulings on enslavement.


This symposium will feature Alexandra Lily Kather, International Criminal Lawyer and Co-Founder of Emergent Justice Collective; Nick Leddy, Head of Litigation at Legal Action Worldwide; Priya Gopalan, International Criminal Lawyer and Member of the UN Working Group on Arbitrary Detention; moderated by Ramya Kudekallu, Telford Taylor Human Rights Teaching Fellow of Clinical Law, and Chairperson of the New York City Bar International Human Rights Committee.


Note on CLE credit: This online event is approved for 0.5 transitional/non-transitional New York State CLE credits in the category “Areas of Professional Practice" and 1.0 credit in the category "Diversity, Inclusion and Elimination of Bias." You must attend the program “live.” We cannot award CLE credits for watching a recorded version of any part of this program


Please register for our virtual panel here.


Contact: Sydney Artson, Cardozo International & Comparative Law Review Symposia Editor,


Lily Kather is an international criminal lawyer and co-founder of the emergent justice collective. Their specialized interest is focused on strengthening the strategic investigation and prosecution of the intersectional dimensions of international crimes and grave human rights violations, including sexual violence. They have worked for Human Rights Watch, The Center for Justice and Accountability, the Atlantic Council, the European Center for Constitutional and Human Rights, and the International Law Programme at Chatham House.


Nick Leddy is an international criminal lawyer and member of the New York Bar. He currently serves as Head of Litigation at Legal Action Worldwide (LAW, employing a survivor-centered and gender-sensitive approach to provide legal redress to the most vulnerable in conflict-affected regions, including Syria, Tigray, Myanmar, and South Sudan. Previously, Nick was a Trial Lawyer for the Office of the Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court, and a prosecutor in New York City at the Manhattan District Attorney’s Office where the subject matter of his cases included corruption, police violence, and sexual- and gender-based violence. He was a member of the Editorial Committee of the Journal of International Criminal Justice. Nick co-founded the ICC’s first LGBTIQ+ staff network, the ICC-Q, and served on the Racial Diversity and LGBTIQ+ Committees of the Interagency Diversity and Inclusion Network in The Hague. He is on the ABA's Council of Experts for their International Criminal Law Practice Project, and an expert on the Justice Rapid Response roster for international criminal investigations.


Priya Gopalan is a Malaysian lawyer specializing in international criminal law, human rights law, and gender. Her expertise is in international criminal prosecutions, strategic litigation, advocacy, and human rights investigations in conflict and post-conflict settings, as well as other transitional justice processes. She was a prosecutor and appeals counsel at the UN International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia, and she served as the first Legal Advisor for sexual and gender-based crimes at the International, Impartial and Independent Mechanism to Assist in the Investigation and Prosecution of Persons Responsible for the Most Serious Crimes under International Law Committed in the Syrian Arab Republic (the IIIM Syria). She has held several roles in the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR), served as Senior Advisor to the Truth, Reconciliation and Reparations Commission of The Gambia, and in 2021, she was appointed by the UN Human Rights Council to the UN Working Group on Arbitrary Detention, as the member for Asia Pacific States. She holds an LL.M in Public International Law (Distinction) from the London School of Economics and Political Science and a B.A. Jurisprudence (Hons) from the University of Oxford, where she was a UK Foreign and Commonwealth Office Chevening Scholar from Malaysia.


Ramya Kudekallu is the Telford Taylor Human Rights Visiting Instructor at Cardozo School of Law. Her work and scholarship focuses on anti-discrimination, rights of minorities and atrocity prevention through international intervention. Her previous research and litigation explored gender and civil liberties at large, representing, in particular, the rights of sex workers and the LGBTIQ+ community in India.

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