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Volume 53 Editorial Board

The George Washington International Law Review would like to congratulate the newly selected editorial board for Volume 53, 2020–2021!

Vol. 53 GWILR Editorial Board Masthead


This editorial board introduces two new positions focused on expanding the International Law Review‘s reach, both online and in print.

Finance & Marketing Editor

The Finance & Marketing Editor (FME) is responsible for the financial administration and the internal and external marketing of the work of the International Law Review. The FME’s primary long-term project is to increase the reach of the journal to students, scholars, and practitioners through an evolving media presence. The FME’s short-term projects include managing the journal’s finances and subscriber lists, branding and marketing strategies related to both publication and the journal’s annual symposium, and maintenance of the journal’s social media presence.

Online Editor

The Online Editor (OE) is responsible for developing and managing the International Law Review‘s online resources, including the online publication of both the George Washington International Law Review and The Guide to International Legal Research, as well as the journal’s online-only publication, the Corners of International Law. The OE’s primary long-term project is to lead the journal’s efforts to develop the International Law Review‘s online presence as valuable resources for students, scholars, and practitioners. The OE’s primary short-term projects include the management and updating of the journal’s official website.

Volume 51, Issue 4 Online Note

“Is Down Always Out?”: The Right of Icelandic Parents to Use Preimplantation Genetic Diagnosis to Select for a Disability (PDF)

by Kalena R. Kettering

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Online Payments

We are thrilled to share that The George Washington International Law Review will be accepting online subscription payments in the coming months. Stay tuned!

The George Washington International Law Review Celebrates its 50th anniversary!

See photos of the celebration, including those of our founding and current members here!

Volume 50, Number 1 now available!

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Volume 49, Number 4 now available!

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Volume 49, Number 3 Now Available!

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Volume 49, Online Notes Now Available!

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Editors Selected for Volume 50!

Congratulations to the Editors of Volume 50!

Congratulations to the following members selected to be the editors for Volume 50 of the International Law Review:

Melissa O’Brien
Executive Managing Editor
Brian Kang
Executive Guide Editor
Priom Ahmed
Executive Articles Editor
Karyan San Martano
Executive Notes Editor
Vincent Glynn
Managing Editors
Madeline DiLascia
Connor Ferraro
David Fronckowiak
Rubin Waranch
Articles Editors
Sophia Chen
Bryan LaFonte
Patrick Lee
Quan Li
Lewis Preston
Notes Editors
Valerie Doescher
Adreianna Grimsley
Eric Hernandez
Lidiya Kurin
Eman Lemu
Jessica Yarnes
Administrative &
Online Notes Editor
Erik Coon
Production Editor
Ja Hyeon Park
Symposium Editor
Grace Castro

The George Washington International Law Review Symposium on Identity and the Future of Human Rights

Join The George Washington University Law School as we honor the life work of Professor Dinah Shelton at the International Law Review Symposium on Saturday, April 9, 2016 from 9:00am-4:15pm (EST).

The modern human rights project began with the passage of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and the drafting of the two Covenants on Civil and Political and Economic, Social and Cultural Rights. Following this, special agreements started being drafted, applicable specifically to groups such as racial minorities, women, migrants, and others. Are these special agreements simply a reflection of special interest politics that undermine the notion of universal human rights or do they reinforce universal norms? How much do these specific treaties call for accommodation or exemptions from otherwise applicable laws? Are regional systems part of the subdivision of human rights to reflect regional identity or do they provide effective means to enforce global standards.

These and other questions will be discussed in a full-day event consisting of a keynote speech, three panels, and a lunch featuring a reflection by Professor Shelton, with a reception to follow.

Saturday, April 9, 20169:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

The George Washington University Law School
2000 H Street, NW
Washington, DC 20052

Faculty Conference Center (FCC), Burns 5th Floor

9:00 a.m. – 9:30 a.m.          REGISTRATION AND BREAKFAST

9:30 a.m. – 9:45 a.m.          WELCOME REMARKS

Blake Morant, Dean, The George Washington University Law School


Philip Alston, John Norton Pomeroy Professor of Law, New York University School of Law
Marc Bossuyt, Emeritus Professor, University of Antwerp; Emeritus President, Constitutional Court of Belgium
Paolo Carozza, Professor of Law, Concurrent Professor of Political Science, and Director of the Kellogg Institute for International Studies, University of Notre Dame
Hurst Hannum, Professor of International Law, The Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, Tufts University
Moderator:  Sean D. Murphy, Patricia Roberts Harris Research Professor of Law, The George Washington University Law School


Dinah Shelton, Manatt/Ahn Professor Emeritus of International Law, The George Washington University Law School
ModeratorSusan L. Karamanian, Associate Dean for International and Comparative Legal Studies and Burnett Family Professorial Lecturer in International and Comparative Law and Policy, The George Washington University Law School

12:45 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.        COFFEE BREAK


James Anaya, James J. Lenoir Professor of Human Rights Law and Policy, University of Arizona James E. Rogers College of Law
Péter Kovács, Judge, International Criminal Court
Michael O’Boyle, Former Deputy Registrar, European Court of Human Rights
Therese O’Donnell, Reader in Law, University of Strathclyde
ModeratorEdward T. Swaine, Professor of Law, The George Washington University Law School

2:30 p.m. – 2:45 p.m.          TEA BREAK

2:45 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.          SESSION III: ROUNDTABLE Q&A

Christina Cerna, Adjunct Professor, Georgetown University Law Center; former Principal Specialist, Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (retired)
Kelly Fry, Associate Legal Advisor, Human Rights Law Section, U.S. Department of Homeland Security
Carlos Vázquez, Professor of Law, Georgetown University Law Center
Ruth Wedgwood, Edward Burling Professor of International Law and Diplomacy and Director of the International Law and Organizations Program, Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies
ModeratorLaura A. Dickinson, Oswald Symister Colclough Research Professor of Law, The George Washington University Law School

4:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.          CONCLUDING REMARKS

Ralph G. Steinhardt, Professor of Law and International Affairs and Arthur Selwyn Miller Research Professor of Law, The George Washington University Law School

4:30 p.m.         RECEPTION



See the Symposium Agenda

Publication Tracker

Vol. 51, Number 3 – Published

Vol. 51, Number 4 –  Published

Vol. 52, Number 1 – EPE

Vol. 52, Number 2 – EME

Publication Process: 

After selecting which Articles and Notes to publish, the Article Editors (AE) work with the authors to fine tune the above-the-line text. Thereafter, the ILR Members and Managing Editors (ME) collect the cited sources, substantiate the claims, and edit the footnote citations. The Executive Production Editor (EPE) then completes a final review before sending each Issue to our printer.