February 2020: Special Issue

International Justice in the News is a monthly e-newsletter about the people involved in the work of international courts and tribunals, significant developments in international justice, and publications and resources of interest. This issue is edited by Leigh Swigart, director of Programs in International Justice and Society.

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Publications and Resources of Interest

screenshot of Language, Culture and Justice homepageThe Ethics Center's Program in International Justice and Society has launched its new Language, Culture and Justice Hub platform.

This site was created to serve as a clearinghouse of scholarship, commentary and contacts for people working at the nexus of language, culture and justice. Its principal aim is to centralize a dispersed set of fields engaged in work around this nexus of phenomena. The Hub is intended for practitioners as well as scholars and researchers.

The Hub currently features recent news and commentary relevant to language, culture and justice; a regular Spotlight feature that explores critical topics in this area; and thematic pages with extensive resources, the first of which focuses on language and culture in processes of international criminal justice. The platform also offers profiles of the Hub's inaugural members, whose professions range from interpreters and translators, to researchers and scholars, to activists on diverse topics. Other Hub features and activities will be explored in the coming months.

There are several ways that you can become part of the Language, Culture and Justice Hub:

  • Join a listserv to receive news and updates.

  • Contribute an original Spotlight feature on a relevant topic.

  • Suggest resources and news items for the Hub.

  • Become a full member with a profile page.

Although the site language is English, we welcome profile pages, links to scholarship and original commentary in any language.

We hope you will explore the Hub and provide feedback and suggestions. If you wish to join us, send an email to LCJHub@brandeis.edu.

And please pass on this announcement to any colleagues who are interested in the area of language, culture and justice.


Leigh Swigart, PhD
Director of Programs in International Justice and Society