Who we are?
Weeramantry Centre for Peace, Justice and International Law (Weera Centre) is an initiative by a group of working professionals willing to take forward the bright and illuminating legacy of the great teacher, lawyer and judge- His Excellency Christopher Gregory Weeramantry (1926-2017).
We are a group of volunteers driven by unending love for international law and pure deference for the life and work of Christopher Weeramantry. Our vision is to promote knowledge with value and order with justice. Our mission is to conduct stimulating academic events and contribute to the peace-oriented policy-making process. We have also mandated ourselves to undertake rigorous advocacy for human rights within and without the court of law. Our immediate plans include conducting fruitful, purpose-based activities and spread the message of peace, co-existence and mutual respect. Lastly, while pursuing all of this, we aim to bring the legal fraternity closer to international law, because, in our assessment, the discipline is yet to get its due in many parts of the world.
Join our mission
Weera Centre is open to all kinds of meaningful collaborations that fall within the framework of its mandate. As of yet, we have joined hands towards organising a conference, webinar, and a year-long lecture series. Potential partners are welcome to share similar or other proposals that can incisively engage with global issues faced by all. We would be particularly interested in projects/events related to nuclear disarmament, human rights, religion and law, the common heritage of humankind, environmental protection and third world concerns.
We offer online Research Internships for 1-2 months on a rolling basis. Graduate and Post-Graduate students who have read international law as a subject or have a demonstrable exposure to it are eligible to apply.
Those interested may drop a mail at firstname.lastname@example.org