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Roundtable on Women’s Rights in Armed Conflict under International Law
March 16, 2021 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Join the Transitional Justice Institute, the Political Settlements Research Programme, and special guests for a roundtable event celebrating the launch of Dr Catherine O’Rourke’s new monograph, Women’s Rights in Armed Conflict under International Law (Cambridge University Press, 2020).
Women’s Rights in Armed Conflict under International Law examines the protection of women’s rights in armed conflict under international humanitarian law, international criminal law, international human rights law and the United Nations Security Council. Through a series of case studies (DRC, Colombia, Nepal) and emblematic violations, the research identifies and proposes several opportunities to strengthen the legal status of specific protections to women’s rights; to improve how key institutions comply with and implement their own guarantees of women’s rights; to improve coordination amongst key institutions; and to maximise the strengths of different monitoring and enforcement procedures in order to enhance the overall protection of women’s rights in conflict under international law. A policy brief drawn from the book is also available.
Featuring special guests including:
Madeleine Rees, Secretary-General of Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom
Adrian Johnson, UK Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office
Vanessa Murphy, International Committee of the Red Cross
Emily Kenney, UN Women
Catherine O’Rourke, Director of the Transitional Justice Institute at Ulster University
Christine Bell, Professor of Constitutional Law at Edinburgh Law School and Director of the Political Settlements Research Programme