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Introductory reflections: What can intersectionality mean for international justice? is the first of a four-part webinar series on intersectional approaches to international criminal law and practice held by the Transitional Justice Institute at Ulster University, the Unit for Global Justice at Goldsmiths University London and the Emergent Justice Collective. Follow the webinar series on Twitter: @IntersectionICL.

The webinar series convenes four discussions exploring the potential of intersectionality as a ’practice of critique' and a ’corrective methodology’ to analyse mass atrocities (N Dhawan, M do Mar Castro Varela “What Difference Does Difference make?": Diversity, Intersectionality and Transnational Feminist Politics, 2016). It is a first of its kind reflection among expert academics and practitioners on the operationalisation and challenges of integrating intersectionality in ICL for the benefit of survivors, communities, and institutions.

This series aims to be a conversation starter. A space for exchange and learning through dialogue and empathy. We respect and validate expertise where it exists whether academic, lived experience or professional skill. We hope to connect with people already employing this approach in academia and in practice, and to engage with those who would like to know more and apply intersectionality.

To promote a continuing collaboration with discussants and participants, the webinars will be recorded and accessible online with a summary report. We aim to consolidate the reflections and to continue the discussion as part of a wider public consultation process on the applicability of intersectionality in international criminal law and practice.

We address the origins and substance of intersectionality as a concept and its applicability in ICL. In this context, webinar 1 explores the traces of intersectionality in jurisprudence of ICL and international human rights law (IHRL).

Opening remarks

  • Prof. Siobhán Wills, Transitional Justice Institute (TJI), Ulster University
  • Dr. Kirsten Campbell, Unit for Global Justice, Goldsmiths University


  • Prof. Patricia Viseur Sellers
  • Adejoké Babington-Ashaye
  • Dato’ Shyamala Alagendra
  • Dr. Yassin Brunger
  • Ana Martin


  • Alexandra Lily Kather

Time: 4.00-5.30pm (GMT) 5.00-6.30pm (CET)

Registration is essential so that a link to join can be sent to you 48 hours before the event begins.

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Monday 6 December

4pm to 5.30pm


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