A roundtable discussion on women's rights in armed conflict under international law, marking the launch of a new book by Catherine O'Rourke.

Roundtable on Women’s Rights in Armed Conflict under International Law

Roundtable on Women’s Rights in Armed Conflict under International Law

A roundtable discussion on women's rights in armed conflict under international law, marking the launch of a new book by Catherine O'Rourke.

Join us to celebrate 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
  • improve how key institutions comply with and implement their own guarantees of women’s rights
  • improve coordination amongst key institutions
  • 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.

Read a policy brief taken from the book

This event will feature a roundtable discussion with high-level experts from the fields of women's rights, international law, and transitional justice. Confirmed speakers include:

More information and speakers to be added soon.

The event is hosted by the Transitional Justice Institute at Ulster University and the Political Settlements Research Programme at Edinburgh Law School.


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02:00PM to 03:30PM