International Law

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    Inter-American Court reaches landmark decision on torture and sexual slavery

Inter-American Court reaches landmark decision on torture and sexual slavery

Christine Chinkin, Gema Fernández Rodríguez de Liévana and Keina Yoshida with the first in a series of posts analysing Lopez Soto and Others v Venezuela, a ground-breaking case concerning gender based violence in Venezuela.

Introduction

In a series of posts we provide a summary and analysis of the ground-breaking case of Lopez Soto and Others v Venezuela. This first post […]

December 6th, 2018|Featured, Feminist International Law of Peace & Security, Legal analysis|Comments Off on Inter-American Court reaches landmark decision on torture and sexual slavery|
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    Special Rapporteur on Trafficking urges human rights approach and integration with the WPS agenda

Special Rapporteur on Trafficking urges human rights approach and integration with the WPS agenda

Christine Chinkin and Gema Fernández Rodríguez de Liévana analyse the latest report from the UN trafficking expert, and find reason and opportunity for a more joined up approach to tackling trafficking of women and girls.

Last year the Centre for Women, Peace and Security published a Working Paper that reflected upon the interplay between the different international legal regimes that have […]

November 30th, 2018|Continuum of Violence, Featured, Gendered Peace, Legal analysis, WPS in policy|Comments Off on Special Rapporteur on Trafficking urges human rights approach and integration with the WPS agenda|

Preventing and punishing sexual violence in war post-Bemba

Following the acquittal of Jean-Pierre Bemba Gombo by the International Criminal Court, Louise Arimatsu reflects on what steps might be taken to more effectively address sexual violence in conflict. 

Preventing sexual violence in conflict has been a high priority for the international community for at least the last two decades exemplified by the myriad of policy, legal and institutional measures adopted by […]

November 1st, 2018|Featured, Feminist International Law of Peace & Security, Legal analysis, Sexual Violence in Conflict|Comments Off on Preventing and punishing sexual violence in war post-Bemba|
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    A Feminist Approach to the International Law of Peace and Security

A Feminist Approach to the International Law of Peace and Security

With a snapshot from the first working group on a feminist approach to peace, Keina Yoshida introduces the new Feminist International Law of Peace and Security project.

 
“Why isn’t the Security Council called the Peace Council?”

Di Otto
 

On 14 September 2018, a group of international legal scholars met to discuss a new research project being undertaken at the LSE Centre […]

Kofi Annan’s legacy and the need for inclusive peace

On 2018 International Day of Peace, Ruby Weaver, Research Assistant on the Feminist International Law of Peace and Security project, considers the legacy of Kofi Annan. 

Kofi Annan speaking at LSE 4 October 2012 (c) LSE
“Most nations have monuments or memorials to war, bronze salutations to heroic battles, archways of triumph. But peace has no parade, no pantheon of victory.” […]

September 21st, 2018|Featured, Feminist International Law of Peace & Security, Legal analysis|Comments Off on Kofi Annan’s legacy and the need for inclusive peace|
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    UK in ‘grave and systematic’ violation of rights due to restrictive abortion laws in Northern Ireland

UK in ‘grave and systematic’ violation of rights due to restrictive abortion laws in Northern Ireland

Following a critical UN report on access to abortion in Northern Ireland, Catherine O’Rourke explores the potential for synergies between the UN Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women and the Women, Peace and Security architecture in advancing women’s rights in conflict.

On February 23, 2018, the UN Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination Against Women (the CEDAW Committee) […]

April 19th, 2018|Featured, Legal analysis, WPS in policy|Comments Off on UK in ‘grave and systematic’ violation of rights due to restrictive abortion laws in Northern Ireland|

We are entitled to gender equality – already

On International Women’s Day, and in the context of new movements and campaigns to end sexist abuse and discrimination, Lisa Gormley reminds us that the law is already on side – that gender equality is a legal right.

Feminism is the word of our times. Feminists have worked with international human rights law since the 1990s, as one tool among many to […]

March 8th, 2018|Featured, Legal analysis|Comments Off on We are entitled to gender equality – already|

Human trafficking and the women, peace and security agenda

Recognition of trafficking of women and girls as a form of violence against women and of its incidence in conflict brings the issue implicitly into the WPS agenda. Christine Chinkin introduces her working paper, which explores this latest disruption of the traditional boundaries in the international legal regime.

In the year since the Centre for Women, Peace and Security’s Working […]

January 12th, 2018|Featured, Uncategorized|Comments Off on Human trafficking and the women, peace and security agenda|
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    International law and the continuum of gender-based violence

International law and the continuum of gender-based violence

Gender-based violence (GBV) occurs throughout the world across times of war and peace, impacting women, LGBTQI people, children and men. Joanne Neenan and Professor Christine Chinkin discuss how the continuum of violence framework may influence International Law and the effect this can have on GBV interventions.

Gender-based violence (GBV) seeps into homes, onto battlefields and follows displaced persons fleeing persecution […]

April 6th, 2017|Featured, Legal analysis|Comments Off on International law and the continuum of gender-based violence|

Female Genital Mutilation should be prosecuted as a crime against humanity

200 million girls and women alive today have undergone Female Genital Mutilation (FGM). In her second post considering FGM and international law, Antonia Mulvey uses five criteria to explore whether FGM can constitute a crime against humanity.

By UNICEF / Olivier Asselin [CC BY-SA 2.0]
In my last post, I argued that all forms of FGM can constitute torture under international […]

April 3rd, 2017|Featured, Legal analysis|Comments Off on Female Genital Mutilation should be prosecuted as a crime against humanity|