Since it established a decade ago, has the International Criminal Court delivered on its promise to uphold women’s rights? A world-leading expert will examine the ICC’s legacy in a public lecture.
Professor Louise Chappell will deliver the University’s prestigious Chrystal Macmillan lecture on Tuesday 8 October.
Entitled, Ten Years on: Is the International Criminal Court Delivering for Women?, Professor Chappell will look at the first decade of the Court’s operation and ask if it has lived up to its promise to promote gender justice.
The ICC’s mandate includes the most advanced articulation under international law of crimes of sexual and gender based violence and ground-breaking procedures to allow the victims of these crimes to seek redress.
Professor Chappell is SPSS-IASH Visiting Fellow at the University. She is a Professor in the School of Social Sciences and a member of the Australian Human Rights Centre at the University of New South Wales where she is completing a four-year Australian Research Council Future Fellowship on the gender mandate of the ICC.
The annual Chrystal Macmillan Lecture Series was launched in 2011 by the School of Social and Political Science.
The lecture series was created to focus on the themes of social justice that concerned Chrystal Macmillan, the University’s first female science graduate, during her lifetime: human rights, gender and equality, peace and conflict resolution, and global citizenship.
The event is now sold out.
Tuesday 8 October 2013, 6.00pm
Tuesday 8 October 2013, 8.00pm
King Khalid Building, Hill Square (behind The Royal College of Surgeons)