Toogdag 'Conflict-related Sexual Violence and Criminal Justice'
- woensdag 7 juni 2023
- The Gravensteen room 1.11
Conflict-related sexual violence represents a severe human rights violation. While the criminal justice system's response to these offenses has been inadequate in the past, there has been a rise in the need to hold perpetrators accountable for these acts through national and international legal mechanisms. Before Dr. Ajla Škrbić gives her lecture to shed more light on the topic, we will watch The Prosecutors, a documentary that follows three lawyers from the Democratic Republic of Congo, Bosnia and Herzegovina and Colombia, as they fight to ensure that sexual violence in conflict is not met with impunity. The screening will be followed by a panel discussion about the documentary and the different questions it raises
Watching the documentary The Prosecutors during lunchtime.
This will give people the opportunity to combine lunch and work.
If you register, lunch will be provided.
Panel discussion about the documentary.
EPFR members with an affiliation to the topic will discuss the documentary, followed by a Q&A with the audience.
Lecture by Dr. Ajla Škrbić.
Dr. Ajla Škrbić is from the Freie Universität Berlin and is an expert on public international law, human rights & transitional justice, from Bosnia and Herzegovina. The title of her presentation is: “Conflict-Related Sexual Violence and Criminal Justice: Challenges and Opportunities in the Fight against Impunity.”
In her presentation, she makes a comparative analysis of the three post-Yugoslav states – Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, and Serbia.
This Toogdag is organised by the research programme: Effective Protection of Fundamental Rights in a pluralist world (EPFR). The Toogdag is open for all who would like to attend.