Defending the Right to Life: Killing Women and LGBTIQ Persons during Conflict
This panel discussion will address a petition filed by our Human Rights and Gender Justice Clinic HRGJ), asking the International Criminal Court to bring charges against ISIS for persecuting the people under its control on the basis of gender.
This event at the United Nations, is organized by HRGJ in collaboration with the Government of Finland and the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights.
In Iraq, women, girls and LGBTIQ people have been targeted with violence on a staggering scale. The HRGJ Clinic and their partners have documented these crimes to lay the groundwork for future justice processes. Join us to learn more about how we can prevent this violence, in Iraq and beyond.
Opening remarks: H.E. Ambassador Jouni Laaksonen, Deputy Permanent Representative of Finland to the United Nations
- Agnès Callamard, Special Rapporteur on extrajudicial, summary or arbitrary executions
- Amir Ashour, Founder IraQueer, Iraq’s first LGBT+ organization
- Charo Mina-Rojas, National Coordinator of Advocacy and Outreach, Proceso de Comunidades Negras, Colombia
- Lisa Davis, Clinical Professor of Law and Co-Director of the Human Rights and Gender Justice (HRGJ) Clinic at CUNY School of Law
Additional Co-Sponsors: Sorensen Center for International Peace and Justice, MADRE, Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights
*Please RSVP to receive a UN pass and arrive by 11:00 am to gain entrance for this event. RSVP by emailing alexandra.pollock@.law.cuny.edu
March 19, 2018
11:30 AM — 12:45 PM
CUNY School of Law
405 East 42nd Street
New York, NY 10017
Free, RSVP Required