The SNF-funded project “Diversity on the International Bench: Building Legitimacy for International Courts and Tribunals”, led by Professors Neus Torbisco-Casals and Andrew Clapham, is launching a monthly public lecture series on “Women’s Voices in the International Judiciary,” beginning in March.
The series aims to engage the audience in discussing issues of gender and other intersecting forms of discrimination in the path for constructing more inclusive, democratic, and legitimate international judicial institutions. The series will bring the perspectives and experiences of prominent international women judges, members in quasi-judicial bodies and UN special procedures, as well as prosecutors, arbitrators, and national judges with a direct role in applying international law.
The lectures will run from March 2021 until Spring 2022, with the inaugural lecture being delivered by Lady Françoise Tulkens (Former Vice-President of the ECtHR) on March 1, 2021, at 18h30 (GMT +1, or 12:30PM EST) via webinar. Registration is available here.
Confirmed speakers include Ms Irene Khan (UN), Professor Gabrielle Kaufmann-Kohler (Lévy Kaufmann-Kohler), Ms Catherine Marchi-Uhel (IIIM-Syria), and Dr Navi Pillay (former UN, ICC, and ICTR).
The lectures are open to the broader public, but registration is required for attendance.