Gender-Based Persecution and Torture as Crimes Against Humanity and War Crimes Committed by the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) in Iraq

Duration: 
Wednesday, November 8, 2017 -
15:00 to 17:00
Kind of WILPF Initiative/Event: 
WILPF/PeaceWomen events
Countries: 
Global

On 8 November 2017, the City University of New York (CUNY) School of Law hosted the event “Prosecuting ISIS Crimes against Women and LGBTI Persons”, sponsored by Madre, the Sorenson Center for International Peace and Justice, Organisation of Women’s Freedom in Iraq (OWFI), IraQueer, OutRight Action International, Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom (WILPF), and NGO Working Group on Women, Peace and Security.

The event provided a platform to assess the progress achieved in strengthening a gender perspective in the international legal system, including in the International Criminal Court (ICC). This event also served to launch the petition submitted by the CUNY Human Rights and Gender Justice (HRGJ) Clinic, Madre and OWFI to the ICC, as another attempt to advance the rights of women and lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer and intersex (LGBTQI) people.

 

The recording of the event is available here>>

The petition is available here>>

 

 

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Gender-Based Persecution and Torture as Crimes Against Humanity and War Crimes Committed by the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) in Iraq