[SCL Lecture] Sexual terrorism

10 December 2020
  • Starts at: 16:00h
  • Fee: Free
  • Venue: Online
  • Organiser: T.M.C. Asser Instituut and Impact: Center against Human Trafficking and Sexual Violence in Conflict
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On Thursday 10 December 2020 (Human Rights Day), the T.M.C. Asser Instituut, in cooperation with IMPACT: Center against Human Trafficking and Sexual Violence in Conflict, will organise a supranational criminal law (SCL) lecture on ‘sexual terrorism’. The online lecture, which will take place from 16:00 to 17:15 CET, will explore the concept of ‘sexual terrorism’ – the use of human trafficking and conflict-related sexual violence as a tactic of terrorism – as well as the advantages and disadvantages of labelling and prosecuting human trafficking and conflict-related sexual violence as terrorism. After that, the lecture will zoom in on the situation in Nigeria, to see how this discussion plays out in reality and what can be done to engender real change on the ground. After the Q&A, the lecture will conclude with a reflection from the UN Team of Experts on Rule of Law and Sexual Violence in Conflict.

Panelists (to be confirmed):

-Dr Anne-Marie de Brouwer, Co-founder and team member of IMPACT: Center against Human Trafficking and Sexual Violence in Conflict

-Dr Eefje de Volder, Co-founder and team member of IMPACT: Center against Human Trafficking and Sexual Violence in Conflict

-Lauren Aarons, Head of the Gender, Sexuality and Identity team at the International Secretariat of Amnesty International

-Adejoké Babington-Ashaye, Senior counsel at the World Bank

-Sofia Candeias, Member of the UN Team of Experts on Rule of Law and Sexual Violence in Conflict

 The event will be moderated by Asser senior researcher Dr Christophe Paulussen.