Transition from conflict to durable peace, defined as more than merely an absence of hostilities, is without the doubt a key priority for states emerging from conflicts and situations of gross human rights violations. International law plays a major part in this complex process. However, feminist international lawyers have argued that the discipline of international law has been largely developed by men and in ways which reflect male experiences, therefore legitimising women’s unequal position both in the context of international law as well as in national and international affairs.
This workshop seeks to bring together early career researchers to explore new perspectives on international law, women and post-conflict situations. It will address the multifaceted challenges facing women in post-conflict situations and to explore ways in which international law can (and should) be put to work in order to effectively assist women and secure their rights in the aftermath of contemporary conflicts. Contributions which explore the interdisciplinary perspectives on this theme as well as those which reach beyond the question of accountability for CRSV are particularly welcome. The workshop will also present an opportunity for early career researchers to share their research with experts in the field of international law, women, peace and security.
The Call for Papers is now live. Titles and abstracts of no more than 300 words should be sent with a biography of no more than 100 words to Dr Olga Jurasz by 10am GMT on Monday 25 June 2018. Participants will be asked to provide draft papers (4000 - 4500 words) in advance of the workshop.
The workshop will be held on 26 and 27 November 2018 at Amnesty International, Human Rights Action Centre in London.
This is the workshop for early career researchers (max. 8 years from the award of a PhD or equivalent professional / research experience). Participation of early-career researchers from the Global South and conflict-affected countries is particularly welcome.
A limited number of travel & local accommodation grants are available for participants who are invited to present and would otherwise be unable to participate. Priority will be given to participants from the Global South and conflict-affected countries. If you wish to apply for a travel grant, please send the attached travel grant application together with your abstract. Please note that applications are considered on a case-by-case basis
Selected papers from the workshop will be published in an edited collection in 2019.
This workshop is supported by funding from the British Academy and from The Open University Citizenship & Governance Strategic Research Area.