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Dr Olga Jurasz

Profile summary

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  • Senior Lecturer in Law
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  • The Open University Law School
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Professional biography

Dr Olga Jurasz is a senior lecturer in law at the Open University Law School, specialising in international law, gender and human rights. 

Research interests

Olga’s current research interest are international law, human rights & post-conflict situations. She is particularly interested in how various mechanisms of public international law address the long-term impact of armed conflict on women and how women’s rights are protected in the aftermath of war, during the process of transition from war to peace. 

Another area of research is online violence against women, online trolling and gender-based abuse on social media. Olga is working on several projects which are related to this area. 

Olga has published in these areas and presented her research at many conferences, both in the UK and internationally. She is also a member of the Editorial Board of the Journal of Gender Studies.

 

Teaching interests

  • Public International Law
  • International Criminal Law
  • International Humanitarian Law
  • Human Rights
  • Law, Gender & Social Media

 

Impact and engagement

In September 2016, Olga co-organised (with Solange Mouthaan, Warwick Law School & Dr Anel Boshoff and Prof. Ryszard Piotrowicz, Aberystwyth University) the third "Women in and at War" conference (Open Univeristy, September 2016).

In September 2014, Olga co-organised (with Solange Mouthaan, Warwick Law School & Dr Anel Boshoff and Prof. Ryszard Piotrowicz, Aberystwyth University) the second "Women in and at War" conference (Warwick University, 18-19 September 2014). 

In September 2013, Olga co-organized (with Kim Barker, Birmingham Law School) a "Virtual Gender (Un)Conference" (Open University Law School, 12th September 2013).

In May 2012, Olga co-organized (with Dr Anel Boshoff and Prof. Ryszard Piotrowicz) a conference "Women in War and at War" (Aberystwyth University, 11-12 May 2012). 

 

  • American Society of International Law
  • European Society of International Law 
  • Society of Legal Scholars

Publications

AFRC Case (Prosecutor v. Brima, Kamara, Kanu) (2017)
Jurasz, Olga; Mouthaan, Solange; Labenski, Sheri and Sedman, Dawn
In: Hodson, Loveday and Lavers, Troy eds. Feminist International Judgments
Publisher : Hart (In Press)
Gender, human rights and cybercrime: are virtual worlds really that different? (2014-06-01)
Jurasz, Olga and Barker, Kim
In: Asimow, Michael; Brown, Kathryn and Papke, David Ray eds. Law and Popular Culture: International Perspectives (pp. 79-100)
ISBN : 978-1-4438-5810-6 | Publisher : Cambridge Scholars Publishing | Published : Newcastle upon Tyne
Women of the Revolution- the future of women's rights in post-Gaddafi Libya (2013-02)
Jurasz, Olga
In: Panara, Carlo and Wilson, Gary eds. The Arab Spring: New Patterns for Democracy and International Law. Nijhoff Law Specials (ISSN: 0924-4549) (82) (pp. 123-144)
ISBN : 9789004230415 | Publisher : Martinus Nijhoff | Published : Leiden
Gender-based crimes at the ICC- where is the future? (2014)
Jurasz, Olga
In : 108th Annual Meeting of the American Society of International Law (7-12 Apr 2014, Washington DC) (pp. 429-432)
Written Submission of Evidence to the Women and Equalities Committee inquiry into sexual harassment of women and girls in public spaces (2018-03-05)
Barker, Kim and Jurasz, Olga
Stirling Law School & Open University Law School
Online Violence Against Women: The Limits & Possibilities of Law (2018-01)
Jurasz, Olga and Barker, Kim
Stirling Law School & Open University Law School
Submission of Evidence on Online Violence Against Women to the UN Special Rapporteur on Violence Against Women, its Causes and Consequences, Dr Dubravka Šimonović (2017-11)
Jurasz, Olga and Barker, Kim
United Nations
Submission of Evidence to Scottish Government Independent Review of Hate Crime Legislation (Bracadale Review) (2017-11)
Jurasz, Olga and Barker, Kim
Independent Review of Hate Crime Legislation in Scotland