Rohingya Genocide Commemoration: A time for reflection, inclusivity, and solidarity
For the Rohingya Genocide Commemoration, USCB, BROUK, GJC, and UUSC will bring together a panel on the eve of the Rohingya Genocide. This event will not only remember those that were lost during the 2017 genocide, but also the people of Burma still suffering under the Burmese junta today. Our panel will also discuss the policies and provisions that are currently in place, but have yet to be implemented/utilized. They will also outline the steps the international community, including the U.S. administration, must follow moving forward and share updates from the ICJ and Argentinian cases. This is a time of solidarity to unite and support each other and move towards an inclusive democratic Burma.
Menstrual Equity: Period, Policy, and Culture
Menstrual Equity: Period Policy and Culture is a panel discussion that will explore pending and potential legislation concerning periods, the stigmas and societal discomfort around discussing menstruation, and the importance of recognizing menstrual equity as an essential component of the fight for reproductive justice. Our panelists are at the forefront of the fight for menstrual equity and reproductive justice and will explain ways to leverage your skills, networks and resources to contribute to this movement. We invite you to join us for what promises to be an informative and invigorating discussion.
Launch of the Mukwege Foundation's Legal Guidebook on States Obligations for Conflict-related Sexual Violence
PanelistsChloe Marnay-Baszanger, Team Leader, Team of Experts on the Rule of Law and Sexual Violence in Conflict Nadine Tunasi, Survivor Advocate, PSVI Survivor Champion Pauline Brosch, Policy Analyst, UN Women Erin Farrell Rosenberg, Senior Legal and Policy Advisor, Mukwege Foundation Akila Radhakrishnan, President, Global Justice Center
Human Rights Crisis in the United States: A Year After Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization
Preventable Deaths in Cyclone Mocha and the Rohingya Genocide
Moderator: Akila Radhakrishnan, President of the Global Justice Center
Speakers:Erin Rosenberg: visiting scholar, Urban Morgan Institute for Human Rights M. Arsalan Suleman: Foley Hoag, legal counsel to The Gambia in its case against Myanmar at the International Court of Justice Naw Hser Hser: Standing Committee member of Karen Women’s Organisation (KWO) Tun Khin: President of the Burmese Rohingya Organisation UK (BROUK)
50 Years of Ms.: The Pathfinding Magazine that Ignited a Revolution
Panelists:Akila Radhakrishnan (President, Global Justice Center) Eleanor Smeal (President and cofounder, the Feminist Majority Foundation) Ileana Jimenez (Educator and editor of Feministteacher.com), Kathy Spillar (Executive editor of Ms. and executive director, Feminist Majority Foundation) Premilla Nadasen (Barnard College history professor and Ms. contributor) Cynthia Lopez HC (CEO of New York Women in Film & Television and Hunter College Foundation trustee)
Draft Articles on Crimes Against Humanity: Takeaways and Next Steps for Civil Society
On 18 November 2022, the U.N. General Assembly’s Sixth Committee adopted a draft resolution on the International Law Commission (ILC)’s 2019 Draft Articles on Crimes Against Humanity. Co-sponsored by 86 States, the resolution establishes a two-year time frame for the exchange of ‘substantive views’ on ‘all aspects’ of the draft articles, including two ‘intersessional’ resumed convenings of the Sixth Committee in ‘an interactive format’ in April 2023 and 2024.
The purpose of this webinar is to gather and share key takeaways from the Sixth Committee’s April 2023 resumed session on the ILC’s Draft Articles on Prevention and Punishment of Crimes Against Humanity. The webinar will convene civil society experts in international law who have closely tracked the development of the draft articles – and the trends at the resumed session – to highlight key developments and challenges during the session, strategize on how to advance to a convention, and share ideas to continue to improve the draft articles’ substance, including on sexual and gender-based crimes.
Catalyzing Change: Ongwen, Sexual and Gender-Based Crimes, and Intersection
A two-day conference discussing the ICC’s ONGWEN case, feminist approaches to norm-setting and redressing gender-based international crimes sponsored by Cardozo Law Institute in Holocaust and Human Rights, Cardozo International and Comparative Law Journal, the Emergent Justice Collective, the Global Justice Center, Tallawah Justice for Women, and UN Women.
Join us for a lively discussion of how the ground-breaking International Criminal Court’s Appeals Chamber ruling in Prosecutor v. Dominic Ongwen impacts intersectional feminist approaches to norm-setting and redressing sexual and gender-based crimes in international law. These discussions will center Ugandan-driven policy, legal, and advocacy work while uplifting the expertise gained through lived experiences.
Human Rights Crisis: Abortion in the United States after Dobbs
On April 18, 2023, the Global Justice Center, Pregnancy Justice, the National Birth Equity Collaborative, Physicians for Human Rights — and advised by Foley Hoag LLP — published a briefing paper that highlights original research and physician testimony from the first submission to UN human rights mandate holders following the United States Supreme Court’s ruling in Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization.
To launch this paper, experts from these organizations will gather for a webinar on the briefing paper’s landmark investigation into the unprecedented crisis unleashed by the Supreme Court’s ruling. The March 2, 2023 submission to UN human rights mandate holders was signed by more than 190+ organizations and spearheaded by the Global Justice Center, Pregnancy Justice, the National Birth Equity Collaborative, Physicians for Human Rights, Human Rights Watch, Amnesty International, and advised by Foley Hoag LLP.