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The Digital Dialogue Series 22 September 2020 11 a.m. EST

Watch the recording of the First Digital Dialogue!

Join the conversation on national accountability for conflict-related sexual violence

Hosted by the UN Team of Experts on the Rule of Law and Sexual Violence in Conflict and the Center for Human Rights, Gender and Migration at the Institute for Public Health, Washington University in St. Louis

in collaboration with Harvard Humanitarian Initiative , the School of Transnational Governance at the European University Institute and Institute for the Study of Human Rights at Columbia University

Welcome to the First Digital Dialogue

Sexual violence is a widespread and chronic issue in conflicts around the world. National efforts to address impunity for conflict-related sexual violence (CRSV) have led to progress and faced challenges. This event celebrates the launch of a Special Issue of the Journal of International Criminal Justice on Progress and Challenges of National Efforts to Address Impunity for Sexual Violence, created in collaboration with the UN Team of Experts, and marks the start of a series of webinars the Digital Dialogue Series. Scholars, practitioners, and policymakers will discuss national accountability efforts in relation to CRSV and set the stage for the webinar series, seeking to move the conversation forward and identify future steps to address the biggest challenges in the fight against impunity for CRSV at the national level.

Panel

The first Digital Dialogue will be launched with a framing statement by the Under-Secretary General and Special Representative of the Secretary-General on Sexual Violence in Conflict, Ms. Pramila Patten. The first Digital Dialogue will be chaired by the Team Leader of the UN Team of Experts, Ms. Chloe Marnay-Baszanger. Panelists will include Mr. Guido Acquaviva, Ms. Kim Thuy Seelinger, Ms. Karen Naimer and Mr. Daniele Perissi. Ms. Margot Wallström, former Minister for Foreign Affairs for Sweden and former Under-Secretary General and Special Representative of the Secretary-General on Sexual Violence in Conflict, will give the closing remarks.

Objectives of the First Digital Dialogue

1. Discuss the Special Issue of the Journal of International Criminal Justice, maximizing its impact and rendering it more accessible;

2. Showcase progress and challenges in national efforts to address impunity for conflict-related sexual violence (CRSV);

3. Enable a discussion to further reflect on and discuss possible approaches to advance national efforts in the coming decade;

4. Set the stage for future sessions of the Digital Dialogue Series over the coming months; and

5. Recognize the work of the Team of Experts, any co-sponsor, and the panelists with respect to national accountability efforts for CRSV.

Online Resources

The special issue is accessible on the website of the Journal of International Criminal Justice

The organizers of the Digital Dialogue Series can be contacted at toe-rol-svc@un.org

To learn more about the UN Team of Experts on the Rule of Law and Sexual Violence in Conflict, visit our website!

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UN Photo/UNHCR/R LeMoyne