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ICWC Lecture Series "Gender in International Criminal Law"

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In legal sciences, and therefore also in international criminal law, it is often assumed that law is neutral and treats all people equally - regardless of characteristics such as age, ethnicity, social class, gender, or sexual orientation. However, this basic assumption is increasingly contradicted by critics from various disciplines such as feminist legal theory, criminology, social science, political science, and history.

Under the lead of Prof. Dr. Stefanie Bock (Philipps-Universität Marburg; Law), Director of the International Research and Documentation Center War Crimes Trials (ICWC), we do ask: "Does international criminal law have a gender?"

The aim of the lecture series "Gender in International Criminal Law" is the interdisciplinary discussion of interactions between gender, sexuality, and international criminal law. The focus will be on selection processes in the often politically influenced creation and enforcement of international criminal law, the impact of gender constructions on the emergence, course, and legal assessment of conflicts, as well as gender parities and institutional dynamics.

When?    Every other Tuesday beginning April 25, 2023, 6:00 p.m. c.t.
Where?   Room +2/0090 in the Lecture Hall Building, Biegenstraße 14 in Marburg.

Here you can find the program of the lecture series.

All interested parties are cordially invited!