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The International Criminal Court and Ukraine: Documenting the Experiences of Women’s Human Rights Defenders

Date: May 25, 2022 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Type: CLE
Issues: Human Rights Defenders , International Advocacy , Legal Representation , Women's Rights

For more information about our work on Ukraine, please visit our website here.

Presented by Jim O'Neal, Amy Fiterman, Elizabeth Lacy, and Rosalyn Park

Join The Advocates for Human Rights to hear about our work to gather firsthand accounts of the experiences of women's human rights defenders in Ukraine. Before the war, these women worked as activists ending violence against women, stopping climate change, assisting homeless women, and other social justice issues. Today, they find themselves having narrowly escaped bombs, suffering, and death-and as survivors, they are ready to come forward and share what they survived. Through one-on-one conversations with The Advocates, we are collecting these activists' stories to send to the prosecutor of the International Criminal Court (ICC). This presentation will present the history of the ICC, the basis of its jurisdiction, the procedures it follows, and the numerous other investigations that are underway, as well as share some of the accounts we are gathering from women and the war in Ukraine. Special thanks to Faegre Drinker for hosting this event.