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Chrystal Macmillan Lecture 2013

Political scientist Professor Louise Chappell - a leading expert on the International Criminal Court - will deliver the University of Edinburgh's prestigious Chrystal Macmillan Lecture 2013. The Lecture - on October 8th - is entitled, 'Ten Years on: Is the International Criminal Court Delivering for Women?'

Chrystal Macmillan LectureProfessor Chappell is SPSS-IASH Visiting Fellow at University of Edinburgh (August - December 2013). She is a Professor in the School of Social Sciences and a member of the Australian Human Rights Centre at the University of New South Wales where she is completing a four-year Australian Research Council Future Fellowship on the gender mandate of the ICC. She has published a number of articles in the area and is in the process of completing a research monograph on the ICC for Oxford University Press.

In the lecture, Professor Chappell reflects upon the first decade of the Court’s operation and evaluates the extent to which it has lived up to its promise to promote gender justice. The ICC has an innovative mandate that includes the most advanced articulation ever, under international law, of crimes of sexual and gender based violence and groundbreaking procedures to allow the victims of these crimes to seek redress.

The annual Chrystal Macmillan Lecture Series  was launched in 2011 by the School of Social and Political Science. The lecture series was created in order to focus public engagement with the key themes of social justice which concerned Chrystal Macmillan during her lifetime and which the School continues to work on today, including human rights, gender and equality, peace and conflict resolution, and global citizenship.


Date: October 8, 2013 at 6pm
Venue: King Khalid Building, Hill Square (behind The Royal College of Surgeons)
Price: Free but ticketed - Booking and more information


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