Sexual Violence in the Recent Conflicts in Lybia & Syria: Challenges to Protecting Victims & Pursuing Accountability

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Friday, February 8th, 2013

Friday, February 8, 20138:30AM - 6:30PMExternal Event, Bennett Lecture Hall
78 Queen's Park Crescent, Basement
University of Toronto Faculty of Law
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On February 8, the International Human Rights Program (IHRP) at the Faculty of Law and the Munk School for Global Affairs, both at the University of Toronto, will host a public conference and workshop on sexual violence in Libya and Syria. This interdisciplinary conference will focus on assistance to victims (men, women, and children); accountability under international, domestic, and Canadian law; and challenges presented by these conflicts in terms of documentation, service provision, and conventional understandings of sexual violence in conflict. This unique event will bring together Libyan and Syrian-Canadian diaspora; human rights defenders; practicing lawyers; and researchers in the fields of law, public policy, medicine, and international relations. The focus will be on contributing to the scholarly literature on sexual violence in conflict through publication of articles in the peer-reviewed Journal of International Law and International Relations, and creating concrete proposals for action to address the problems of service provision, documentation, and accountability from both legal and policy perspectives.

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