(06-03-2014) Preventing and combating violence against women and domestic violence
'The Council of Europe Convention on preventing and combating violence against women and domestic violence: the politics and process of drafting.’
Prof Christine Chinkin, Professor of International Law, London School of Economics and Political Science
Discussant: Dr Louise Crowley, Faculty of Law, University College Cork
Venue: Moot Court Room, Aras na Laoi (first floor),
University College Cork
Bio: Professor Christine Chinkin, Professor of International Law, London School of Economics and Political Science
Christine Chinkin is Professor of International Law at the LSE and a barrister, a member of Matrix Chambers. Together with H. Charlesworth, she won the American Society of International Law, 2005 Goler T. Butcher Medal 'for outstanding contributions to the development or effective realization of international human rights law'. She was a member of the UN fact finding mission to Gaza in 2009 and a contributor to the subsequent Goldstone report.
She is an Overseas Affiliated Faculty Member, University of Michigan and has been a Scholar in Residence for Amnesty International (2005), as well as Visiting Professor at Columbia University (2004) and at the Arts and Humanities Research Centre, Australian National University (2003). Professor Chinkin is a member of the Kosovo Human Rights Advisory Panel (appointed 2010) and was a scientific expert to the Council of Europe Ad Hoc Committee on Preventing and Combating Violence against Women (leading to the drafting and adoption of the Istanbul Convention.) She has published widely in the fields of gender and human rights law, and public international law.