Gender politics and geopolitics of international criminal law in Uganda

Author: Annie Bunting, Law & Society, York University, Toronto, Canada Journal: Global Discourse Published online: 19 Nov 2018 ABSTRACT This paper explores the views of victim survivors – both men and women – on the current prosecution of Dominic Ongwen at the International Criminal Court (ICC) for crimes against humanity, including the crime of forced marriage. … Read moreGender politics and geopolitics of international criminal law in Uganda

Newly Released Child Tracing Report

UBC partners join Women’s Advocacy Network (WAN) to release a report, Child Tracing in post-conflict northern Uganda:  A social project to unite children born of war with their paternal clans Vancouver, B.C. – The School of Public Policy and Global Affairs (SPPGA) at the University of British Columbia, in partnership with the Women’s Advocacy Network (WAN) in Uganda, … Read moreNewly Released Child Tracing Report

Right to reparations for survivors of sexual violence

Zawadi Meeting

On Tuesday, October 2, 2018 Albertine Zawadi Mambo, Coordinator of SOFEPADI, was invited to a conference organized by the International Clinic for the Defense of Human Rights (CIDDHU) of the University of Quebec at Montreal (UQAM). Moderated by Prof. Mirja Trilsch, Director of the CIDDHU, the conference focused on the theme of the Right to … Read moreRight to reparations for survivors of sexual violence

DARE Research Poster Session and Celebration

DARE Project

On September 20th, CSiW research assistant Aibakyt Baekova had a chance to present her research poster as a part of her Dean’s Award for Research Excellence (DARE) experience. During her summer work with the CSiW project, Aiba accomplished a variety of tasks, including the transcription of audio recordings from a two-day group discussion that took … Read moreDARE Research Poster Session and Celebration

The Expressive Nature of Law: What We Learn from Conjugal Slavery to Forced Marriage in International Criminal Law

Authors: Annie Bunting and Izevbuwa Kehinde Ikhimiukor Source: International Criminal Law Review, Volume 18, Issue 2, pages 331 – 353 Publication Year : 2018 DOI: 10.1163/15718123-01802004 ISSN: 1567-536X E-ISSN: 1571-8123 Abstract: The March 2016 Confirmation of Charges Decision of the Pre-Trial Chamber of the International Criminal Court in Prosecutor v. Dominic Ongwen characterized the practice of forced conjugal association as … Read moreThe Expressive Nature of Law: What We Learn from Conjugal Slavery to Forced Marriage in International Criminal Law

Michelle Cobblah Receives the Outstanding International Student Leadership & Volunteer Award

Outstanding International Student Leadership & Volunteer Award, LA&PS The Outstanding International Student Leadership & Volunteer Award honours international students in the Faculty of Liberal Arts & Professional Studies for exceptional contribution to an undergraduate student association in the Faculty and/or in other areas of the York community (internally and/or externally). It recognizes outstanding achievement in … Read moreMichelle Cobblah Receives the Outstanding International Student Leadership & Volunteer Award

Aibakyt Baekova Wins Dean’s Award for Research Excellence (DARE)

The DARE award was created by York University to help provide opportunities for experience and learning for undergraduate students by participating in research projects with York faculty members. At the Harriet Tubman Institute, two students, Ian Hood and Aibakyt Baekova have received awards under the DARE program to assist in the Boko Haram, Islamic Protest and National … Read moreAibakyt Baekova Wins Dean’s Award for Research Excellence (DARE)

Landmark project brings to light crimes against humanity in African war zones

May 3, 2018 For seven years, Faculty of Liberal Arts & Professional Studies Professor Annie Bunting has been working on a ground-breaking project, “Conjugal Slavery in War (CSiW): Partnerships for the study of enslavement, marriage and masculinities.” This venture seeks to document cases of forced marriage in conflict situations in Africa, to place this data … Read moreLandmark project brings to light crimes against humanity in African war zones

Survival, Perseverance & a Commitment to Women’s Rights in Uganda: Grace Acan’s Story

by Jo Rodrigues, Gender Consultant, Coach & Trainer for Humanitarian Aid Workers I had the pleasure of meeting Grace Acan, Project Officer for the Women’s Advocacy Network – WAN Uganda at a meeting convened by Annie Bunting, Project Director of the Conjugal Slavery in War (CSiW) Research Partnership.  Grace embodies both the meaning of her … Read moreSurvival, Perseverance & a Commitment to Women’s Rights in Uganda: Grace Acan’s Story