Missing Peace Symposium 2017

Missing Peace Symposium 2017

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How does international criminal prosecution of conflict-related sexual violence impact peacebuilding?

Thursday 7. December 2017, kl. 09:00

Venue: Amalie Skram

Host: PRIO

Entrance: Gratis med påmelding

Welcome to the public opening event of the 2017 Missing Peace Symposium in Oslo. The event will focus on how international criminal prosecution of conflict-related sexual violence impacts peacebuilding and contributes to preventing relapses into new conflicts.

In 2014, the United Kingdom held a Global Summit to End Sexual Violence in Conflict in London, with side-events also held around the world. The Summit agreed practical steps to tackle impunity for the use of rape as a weapon of war, and to begin to change global attitudes to these crimes. This public opening event to the Missing Peace Symposium 2017 is a follow-up to the side-event organised in Norway by the British Embassy.

The public opening event will also kick-off the Missing Peace Symposium 2017. The overall aim of the Symposium is to take stock of what the legal responses to conflict-related sexual violence have accomplished, where they fall short, and how combatting sexual violence is integral to peacebuilding. We hope that this public opening event will set the tone for the whole symposium!

Please note that this page refers to the public opening event. More information about the Symposium, which is by invitation only, can be found here .

​PROGRAMME

08.30–09.00 Registration and refreshments

09.00–09.05 Welcome

Henrik Urdal, Director of PRIO

09.05–09.15 Opening remarks

Marianne Hagen, State Secretary, Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs

09.15–09.25 Opening remarks

Pramila Patten, the United Nations Special Representative of the Secretary-General on Sexual Violence in Conflict

09.25–09.55 Keynote address

Lord Ahmad, the UK Prime Minister’s Special Representative for Preventing Sexual Violence in Conflict

10.00–11.30 How does international criminal prosecution of conflict related sexual violence impact peacebuilding and contribute to preventing relapses into new conflicts?

Reflections and discussion with:
  • Pramila Patten, UN Special Representative of the Secretary-General on Sexual Violence in Conflict
  • Lord Ahmad, UK Prime Minister’s Special Representative for Preventing Sexual Violence in Conflict
  • Bineta Diop, Commission of the African Union’s Special Envoy on Women, Peace and Security
  • Christine Chinkin, Director, LSE Centre for Women, Peace and Security
  • Patricia Sellers, Special Advisor for Gender to the Office of the Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court
Moderator: Inger Skjelsbæk, Research Professor, PRIO

11.30–12.00 Q&A with the audience

This public opening event is co-organised by the PRIO Centre on Gender, Peace and Security and the British Embassy Oslo.

Contact: Julie M. Hansen, julhan@prio.org 

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