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This week's Gearty Grilling: Christine Chinkin on women in international law and her experiences in Gaza

Christine Chinkin, Professor of International Law, welcomes a new European convention combating violence against women and discusses her experiences as a member of the UN fact-finding mission in Gaza.

Professor Chinkin explains how the Istanbul Convention is a landmark step in the battle to reform legal culture around crimes such as stalking, sexual harassment and psychological violence, as well as rape and other physical abuse.

She also reveals how her "hands-on" experience in Gaza has changed the way she teaches international law.

She is the sixth LSE academic to take part in the new weekly series of short, to-the-point video debates from LSE’s Institute of Public Affairs| (IPA) on key issues affecting the world today. Conor Gearty, director of the IPA and professor of human rights law, subjects academics to a five-minute grilling to showcase the School's world class research and faculty.

To view the rest of the series:Gearty Grillings||

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