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Christine Chinkin

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Relevant research

(2001) C. Chinkin, Gender Mainstreaming in Legal and Constitutional Affairs (Commonwealth Secretariat, Gender Management System Series).

(2002) C. Chinkin, ‘Feminist Reflections on International Criminal Law’, in Andreas Zimmermann (ed.), International Criminal Law and the Current Development of Public International Law (Berlin: Duncker & Humblot) 125-60.

(2005) C. Chinkin, ‘Feminist Approaches to International Law: Reflections from Another Century’, in Doris Buss and Ambreena Manji (eds), International Law: Modern Feminist Approaches (Oxford: Hart Publishing) 17-47 (with H. Charlesworth and S. Wright).

(2012a) C. Chinkin, ‘Accesso a la justicia, género y derechos humanos’, in Violencia de Género Estategias de litigio para la defense de los derechos de las mujeres (FCO).

(2012b) C. Chinkin, The UN Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women: A Commentary (co-editor with M. Freeman and B. Rudolf) (Oxford: OUP), author of pp 443-474 (violence against women).

Evidence of impact

Recommended principles and guidelines on human rights and human trafficking: Commentary (New York and Geneva: UN Publications, 2010), p.4:

“OHCHR wishes to thank the individuals and organizations that provided comments, suggestions and support for the preparation of the Commentary, in particular Christine Chinkin, who undertook preliminary work on this subject in 2004.”

Projects Officer at the British Embassy in Buenos Aires, 12 June 2012 (posted on LSE Impact Case Study website): “[Chinkin] wrote an article that helped local experts better understand the international legal debates about gender violence and the chronological development of international legal frameworks. This article formed part of a manual for training judicial operators in Argentina…. Her participation in this project helped foster an informed debate on gender discrimination and violence in Argentina.”

Chinkin’s report for OHCHR on Protection of Economic, Social & Cultural Rights Post-Conflict (2009)

Details of FCO meeting (at which Chinkin spoke) on prevention of sexual violence

The UK Foreign Secretary’s remarks, at the close of G8 summit on 11 April 2013, together with the G8 declaration on preventing sexual violence in conflict:

FCO Written Ministerial Statement on Progress since the Global Summit to End Sexual Violence in Conflict by James Duddridge (Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs) on 12 March 2015: "…I am proud of the support that we have given to establishing the UK’s first academic centre for Women, Peace and Security at the London School of Economics. Working with experts in the field and universities around the world, the Centre will create a critical mass of expertise and knowledge focused on the empowerment of women and the ending of impunity for sexual violence crimes and play a critical role in future efforts to bring an end to sexual violence in conflict once and for all."

Relevant video and audio

Gearty Grilling with Christine Chinkin on violence against women:

Women, Peace and Security Centre launch at LSE on 10 February 2015 with William Hague, Angelina Jolie and Christine Chinkin (audio):

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