Dr Keina Yoshida

Dr Keina Yoshida

Research Officer

Centre for Women, Peace and Security

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Key Expertise
Human Rights; Peace; Environment: Feminism; International Law; Nuclear

About me

Keina is a research officer working on the ERC funded Gendered Peace grant led by Professor Christine Chinkin and Louise Arimatsu. Keina has obtained research funding from the British Academy and the FCDO to carry out research on the intersection of Women, Peace and Security and environmental peacebuilding. This research resulted in the publication of Defending the Future: Gender, Conflict and Environmental Peace (2021) available here: https://www.lse.ac.uk/women-peace-security/publications/Defending-the-Future-Gender-Conflict-and-Environmental-Peace. Keina has published in peer reviewed journals including International Affairs, Human Rights Quarterly and the European Human Rights Law Review on the WPS agenda, human rights law, climate change and the environmental, law and film, media law. Keina is currently working on the right to peace under international law and nuclearism and international law. Keina approaches legal scholarship from a feminist scholarship and is particularly interested in bringing collaborative socio-legal methodologies to international law.

Keina obtained a PhD in law from the London School of Economics in 2015 (LSE). Keina has taught law at universities including the LSE (2015), City University (2018), SOAS (2020), the Kofi Annan International Peacekeeping Training Centre (Ghana) (2017). Keina is on the editorial board of Feminist Legal Studies. Keina is also a barrister at Doughty Street Chambers. Their professional website is available here. Keina has particular expertise on international and regional human rights committees and courts.

Selected Publications:

  • The Nature of Women, Peace and Security: A Colombian Perspective, International Affairs, 2021, Vol 97, pages 17-34, with Lina Cespedes
  • The CEDAW Committee: a global leader in tackling violence against women and girls, European Human Rights Law Review (2020) (4), 347-358, with Christine Chinkin
  • The Protection of the Environment: A Gendered Analysis, Goettingen Journal of International Law, 10 (2020) 1, 283-305.
  • The Trends and Challenges of Climate Change Litigation and Human Rights, EHRLR, Issue 2 (2020) 161-173, with Joana Setzer
  • Human Trafficking as a Gendered Phenomenon: CEDAW in perspective, Journal of Immigration, Nationality and Asylum Law, Vol32, No 1, (2018) pp. 28-49, with Gema Fernandez Rodriguez de Lievana
  • The domestic prosecution of gender crimes in Argentina, Human Rights Quarterly 39 (2017) 681–708, with Viviana Waisman and Paloma Soria
  • Privacy Injunctions in an Internet Age: PJS v News Group NewspapersLtd, European Human Rights Law Review (August 2016)
  • Towards Intersectionality in the ECHR: the case of B.S. v Spain. Feminist Legal Studies, (2013) 21: 195-204.
  • Co-author: Women’s Human Rights and Climate Change: state obligations and standards, LSE Law – Policy Briefing Paper No 43 (2020)
  • Centre for WPS, 40 Years of the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women (2020), Christine Chinkin and Keina Yoshida, Report

In Spanish

  • Great Eggspectations: La tecnología reproductiva y los nuevos retos para la autonomía de las mujeres (U. Nacional de Colombia, 2010). [co-author with Monica Roa]

Select Blog Pieces

  • ‘Protecting Journalists: A Gender Perspective’ (Doughty Street International Media Defence Blog 30 March 2017)
  • ‘Abortion rights on trial: a step in the right direction for NI’ (LIARC blog, 6 June 2017) with Mary Rachel McCabe
  • ‘Did the Supreme Court pass the Bechdel Test’ (The Justice Gap, 11 November 2016)
  • ‘Velásquez Paiz et al v Guatemala: Gender Stereotypes and Lack of Justice – Part I’ (OxHRH Blog, August 2016) [with Lucia Mazzuca]
  • ‘Velásquez Paiz et al v Guatemala: Femicide in Guatemala – Part II’ (OxHRH Blog, 12 August 2016) [with Lucia Mazzuca]
  • Over 15 blog posts for intlawgrrls on law and film (2012-2013)

Expertise Details

Human Rights; Peace; Environment: Feminism; International Law; Nuclear