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Reparations for Conflict-Related Sexual Violence: Challenges

Reparations for Conflict-Related Sexual Violence: Challenges, Opportunities and Recommendations
Friday, September 22, 2023 | Registration10:00 am - 10:30 am |Program 10:30 am - 12:15 pm | Luncheon 12:15 pm - 1:00 pm
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Format: In-Person

Program Fees:
Free for Members and Non-Lawyers | $15 Non-Member Attorneys

In armed conflicts around the world, sexual violence is being used as a weapon of warfare, often purposefully as a tactic to create maximum harm. It leaves physical and psychological scars that can be life-lasting. Too often, reparations are cast aside, despite being a right and a priority for survivors. Though state-led administrative reparation programs can offer timely, survivor-centric, efficient and comprehensive measures that give survivors a sense of recognition and justice, there are often challenges to their implementation due to the cost, financing, and legal and legislative hurdles. This event will consider critical challenges, opportunities and actionable recommendations for sustainable financing of reparations for conflict-related sexual violence.

Susan J. Kohlmann
, President, New York City Bar Association

Jineth Bedoya Lima
, Journalist, United Nations Global Champion for the prevention of conflict-related sexual violence (CRSV), Director, No es hora de callar
Grace Acan
, Survivor Activist, Author, Co-founder of the Women's Advocacy Network (WAN) Uganda, Board Member, Global Survivors Fund 
Riyad Avlar
, Survivor Activist, Association of Detainees and The Missing in Sednaya Prison (ADMSP)
Esther Dingemans
, Executive Director, Global Survivors Fund 
Dr. Geeta Rao Gupta
, Ambassador-at-Large, Office of Global Women’s Issues, U.S. Department of State
Ambassador Arlene Tickner, Deputy Permanent Representative of Colombia to the United Nations
Diana Esther Guzmán Rodríguez
, Executive Director, Dejusticia  
Yuliya M. Ziskina
, Legal Counsel, Razom, Principal Author, Multilateral Asset Transfer: A Proposal for Ensuring Reparations for Ukraine 

Rupert Skilbeck
, Director, REDRESS
Yasmin Waljee, OBE
, Partner, International Pro Bono, Hogan Lovells International LLP

Video Remarks by:
Fabián Salvioli
, Special Rapporteur on the promotion of truth, justice, reparation and guarantees of non-recurrence, United Nations 
Under-Secretary-General Pramila Patten,
Special Representative of the United Nations Secretary-General on Sexual Violence in Conflict

Sponsoring Committee:
United Nations, Catherine van Kampen, Sophia Murashkovsky, and Ervin Nina, Co-Chairs

Co-Sponsoring Committees:
International Law, Viktoria Karamane, Chair
African Affairs, Melissa Marie Verpile, Chair
Foreign & Comparative Law, Richard Langan, Chair
Sex & Law, Natalie Birnbaum & Susan Cersovsky, Chair
Council on International Affairs, Mark A. Meyer, Chair
Task Force on the Rule of Law, Marcy Kahn, Chair
Middle Eastern & North African Affairs, Hon. Elizabeth Stong & Robert Michael Eli, Co-Chairs
International Human Rights, Rayma Jawahar Kudekallu, Chair

Co-Sponsoring Organizations:
Global Survivors Fund
The Cyrus R. Vance Center for International Justice, Alexander Papachristou, Executive Director

New York City Bar Association 42 West 44th Street New York, NY 10036

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