The Principles of State Responsibility and Systemic Intimate Violence

22 September 2010 - 17:00 to 18:30

Chatham House, London


Professor Bonita Meyersfeld, Associate Professor of Law, School of Law and Head of Gender, Centre for Applied Legal Studies, University of the Witwatersrand, South Africa
Gauri van Gulik, Women's Rights Division, Human Rights Watch



Bonita Meyersfeld, international lawyer and academic, will argue that systemic intimate violence is an appropriate concern for international law and will discuss important recent legal developments at the UN, European, inter-American, and Pan-African levels. She will discuss her recent book on this subject Domestic Violence and International Law (Hart Publishing).

Gauri van Gulik will respond from the perspective of a practitioner working on these issues at one of the world's leading human rights organisations.