Missing Peace Symposium 2017: Public Opening Event

How does international criminal prosecution of conflict-related sexual violence impact peacebuilding?

Time: Thursday, 07 December 2017 09:00-12:00
Place: Amalie Skram, Litteraturhuset, Wergelandsveien 29, Oslo

Missing Peace Symposium 2017: Public Opening Event
Photo: Alexas / Pixabay CC0

Welcome to the public opening event of the 2017 Missing Peace Symposium in Oslo. The event will focus on how international criminal prosecution of conflict-related sexual violence impacts peacebuilding and contributes to preventing relapses into new conflicts.

The overall aim of the 2017 Missing Peace Symposium is to take stock of what the legal responses to conflict-related sexual violence have accomplished, where they fall short, and how combatting sexual violence is integral to peacebuilding. We hope that this public opening event will set the tone for the whole symposium!

Please note that this page refers to the public opening event. The symposium, which is by invitation only, has its own page here


​PROGRAMME

08.30–09.00 Registration and refreshments

09.00–09.05 Welcome 

Henrik Urdal, Director of PRIO

09.05–09.15 Opening remarks 

Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs representative

09.15–09.25 Opening remarks 

Pramila Patten, the United Nations Special Representative of the Secretary-General on Sexual Violence in Conflict

09.25–09.55 Keynote address

Lord Ahmad, the UK Prime Minister’s Special Representative for Preventing Sexual Violence in Conflict

10.00–11.30 How does international criminal prosecution of conflict related sexual violence impact peacebuilding and contribute to preventing relapses into new conflicts?


Reflections and discussion with:
  • Pramila Patten, UN Special Representative of the Secretary-General on Sexual Violence in Conflict
  • Lord Ahmad, UK Prime Minister’s Special Representative for Preventing Sexual Violence in Conflict
  • Bineta Diop, Commission of the African Union's Special Envoy on Women, Peace and Security 
  • Christine Chinkin, Director, LSE Centre for Women, Peace and Security
  • Patricia Sellers, Special Advisor for Gender to the Office of the Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court
Moderator: Torunn L. Tryggestad, Deputy Director, PRIO & Director, PRIO Centre on Gender,
Peace and Security

11.30–12.00 Q&A with the audience


Hosts and funders of the Missing Peace Symposium 2017 are the PRIO Centre on Gender, Peace and Security, the British Embassy Oslo, and the Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

Contact: Julie M. Hansen, julhan@prio.org