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Emma Cunliffe on Women & Wrongful Convictions

 

Prof. Cunliffe visited York a long time ago (November 2013, my apologies for being so behind, here is the original announcement)  & gave a talk as part of the Socio-Legal Studies Speaker Series about work she and Prof. Deb Parkes are doing on Wrongful Convictions & Women.  Provides interesting overview of studies of wrongful convictions generally and identifies ways that the parameters and discourse of the field may exclude consideration of women’s experiences of wrongful conviction.

Possible teaching tool – or of course for your own edification.

via ▶ Women and Wrongful Convictions: Learning from ‘difference’ – YouTube.

A few New Things

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This seems neat – UK organization “Just Fair” (one of the people behind it is Nottingham Professor Aoife Nolan, aka @commentator01 on twitter) is putting “Austerity on Trial” tonight.  The “charge” is breaching international human rights standards. See here for more information. There are briefs for both sides – an interesting way of gathering attention and bringing people together.  The page has links to scholarship and backgrounders aimed at non scholars including children & young people.

Those who were at or followed last year’s LSA in Hawai’i will remember that there were linked panels on Austerity organized by some stellar UK feminists (see this post from IFLS, Care & Autonomy in the Age of Austerity with lots of links).

 

2University of Manitoba Law Prof Deb Parkes is putting on a really interesting international conference at Robson Hall (U Man Law) this month, Ending the Isolation: An International Conference on Human Rights and Solitary Confinement see here.  Here is Prof Parkes in Manitoba’s research magazine talking about her work.

 

3There is a new volume available of the William and Mary Journal of Women & the Law: 2012 Special Issue: Gender and Post-Conflict Transitional Justice on Hein online (sorry,not open access).  Here are a few of the articles:

Introduction: Making the Link between Transitional Justice and Conflict-Related Sexual Violence Wallstrom, Margot [former UN special rep on violence in conflict]
19 Wm. & Mary J. Women & L. 1 (2012) Pp: 1-6
http://heinonline.org/HOL/Page?collection=journals&handle=hein.journals/wmjwl19&div=5

Gender and the Charles Taylor Case at the Special Court for Sierra Leone
Oosterveld, Valerie
19 Wm. & Mary J. Women & L. 7 (2012) Pp: 7-34
http://heinonline.org/HOL/Page?collection=journals&handle=hein.journals/wmjwl19&div=6

2012 Special Issue: Gender and Post-Conflict Transitional Justice
Dealing with the Past in a Post-Conflict Society: Does the Participation of Women Matter – Insights from Northern Ireland
O’Rourke, Catherine
19 Wm. & Mary J. Women & L. 35 (2012) Pp: 35-68
http://heinonline.org/HOL/Page?collection=journals&handle=hein.journals/wmjwl19&div=7

2012 Special Issue: Gender and Post-Conflict Transitional Justice
Reparations for Conflict-Related Sexual and Reproductive Violence: A Decalogue
Rubio-Marin, Ruth
19 Wm. & Mary J. Women & L. 69 (2012) Pp: 69-104
http://heinonline.org/HOL/Page?collection=journals&handle=hein.journals/wmjwl19&div=8