Call for Submissions: Extrajudicial Killings and Gender

About the author(s):

Katharine Fortin is an Associate Professor at Utrecht University where she teaches IHL and IHRL. Before joining Utrecht University, she worked at the ICTY, ICC and Norton Rose Fulbright. She is the author of The Accountability of Armed Groups under Human Rights Law (Oxford University Press, 2017) which won the 2018 Lieber Prize. She has written widely about the framework of law that applies to armed groups in non-international armed conflicts and is one of the editors of the Armed Groups and International Law blog.

The UN Special Rapporteur on Extrajudicial, Summary or Arbitrary Killing has issued a call for submissions on gender-sensitive issues relating to her mandate on extrajudicial, summary or arbitrary killings (see here).

In particular, she has asked for submissions on the following questions:-

  1. How to define and explain “Gender” with specific reference to human rights violations, protection, obligations, accountability?
  2. What does a gender-specific perspective into extra-judicial, summary or arbitrary executions (thereafter EJEs) entail? Which principles, steps and analysis should be followed?
  3. What is the significance of gender on specific forms of EJEs?
  4. What is the significance of gender on the legal definitions of the various forms of EJEs?
  5. What does a gender-specific approach to States’ obligations with regard to the right to life entail?
  6. What are states’ obligations for gender-based unlawful killings at the hands of non-State Actors?
  7. What does a gender-specific approach to non-States Actors’ obligations with regard the right to life entail?
  8. What are the gender-sensitive interview methods to be followed to interview relatives of victims of EJEs, witnesses to EJEs, and others actors involved in the reporting or investigation into EJEs?
  9. What does a gender-specific approach to the prevention of EJEs entail?
  10. What does a gender-specific approach to accountability for EJEs entail?
  11. What does a gender-specific approach to access to remedies entail?
  12. How does an intersectional approach affect all aforementioned questions and issues, such as the intersections between gender, race, class, disability, ethnicity, indigenous, religion and belief, sexual orientation and gender identity, or other forms of identity?

All submissions should be sent by 31 January 2017 in English, French or Spanish to

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