Comparative Legal Gender Studies-Network (CoLeGe§-Net): Die Emilie Kempyn-Spyris der Vergangenheit, der Gegenwart und der Zukunft

The project „Comparative Legal Gender Studies Network (CoLeGe§-Net): The Emilie Kempyn-Spyri of the past, present and future“, funded by the Executive Board of Justus Liebig University Giessen (based upon an initiative launched by the Women’s Commissioner of Justus Liebig University Giessen) aims to integrate women and gender issues into legal research and teaching at the Faculty of Law, Justus Liebig University Giessen, Germany. In particular, the project seeks to raise awareness of gender issues in the legal profession among junior academics and students. It will identify career opportunities in academia and practice as well as related challenges by means of a comparative analysis. Making use of various dynamic and interpersonal means of communication the project aims at establishing a network among a broad variety of actors. 

The project contributes to the development of expertise in gender issues by identifying country-specific development stages and by demonstrating future options for governmental and non-governmental norm setting at the national as well as at the international level. Seminars, colloquiums and lectures – as appropriate – will be offered by visiting scholars and practitioners. Students and junior academics will benefit from frequent interaction with experts in the field of legal gender studies. Throughout the project, a broad spectrum of legal materials from selected countries – focusing upon Turkey, the United States of America and Germany – will be subject to comparative analysis.

„Violence against women in armed conflicts“

Giessen, 14. December 2016,
Licher Straße 72, Dekanatssitzungssaal, 1.Stock,

12 p.m.- 2 p.m.

Prof. Dr. Elzbieta Mikos-Skuza
University of Warsaw

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„GENDER AND CLIMATE CHANGE FROM A HUMAN RIGHTS PERSPECTIVE“

Giessen, 16 and 17 June 2016, Licher Strasse 68,
Lecture Room 24a/44
11 a.m. – 2 p.m.

DR. SUMUDU ATAPATTU
Director, Research CentersCoordinator, University of Wisconsin, Madison, Human
Rights Program
University of Wisconsin, Madison, Law School

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