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The Role of Storytelling in Legal Justice Activism​

By Nishma Jethwa, Mumbai-based gender rights activist and human rights lawyer, Project Director for Feminist Justice at Once Future Collective, @NishmaJethwa
posted on 4.03.2019

This post aims to explain the role of storytelling as a way of promoting a different vision of justice among lawyers engaged in advocacy cases. It stems from my experience leading gender rights work at Strategic Advocacy for Human Rights (SAHR), where I was looking at what justice means to survivors of gender-based violence, and whether they were actually finding that justice within the criminal justice system. In our case-related work at SAHR we were seeing ‘mixed reviews’. While some clients found a sense of justice by observing legal proceedings, others did not.
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Using Art to Raise Awareness on Forced Marriage and Related Sexual and Gender-Based Violence in Cambodia
By Alina Balta, PhD Researcher, INTERVICT, Tilburg Law School
posted on 24.02.2019

This contribution aims to put in the limelight the use of art to raise awareness on current issues in international criminal law (ICL). It discusses forced marriage and related sexual and gender-based violence (SGBV), and explains how it came under consideration before an international(ized) criminal tribunal, in casu the Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia (ECCC).
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