Feb 13, 2013
1:00pm - 2:00pm    |    Faculty Club, NYU School of Law, 108 West Third Street, New York, New York


In the name of fighting terrorism, countries have been invaded; wars have been waged; people have been detained, rendered and tortured; and campaigns for “hearts and minds” have been unleashed. Human rights analyses of the counter-terrorism measures implemented in the aftermath of 11 September 2001 have assumed that men suffer the most—both numerically and in terms of the nature of rights violations endured. This assumption has obscured the ways that women, men, and sexual minorities differently experience counter-terrorism. By integrating gender into a human rights analysis of counter-terrorism—and human rights into a gendered analysis of counter-terrorism—the new volume Gender, National Security, and Counter-Terrorism: Human Rights Perspectives aims to reverse this trend.

Please join CHRGJ as we host a discussion with co-editors of the volume, Professors Margaret Satterthwaite and Jayne Huckerby on such questions as:  What is the spectrum and nature of gender-based rights violations in the context of terrorism and national security practices? What are the key considerations in designing a gender and human rights research and advocacy strategy in disciplines from which gender is traditionally sidelined? What are the opportunities and challenges of the new wave of national security policies that seek to promote women’s rights and empowerment?

In preparation for the discussion, please read A Decade Lost: Locating Gender in U.S. Counter-Terrorism (CHRGJ, Briefing Paper, 2012).

Lunch will be served. RSVP and a valid ID are required for entry. To RSVP, please write to Audrey Watne  by COB Friday, February 8th.

About the Speakers

Jayne Huckerby is co-editor of the volume Gender, National Security and Counter-Terrorism: Human Rights Perspectives (Routledge, 2012); author of Women and Preventing Violent Extremism: The U.S. and U.K. Experiences (CHRGJ, 2012); and co-author of A Decade Lost: Locating Gender in U.S. Counter-Terrorism (CHRGJ, 2011). She was previously Research Director (2005-2011) and Adjunct Professor of Clinical Law (2009-2011) at the Center for Human Rights and Global Justice at New York University School of Law. She has also served as a legal expert to a number of U.N. agencies and special procedures in the areas of gender, counter-terrorism and national security policy; women in conflict prevention, conflict, and post-conflict contexts; gender equality and constitutional reform, particularly in the post-Arab Spring context; anti-trafficking; gender budget initiatives; and violence against women. She holds a BA.LLB (Hons 1) from the University of Sydney and a LL.M. from New York University.

Margaret Satterthwaite

Margaret Satterthwaite is a Faculty Director of the Center for Human Rights and Global Justice (CHRGJ) at NYU School of Law, Professor of Clinical Law, and Director of the Global Justice Clinic. She also serves as Faculty Director of the Root-Tilden-Kern program. Her recent scholarship includes Indicators in Crisis: Rights-Based Humanitarianism in Post-Earthquake Haiti, published in the N.Y.U. Journal of International Law & Politics in 2011; The Trust in Indicators: Measuring Human Rights (co-authored with AnnJanette Rosga), published in the Berkeley Journal of International Law in 2009, and Human Rights Advocacy Stories (co-edited with Deena Hurwitz and Douglas Ford, 2009), a volume in the Law Stories series. Her current work focuses on empirical methods in human rights settings, especially the creation and deployment of metrics and indicators; on economic and social rights; and on human rights in counter-terrorism.

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