Gender Parity in the UN Human Rights Council

Chilean Ambassador Marta Maurás Pérez is a pioneer for gender parity in the UN Human Rights Council (HRC). As the only woman in the 2015 HRC Consultative Group, she was a leader in the Consultative Group’s creation of the 2015 Gender…

Can Atrocities be Prevented?

In commemoration of the liberation of Auschwitz nearly seventy years ago (January 27, 1945), the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum hosted the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights, Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein, to discuss how we can prevent future…

Combating Sexual Violence in Iraq and Syria

On November 6, 2014, the American Red Cross, the War Crimes Research Office, the GW Elliot School Global Gender Program, Physicians for Human Rights, and the Washington Working Group on the International Criminal Court organized a panel discussion on sexual violence in conflict, and…