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International Conference: Law, Gender, and Sexuality

October 26, 2018

The 2nd Annual International Conference of the Asian Yearbook on Human Rights and Humanitarian Law, jointly organized by the British Institute for International and Comparative Law (BIICL) and Brill-Nijhoff publishers, will challenge the traditional perspectives and static representations of gender and sexuality in Asia, Middle East, and the West. Gathering high-profile speakers from around the globe, this international conference will explore the cultural, social, political, legal, and policy shifts which address gender and sexuality in these parts of the world. Topics will cover: same-sex marriage and citizenship; gender, sexuality and parenthood; sexual violence; and law and culture.

View the full program here.

Lecturers and panelists include:

SHARIAsource South Asia Editor Zubair Abbasi (Lahore University of Management Sciences) on “Regulation of Sex under Islamic Legal System: Judicial Application of Hudood Laws in Pakistan”

Anicée Van Engeland (Cranfield University, UK) on “Sexual Politics and Law in Iran: the Narrative Surrounding the 2013 Bill”

Shaheen Sardar Ali (University of Warwick, UK) on the legacy of the Pakistani human rights lawyer Asma Jahangir