October 14, 2022
Pre-Launch of the UN General Assembly Report on Peace, Security, Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity: UN Independent Expert Victor Madrigal-Borloz
This event is hybrid. Members of the Harvard community are invited to attend the event in person at WCC 1023. Pizza will be served to in-person attendees. For Zoom, register for the discussion under this link. To receive further updates about upcoming HRP events, sign up for our newsletter.
On October 14 at 12:40pm ET, Victor Madrigal-Borloz, Senior Visiting Researcher at Harvard Law School’s Human Rights Program and the United Nations Independent Expert on Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity, will speak at Harvard Law School previewing his report on peace, security, sexual orientation and gender identity to the 77th General Assembly of the United Nations.
In his report, Victor Madrigal-Borloz calls for greater awareness of how gender and sexual orientation and gender identity dynamics operate in the context of armed conflict, and within peacebuilding and peacekeeping. He aims to provide insight on the application of a comprehensive set of legal resources to foster prevention, participation, protection, relief and sustainable peace for persons, communities and peoples suffering from violence and discrimination in war-torn contexts. The report seeks to establish a basis for expanding existing policies within the United Nations system.
Co-sponsored by the HLS International Human Rights Clinic, the Harvard FAS Studies of Women, Gender and Sexuality, and the UN Human Rights Special Procedures.