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8 January 2015 (Toronto) - We are pleased to announce that the latest issue of the Journal of International Law and International Relations features papers arising out of our 2013 conference entitled " "Sexual Violence in the Recent Conflicts in Libya and Syria: Challenges to Protecting Victims and Pursuing Accountability". The papers explore the use of social science to effectively frame international crimes, sexual violence against boys and men, and the current challenges to prosecuting sexual crimes in Libya.
In their Editor's Acknowledgement to the issue, they note:
This issue marks a unique collaboration, which we are very honoured to have participated in, with the University of Toronto Faculty of Law’s International Human Rights Program (IHRP). On 8 February 2013, the IHRP and the Munk School of Global Affairs convened a conference of leading scholars, international lawyers, and policy makers to discuss “Sexual Violence in the Recent Conflicts in Libya & Syria: Challenges to Protecting Victims & Protecting Accountability.” In a special section of this issue, three articles and one book review from that conference are presented. We hope they serve to supplement the impact of the conference by bringing further attention to the crucial issues of sexual violence in these conflicts.
JILIR is a peer-reviewed scholarly journal that fosters interdisciplinary discourse at the nexus of international law and international relations. In promoting critical, informed, and interdisciplinary debate on international affairs, the JILIR provides a forum for the advancement of knowledge, ideas, dialogue and dialectic in both International Law and International Relations.