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10 Apr 2011, 4:00 am
She highlighted the work of two nongovernmental organizations within Sierra Leone – the Centre for Development and Peace Education and Fambul Tok – in contributing to the two latter forms of justice.Yours truly, Valerie Oosterveld, had the honour of presenting a paper on the jurisprudence of the Special Court for Sierra Leone with respect to gender-based crimes against humanity and war crimes. [read post]
10 Dec 2018, 3:30 pm by melisahandl
” As Valerie Oosterveld points out, this formulation was the result of the negotiators resorting to “constructive ambiguity” in order to reconcile different points of view, which leaves the interpretation to the Prosecutor and ICC.[12] According to Oosterveld, while the definition is intentionally opaque it is not necessarily restrictive as it can cover a wide range of violations based both on gender and on sex. [read post]
8 Jul 2019, 7:00 am by Rosemary Grey
Does the Rome Statute define ‘gender’ as a socially constructed ground, as contended by the OTP and many expert commentators, including to name just a few, Rhonda Copelon, Valerie Oosterveld, Gay McDougall, and twenty-four UN experts who recently provided comments on the Rome Statute’s definition of ‘gender’ to the International Law Commission? [read post]
13 Sep 2010, 8:58 am
As IntLawGrrls’ own Valerie Oosterveld explained in her superb year-in-review lecture at the Dialogs (left), since late last year the United States has pursued a policy of positive engagement with the ICC. [read post]
23 Jul 2016, 9:00 am by Danielle DerOhannesian
Valerie Oosterveld is the Associate Dean (Research and Graduate Studies) at the University of Western Ontario Faculty of Law in Canada – the responsibility for Graduate Studies was added as of July 1. [read post]
27 Feb 2011, 6:15 am by Omar Ha-Redeye
The current faculty advisors include: Erika Chamberlain, Valerie Oosterveld, Sam Trosow, and Margaret-Ann Wilkinson. [read post]
15 Jun 2010, 9:05 am
(Delighted to welcome back guest/alumna Carmen Márquez Carrasco, currently a Visiting Professor at Columbia University's Institute for the Study of Human Rights, who contributes this post, another in IntLawGrrls' series of posts in connection with the just-concluded Kampala Conference)The International Criminal Court Review Conference has constituted a significant milestone for the ICC, not only because of the adoption of the first amendments to the Rome Statute on Article 8 and on the definition… [read post]
12 Aug 2010, 9:29 am
Year in Review -- International Criminal Law, by IntLawGrrl Valerie Oosterveld (left), a Professor at the Faculty of Law, University of Western Ontario, and frequent contributor to our Kampala series.? [read post]
18 Feb 2012, 3:10 am
(photo by Michael Anderson of conference panel featuring, from right, Bensouda, Inder, and yours truly, Valerie Oosterveld, courtesy of UNSW)Inder highlighted the disturbing statistic that, while sexual violence has been charged in 8 out of 15 ICC cases, over 50% of those charges fail when tested at the confirmation of charges stage. [read post]
16 Jun 2012, 2:00 am
Valerie Oosterveld has been granted tenure and will become an Associate Professor at the University of Western Ontario Faculty of Law effective July 1, 2012. ? [read post]
12 Apr 2018, 3:43 am by Rosemary Grey
As Valerie Oosterveld has explained, this definition was a hard-won compromise. [read post]
18 Dec 2017, 7:52 pm by Valerie Oosterveld
Valerie Oosterveld & Sharanjeet Parmar, Photo Credit: CPIJ At the event, Sharanjeet Parmar discussed her experience as a prosecutor at the Special Court for Sierra Leone (SCSL) in the prosecution of sexual and gender-based violence (SGBV). [read post]
26 Mar 2008, 11:54 pm
California-Davis (an IntLawGrrls guest/alumna), Marinn Carlson, Sidley Austin, and Michael Scharf, Case Western Reserve; to Executive Director Elizabeth Andersen; to ASIL President José Alvarez; and to Lucy Reed of Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer (left), who will succeed José as President at the meeting.Without further ado, here's the IntLawGrrls' honor roll:Thursday, April 10, 9 am"The Politics of War Crimes Tribunals":… [read post]
21 Sep 2018, 7:28 am by Lisa Davis
Valerie Oosterveld, an international criminal law professor who was a pivotal delegate at Rome, raised concerns about the problematic nature of adopting a definition into the CAH treaty that was drafted to be deliberately ambiguous (“constructive ambiguity” in diplomatic parlance) in order to resolve polarized positions during the Rome Statute negotiations. [read post]
16 Feb 2010, 3:16 am
Getting to Closure: Winding Up the International and Hybrid Criminal Tribunals": Tracey Gurd (Open Society Justice Initiative) and Anne Joyce (State Department), panelists; IntLawGrrl guest/alumna Valerie Oosterveld (Western Ontario), moderator.?" [read post]
24 Jul 2014, 7:44 am by Karen Hoffmann
Valerie Oosterveld became the Associate Dean (Research and Administration) for the University of Western Ontario Faculty of Law in Canada, where she also directs the International Summer Law Internship Program and is Deputy Director of the Centre for Transitional Justice and Post-Conflict Reconstruction. [read post]
3 Sep 2014, 10:43 pm by Beth Van Schaack
  Professor and Dean Valerie Oosterveld of Western Law in Ontario, Canada, delivered the 2014 ICL Year in Review. [read post]