The ASIL, headquartered in Washington, D.C., is dedicated to advancing the study of international law since 1906. It boasts a membership of nearly 4,000 individuals with legal backgrounds from various corners of the globe.
Hokbi Tiunn, a student member of HRREC and a Ph.D. candidate from the Faculty of Law, presented her research addressing the impact on women’s bodies of genocides unfolding in contemporary Asia. Her presentation delved into three pressing cases that demand urgent attention from the international community: the Rohingya in Myanmar, the Uyghurs in China, and the Yezidis in Iraq. As part of the panel on “New Considerations in Defining Genocide”, she illustrated how the Genocide Convention’s Article 2(b), (c), and (d) outline genocidal acts revolving around women’s sexual and reproductive health and rights.