HRREC student member Hokbi Tiunn at the ASIL meeting in Pittsburgh

Human rights
Graduate students
International law

By University of Ottawa

Human Rights Research and Education Centre, HRREC

Hokbi Tiunn
From November 9 to 11, 2023, the University of Pittsburgh School of Law hosted the 2023 American Society of International Law (ASIL) midyear meeting. This research forum focused on discussing works-in-progress papers, bringing together researchers from various fields within international law.

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.