UNB International Law Society- The Protection of Vulnerable LGBTQ+ Populations in Armed Conflict-FR

Event Date(s):
October 16, 2020
01:30 PM - 04:30 PM

Event Details:

The UNB International Law Society is pleased to announce its annual International Humanitarian Law Conference in partnership with the Canadian Red Cross.

Join us online as we explore the role that International Humanitarian Law (IHL) plays in dealing with contemporary challenges to the protection of civilians in the situation of armed conflict. This year’s conference will seek to raise awareness about vulnerable populations in times and areas of armed conflict, focusing on the impact of conflict on protection of members of the LGBTQ+ community and those discriminated against due to their gender or sexual identities or expressions. The conference is free, with a run time of 3.5 hours (online).

This is a free public event. It will be held via Zoom. Please register for the conference at the link below:


- Jackie Hansen- Amnesty International

- Mathilde Doucet, a PhD candidate at the Université Laval, currently researching the protection of LGBTQI in armed conflict
- Ziva Gorani, a human rights activist and a transgender, Kurdish, Syrian refugee, who currently works in the region of Peel to increase visibility and inclusion of LGBTQ+ communities (participating via Skype from Germany)
- Lawrence Roche, President of the Rainbow Refugee Association of Nova Scotia (RRANS), a registered non-profit society which advocates for, supports, and privately sponsors LGBTQI refugees seeking to resettle in Nova Scotia

Building: Online


Sarah L MacCallum