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GRC’s newest team member, Ken Scott, to participate in ASP 20 side event on pathways to accountability for survivors and victims of conflict-related sexual violence in South Sudan

1 December 2021

We are delighted to announce that Ken Scott will be joining GRC as its newest team member and will be primarily leading our South Sudan work. Ken’s professional reputation precedes him as he has over thirty years’ experience in high-profile litigation, successfully conducting complex investigations and prosecutions, including as a senior UN war crimes prosecutor at the ICTY, and since then, inter alia, as a Special Prosecutor at the STL. Ken was also appointed as Commissioner by the Human Rights Council to the UN Commission on Human Rights in South Sudan and has been engaged in a wide-ranging IHRL and IHL practice, including training programs and consultancies.

 

GRC has been engaged in investigating starvation-related conduct and right to food violations and abuses in the South Sudanese context since 2018, including by preparing dedicated policy papers, in collaboration with the World Peace Foundation (here). GRC is currently engaged in a research project, with assistance from the University of Amsterdam Law Clinic, examining the intersection of sexual and gender-based violence and starvation-related conduct in the context of South Sudan.

 

GRC’s Ken Scott will participate as a panelist in Legal Action Worldwide and the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs’ online side event to the 20th session of the Assembly of State Parties, titled Survivors’ pathways to accountability: legal avenues for South Sudanese survivors of conflict-related sexual violence. The panel discussion will take place on Monday 6 December 2021, 13:30 to 14:45 (CET).

 

Details to register for the event are as follows: https://zoom.us/meeting/register/tJMscumvrjspHtYirN-ZszHN2pbDYYOA1YhB

 

The event will feature opening remarks by Human Rights Ambassador Bahia Tahzib-Lie of the Kingdom of the Netherlands’ Ministry of Foreign Affairs and expert panelists include Susan Okalany, Judge, High Court of Uganda & ICC Prosecutor candidate, Jackline Nasiwa, Executive Director, Centre for Inclusive Governance, Peace and Justice, Kenneth Scott, Prosecutor & International human rights lawyer, and Antonia Mulvey, Executive Director, LAW.

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