Reparations for historic institutional violence

Ruth Rubio Marín, a professor of constitutional law at University of Sevilla (Spain), director of the Gender and Governance Programme at the School of Transnational Governance, European University Institute (Italy), and a faculty member at New York University’s Hauser Global Law School Program, will present “Reparations for Historic Institutional Violence: Learning from Transitional Justice?” on Nov. 1 at 7 p.m. in Gasson Hall, room 100. Her research represents an attempt to understand how public law creates categories of inclusion and exclusion around different axis including gender, citizenship, nationality, and ethnicity. She is the author or editor/co-editor of several books, including Immigration as a Democratic Challenge: Citizenship and Inclusion in Germany and the United States and What Happened to the Women?: Gender and Reparations for Human Rights Violations. Her current book project is The Disestablishment of Gender in the New Millennium Constitutionalism. She has extensive experience dealing with reparations in post-conflict societies, including in Morocco, Nepal, and Colombia. Her Lowell Humanities Series lecture is part of a conference on “Transitional Justice, Truth-telling, and the Legacy of Irish Institutional Abuse” supported by the Institute for the Liberal Arts, Office of the Provost, Irish Studies Program, the Jesuit Institute, Boston College Law School, and the Center for Human Rights and International Justice.

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