Ruth Rubio Marín: Reparations for Historic Institutional Violence

THU, NOV 1, 2018 (1:17:03)

Reparations for Historic Institutional Violence: Learning from Transitional Justice?

Based upon a lifetime of working with harmed individuals in numerous countries, scholar Ruth Rubio Marín discusses her work and the efficacy of transitional justice.

Marín’s lecture was part of a two-day conference entitled “Transitional Justice, Truth-telling, and the Legacy of Irish Institutional Abuse” supported by the ILA, Office of the Provost, Irish Studies Program, The Jesuit Institute, The Boston College Law School, and the Center for Human Rights and International Justice.

+ BIO: Ruth Rubio Marín

Ruth Rubio Marín is Professor of Constitutional Law at the University of Sevilla, Director of the Gender and Governance Programme at the School of Transnational Governance, European University Institute, Florence, and a member of the Faculty of The Hauser Global Law School Program at New York University. 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. Professor Rubio is the author of over 40 articles and author, editor and co-editor of 8 books (plus two in press). She is currently working on the book The Disestablishment of Gender in the New Millennium Constitutionalism. As a consultant and activist, Rubio has worked for several national and international institutions and agencies including with the UN and the EU, and has extensive in-country experience in dealing with reparations in post-conflict societies, including in Morocco, Nepal and Colombia. Her image will be included in the Legacy Wall to be installed in the new building of the International Criminal Court in The Hague to honor her lifelong commitment to gender justice.

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