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Sexual Violence in Conflict Committee - timeline

Follow the Sexual Violence in Conflict Committee's timeline here. Links to individual oral evidence sessions and transcripts are below. The Committee has published its report on 12 April 2016.

Appointment

The Sexual Violence in Conflict Committee was appointed on 11 June 2015.

Timetable

Wednesday 17 June

The Committee met in private.

Tuesday 30 June

The Committee met in private.

Tuesday 7 July

The Committee met in private.

Tuesday 14 July

The Committee met in private.

Tuesday 21 July

The Committee met in private.

Public evidence sessions

Tuesday 8 September

Watch the 8 September 2015 evidence session
Read the 8 September 2015 evidence session transcript

At 3:45pm

  • Rt Hon Mr William Hague, former Foreign Secretary and co-founder of the PSVI
  • Baroness Helic, former Special Adviser to William Hague
  • Ms Angelina Jolie Pitt, Special Envoy to the UN High Commissioner for Refugees and co-founder of the PSVI

Tuesday 15 September

Watch the 15 September 2015 evidence session
Read the 15 September 2015 evidence session transcript

At 2:45pm

  • Ms Widney Brown, Director of Programs, Physicians for Human Rights (via video link)
  • His Honour Judge Jonathan Carroll, Civilian member of UK Team of Experts*
  • Ms Rosy Cave, Head of Conflict and Stabilisation Team, Stabilisation Unit, DfID & Member of UK Team of Experts
  • Mr Dan Chugg, Head of HMG ISIL Task Force & Head of Iraq Department, FCO
  • Mr Michael Howells, member of HMG ISIL Task Force & Head of Near East Department, FCO
  • Professor Lisa Davis, Human Rights Advocacy Director, MADRE & Clinical Professor of Law, International Women’s Human Rights Clinic, City University of New York School of Law (via video link)

*Please note that Judge Carroll appeared in his capacity as a former civilian member of the UK Team of Experts, rather than as a serving judge. He did not appear in a representative capacity in respect of the judiciary.

Tuesday 13 October

Watch the 13 October 2015 morning evidence session
Read the 13 October 2015 morning evidence session transcript
Watch the 13 October 2015 afternoon evidence session
Read the 13 October 2015 afternoon evidence session transcript

At 10:15am

  • Lieutenant-General (retired) David Morrison, former Chief of the Australian Army (via video link)

At 3:45pm

  • Major (retired) Philip Lancaster, former Canadian Military (via video link)
  • Lieutenant Colonel Alcuin Johnson, Ministry of Defence

Tuesday 20 October

Watch the 20 October 2015 evidence sessions
Read the 20 October 2015 evidence session transcript (Panel 1)
Read the 20 October 2015 evidence session transcript (Panel 2)
Read the 20 October 2015 evidence session transcript (Panel 3)

At 3:55pm

  • Ms Zainab Hawa Bangura, Special Representative of the Secretary-General for Sexual Violence in Conflict, UN (via video link)

At 4:40pm

  • Ms Chitra Nagarajan, Gender and Conflict Adviser, Nigeria Stability and Reconciliation Programme (& former Director, Gender Action for Peace and Security) (via video link)

At 5:30pm

  • Ms Pramila Patten, Member, CEDAW (via teleconference)
  • Ms Madeleine Rees, Secretary-General, Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom (via teleconference)

Tuesday 27 October

Watch the 27 October 2015 evidence session
Read the 27 October 2015 evidence session transcript

At 5pm

  • Lieutenant-General (retired) David Leakey, Gentleman Usher of the Black Rod

Tuesday 3 November

Watch the 3 November 2015 evidence sessions
Read the 3 November 2015 evidence session transcript (Panel 1)
Read the 3 November 2015 evidence session transcript (Panel 2)
Read the 3 November 2015 evidence session transcript (Panel 3)

At 3:45pm

  • Ms Paula Donovan, Co-Director, AIDS-Free World (via video link)
  • Ms Carla Ferstman, Director, REDRESS

At 4:45pm

  • Mr David Mepham, UK Director, Human Rights Watch
  • Ms Lauren Wolfe, Journalist and Director, Women Under Siege Project (via video link)

At 5:25pm

  • Ms Yanar Mohammed, President, Organization of Women's Freedom in Iraq (via video link)

Tuesday 10 November

Watch the 10 November 2015 morning evidence session
Read the 10 November 2015 morning evidence session transcript
Watch the 10 November 2015 afternoon evidence session
Read the 10 November 2015 afternoon evidence session transcript

At 10:30am

  • Madame Bineta Diop, Special Envoy for Women, Peace and Security, African Union (via video link)

At 3:45pm

  • Dr Chaloka Beyani, Special Rapporteur on the Human Rights of Internally Displaced Persons, Office of the High Commissioner on Human Rights
  • Ms Anna Musgrave, Women's Advocacy Manager, Refugee Council

Tuesday 17 November

Watch the 17 November 2015 evidence sessions
Read the 17 November 2015 evidence session transcript (Panel 1)
Read the 17 November 2015 evidence session transcript (Panel 2)

At 3:45pm

  • Dr Chris Dolan, Director, Refugee Law Project, Uganda
  • Professor Doris Schopper, Director, Center for Education and Research in Humanitarian Action (via video link)
  • Ms Josephine Wambui, Programme Officer Somalia, Oxfam Novib

At 5pm

  • Ms Niamh Hayes, Head of Office, Institute for International Criminal Investigations
  • Judge Mary McGowan Davis, former acting Justice of the Supreme Court of New York
  • Ms Shana Swiss, Founder and Director, Women's Rights International

Tuesday 1 December

Watch the 1 December 2015 evidence sessions
Read the 1 December 2015 evidence session transcript (Panel 1)
Read the 1 December 2015 evidence session transcript (Panel 2)
Read the 1 December 2015 evidence session transcript (Panel 3)

At 3:45pm

  • Mr Paul Williams, Director, Multilateral Policy Directorate, FCO
  • Mr Tom Woodroffe, Head, Office of the Prime Minister's Special Representative on Preventing Sexual Violence in Conflict, Conflict Department, FCO

At 4:30pm

  • Mrs Fatou Bensouda, Chief Prosecutor, International Criminal Court (ICC)

At 5pm

  • Dr Kirsten Campbell, Principal Investigator, Gender of Justice: Prosecution of Sexual Violence in Armed Conflict research project, Goldsmiths, University of London
  • Professor Patricia Sellers, Special Adviser, ICC & Visiting Fellow, University of Oxford
  • Ms Elizabeth Wilmshurst, Distinguished Fellow, International Law, Chatham House

Tuesday 8 December

Watch the 8 December 2015 evidence sessions
Read the 8 December 2015 evidence session transcript (Panel 1)
Read the 8 December 2015 evidence session transcript (Panel 2)
Read the 8 December 2015 evidence session transcript (Panel 3)

At 2:15pm

  • Sir Simon McDonald, Permanent Under-Secretary and Head of Diplomatic Service, FCO

At 2:45pm

  • Ms Lindy Cameron, Director of Middle East, Humanitarian and Conflict, DfID
  • Lieutenant-General Gordon Messenger, Deputy Chief of Staff (Military Strategy & Operations) and MoD Champion for Women Peace and Security and PSVI, MoD

At 3:45pm

  • Baroness Anelay, Minister of State and Prime Minister's Special Representative on Preventing Sexual Violence in Conflict, FCO

Tuesday 22 December

The Committee met in private.

Tuesday 19 January

The Committee met in private.

Tuesday 23 February

The Committee met in private.

Tuesday 8 March

The Committee met in private.

Tuesday 15 March

The Committee met in private.

Tuesday 22 March

The Committee met in private.

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Sexual Violence in Conflict Committee