Kelly Askin

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Kelly Askin "is a legal consultant to the UN and other world agencies in the areas of international humanitarian and criminal law. She was previously Acting Executive Director of the War Crimes Research Office at the Center for Human Rights and Humanitarian Law, Washington College of Law, American University. She has also served as legal advisor, Chambers, International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia and Visiting Scholar, Center for Civil and Human Rights, Notre Dame Law School. Dr. Askin teaches primarily in the areas of international humanitarian law and international gender issues; she is the author of "War Crimes Against Women: Prosecution in International War Crimes Tribunals" (1997) and chief editor of the 3-volume treatise "Women and International Human Rights Law" (1999-2001). Current projects include work on justice and accountability projects in East Timor, Sierra Leone, and Somalia, redress for the former "comfort women," and writing projects concerning a casebook in international humanitarian law (co-authored) and the current status of prosecuting international gender-related crimes."“ [1]