Pursuing International Justice for Forced-Marriage Victims

Visiting Law Professor Kathleen M. Maloney shared her expertise with the International Criminal Court (ICC) in The Hague in February, in a first-of-its-kind appeal regarding groundbreaking convictions for forced marriages of young girls and women.

The ICC is the world’s only permanent, independent tribunal with jurisdiction to investigate and prosecute the core international crimes of genocide, crimes against humanity, war crimes, and aggression. This rare invitation to appear as an expert was spurred by the amicus brief Maloney and her co-amici submitted to the Appeals Chamber considering a Ugandan warlord’s appeal of his forced-marriage conviction.