February 11, 2013, 2:00pm
The Dirty Work of Prosecuting Gender-based Crimes around the World
Presenter: Patricia Viseur Sellers, International Criminal & Human Rights Lawyer
Location: Carriage House, 3907 Spruce Street

Patricia Viseur Sellers (Penn Law Alum) was the Legal Advisor for Gender and a prosecutor at the Yugoslav and the Rwanda Tribunals for the United Nations. Ms. Sellers was a Special Legal Consultant to the Gender and Woman’s Rights Division of the U.N.’s High Commissioner for Human Rights. As the Legal Advisor for Gender related crimes, Ms. Sellers developed the legal strategies that led to the successful prosecutions of rape as a war crime, sexual violence as an act of genocide and rape as torture. Ms. Sellers has lectured widely on the law of armed conflict, as well as authoring over twenty articles on international criminal law. She advises civil society organizations, governments and organizations, such as having recently served as a
story consultant for the PBS series, Women, War and Peace.

Africa Center, Center for East Asian Studies, South Asia Center, LGBT Center, Graduate Student Center, Penn Women's Center, Ortner Center on Family Violence, United Nations Association of Greater Philadelphia