Women as Perpetrators in Atrocity Law


This panel will explore how atrocity law treats women suspected and convicted of perpetrating atrocity crimes, including under international criminal law, with a focus on the distortions and stereotyping that arise in these cases. Our panelists will examine the issue through historic and contemporary lenses, using case studies to surface legal, political, and sociological aspects of the topic.


  • Kiyala Jean Chrysostome, International Centre of Nonviolence, Faculty of Management Sciences in Durban University of Technology in South Africa
  • Jessica Trisko Darden, Security and Foreign Policy Initiative at William & Mary's Global Research Institute
  • Mark Drumbl (moderator), Washington and Lee University School of Law
  • Solange Mouthaan, University of Warwick Law School
  • Izabela Steflja, Department of Political Science, Wilfrid Laurier University

 This event is organized by the ASIL Women in International Law Interest Group.

Date and Location

Monday, December 4, 2023 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm