Law as a Placeholder for Change? Reflecting on A Women's Rights, Activism and State Failure in Afghanistan
Time: 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Location: Juridiskt forums sammanträdesrum
The event is for: anyone - employees
Seminar with Sari Kouvo, Gothenburg University
The seminar will draw on Sari Kouvo's research for the article "Law as a Placeholder for Change?" (now published in an edited volume). The article is based on around 60 interviews with leading Afghan women's rights activists about what constitutes change in the Afghan context. The seminar is also an opportunity to discuss what is empirical or field research for legal scholars and what responsibility we have towards those we talk to.
Sari Kouvo is co-director and co-founder of the Afghanistan Analysts Network. She is an international lawyer with a focus on human rights, transitional justice, rule of law, justice reform and gender.
Sari holds a doctorate in International Law from Gothenburg University (Sweden). She has held visiting fellowships at the NATO Defense College (Italy), Kent University (UK), Abo Academy (Finland) and the Australian National University.
Sari has published extensively on Afghanistan, international law and gender-related subjects.