UCL Laws PhD alumna Dr Ivana Radačić appointed member of the UN Working Group
10 October 2017
UCL Laws PhD alumna Dr Ivana Radačić has been appointed as one of four new members of the UN Working Group on Discrimination against Women in Law and Practice by the UN Human Rights Council on 29 September 2017.
The mandate of this thematic special procedure of the HRC is ‘to identify, promote and exchange views with states and other actors on good practices related to the elimination of laws that discriminate against women’.
In addition to writing annual reports on specific issues concerning discrimination against women, the members will be conducting country visits, and respond to individual complaints of gender discrimination.
Dr Radačić said:
‘I am very honoured to be able to contribute to setting up standards in this area and hopefully making a difference in individual women’s lives.’
Commenting on her time at UCL Laws, Dr Radačić said:
‘It was at UCL where I had an opportunity to develop my interest and further my studies in women’s rights and feminist theory.
The time at UCL was of immense importance for me both professionally and personally, and I am very grateful for having had the opportunity to do my PhD at UCL.
I am particularly grateful to Professor Philippe Sands QC, who recognised my potential and helped me embark on the PhD studies, my PhD supervisors Professor Alison Diduck and Professor Basak Cali, as well as a late Colonel Frederick Bonnart Braunthal whose fellowship I held.’
Dr Ivana Radačić is now Senior Research Associate at the Ivo Pilar Institute of Social Sciences in Zagreb.