Emily Kenney

Emily Kenney (@emkenney) is a Policy Specialist, Rule of Law and Transitional Justice at UN Women, where she where she works in the Peace, Security and Resilience Section on women’s access to justice in conflict-affected countries and accountability for conflict-related sexual and gender-based violence. Ms. Kenney has also worked with the International Center for Transitional Justice, the Office of the Prosecutor at the International Criminal Court in the Gender & Children Unit, and the Open Society Justice Initiative.

Ms. Kenney has authored an article on “Developing a Gender Methodology for U.N. Commissions of Inquiry” and co-authored chapters, “The United Nations and Transitional Justice” in the Research Handbook on Transitional Justice, and “Global Study: Looking Forward” in the Oxford Handbook on Women, Peace and Security.

Ms. Kenney holds a J.D. from the New York University School of Law, a M.Phil. in Justice and Transformation Studies from the University of Cape Town, and a B.A. in International Relations from Tufts University. She is also on LinkedIn.

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