Christine Chinkin born Kent, England March 27, 1949. Professor of international law, London School of Economics. Presided as judge of Women’s International War Crimes Tribunal, Tokyo, 2000. Member of UN Human Rights Council Gaza Fact-Finding Mission, 2009; member of UN Kosovo Human Rights Advisory Panel, 2010-present.
“Confining women for the sole purpose of sexual service at the bidding of military personnel deprives them of the rights of ownership to their bodies, the embodiment of slavery.” (“Toward the Tokyo Tribunal 2000”, iccwomen.org; photo iuscogens)