Liz Snodgrass will be providing the concluding remarks for the “Current Levels of Representation of Women in Human Rights Organs and Mechanisms: Ensuring gender parity, a discussion on the Report of the Human Rights Council Advisory Committee” panel as part of “The Experts Speak Series: Addressing Human Rights in Times of Crisis” series.

The Report outlines findings on the current levels of representation of women in UN human rights bodies and puts forth recommendations on how to promote and implement gender balance in these organs. A team from Three Crowns assisted with the preparation of the Report in conjunction with REDRESS, a leading human rights organisation, and GQUAL a global campaign body that works to overcome the under-representation of women in international tribunals and monitoring bodies. In addition to Liz, the Three Crowns team included Penny MartinElizabeth ChanLaura França Pereira, and Raymundo Treves.

The webinar will take place on Tuesday 20 July from 12:00 – 1:30pm ET (-5 BST).

To register for the event, please click here. To view the Report, please click here.


Liz, a partner in the Washington, DC office, has more than two decades of experience as an advocate and counsellor in international arbitration matters. Her practice is a mix of commercial and investment treaty arbitration. Liz has particular expertise in handling disputes involving States and State entities. Her clients span a wide variety of sectors, with a focus on upstream energy, power, mining, aerospace, and telecoms.

Liz’s publications on international law and arbitration issues include the seminal article, “Protecting Investors’ Legitimate Expectations,” in the ICSID Review. She has also authored numerous articles and book chapters on issues of arbitration practice and procedure, and in addition to faculty appointments at University College London (2007 – 2012) and the Washington College of Law at American University (current), she regularly guest lectures and speaks at client and industry events about arbitration issues.

Liz is recognised as a Leader in international arbitration by Who’s Who Legal, which describes her as “a brilliant mind and a wise counsel,” and is also recognised by Chambers and The Legal 500.

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