Caterine Ward

PhD student
Caterine obtained her Law and Business degree in Spain. After her legal studies she worked as a lawyer and research assistant for the Criminal Courts of Violence against Women in Alicante (Spain). She moved to Scotland (Glasgow), were she originally was born, and started her Masters in International Law at Glasgow University. She immediately felt in love with international public law and international criminal law. Caterine’s Ph. D research will examine the significance of wartime rape at the international level. Having the opportunity to start a Ph.D at Glasgow Caledonian University has been a passion for her and now she wishes to use her knowledge, skills and experience within a research environment. Now she aims to ensure that the findings of her research extend beyond academia and are instrumental in making a difference.

Specialisms & Interests

  • International Public Law
  • International Criminal Law
  • Human Rights Law
  • Feminist Legal Theory

Professional Memberships & Activities 

  • Scottish Centre for Crime and Justice Research
  • Glasgow Human Rights Network: Postgraduate Cluster

Current Research

My PhD project is about the Significance of wartime rape at the International Level. With this project I intend to provide an understanding of what possibilities exist for the judgement of these crimes at international, domestic and in-between level. Therefore, I will survey the jurisprudence and legal literature regarding war rape in a way to understand; how women’s human rights are considered; and the way rape trials are conducted by the courts charged with prosecuting those responsible for ordering or committing war rape.

Selected Publications 

Caterine E. Arrabal Ward, “Significance of Wartime Rape”, Advances in Gender Reseach, Published by Emerald Group Publishing Limited. Vol. 18 (Forthcoming)