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03 October 2023

Academic presents research to UN working group

A King’s academic presented her research on electoral violence to a special United Nations working group.


Professor Sarah Birch was invited to share her insights and research findings at a consultation event organised on 26 September by the United Nations Working Group on Enforced or Involuntary Disappearances.

In her presentation, Prof Birch, from the Department of Political Economy, offered insights into the causes and effects of electoral violence, as well as measures that have been successfully used to mitigate the use of violence, including enforced disappearance, in elections.

Prof Birch’s presentation was part of research being carried out by the working group on the issue of elections and enforced disappearances. The results of its work will be published next September.

You can find out more about the UN’s Working Group on Enforced or Involuntary Disappearances here.

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Sarah  Birch

Professor of Political Science