Solange Mouthaan's research interests focus on two defined fields. Both are related to the protection of people under international law. First, the legal protection of minorities, and in particular linguistic minorities and second, the effective protection of individuals through the International Criminal Court.
My research momentum is focused on developing further research in the areas of linguistic minorities and gender crimes in International Criminal Law. My long term research plan, emerging from my previous research and informed by current teaching, therefore falls into the following general areas:
Gender-based crimes: The ICC has granted victims a number of noteworthy rights and put in place gender sensitive measures, but these will be soon put to the test. I examine the developments of International Criminal Law through the workings of the ICC with regards to the protection, voice and role given during the trials to victims of gender-based crimes, such as children, victims of gender-based crimes in armed conflict.
Gender and International Criminal Law: I examine the concept of gender and its restrictive interpretation by international criminal law and suggest ways forward to adopting a more holistic approach to gendered aspects of armed conflict.