Hosting the CICC Secretariat
From 1 July 2021, the Women’s Initiatives for Gender Justice has become the interim host of the Coalition for the International Criminal Court(CICC). The CICC is a global civil society network of member organizations that led the campaign to set up the International Criminal Court and monitor its current work, ranging from community and grassroots groups in 150 countries to prominent international human rights non-governmental organizations.
The CICC Steering Committee mandated WIGJ to establish a consortium of partner organisations to facilitate the transition of the Coalition Secretariat and ensure broad regional representation moving forward, while a full review of governance, including the process for selecting the next permanent secretariat host, is completed. Once the governance review is concluded, which will include consultations with members, the hosting of the CICC Secretariat will be revisited and the permanent host selected through a transparent process.