On 10 December 2014, the Women’s Initiatives for Gender Justice launched the Gender Report Card on the International Criminal Court 2014, Anniversary Edition, during the International Criminal Court’s (ICC) 13th session of the Assembly of States Parties (ASP) in New York. The Gender Report Card is one of the monitoring and advocacy strategies utilised by the Women’s Initiatives to track and analyse progress, challenges and advances in the field of international criminal law with a focus on gender justice in particular.
This year marks the tenth anniversary of the Women’s Initiatives for Gender Justice’s Gender Report Card, providing the most comprehensive gender analysis of the ICC currently available.
The Gender Report Card 2014 provides an overview of all Situations and cases before the Court, and analyses the Court’s substantive work and jurisprudence including a review of all charges for gender-based crimes. It covers for instance the Ntaganda case in which the Pre-Trial Chamber unanimously confirmed, for the first time before the ICC, all charges for sexual and gender-based crimes. It also contains the most significant developments within the trial and appeal proceedings at the ICC, including the Trial Judgment in the Katanga case, in which the accused was acquitted of all sexual and gender-based charges. TheGender Report Card 2014 provides for the first time a section on reparation proceedings pending before the Court. As in previous years, it includes an overview and statistical analysis on victim applications to participate and applicants accepted to participate in proceedings before the Court, as well as a section on developments in the Court’s victim participation and legal representation system.
This year’s review of the ICC also contains an analysis of important developments relating to the ASP, such as the ongoing recruitment for the Head of the Court’s Independent Oversight Mechanism; the promulgation of the Court’s Whistleblower and Anti-Fraud Policies; amendment proposals to the Rome Statute and Rules of Procedure and Evidence; and the elections of six ICC Judges, as well as the ASP President, Vice-Presidents, Bureau, and seven Committee on Budget and Finance members.
Read the Gender Report Card 2014.