Plenary on complementarity and sexual violence

In Uncategorized by Fanny Leveau

During the 14th session of the Assembly of States Parties (ASP) to the International Criminal Court (ICC), the Women’s Initiatives for Gender Justice was invited to speak on a plenary panel addressing complementarity for sexual and gender-based crimes and ensuring access to justice before the ICC and domestic courts.  This was the first plenary ever held at the ASP dedicated to a discussion on accountability for sexual and gender-based violence in the context of the ICC’s jurisdiction and the responsibility of states parties to pursue domestic prosecutions for these crimes.

The plenary was organised and co-hosted by the Governments of Sweden and Botswana. Panelists included H.E. Ms Alice Bah Kuhnke, Minister for Culture and Democracy of Sweden; H.E. Mr Sidiki Kaba, Minister of Justice of Senegal and President of the Assembly of States Parties; Ms Fatou Bensouda, ICC Prosecutor; Dr Athaliah L. Molokomme, Attorney General of Botswana; Ms Thelma Aldana, Attorney General of Guatemala; Mr Mike Chibita, Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) of Uganda; and Brigid Inder, Executive Director, Women’s Initiatives for Gender Justice and Special Advisor on Gender to the Prosecutor of the ICC.

Read the presentation by Brigid Inder, Executive Director.

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