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Judicial Approaches to Sexual and Gender-Based…

Judicial Approaches to Sexual and Gender-Based Crimes at the ICC - Report Launch (ASP22 Side Event)
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The Rome Statute bestows upon the International Criminal Court (ICC) jurisdiction the broadest range of sexual and gender-based crimes (SGBC) of any judicial body in the history of international criminal law (ICL). In spite of this potential, the Court's record in adjudicating for SGBC is mixed.

Recent jurisprudence emanating from the Ntaganda, Ongwen and Al Hassan cases is encouraging, but to bolster the full potential of the Court in future cases, it is important to revisit the evolution of the jurisprudence and take note of some lessons learned.


  • Discuss major jurisprudential developments on SGBC;
  • Provide recommendations on how to enhance accountability for SGBC through inclusive and forward-looking adjudication

Side event at the 22nd Session of the Assembly of States Parties (ASP) to the Rome Statute organized by Women's Initiatives for Gender Justice, co-sponsored by the Permanent Missions of Chile and Canada to the UN, and International Gender Champions.