Seeking Gender Parity at the International Criminal Court

new judges to the international criminal court

In March of 2018, six new judges were sworn in to the International Criminal Court, including five women and one man

In light of the World Day for International Justice, it is significant to note that the International Criminal Court (ICC)—a global instrument for justice—still has far to go toward achieving gender parity.  The court is comprised of eighteen justices serving for a period of nine years each. Currently twelve are men and only six are women. 

In the words of the ICC itself, “The election of judges takes into account the need for the representation of the principal legal systems of the world, a fair representation of men and women, and equitable geographical distribution.”  Our Secure Future is looking forward to the goal of fair representation being reached.