International Criminal Court collapse would set back justice for women

Given the partial advancements in gender justice in the first decade of ICC, should we care if the African Union vote provokes the court’s collapse? The ICC is imperfect, no doubt, but it does offer an unprecedented framework for advancing women’s rights, key aspects of which are gradually being put into place. The full recognition of the Court’s gender justice mandate is likely to arrive in small, highly contested steps, but as a whole it does have the potential to be transformative. Read the full article by Louise Chappell in the conversation.