Gender Justice and Legitimacy at the International Criminal Court

This lecture, entitled 'Gender Justice and Legitimacy at the International Criminal Court', was delivered at the Lauterpacht Centre on Friday, 18 October 2013 by Professor Louise Chappell, Australian Research Council Future Fellow at the University of New South Wales, and chaired by Dr Sarah Nouwen, Lecturer, Faculty of Law, Cambridge. The gender justice provisions of the ICC's Rome Statute provide better recognition, representation and redress for victims of sexual and gender-based violence than any prior instrument of international criminal law. These provisions have helped draw attention to an often marginalized constituency under international law. However, both in their design and interpretation these provisions have also triggered a contentious gender politics at the ICC, leading some of its other constituents to question the Court's impartiality and legitimacy. The presentation explores the implications of this political struggle for the future of gender justice at the ICC. 

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