Book launch -The Politics of Gender Justice at the International Criminal Court: Legacies and Legitimacy by Louise Chappell

Event date: 
7 Dec 2015
6:00pm to 7:30pm
The ASB Lounge, Level 6, Australian School of Business #E12
International Criminal Court
Gillian Triggs and Louise Chappell
President AHRC and author
Any questions, call us on 9385 1803.

The AHRCentre and UNSW Arts and Social Sciences are delighted to invite you to the launch of


The Politics of Gender Justice at the International Criminal Court

by Louise Chappell


The book will be launched by Professor Gillian Triggs, President of the Australian Human Rights Commission


The Politics of Gender Justice at the ICC  provides the first comprehensive review of the implementation of the Rome Statute’s ground-breaking gender justice mandate during the Court’s first decade in operation. The book argues that despite significant advances in some areas, the Court's poor record in prosecuting sexual and gender-based crimes reflects continuing legacies and silences of international law. Louise suggests that as the Court enters its next phase, the work of the Prosecutor, Judges and civil society in designing and implementing gender justice initiatives will be central to the Court’s ongoing legitimacy.

Emeritus Professor Triggs is the President of the Australian Human Rights Commission. She was Dean of the Faculty of Law and Challis Professor of International Law at the University of Sydney from 2007-12 and Director of the British Institute of International and Comparative Law from 2005-7. She is a former Barrister and a Governor of the College of Law.

Louise Chappell is a Professor in the School of Social Sciences, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, and co-directs the gender, development and human rights project in the AHRCentre. Louise’s research spans the areas of women’s rights, and gender, politics and institutions. Louise is currently a Chief Investigator on two ARC projects, one with AHRCentre colleagues Andrea Durbach and Sarah Williams on transformative reparations for victims of sexual violence post-conflict, and another on gender in the Australian Construction Industry.