Joint Statement — 2023 Assembly of States Parties to the International Criminal Court
Joint Statement by Global Justice Center and Women’s Initiatives for Gender Justice
Your excellencies, dear colleagues, dear friends,
Understanding gender justice in international criminal law is a fast and ever evolving field.
It begins by seeing that gender justice has always been broader than accountability for sexual violence. We must be alert to the gendered impact of all Rome Statute crimes, strive for gender equality in peacetime as well as armed conflict, and listen closely to what justice means for women and other marginalised groups. Indeed, it must embrace a broader understanding that goes beyond the binary concepts that underpin our shared harmful traditions in ICL.
A broader understanding of gender justice is becoming well anchored in the work of the policy, jurisprudential, and institutional developments at the ICC and in the Feminist Foreign Policy considerations that an increasing amount of you, states parties, are bringing to the ASP.
These developments are particularly evidenced at this ASP session, where there is one or more gender justice side-events scheduled each day.