On 4 and 5 October, The Hague Institute will host a conference organized by the Center for Justice and International Law (CEJIL), which will mark the second anniversary of CEJIL’s campaign for gender parity in international justice. This GQUAL Campaign was launched in New York at the United Nations Headquarters in 2015.
This year, CEJIL will once again convene a diverse group of stakeholders in international organizations, law, academia and activism to raise awareness about the under-representation of women affecting virtually all international tribunals and monitoring bodies. The goal of the discussions and workshops on 4 and 5 October in The Hague is to approve an Action Plan that will build upon the strategies found in the GQUAL Declaration.
Through the Action Plan, it is expected that participants will be able to move forward and build concrete policies, proposals and calls to action which nations, International Organizations, civil society, and other stakeholders can take on to improve the representation of women across international bodies.
More information as well as the RSVP form can be found on the GQUAL Conference website.
The conference is organized by GQUAL and CEJIL and is possible thanks to their sponsors: OAK Foundation, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Sweden, the International Bar Association’s Human Rights Institute (IBAHRI) and The Municipality of The Hague.