On 25 March, The Hague Institute, and Sweden and Botswana (the ad country co-focal points for complementarity) gathered a public panel discussion on sexual and gender-based crimes (SGBC).
This was the second part of an event on “Sexual and Gender-Based Crimes (SGBC): The State-of-the-Art and Ways Forward”. Themes discussed during the public panel include:
- How the collective efforts of different actors – such as the ICC, implementers, and donors, in collaboration with national judicial systems – can contribute most effectively in the fight against impunity for SGBC;
- The gaps and needs with regard to capacity-building in the area of SGBC;
- How to develop and implement SGBC policies on the basis of evidence and lessons learned.
The public panel was preceded by an invitation-only expert roundtable.
- Dr. Abiodun Williams, Welcome Remarks
President, The Hague Institute for Global Justice
- H.E. Håkan Emsgård, Opening Remarks
Ambassador, Embassy of Sweden
- Dr. Jelke Boesten, Moderator
Senior Lecturer in Emerging Economies and International Development, King’s College London
- Fabricio Guariglia
Director of the Prosecutions Division of the Office of the Prosecutor, International Criminal Court
- Brigid Inder
Special Gender Advisor to Chief Prosecutor Bensouda, International Criminal Court and Executive Director, Women’s Initiatives for Gender Justice
- Michelle Jarvis
Principal Legal Counsel, International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia
- Birgitta Weibahr
Senior Policy Expert on Democracy and Human Rights, Swedish International Development Organisation (SIDA)