Public Panel: Addressing Sexual and Gender-Based Crimes – The State-of-the-Art and Ways Forward

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)


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