Home | News    Thursday 23 August 2012

ICC prosecutor appoints new special gender adviser

separation
increase
decrease
separation
separation

August 22, 2012 (WASHINGTON) – The prosecutor of the International Criminal Court (ICC) Fatou Bensouda announced on Tuesday that she has picked a veteran advocate of women’s human rights to be her new special adviser on gender issues.

Brigid Inder, Executive Director of the Women’s Initiatives for Gender Justice based in the Hague, will assume the new position to will replace Catherine MacKinnon who held this role since November 2008.

“Ms. Inder’s experience as a policy and gender advisor to UN negotiations in the global policy arena, and her hands-on experience for the past decade working with women and communities affected by armed conflicts highlights the priority I am placing on strengthening cooperation between local women’s groups and my office,” said the ICC Prosecutor in a statement published on the court’s website.

“Further integrating a gender perspective into all areas of our work and strengthening recognition of the gendered nature of sexual violence is a priority for my office. Ms. Inder is a renowned expert on gender issues and brings to this post a deep knowledge of the cases, policies and the institutional history of the ICC” Bensouda added.

Several cases currently handled by the court such as Sudan’s western region of Darfur and Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) prosecute suspects on charges that include the use of rape as a weapon of war.

The new adviser, who is New Zealand national, is described as having led the development of international justice initiatives including legal monitoring and strategic advocacy programmes. She also oversaw the submission of several filings before the ICC highlighting the rights of victims, the importance of prosecutions for gender-based crimes, and gender and reparations issues.

Inder has also developed and implemented programmes ensuring the involvement of women in peace negotiation efforts in Uganda and Sudan and has conducted assessments on the impact of violence on women and girls in countries in armed conflict. She has designed conflict-related documentation initiatives on gender-based crimes, protection responses for women’s human rights defenders and assistance programmes for victims/survivors of gender-based crimes.

Set up in 1998, the ICC is the world’s first permanent war crimes court and has a mandate to investigate state aggression, genocide, crimes against humanity and war crimes. Its jurisdiction applies to states that have ratified the Rome Statute or countries that request its intervention or through a referral by the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) under a Chapter VII resolution.

(ST)

Comments on the Sudan Tribune website must abide by the following rules. Contravention of these rules will lead to the user losing their Sudan Tribune account with immediate effect.

- No inciting violence
- No inappropriate or offensive language
- No racism, tribalism or sectarianism
- No inappropriate or derogatory remarks
- No deviation from the topic of the article
- No advertising, spamming or links
- No incomprehensible comments

Due to the unprecedented amount of racist and offensive language on the site, Sudan Tribune tries to vet all comments on the site.

There is now also a limit of 400 words per comment. If you want to express yourself in more detail than this allows, please e-mail your comment as an article to comment@sudantribune.com

Kind regards,

The Sudan Tribune editorial team.
  • 23 August 2012 10:19, by Ayuiu Makuac Lam

    the ICC of today has nothing to do because the Fatou saying that Ocampo is tergating we African, and she is not working through the right of humanity sh is based on continental environment policy we african are the most terrorist than other world side .

    repondre message

    • 24 August 2012 09:35, by Dinkawarrior

      "Special adviser on gender issues"
      Gender issues in behave of women rights while children abduction and women murdering is nothing!
      I believed this ICC has defferent agandas than what we were expected to be done by this organization. How come for President Leech Bashit to get away with such crimes and nobody talks about it?

      repondre message

  • 23 August 2012 14:52, by thok chuni yok

    well come new appointed, but to follow the work it’s difficult like what we are now in between N-sudan and south sudan and the ICC is not follows their work.

    repondre message

Comment on this article



The following ads are provided by Google. SudanTribune has no authority on it.



Sudan Tribune

Promote your Page too

Latest Comments & Analysis


Implications of al-Bashir’s regime dismantling 2019-12-12 21:08:55 By Alhadi A. Khalifa The enactment of the law of dismantling the regime of Omar Albashir on 28 November 2019 represents a turning point in the march of the Sudanese revolution given its (...)

Security Arrangements in Sudan: Achilles heels of peace and democratic transformation 2019-12-10 05:47:59 By Elwathig Kameir This article is intended to act as an eye-opener for all the Sudanese political forces. It aims to shed light on the huge challenges that will be faced by the December (...)

Egypt final push to secure zero-sum water-share agreement 2019-12-09 14:11:32 By Ermias Hailu After Egypt’s failure to integrate Eritrea to its territories by the end of the second world war, due to Emperor Haile Selassie’s superior diplomatic skills, the then Egyptian Pan- (...)


MORE






Latest Press Releases


S. Korea supports UN communities building resilience project in Sudan’s Blue Nile 2019-09-09 09:26:41 UNDP Sudan September 5, 2019 (KHARTOUM) - An agreement was signed on 5th of September between the Korean Ambassador, His Excellency. Lee Ki-Seong and Dr. Selva Ramachandran, Resident (...)

Sudanese lawyers and Human rights defenders back calls for civil rule 2019-04-26 10:22:06 Press statement by 55 Sudanese lawyers and Human rights defenders on Sudan Sit-in and Peaceful Protest Khartoum -24/04/2019 We, the undersigned (55) Sudanese lawyers and human rights defenders, (...)

South Sudan’s Lafon youth condemn killings of civilians by Pari community 2019-04-03 21:54:29 Press Statement on the Fighting between Pari/ Pacidi and Lotuko/Lokiri on 24/3/2019 Release by The Lafon County Youth Union: We, the Lafon County Youth Union hereby condemn the atrocities and (...)


MORE

Copyright © 2003-2019 SudanTribune - All rights reserved.