Addressing Sexual and Gender-Based Crimes - The State-of-the-Art and Ways Forward

The Hague, The Netherlands, 25 March 2015, 6-7pm – The Hague Institute for Global Justice, as a member of the International Criminal Justice Consortium, together with Sweden and Botswana – the ad country co-focal points for complementarity – will hold a panel discussion on addressing sexual and gender-based crimes (SGBC).

This event will start with welcoming remarks by Dr. Abiodun Williams, President, The Hague Institute for Global Justice, and opening remarks by H.E. Håkan Emsgård, Ambassador, Embassy of Sweden.

Themes to be 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; and

How to develop and implement SGBC policies on the basis of evidence and lessons learned.


Fabricio Guariglia, Director of the Prosecutions Division of the Office of the Prosecutor, International Criminal Court

Brigid Inder, Special Gender Advisor to the Prosecutor of the 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).

Dr. Jelke Boesten (moderator), Senior Lecturer in Emerging Economies and International Development, King’s College London

This is the second part of an event on “Sexual and Gender-Based Crimes (SGBC): The State-of-the-Art and Ways Forward”. The preceding event is an invitation-only roundtable for experts. More information about this event can be found here


The Embassies of Botswana and Sweden to the Netherlands (the ad country co-focal points for complementarity) and The Hague Institute for Global Justice in conjunction with the International Criminal Justice Consortium.