Essentials ICCC@
  • Call for comment on International Criminal Court draft policy paper on sexual and gender based crimes
  • Direct link to the full 36-page, 2014 ICC draft policy paper on sexual and gender based crimes can be found here: http://www.icc-cpi.int/iccdocs/otp/OTP-draft-policy-paper-February2014-Eng.pdf
  • Comments and feedback are invited on this policy. Please send your comments directly to the Court at: [email protected]cpi.int.
  • The deadline for submitting comments is 23 February 2014.
  • The OTP intends to launch the final version of the policy in March 2014
Event Summary
The Women’s Initiatives for Gender Justice works globally to ensure justice for women and an independent and effective International Criminal Court. Objectives: http://www.iccwomen.org/aboutus/mission/mission.php
The International Criminal Court (ICC) is the first ever permanent international court established to deal with war crimes, crimes against humanity, and genocide.The Court will promote the rule of law and ensure that those responsible for the gravest international crimes are brought to justice.  The ICC will investigate and prosecute those most responsible for committing war crimes, crimes against humanity and genocide in times of war and armed conflict.
 

OTP draft Policy Paper on Sexual and Gender Based Crimes 

Last Friday, the Office of the Prosecutor (OTP) of the International Criminal Court distributed a draft Policy Paper on Sexual and Gender Based Crimes. This was the first policy priority announced by Prosecutor Bensouda when she took office in 2012.
The development of the policy included: a series of consultations with OTP staff from each division and section including the specialist units and OTP field staff; additional analysis of the Statute and the challenges before the OTP in relation to analyzing, investigating and prosecuting gender-based crimes; and drafting the policy integrating gender issues within the technical areas, legal framework as well as the substantive and institutional work of the OTP.
The OTP is inviting comments and feedback on this policy. Please send your comments directly to the Court at: [email protected]cpi.int. The deadline for submitting comments is 23 February 2014.
As the feedback phase is relatively short, the Women’s Initiatives for Gender Justice is sharing the draft policy with a range of interested networks to ensure as many people as possible are informed of the draft and have the opportunity to provide the OTP with your comments, should you wish to do so.
The deadline for submitting comments is 23 February 2014.

The OTP intends to launch the final version of the policy in March 2014.Read the OTP draft Policy Paper on Sexual and Gender Based Crimes in full here.

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