Comments on the development of a policy on the crime of gender persecution: Submission from UN Women to the Office of the Prosecutor at the International Criminal Court
This UN Women submission was prepared in response to a call for inputs in March 2022 from the Office of the Prosecutor at the International Criminal Court to support the development of a policy on gender persecution.
UN Women’s submission encourages the Prosecutor to consider two points:
- A legal argument, regarding the scope of “fundamental rights violations” to be considered when investigating and prosecuting as acts of gender persecution; and
- An operational argument, regarding the importance of conducting a gender analysis of the human rights context and of crime patterns, to lay the foundation for successfully investigating and prosecuting the crime of gender persecution.
Publishing entitiesUnited Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women (UN Women)
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