Monday, November 29, 2010

ICC Heralds Initial Success in Campaign to Recruit Female Lawyers from Africa

Counter to claims by American opponents about the ICC and Africa and about access to the Court for women professionals, this recent press release from the ICC shows the Court being innovative and effective on both counts. In countries – not just in Africa - where as lawyers women are not on an equal footing with men, the ICC is another and welcome professional opportunity. For the Court, women lawyers at its bar are essential to meeting both its Statute’s emphasis on gender equality and the expectations of its States Parties.

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