Chief Prosecutor of the ICC

On 12 December 2012, PeaceWomen, in partnership with the Liechtenstein Institute on Self-Determination and the Permanent Mission of Liechtenstein, hosted Fatou Bensouda, Chief Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court. This event was a part of our lecture series on the Women, Peace and Security (WPS).

Ms. Bensouda discussed the role of the International Criminal Court in the prevention and prosecution of sexual and gender based violence. She emphasized the indispensable role that civil society plays in shedding light on and combating impunity for gender based war crimes. Furthermore, Ms. Bensouda underlined the need to build partnerships to strengthen the rule of law and prevention of these crimes. Ms. Bensouda also discussed the recent implementation of gender based training for the prosecutors, reiterating the importance of a gendered perspective in the context of transitional justice.