Global Voices in International Law: International Courts and Women Judges
Join the Wilson Center’s Women in Public Service Project and Africa Program and the Institute for African Women in Law for a conversation on the importance of inclusion on international courts and strategies to achieve equal representation in these institutions.
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The desire to create inclusive and representative institutions at all levels of decision-making should consider the importance of creating equal oppportunities for women's representation on international courts. International courts play an important role as arenas where judicial decisions can produce lasting effects on the lives of global citizens.
Many women are affected by many of the decisions made in international courts. However, emerging scholarship has shown that women occupy less than 19% of seats on international courts and tribunals. The lack of women’s voices prevents inclusive decision-making on issues that directly impact their daily lives.
Join the Wilson Center’s Women in Public Service Project and Africa Program, the Institute for African Women in Law, and the Center for Justice and International Law for a conversation on the importance of inclusion on international courts and strategies to achieve equal representation in these institutions.
Professor Nienke Grossman
Ambassador Liberata Mulamula
Global Women's Leadership Initiative
The Global Women’s Leadership Initiative has hosted the Women in Public Service Project at the Wilson Center since June, 2012. The Women in Public Service Project will accelerate global progress towards women’s equal participation in policy and political leadership to create more dynamic and inclusive institutions that leverage the full potential of the world’s population to change the way global solutions are forged. Read more
The Africa Program works to address the most critical issues facing Africa and U.S.-Africa relations, build mutually beneficial U.S.-Africa relations, and enhance knowledge and understanding about Africa in the United States. The Program achieves its mission through in-depth research and analyses, including our blog Africa Up Close, public discussion, working groups, and briefings that bring together policymakers, practitioners, and subject matter experts to analyze and offer practical options for tackling key challenges in Africa and in U.S.-Africa relations. Read more