Jennifer Naouri
President, The International Criminal Court Bar Association (ICCBA)
Jennifer Naouri

Let’s pave the way for equal gender representation at the ICC: the ICCBA is a key partner to create a safer workplace for Counsel and support staff and to ensure real gender parity in leadership roles. I will continue to advocate for the improvement of protections and benefits, such as maternity leave, for all practitioners before the Court to set an example for the empowerment of women.

I support the IGC Panel Parity Pledge.

I support the IGC gender-based violence pledge.

Personal Commitments

Advocate to improve the working conditions of Counsel and their support staff, namely in the framework of the legal aid policy of the ICC, in order to ensure work-life balance, flexible woking environment, gender representativity and improve the protections and benefits of members in particular concerning parental and sick leaves; as well as advocate for the establishment of a safer work place free from any kind of harassment.
Promote increased gender-sensitivity in court management practices in dealing with vulnerable victims and witnesses at the ICC, especially victims of Sexual and Gender-based Crimes. This requires improving courtroom practices in terms of familiarisation, support and examinations to avoid retraumatisation. This can in particularly be done through trainings for Counsel to enhance gender awareness in all aspects of their work on a case.