Piotr Hofmanski
President, International Criminal Court
Piotr Hofmanski

Among the various international courts and tribunals, the International Criminal Court has been a pioneer in terms of gender balance among its judges, and I am pleased that we currently have gender parity with nine female and nine male judges on our bench. At the same time, there is a long way to go to achieve effective equality of opportunities and gender parity among our workforce, particularly at the senior levels. I am proud of the many concrete steps that we have recently taken at the ICC, such as the establishment of a full-time Focal Point on Gender Equality as the first international court to do so, but it is essential that we continue to treat gender equality as a continuous priority that requires close attention and tangible efforts. This goes hand in hand with the critical objective of providing a safe and supportive work environment for all staff.

I support the IGC Panel Parity Pledge.

I support the IGC gender-based violence pledge.

Personal Commitments

As part of the Generation Equality Forum Action Coalition on "Feminist movements and leadership", the Court Principals have committed the ICC to conduct extensive and comprehensive consultations in 2021-2022 on its first Strategy on Gender Equality and Workplace Culture.
The Court Principals have also committed the ICC to adopt and start the process of implementation of this Strategy in 2022.