William R. Pace
Convenor, Coalition for the International Criminal Court (CICC)
William R. Pace

"Not only does genuine gender equality legitimize institutions, but it also serves as a means to guarantee the respect of all women’s rights and their access to justice. We must therefore do all that we can to engage and encourage all stakeholders to put in place standards and policies that move us closer to full gender parity at all levels; only then will global undertakings be truly representative of the world’s population and able to live up to the ideals upon which they were founded."

I support the IGC Panel Parity Pledge.
  • Foster a healthy work-life balance for employees by being mindful of working hours and by maintaining flexible working options. For example, organizing in-person and remote meetings only at times that give consideration to personal well-being and family priorities, as relevant; providing for staff to work remotely or with adjusted hours.

  • Advocate for equal gender representation at all levels of employment in international organizations, particularly at senior and high-level posts. Specifically, advocate towards all organs of the International Criminal Court and the Assembly of States Parties to the Rome Statute to ensure the nomination and election of qualified female candidates for the position of Judge, Prosecutor, Registrar, and for membership of the TFV Board, Committee on Budget & Finance, the Advisory Committee on Nominations, and other subsidiairy bodies as relevant; as well as the recruitment of qualified female applicants for positions within all organs of the ICC.