OUT-LINES podcast: Gender parity at the ICJ

4 August 2023

Gender parity at the ICJ OUT-LINES podcast

Gender parity on the bench of the International Court of Justice (ICJ) is something that has never been achieved in nearly 80 years.

The ICJ has had only five female judges, four of whom are serving currently, and in the autumn there will be a new round of elections of judges. However, as ⁠the list of candidates, published last month, features only two women – one of whom is up for re-election – there is no possibility of achieving gender parity at this election.

In the latest OUT-LINES in international law podcast episode Dr Gail Lythgoe and Dr Jessica Corsi discuss the issue of gender parity on the bench of the ICJ touching upon the barriers to gender parity, the use of quotas, and intersectionality.

Dr Gail Lythgoe is a Lecturer in Global Law at The University of Edinburgh, and Women in International Law (WILNET).

Dr Jessica Corsi is a Senior Lecturer in Law at City Law School, ⁠⁠and a founding faculty member of City’s Violence and Society Centre.

The music used in this episode is: “Bleeping Demo” Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 4.0 License.

OUT-LINES in international law is a collaboration between Garden Court North ChambersManchester International Law Centre and Accountability Unit. We aim to bring to the fore and critically assess, in an accessible way, cutting edge issues concerning the application, interpretation, and development of public international law with a key focus on international human rights law, and international criminal law.

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