The GQUAL Declaration

IMG_6201This is where it all starts. The Declaration establishes the main strategies and objectives of the campaign. Through this document, we have asked that Governments nominate and vote with the aim of promoting gender parity in international tribunals and bodies. We have also asked States and international organizations and bodies to develop mechanisms, guidelines and standards to promote the equal representation of women. You can download and read the full declaration here. You can download and read the full declaration here.

Prior to its publication in September, 2015, the Declaration was signed by more than 630 women and 50 men from 78 countries, including current and former members of the international tribunals and bodies, prominent academics, activists, lawyers, and human rights defenders, judges, public officials, governmental representatives and diplomats, journalists, and artists. Now that list includes over 1000 signatories. You can view the full list of signatures here.

Get to know some of our supporters! You can join them and the hundreds of others who have signed and share our call to action. Sign our live petition here!

 

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Michelle Bachelet
President of Chile
Chile
Luis Guillermo Solís
President of Costa Rica
Costa Rica
Gabriela Michetti
Vice-President of Argentina
Argentina
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Helena Chacón
Vicepresidenta de Costa Rica
Costa Rica
Isabel de Saint Malo de Alvarado
Vicepresidenta y Canciller
República de Panamá
Panama
Margot Wallstrom
Minister for Foreign Affairs
Sweden
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Patricia Viseur Sellers
International Criminal Attorney
United States of America / Belgium
Silvia Fernández
de Gurmendi
Presiding Judge of the International Criminal Court (ICC)
Argentina
Jody Williams
Nobel Laureate
United States of America
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Shirin Ebadi
Lawyer, Human Rights Activist, and 2003 Nobel Prize Winner
Iran

 

Baltasar Garzón Real
Jurist and President of the FIBGAR Foundation
Spain

 

Catalina Botero
Lawyer, Former Special Rapporteur
for Freedom of Expression for the IACHR
Colombia

 

 

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Michael Moller
Director-General
United Nations Office at Geneva (UNOG)
Switzerland

 

Elizabeth Odio
Judge, Inter-American Court of Human Rights
Costa Rica

 

Iris Yassmin Barrios Aguilar
Presiding Judge of one of Guatemala’s
High Risk Tribunals
Guatemala

 

Jineth Bedoya Lima Irene Khan Elizabeth Evatt
Jineth Bedoya Lima
Journalist
Colombia
Irene Khan,
Director-General,
International Development
Law Organization (IDLO)
Bangladesh
Elizabeth Evatt
President,Australian Law Reform
Commission,
Chancellor,University of Newcastle
member of  UN CEDAW
Australia
Sylvia Steiner Rebecca Cook Maria Soledad Cisternas
Sylvia Steiner
Judge, International Criminal Court
Brazil
Rebecca Cook
Professor Emerita & Co-Director, International
Reproductive and Sexual Health
Law Programme,
University of Toronto
Canada
Soledad Cisternas,
President, United Nations Committee on
the Rights of Persons with Disabilities
Chile

 

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Cecilia Medina Quiroga,
Ex jueza, Corte Interamericana
de Derechos Humanos
Chile
Claudio Grossman,
Presidente, Comité de Naciones Unidas
contra la Tortura,
Dean, American University
Washington College of Law
Chile
Alda Facio,
Vice-Chair, United Nations Working Group
on the issue of
discrimination against women
in law and in practice
Costa Rica
Patricia Gualinga Nana Oye Lithur Claudia Paz y paz
Patricia Gualinga,
Dirigenta de Relaciones Internacionales
del Pueblo originario
Kichwa de Sarayaku
Ecuador
Nana Oye Lithur,
Minister for Gender, Children and
Social Protection
Ghana
Claudia Paz y Paz,
Former Attorney General of Guatemala
Guatemala
Kamala Chandrakirana Frances Raday Flavia Lattanzi
Kamala Chandrakirana,
Member, Working Group on the
issue of discrimination against women
in law and in
practice
Indonesia
Frances Raday,
Member, Working Group on the issue
of discrimination
against women in law and in practice
Israel
Flavia Lattanzi,
Judge, International Criminal Tribunal
for the Former Yugoslavia
Italy
Azar Nafisi Margarette May Macaulay Yoko Hayashi
Azar Nafisi,
author
Iran
Margarette May MaCaulay,
Commissioner, Inter-American
Commission on Human Rights
Yoko Hayashi,
Chairperson, UN CEDAW
Japan
Musimbi Kanyoro Soyata Maiga Gladys Acosta Vargas
Musimbi Kanyoro,
CEO, Global Fund for Women
Kenya
Soyata Maiga,
Special Rapporteur on
the Rights of Women in Africa,
African Commission on Human
and Peoples’ Rights
Mali
Gladys Acosta Vargas,
Integrante, UN CEDAW
Peru
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Verne Harris,
Director: Research and Archive,
Nelson Mandela Foundation
South Africa
Elisabet Fura,
Former judge, The European Court
of Human Rights
Sweden
Emna Aouij,
Member, United Nations Working Group
on the issue of
discrimination against women
in law and in practice
Tunisia
Christine Chinkin Philippe Sands Kathryn Sikkink
Christine Chinkin,
Emerita Professor of International Law
Director, Centre on Women, Peace and Security,
London School of Economics
UK
Philippe Sands,
Professor of International Law,
University College London
UK
Kathryn Sikkink,
Carol K Pforzheimer Professor,
Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study. Ryan Family Professor,
Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University
USA
Melanne Verveer Aryeh Neier David Tolbert
Melanne Verveer,
Executive Director,
Georgetown Institute for Women,
Peace and Security
USA
Aryeh Neier,
President Emeritus, Open Society Foundations
USA
David Tolbert,
President, International Center for Transitional Justice
USA
Juan E. Mendez aritegui
Juan E. Méndez
United Nations Special Rapporteur on torture
and other cruel, inhuman and degrading treatment or punishment
Argentina
Carmen Aristegui
Journalist
Mexico