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GQUAL research and resources

At GQUAL, we believe that the development of standards and the identification of good practices serve as important instruments to mobilize change and help to conceptualize the importance of female participation in international justice.

To do this, we develop inputs and research, and create opportunities for collaboration with different actors in order to deepen our understanding of the causes, consequences, and possible solutions regarding the lack of women in these spaces.

To continue, we include some of these investigations we have developed:

GQUAL Conference Resources

Working documents and conclusions from the different workshops of the Conference:

  • Working documents and recommendations from the workshops regarding the election of members to treaty bodies.
  • Working documents and recommendations from the workshops regarding the election of members to the Inter-American Commission and the Inter-American Court of Human Rights.
  • Working documents and recommendations from the workshop about the election of members to the International Court of Justice.
  • Working documents and recommendations from the workshop regarding the election of members to International Penal Courts.
  • Working document from the workshop about nomination processes.
  • Press release published by Arbitral Women about the Conference organized by GQUAL.
  • Press Release published by the International Criminal Court Bar Association in the framework of the Conference.
  • Press Release published by IlntLawGrrls at the Conference.
  • Press Release published by CDH from the UBA Faculty of Law.
  • Press Release published by IDLO at the Conference.
  • Press Release by GQUAL during the Conference.
  • Video made by GQUAL during the Conference.
  • Video in which Veronica Hinestroza (IBAHRI) gives her opinion about the first day of the Conference.
  • Video in which Nani Jansen Reventlow (Digital Freedom Fund) gives her opinion about the opening ceremony of the Conference.

In conjunction with the University of Buenos Aires’ Center for Human Rights, a study was carried out to examine the history of women in fields of international justice (treaty bodies, special rapporteurs, international tribunals, etc). In the first report, the general objective was to identify the level to which female participation in international tribunals and monitoring bodies increased in the last fifteen years. For this, we analyzed the composition of these organizations as surveyed by GQUAL in four key timeframes: 2000, 2005, 2010, and 2015. In a second investigation, the objective was to analyze the nominations made by Argentina, Chile, and Uruguay to international bodies between the years 2000 and 2016. In another stage, a secondary analysis was carried out to examine the 2018 nominations of Mexico, Colombia, Brazil, the United States, Canada, Peru, Ecuador, Bolivia, and Paraguay. You can access the investigative reports here and here

Another study was carried out with Berkeley University’s International Human Rights Law Clinic. The study sought out to identify the legal bases in international law (outside of the CEDAW Convention) that exist that establish States to promote gender parity in international justice and related fields. You can access that study here.