United Nations Division for the Advancement of Women

Seven Women Elected to the International Criminal Court

The Assembly of States Parties to the Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court started its process of electing judges on 4 February 2003. The Rome Statute provides for the election of 18 judges with a minimum voting requirement for six women and six men. The candidates that obtain the highest number of votes and a two-third majority of the States Parties present and voting are elected.

Maureen Harding Clark Ireland
Fatoumata Dembele Diarra Mali
Sylvia H. De Figueiredo Steiner Brazil
Akua Kuenyehia Ghana
Elizabeth Odio Benito Costa Rica
Navanethem Pillay South Africa
Anita Usacka Latvia

Division for the Advancement of Women -- DAW

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