The politics of gender justice

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  • Ines Stasa Epoka University



gender politics, women’s court, responsibility to protect


The clash between liberalism and realism as international relations theories and states practices is a driving force within the international criminal justice as well. Liberal peace theory embodied with set of interventionist norms on one hand and doctrine of sovereign equality plus non-intervention political pattern as a realist theory on the other hand, make up for the debate all over the years of doing and undoing politics and gender politics recently. This paper seeks to provide insights on how the international community can and have to enforce accessibility for the gender crimes in armed conflict situations. The discussion based on political and legal scholars, aim to identify challenges and efforts that international community face with regard to sexual crimes and the responsibility to hold accountable based on gender approach crimes done against humanity. The international attempts to reform international legal order will be analyzed through the Rome Statute and the International Criminal Court (ICC), Responsibility to protect norm in lenses of: sovereignty as responsibility, right or duty to intervene, gender articulation of war crimes, principle of complementarity and institutional legitimacy. 


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How to Cite

Stasa, I. (2021). The politics of gender justice. Eurasian Journal of Higher Education, (4), 23–31.