BY: Communications | DATE: Nov 18, 2021

Lisa Davis, Associate Professor of Law, has been appointed as the Special Adviser on Gender Persecution by the Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court (ICC).

Special Advisers to the Prosecutor are persons with outstanding professional credentials and expertise in their fields. They provide advice to the Prosecutor within their respective mandates and may assist in training initiatives of the Office. “I am delighted to welcome such an outstanding group of experts, and I am grateful for their willingness to serve as my Special Advisers. I have no doubt that, with their enormous experience and hugely impressive credentials, they will significantly contribute to the work of the Office and the cause of international criminal justice,” said Prosecutor Khan.

Davis is one of 17 Advisers appointed by the Prosecutor. Other appointments, drawn from different regions of the world, bring expertise and experiences from different legal systems and specializations including on the Crime of Aggression; the Darfur, Sudan Situation; Sexual Violence in Conflict; Genocide; International Criminal Law Discourse; Islamic Law; Knowledge Transfer; Slavery Crimes and Public International Law; among others.

Prof. Davis is Co-Director of the Human Rights and Gender Justice (HRGJ) Clinic at CUNY Law. Davis has written and reported extensively on international human rights and gender issues, including women’s rights and LGBTQI+ rights, with a focus on peace-building and security issues in conflict and disaster settings. Davis has provided expert remarks before the U.N. Security Council, U.S. Congress, U.K. Parliament, the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights, and various international human rights bodies and is also a member of the Justice Rapid Response-UN Women Sexual and Gender-Based Violence (SGBV) Experts Roster.