Former EUI professor among first inductees to prestigious Gender Justice Legacy Wall

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Professor Ruth Rubio Marín (R) alongside Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader-Ginsburg at The State of the Union in 2016.

Ruth Rubio Marín, a former Professor of Constitutional and Public Comparative Law at the EUI, has been chosen as one of the first inductees to the Gender Justice Legacy Wall at the International Criminal Court (ICC) in The Hague.

The Gender Justice Legacy Wall was launched in December at the United Nations in New York. Its intention is to honour and celebrate those who have contributed to the field of international gender justice – be they judges, prosecutors, witnesses, academics or diplomats. The first raft of inductees was announced to coincide with 2018 marking the 20th anniversary of the Rome Statute, which saw the creation of the ICC.

Professor Rubio Marín takes her place on the Legacy Wall alongside the likes of US Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, who visited the EUI in 2016, and Mary Robinson, the first female President of Ireland.

An alumna of the EUI’s law department, Professor Rubio Marín was also on the Institute’s law faculty from 2008 to 2016. Her extensive body of work, which includes titles like The Gender of Reparations: Subverting Sexual Hierarchies while Redressing Human Rights Violations as well as teaching positions at Princeton, Columbia and Queen’s University, won her recognition from the Board of the Women’s Initiatives for Gender Justice, an international women’s human rights organisation that advocates for gender justice through the ICC. Professor Rubio Marín delivered the keynote speech at The State of the Union in 2016, in which she laid out her vision for a gender-equal Europe.

To read more about the Gender Justice Legacy Wall, and to see the other inductees, click here.

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