Colombia is breaking new ground in addressing SGBV crimes committed during its 50-year conflict. A special court, the JEP, has been given an initial 15-year mandate to investigate and prosecute the conflict’s worst crimes.
Applying child rights expertise to investigations in armed conflict can bring about more immediate impact for both girls and boys, agreed panellists at an event hosted 30 January by Justice Rapid Response at the UN in New York.
In the space of one week, the Public Prosecutor’s Office in Guatemala presented charges against four senior military officials for genocide and crimes against humanity inflicted on the Maya Ixil population, marking a milestone for this indigenous community’s search for justice.
Conflict-related sexual violence remains a widespread, deeply debilitating tool of war. Its effects – physical, psychological, and societal – are long-lasting and far-reaching, spreading through communities and across generations.
Call for Nominations is open for the JRR Expert Roster recruitment course on International Criminal Investigations which will be held from 16 to 21 March 2020 in The Hague, the Netherlands. This six-day recruitment course is tailored for criminal justice and related professionals. Deadline for nominations is 1 December 2019.