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Review of the Sexual Violence Elements of the Judgements of the International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia, the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda, and the Special Court for Sierra Leone in the Light of Security Council Resolution 1820

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The aim of this review is to identify the sexual violence elements of the jurisprudence of the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia (ICTY), the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda (ICTR) and the Special Court for Sierra Leone (SCSL). It offers a comprehensive overview of the various ways that sexual violence in armed conflict can be interpreted and addressed under international law. The publication further provides easy reference to the conclusions that the ICTY, ICTR and SCSL reached with regard to sexual violence in armed conflict. The report also features an annexed Toolkit that offers key readings, reference, and training materials on sexual violence.

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Acknowledgements

This review and the accompanying Basic Toolkit of Key Readings and Sources of Potential Relevance to SCR 1820 and 1888 were prepared for the Division for Policy, Evaluation and Training (DPET) of the Department of Peacekeeping Operations (DPKO) by Mr Gabriel Oosthuizen, Executive Director of International Criminal Law Services (ICLS). DPKO is grateful to the Government of the Federal Republic of Germany for funding this review.

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