Refugee Law Project, in collaboration with the International Human Rights Law Clinic, University of California, Berkeley, School of Law is pleased to announce the publication of “Working Paper 24: Promoting Accountability for Conflict-Related Sexual Violence Against Men: A Comparative Legal Analysis of International and Domestic Laws Relating to IDP and Refugee Men in Uganda.”
This paper addresses an issue of growing concern to gender activists, human rights and humanitarian actors, as well as governments, namely: what legal remedies are available to male survivors of conflict-related sexual violence, particularly if their experience has forced them to migrate to a new country or become internally displaced? The paper demonstrates that while international criminal justice has begun to define sexual violence in a gender-inclusive manner, this legal potential has been seriously underutilized in nearly all cases to date.
The paper thus serves as a wake-up call to those concerned with justice for survivors of sexual violence, and, using Uganda as a case study, lays the groundwork upon which to generate a legal reform agenda internationally.
The paper is attached here and can also be accessed at http://refugeelawproject.org/working_papers/RLP.WP24.pdf or at http://www.law.berkeley.edu/files/Sexual_Violence_Working_Paper_(FINAL)_130709.pdf.
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