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Sepur Zarco Verdict Convicting Former Military for Conflict-based Sexual Violence in Guatemala Survives Appeal Process

On February 26, 2016, a trial chamber of Guatemala’s High Risk Crimes Tribunal found two former military commanders guilty of “crimes against the duties of humanity” for committing, among other acts, sexual violence, domestic slavery, and sexual slavery against indigenous women near a military outpost in Sepur Zarco during the country’s internal armed conflict. In […]

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Guide to Prosecuting Conflict-Related Sexual Violence at the ICTY Now Available in Bosnian/Croatian/Serbian

In 2016, personnel from the International Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia (ICTY), in partnership with practitioners and experts on conflict-related sexual and gender-based violence (including War Crimes Research Office Director Susana SáCouto), published a book entitled “Prosecuting Conflict-Related Sexual Violence at the ICTY,” edited by ICTY Prosecutor Serge Brammertz and Deputy to the Prosecutor Michelle […]

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Trial Continues Against Dominic Ongwen at ICC for Sexual Violence in Uganda

On December 6, 2016, trial began against Dominic Ongwen, who is alleged to have committed 70 counts of war crimes and crimes against humanity in Uganda as former Commander in the Sinia Brigade of the Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA). The LRA is accused of the torture and murder of civilians in Northern Uganda which became progressively […]

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