With support from the U.S. Department of State's Secretary's Office of Global Women's Issues, the GJC has recently launched the "Strengthening Victims' Access to Justice in Bosnia and Herzegovina" project.
This project supports efforts to achieve justice for victims of conflict-based sexual and gender violence in Bosnia and Herzegovina by creating and maintaining GJC research tools to assist Bosnian justice system actors to successfully prosecute sexual and gender-based crimes that occurred during the region's conflict.
As part of this new initiative, the Gender Jurisprudence Collections is:
• expanding its database to include documents from the European Court of Human Rights relevant to sexual and gender based crimes and related issues;
• adding cases from the State Court of Bosnia and Herzegovina's War Crimes Section, as well as cantonal and district courts in Bosnia;
• partnering with in-country personnel to collect verdicts from these Bosnian Courts, analyze these verdicts, and code them in our database;
• creating Bosnian language capability on our website for searching the database and reading case documents and other resources;
• summarizing key cases decided by the European Court of Human Rights, the International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia, and the Bosnian courts in case digests available in both Bosnian and English;
• training justice system actors in the use of all of these research tools; and
• providing specialized legal research assistance to justice system actors in Bosnia on the application of international law to cases involving sexual and gender-based crimes.

Verdicts from Bosnian Courts

As part of our effort to disseminate verdicts involving charges of sexual and gender-based violence (SGV) in Bosnia and Herzegovina, our project offers verdicts from the War Crimes Section of the State Court of Bosnia and Herzegovina as well as entity courts trying conflict-related SGV cases in both English and Bosnian. Click the links below […]

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TRIAL Report to CEDAW on Access to Justice for Victims of Sexual Violence

TRIAL (Track Impunity Always) is a Swiss NGO with a mission to put the law at the service of the victims of international crimes inlcuding genocide, crimes against humanity, war crimes, torture and forced disappearances. TRIAL has written a number of reports regarding the pursuit of justice for victims of sexual and gender-based crimes in […]

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