Prevention and punishment for conflict-related sexual violence: recommendations for Ukraine - Jurfem

Prevention and punishment for conflict-related sexual violence: recommendations for Ukraine

In this material we will consider standards and practices, which are aimed at preventing conflict-related sexual violence (CRSV), ensuring that the guilty person is brought to account, and protecting survivors and witnesses. Ukraine must supply working law enforcement agencies and courts according to international standards and best practices. It includes coming into force codes of conduct for police officers and prosecutors regarding actions in cases of sexual violence; and creation of a mechanism for documentation and fixation of such crimes; guarantee effective access to impartial justice for survivors, that prevents re-victimization. It is also necessary to supply intersectoral coordination, which means the coordinated provision of medical services, legal aid, and support for survivors.