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Launch of the Principles on the Prevention of Conflict-Related Sexual Violence in Detention Settings
As recognised by the Security Council in Resolution 2467 (April 2019), detention settings are a key context of vulnerability to conflict-related sexual violence (CRSV), particularly for men and boys. The Principles on the Prevention of Conflict-Related Sexual Violence (CRSV) in Detention Settings draw from existing international law – primarily international human rights law and international humanitarian law – as well as authoritative guidance to bring together in a single instrument ten key international principles to prevent and respond to CRSV, applicable to all persons deprived of their liberty in armed conflict. Each principle is accompanied by commentary on its sources and content. This event will bring together academic experts, policy makers, and member states to:

-Provide an overview of the scope and scale of CRSV in detention.
-Discuss standards under international law for the prevention of, and response to, CSRV against detainees, as well as existing gaps in the normative framework.
-Identify best practices and recommendations for detaining authorities to prevent CRSV in detention settings.

Oct 7, 2020 11:00 AM in Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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