Historic War Crimes Decision

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On this year’s International Day for the Elimination of Sexual Violence in Conflict, we are pleased to celebrate a landmark and visionary decision by the Appeals Chamber of the International Criminal Court (ICC) on the commission of sexual violence in war.

On 15 June 2017, the Appeals Chamber of the ICC rendered its Judgment in The Prosecutor v. Bosco Ntaganda, unanimously confirming the jurisdiction of the ICC over the war crimes of rape and sexual slavery committed by members of an armed group against members of that same armed group.

Read the full statement by the Women’s Initiatives for Gender Justice.

Picture of Bosco Ntaganda