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Human Rights

Human rights refer to the fundamental rights and freedoms all human beings are entitled to. These rights and freedoms include civil and political rights, i.e. the right to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness but also freedom of expression, property, and equality before the law. Human rights also includes social, economic and cultural rights, including i.e. the right to education and employment.

Human Rights

Justice for Male Survivors of Sexual Violence

Justice for Male Survivors of Sexual Violence

The global call for justice for victims of wartime sexual violence around the world has recently gained international attention when the 2018 Nobel Peace Prize has been awarded to Nadia Murad and Denis Mukwege. For years (if not decades), activists, policy-makers and scholars around the world have worked tirelessly to ensure accountability for crimes of conflict-related sexual and gender-based violence (SGBV). Important progress has been made, including at the International Criminal Tribunals for Rwanda (ICTR) and the former Yugoslavia (ICTY) and more recently by the International Criminal Court (ICC), where prosecuting SGBV is among the Office of the Prosecutor’s (OTP) key strategic goals.