Handbook on International Standards to Address Crimes of Sexual Violence

The project is part of research grant awarded by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) titled “Strengthening justice for international crimes: A Canadian partnership”.

The project that the HRREC is undertaking with leading Canadian Universities and non-governmental actors to strengthen justice for victims of international crimes such as war crimes, crimes against humanity and genocide. This project, lead by Université Laval, has gathered a team of 22 academic researchers and 12 NGO partners. This project will contribute to the effectiveness of the global effort to hold accountable those responsible of the most serious international crimes, while enhancing Canada’s role as a global leader in this field.

Under this framework, the Project that the Human Rights Clinic is undertaking with Lawyers Without Borders Canada/Avocats Sans Frontières Canada consists in drafting a Handbook that will help their staff, volunteers and partners to identify and address crimes of sexual violence. By using international standards established in the Rome Statute and regional human rights tribunals, the handbook will provide cases and standards that will help users identify these crimes in their work in the field.

Project Partner: Lawyers Without Borders Canada / Avocats Sans Frontières Canada

Supervisor: Professor Joao Velloso

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