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Sexual violence in conflict situations
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DR Congo warlord, Bosco Ntaganda has been recently charged with war crimes by the ICC, which include ordering fighters to rape women and recruit child soldiers. For the first time the issue of sexual violence in conflict situations will be of primary importance at a high-profile trial. In light of this and the 25th Human Rights Council's (March 3 - 28) imminent high-level dialogue on sexual violence in the DRC, the Eldis conflict and security Editor has collated the latest research and resources on sexual violence in conflict situations.

Latest Documents

Thrown along the way: community perspectives on conflict drivers in the implementation of the Peace Recovery and Development Plan (PRDP) for Northern Uganda
J. Odong / Refugee Law Project, Uganda, 2012
Northern Uganda is one of the many regions in Uganda that has suffered from persistent armed conflicts; however, there have been strong commitments by the government to rebuilding the north. The current paper sheds light on the Peace,...
The brunt of forceful evictions in post conflict societies
D.B. Otim / Refugee Law Project, Uganda, 2013
Characterised by radicalisation and sectarianism, the dispute in Apaa, Uganda, still remains largely unresolved. This paper highlights that the eviction in Apaa has resulted in deaths and destruction of property and food items. ...
“We need a culture of truth”: the role of civil society organisations in transitional justice
O. Eunice; C. Kuklick / Refugee Law Project, Uganda, 2014
The Refugee Law Project (RLP) recently met with a number of civil society organisations (CSOs) and key stakeholders to discuss transitional justice (TJ) and national reconciliation in Uganda. This report sheds light on the discussions...
South Africa Crime Quarterly: 20 years of criminal justice in South Africa
C. Gould (ed) / Institute for Security Studies, 2014
This special edition reviews 20 years of criminal justice in South Africa, and questions common assumptions about violence, corruption and policing.  Articles include: The pitfalls of governing crime through...
Gaza and Israel: New Obstacles, New Solutions
International Crisis Group, 2014
After rounds of pyrrhic victories and weak ceasefires, Israel and Hamas are again locked in combat, with at least 168 Palestinian deaths, mainly civilian, in less than a week and Israeli civilians seeking shelter from rocket salvos. T...
Managing solutions, not just problems: the role of civil society organisations in transitional justice
O. Eunice; C. Kuklick / Refugee Law Project, Uganda, 2014
This report summarises the main ideas presented in a meeting that brought together the Refugee Law Project with civil society organisations (CSOs) and key stakeholders in order to discuss transitional justice (TJ) and national reconci...
Health and peace recovery: situation report on nodding syndrome case management
D.B. Otim; J. Odong / Refugee Law Project, Uganda, 2013
This report is a follow up on the developments associated with Nodding Syndrome (NS) in northern Uganda. The report entails a summary of key issues, responses and challenges noted in the response to NS in the region. The author...
Migration and the environment - Population Bulletin special issue
J. Bremner; L.M. Hunter / Population Reference Bureau, 2014
As the evidence ofglobal climate change has accumulated, academics, policymakers, and the media have given more attention to migration as a result of environmental change. A major concern is whether climate change will displace large ...
Framing the World Cup: Competing Discourses of Favela Pacification as a Mega-Event Legacy in Brazil
C. Prouse / Recreation and Society in Africa, Asia and Latin America, 2012
In November of 2010, Brazilian military and police officers rolled through the streets of Complexo de Alemão, Rio de Janeiro’s largest favela, in an effort to ‘take back’ the community from notorious drug traffic...
South – Sudan crisis: impact on Northern Uganda
L. Komakech; S. Oola; J. Ojok / Refugee Law Project, Uganda, 2014
From the time the current violent conflict started in South Sudan, the districts bordering South Sudan within Northern Uganda have been receiving refugees fleeing from the conflict in large numbers. This report assesses the situation ...
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