Training material and guidance on how to use and implement the International Protocol on the documentation and investigation of sexual violence in conflict.
How to use and implement the International Protocol on the documentation and investigation of sexual violence in conflict.
This material has been produced by the Institute for International Criminal Investigations (IICI).
Contains general notes for users, disclaimer, acknowledgement and information on the authors.
Sets out the purpose of the Protocol and why it is important.
Sets out definition of sexual violence and gender-based violence, as well as addressing myths and stereotypes.
Provides basic principles and concepts of international criminal law, and the 3 main categories of evidence needed to hold someone accountable for an international crime: specific, contextual and linkage evidence.
Sets out the guiding principle for any documentation and/or investigation, which is ‘do no harm’ to survivors.
Sets out key practical issues to consider when planning investigation or documentation.
Sets out issues to consider when divising ways to identify and approaching survivors and witnesses.
Sets out issues to consider when collecting testimonies or statements from survivors and witnesses.
Sets out ethical considerations for interviewing and dealing with survivors or witnesses of sexual violence.
Provides detailed information on both potential types of information and evidence, and the correct way to process and record such information.
Sets out issues to consider when maintaining the security and confidentiality of evidence or information that has been collected.
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