More Support, Training Needed To Better Report, Investigate, Prosecute Sexual Violence Crimes Committed During Conflict, Report Says

The Guardian: Local support key to achieving justice in sexual violence cases, claim researchers
“Greater support and training is needed at national level[s] to increase the chances of prosecuting crimes of sexual violence in conflict, according to new research from the University of California, Berkeley, School of Law. Efforts to prosecute perpetrators of sexual violence during conflict are being undermined by the inability of local investigators and prosecutors to support victims, collect evidence, and protect witnesses, said a report titled The Long Road: Accountability for Sexual Violence in Conflict and Post-Conflict Settings, launched on Wednesday by Berkeley’s Human Rights Center’s sexual violence program…” (Ford/Opara, 8/26).