Conflict-related sexual violence in Myanmar: barriers to and prospects for accessing international justice

There is substantial activity both from local women’s organisations and international mechanisms to advance accountability for conflict-related sexual violence (CRSV) in Myanmar. This report involves a review of this local and international activity to identify obstacles and to make recommendations for improving the prospects of justice for CRSV. Research for the report involved a series of key informant interviews with individuals involved in documenting CRSV in Myanmar. Researchers also undertook a desk-based review of best practice and current activity towards delivering liability for CRSV in Myanmar. The report identifies a set of important findings concerning local documentation and international efforts towards answerability. The report makes a series of recommendations designed to support and enhance both local documentation and international accountability efforts.

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