ex-Yugoslavia: Joint effort to see Karadzic charged with sexual crimes
“This case is of historic significance for women in Bosnia, the former Yugoslavia and victims of sexual violence crimes in conflict situations around the world who deserve justice and reparation. Karadzic must be held accountable. His indictment and the possible ruling on such crimes would set an important precedent,” said Isabelle Solon-Helal, Programme Officer at Rights & Democracy and Coordinator of the international Coalition.
Funded and coordinated by Rights & Democracy, the Coalition for Women's Rights in Conflict Situations was established in 1996 to address the abuse of women's rights in conflict situations, to condemn the practice of rape and other forms of sexual violence against women as deliberate tactics of war, and to ensure, where appropriate, that these practices are prosecuted as war crimes, crimes against humanity and crimes of genocide. Details on the Coalition for Women's Rights in Conflict Situations can befound at www.womensrightscoalition.org
3 September 2008
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