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International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights (ICCPR)

III.6 States should provide victims/survivors of CRSV with access to justice
The Committee has expressed concerns about reports in certain countries that CRSV victims/survivors ‘have difficulty in gaining access to legal services and that they are deterred from filing complaints or continuing proceedings against their aggressors by a variety of factors’.49 To address these concerns, States should:

Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW)

III.19 States must ensure that victims/survivors of CRSV have access to justice
In conflict, existing justice systems may be more likely to violate women’s rights than to protect them, which can deter victims from seeking justice. In the aftermath of conflict, transitional justice mechanisms frequently fail to fully address ‘the gendered impact of conflict’: the most egregious and pervasive conflict-related violations often remain unpunished.182

Convention against Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment (CAT)

III.16 States must provide CRSV victims/survivors with access to justice
States must provide CRSV victims/survivors with access to justice.275 Specific obstacles that impede access to justice and should be removed include, but are not limited to:

International Humanitarian Law

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International Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination (ICERD)

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International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights (ICCPR)

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Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW)

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Convention against Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment (CAT)

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Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD)

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African Union System

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Council of Europe System

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Inter-American Human Rights System

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United Nations Peace and Security

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