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Signature of a Framework of Cooperation between the OSRSG-SVC and the Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU) and Launch of OSRSG-SVC’s Model Legislative Provisions on the Investigation and Prosecution on CRSV and its associated Legislative Guidance

June, 18th, 2021 9:00 am EDT
Over the past years, the Office of the Special Representative of the Secretary-General on Sexual Violence in Conflict (OSRSG-SVC) has developed a strong partnership with the Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU) to raise awareness among national parliaments about the scourge of conflict-related sexual violence. On 18 June 2021, the OSRSG-SVC and the IPU will formalize this partnership through the signature of a Framework of Cooperation, thereby demonstrating the commitment of both entities to join forces in the prevention and response to conflict-related sexual violence.

The OSRSG-SVC will also launch an English version of Model Legislative Provisions on the Investigation and Prosecution of Conflict-Related Sexual Violence and its associated Legislative Guidance (“Model Legislative Provisions”). This new tool, developed by the OSRSG-SVC, aims, inter alia, at assisting parliamentarians in enacting new and/or amending existing legislation on conflict-related sexual violence, in line with international norms and standards, in order to bring survivor-centered justice, as well as supporting national jurisdictions in overcoming obstacles to ensure accountability for conflictrelated sexual violence.

Click here to access the concept note.