Reparations for Sexual and Other Gender-Based Violence


Ferstman, Carla. 2018. "Reparations for Sexual and Other Gender-Based Violence." In Gender Perspectives on Torture: Law and Practice, edited by Center for Human Rights and Humanitarian Law, 19-31. Washington, D.C.: American University Washington College of Law.

Author: Carla Ferstman


This chapter considers the legal framework related to reparations for sexual and other gender-based violence. It describes the way in which the legal framework has evolved over time and the challenges for victims of sexual and other gender-based violence to access reparation in practice.

Topics: Gender-Based Violence, International Law, Justice, Reparations, Sexual Violence

Year: 2018

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