Womens Access to Justice for Gender-Based Violence: A practitioners Guide

2016Lisa Gormley, Ian Seiderman, Briony Potts and Alex Conte. International Commission of Justice

Under international human rights law, persons who suffer violations of their human rights have the right to effective remedies and reparation for the harm they have suffered. Gaining access to justice for acts of gender-based violence is important to secure relief at the individual level, but also to promote change at the systemic level in terms of laws and practice. This Practitioners Guide seeks to assist lawyers and other human rights advocates, but ultimately it is designed to benefit the women on whose behalf lawyers and advocates act and who are seeking justice .

Key wordshuman rights / sexual violence / torture / trafficking / trauma / violence