Sexual Violence and Justice in Postconflict Peru

Authored by: Jelke Boesten and Melissa Fisher

Categories: Human Rights, Humanitarian Emergencies, Violent Conflict
Sub-Categories: Access to Justice and Rule of Law, Economic Participation, Human Development, Mass Atrocities, Sexual and Gender-Based Violence (SGBV)
Country: Peru
Region: Latin America and the Caribbean
Year: 2012
Citation: Boesten, Jelke and Melissa Fisher. "Sexual Violence and Justice in Postconflict Peru." United States Institute of Peace. June 2012.

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Executive Summary

This report informs the international community on the continuum of sexual violence in Peru, current legal practices in domestic courts, and the barriers that victim-survivors face in seeking justice. The recommendations are based on testimonies from victim-survivors of the internal conflict between Shining Path and the counterinsurgency in the 1980s and 1990s.