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Center director says survivor-centered approach needed when investigating conflict-related sexual violence

Center for Human Rights, Gender & Migration Director, Kim Thuy Seelinger was recently a featured guest at the Hague Humanity Lab on an international justice-related podcast concerning conflict-related sexual violence.

According to the podcast webpage, the interview included discussion about how the “understanding of gendered crimes has changed over time and how much there is still to do, why we need these new categories of crimes in international law, and how important they are for the self-identification of victims.” Seelinger and another guest discuss how a survivor-centered approach can aid investigations, why soldiers in conflict keep committing these crimes and “what impact all the attention to sexual violence in Ukraine can have on its prosecution.”

Seelinger, third from left, and colleagues prepare to join a podcast on sex crimes education Credit: The Hague Humanity Lab