The UK has today launched the landmark draft of the ‘Murad Code’ to support survivors of conflict-related sexual violence as COVID-19 pandemic increases suffering.
The Murad Code created in conjunction with Nobel Laureate Nadia Murad and the Institute for International Criminal Investigations (IICI) has been designed to strengthen justice for survivors around the world.
The APPG welcomes this news, as the Covid-19 Crisis has only further highlighted the challenges survivors of Sexual Violence face, especially when they are unable to access support and safety.
The code will prevent survivors from being traumatised further by Governments, civil society actors or international organisations alongside upholding the international standards for recording crimes with sensitivity to survivors.
The code will serve to reinforce the importance of evidence collection which leads to the strengthening of justice and accountability.