For there to be peace, there must be justice: fighting impunity for conflict-related sexual and gender-based violence

Virtual event. Join us via this Zoom link (Meeting ID: 891 0984 7303, Passcode: 916849).


Effective prosecution is a critical pillar of prevention and deterrence of conflict-related sexual violence. Key to the fight against impunity regarding conflict-related sexual and gender based violence is to adopt a holistic and survivor-centered concept of justice both in national and universal jurisdiction. How can accountability as a central pillar of precention become more effective? What are challenges of prosecuting perpetrators of conflict-related sexual violence?


Welcome by Dr Bärbel Kofler, Federal Government Commissioner for Human Rights Policy and Humanitarian Assistance


15-minute screening of "The Prosecutors", with intoductory remarks by Leslie Thomas, Director and Producer of the film "The Prosecutors"


Panel Discussion on the impunity for conflict-related sexual and gender-based violence

  • Prof Dr Maria Wersig, President, German Women Lawyers Association
  • Dr Leonie von Braun, Trial Lawyer, International Criminal Court
  • Esther Dingemans, Co-Director, Mukwege Foundation
  • Jasmin Mesić, Attorney, former Deputy Chief Prosecutor in Bosnia and Herzegovina portrayed in the film

Moderated by Dr Leonie Steinl, Senior Researcher and Lecturer in Law, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin.


Invitation as PDF for download.


Veranstaltungsort: virtuell
Veranstalter: Auswärtiges Amt, Deutscher Juristinnenbund & Art Works Projects

23.06.2021 - 16:30 Uhr bis 23.06.2021 - 18:00 Uhr

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