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Regardless of Outcome, Katanga Verdict Will Be a Significant Step Forward

Repost from Physicans for Human Rights.”The recognition of sexual violence as an international crime at the International Criminal Court (ICC) is a major step forward. The Prosecutor v. Germain Katanga case is the first at the ICC to charge a defendant with crimes of sexual violence and represents a crucial milestone for the ICC and for victims of sexual violence. The Katanga verdict, to be delivered on March 7, 2014, will be the third judgment in the ICC’s 12-year history, and its legal significance cannot be overstated.” Read more here .