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Protecting refugee women from gender-based violence

Amendment No. 3 | Doc. 14284 | 25 April 2017

Committee
Committee on Migration, Refugees and Displaced Persons
Origin
2017 - Second part-session
In the draft resolution, after paragraph 5.2.6, insert the following paragraph:

"in accordance with the UNHCR’s Comprehensive Protection Framework on Access to Justice for Sexual and Gender-Based Violence Victims and Survivors, provide for regular visits by mobile courts or court officers to these facilities and document such visits, in order to ensure that sexual assaults be investigated and prosecuted;"

Explanatory note

In its Comprehensive Protection Framework, the UNHCR recommended the establishment of "mobile courts" which could visit reception and transit facilities for refugees, in order to ensure that sexual assaults be investigated and prosecuted, because these refugees would otherwise not have adequate access to the courts.