Call for input for the SR on torture report

Identifying, Documenting, Investigating and Prosecuting Crimes of Sexual Torture Committed during War and Armed Conflicts, and Rehabilitation for Victims and Survivors

Deadline 24 April 2024

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Building on her previous work on the duty to investigate and prosecute crimes of torture (A/HRC/52/30), the Special Rapporteur’s forthcoming report aims to deepen understanding of the specificities and particularities that apply to identifying, documenting, investigating and prosecuting sexual or sexualized forms of torture in armed conflicts, as well as rehabilitation for victims and survivors. The report is to be presented to the 79th session of the United Nations General Assembly.


The Special Rapporteur seeks contributions from States, including the specific State agencies involved in the identification, documentation, investigation, and prosecution of crimes of sexual torture, as inter alia civilian and military law enforcement/investigators/prosecutors, forensic (legal-medical services), medical and health services, judicial, and oversight institutions.

She would further welcome contributions from national human rights institutions, national preventive mechanisms or other monitoring bodies, bodies involved in tracing missing or disappeared persons, and civil society organisations and academics, including those representing the views and experiences of people who have been directly impacted by crimes of sexual torture in armed conflicts.


Responses should be submitted by 24 April 2024

Email address: and copy

Email subject line:
Submission SRT Thematic Report on Crimes of Sexual Torture

File formats:
Word, PDF

Accepted languages:
English, Spanish, French

Postal address:
Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights, United Nations Office at Geneva, CH 1211 Geneva 10, Switzerland