Criminalization and Prosecution of Rape in Europe: Submission to the UN Special Rapporteur on Violence against Women, its Causes and Consequences

Amnesty International presents its submissions on Bosnia and Herzegovina, Denmark, Finland, Italy, the Netherlands, Sweden and Switzerland to the United Nations Special Rapporteur on violence against women, its causes and consequences, as contributions to her thematic report on rape as a grave and systematic human rights violation and gender-based violence against women. Amnesty International has been working on access to justice for rape since at least 2004. The specific country submissions provided also refer to Amnesty International’s in-depth research published in recent years on Bosnia and Herzegovina, on justice for war-time rape, as well as on Denmark, Finland, Norway and Sweden.

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