Development cooperation ,28.10.2013

UN Team of Experts on Sexual Violence in Conflicts Guinea Project


The Team of Experts (TOE) on the Rule of Law and Sexual Violence in Conflict, which was established pursuant to Security Council resolution 1888 (2009), is liaised with the office of the United Nations’ Special Representative on Sexual Violence. The team combats sexual violence by focused efforts on strengthening the capacity of national rule of law and justice actors, including in the specialized areas of criminal investigation and prosecution, collection and preservation of evidence, military justice system investigation and prosecution, criminal and procedural law reform, and protection of victims, witnesses and justice officials. Its work is dependent on voluntary contributions. The Team works in identified priority countries but it can extend its activities to other countries of concerns in cooperation with the UN country teams and the local government. In 2009 in connection with Guinea’s Independence Day, members of the opposition were attacked by national forces during a protest held at the stadium in Conakry, which resulted in serious human rights violations, including killings, rapes, torture, In November 2011 the TOE visited Guinea as a part of the Delegation if the Special Representative in Sexual violence in conflict. At the conclusion of the mission, the Government, the UN signed a joint communiqué in which the Government committed to combat impunity for sexual violence. The work of Team of experts in Guinea with the Panel of Judges investigating the 2009 incident is based on that communiqué. Team of experts has already lent valuable support to Guinea. This new phase of the project is required to consolidate and build on these gains. Access to forensic expertise by the Panel of Judges will be critical, and as the work of the Panel progresses, its security will become an increasing concern. Therefore, the next phase of work will require specific focus on the security and safety of the Panel of Judges, ensuring that the communication strategy is enhanced and that the Judges are able to visit all necessary locations to interview the suspects.

Funding decision  28.10.2013

150 000 €

Objectives monitored by OECD's Development Assistance Committee

  • Participatory development/Good governance
  • Gender equality

Field of activity

  • Legal and judicial development 100%

Funding channel

  • YK:n kehitysohjelma
  • Muut toteuttajat



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