Course

Investigation of Conflict-Related Sexual And Gender-Based Violence (SGBV) Course


The course provides specialist skills required for the documentation of SGBV crimes and violations.

It addresses topics such as:

  • SGBV under international law, including individual criminal liability for selected sexual violence crimes such as rape, sexual slavery
  • A gender analysis of the legal elements of sexual violence crimes
  • Analysis of recent jurisprudence
  • Planning SGBV investigations, and the importance of SGBV in broader investigations
  • Red flags signifying the potential existence of SGBV crimes
  • Working with interpreters
  • Working with intermediaries
  • Interviewing skills, including the PEACE model for interviews
  • Interview documentation
  • Witness management, safety and protection
  • Victim and witness support measures
  • Psychosocial support for investigators

The course was definitely an extraordinary experience.

International Investigator Course Participant

The course was definitely an extraordinary experience. I really appreciate putting things to practice with all the group exercises. It is essential to be part of a multi-disciplinary team and learn how to work with others. It is what I enjoyed most.

International Investigator Course Participant

The past two weeks have been such a wonderful experience. So I am writing to say that it was the most interesting, fruitful and pleasant training I have ever been to. Your management of the challenges of our training and your skills in engaging the participants was outstanding. What really amazed me was, how aware you were of everything that was occurring in the classroom, and how you managed to help each attendee personally and to initiate discussions of the topics everyone was thinking and wondering about

Training of Experts on the Investigation of International Crimes, JRR-Certification Course Participant

Like those who have sent emails already, I too feel honoured to have been part of such a valuable training event and gained a wealth of knowledge from all of your expertise in a variety of areas.

Analysis Skills Participant

I too feel honoured to have been part of such a valuable training event and gained a wealth of knowledge from all of your expertise in a variety of areas

Student of the Analysis skills Course