Projects

In addition to investigations training, IICI undertakes specific projects on request and also contributes to international policy in the area of international investigations.

Documentation of conflict-related sexual and gender-based violence

In partnership with REDRESS and Justice Rapid Response, IICI is the overall coordinator for a training and mentoring project supported by the UK Foreign & Commonwealth Office. Aimed mainly at enhancing the capacity of civil society to document conflict-related SGBV, the project will focus on Burma, Sri Lanka, Iraq and Uganda. The project will run until March 2018.

2015 and 2016 International Protocol on the Documentation and Investigation of Sexual Violence in Conflict (IP)

The UK Foreign & Commonwealth Office commissioned IICI to assist with the implementation of the International Protocol. IICI developed public training materials based on the International Protocol and organised four SGBV-investigation training courses (see our Specialist Courses map).  You can download the International Protocol on the Documentation and Investigation of Sexual Violence in Conflict 2nd edition here. 

Guidelines for investigating conflict-related sexual and gender-based violence against men and boys

Following significant input by IICI into the development of the International Protocol on the Documentation and Investigation of Sexual Violence IN Conflict (IP), the UK Foreign & Commonwealth Office commissioned IICI to assist with its implementation. IICI developed public training materials based on the International Protocol and organised four SGBV-investigation training courses. (see our Specialist Courses map).

Following on from the development of the International Protocol described above, IICI recognised that the existing SGBV landscape was very much focussed on women and girls and that less emphasis and research had been done in relation to conflict-related sexual and gender-based violence against men and boys. In 2016, IICI developed specialist guidelines for investigation in this area.

The guidelines have been developed for a range of professionals, from international criminal investigators and prosecutors to national police officers, UN human rights officers and local human rights reporters. The guidelines are designed to complement existing relevant investigation frameworks and practices, including those that currently focus on conflict-related SGBV against women and girls or children. The guidelines have been developed with financial support from the Preventing Sexual Violence Initiative of the UK’s Foreign and Commonwealth Office.

The guidelines