This article outlines the history of international humanitarian law vis-à-vis conflict-related sexual violence (CRSV) from the promulgation of the Lieber Code in 1863 until the adoption in 2019 of United Nations Security Council Resolution 2467.
- Klearchos A. Kyriakides, PhD, MPhil and Andreas K. Demetriades, MBBChir, MPhil
- AMA [American Medical Association] Journal of Ethics
This article considers how a survivor-centered approach to CRSV has emerged, particularly since 2008.
The authors identify 3 significant clinical, ethical, and legal lessons:
(1) international humanitarian law, as articulated in the Geneva Conventions and other legal instruments, requires clinicians to adopt a holistic approach to care;
(2) during or after any…