Gender perspective in transitional justice processes: Report


Published
17 July 2020
Author
The Special Rapporteur on the promotion of truth, justice reparations and guarantees of non-recurrence
Presented
At the 75th session of the GA

Background

In the report, the Special Rapporteur the promotion of truth, justice reparations and guarantees of non-recurrence analysis the multiple aspects of adopting a gender perspective in transitional justice processes.

In 2020, the Special Rapporteur held an open-ended consultation with States, international organisations, national human rights institutions and non-governmental organisations to give them an opportunity to express their views on the issue. The Special Rapporteur is grateful for the valuable contributions received.

The Special Rapporteur on will devote his next thematic report to identify practices and lessons learned in relation to the multi-layered aspects of a gender perspective in transitional justice processes. The research will inform his thematic report to the 75th session of the General Assembly in October 2020.

Summary

The report considers the multiple aspects of adopting a gender perspective in the conceptualization, design and implementation of national transitional justice strategies and mechanisms (including the processes of truth-seeking, accountability, reparation, guarantees of non-repetition and memorialization), in order to provide an adequate and comprehensive response with respect to women and lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender persons who were victims of serious human rights violations, and to ensure their effective participation in those processes. The report concludes with recommendations that are addressed primarily to States but also to the United Nations.

Inputs received

In order to obtain a broad representation of views to inform the thematic report, he gathered written contributions from all relevant actors through responses to a questionnaire, available in EnglishFrench and Spanish.