Finance for Restorative Justice: Using sanctions and terrorist financing legislation to fund reparations for victims of sexual violence in conflict

Hogan Lovells ("we") acts for Lotus Flower, a UK charity led by genocide survivor Taban Shoresh, and six Yazidi survivors who were victims of sexual violence and enslaved by identified foreign fighters. Together with REDRESS, an international human rights organisation that represents victims of torture in obtaining justice and reparations, we have released a proposal, titled "Finance for Restorative Justice".

This sets out the case for the use of existing international and national legal frameworks relating to financial sanctions and counter-terrorism to fund reparations for victims of sexual violence in conflict. We are working to ensure that there are practical mechanisms for survivors to secure justice and reparations for the international crimes committed against them.

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Others authors: Associate, Megan Smith and Pro Bono Paralegal, Haylea Campbell

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