Daniela Kravetz

About/Bio

Daniela Kravetz is an attorney with extensive experience in human rights, accountability, gender-based violence and access to justice in conflict and post-conflict settings. She was appointed in October 2018 as the UN Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in Eritrea. Prior to this, she served as a humanitarian law expert on the Security Council mandated Panel of Experts on Sudan and worked at the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia, first in Chambers and later in the Office of the Prosecutor. She specializes in providing technical assistance to domestic judicial institutions in tackling gender-based atrocities and in documenting human rights abuses. She regularly lectures and writes on gender-based crimes in international criminal law, women’s rights in post-conflict societies and transitional justice. She has served as an international human rights and gender expert before the Inter-American Court of Human Rights, and is currently on the roster of international amicus curiae of the newly established Special Jurisdiction for Peace in Colombia. She writes here in a purely personal capacity.

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Holding States to Account for Gender-Based Violence: The Inter-American Court of Human Rights’ decisions in López Soto vs Venezuela and Women Victims of Sexual Torture in Atenco vs Mexico

In two recent decisions, the Inter-American Court of Human Rights (IACtHR) has affirmed the existing binding obligations of States to address gender-based violence against women by State and non-State actors. The López Soto vs Venezuela decision (published in November 2018) is the IACtHR’s first ruling on State responsibility for acts of sexual torture and sexual slavery by…

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