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04.09.2015

Briefing #2: War Rape: A Comparison of the European Commission’s Policy with International Humanitarian Law

Together, Member States and the European Commission are the world’s leading providers of humanitarian aid. The EU promotes a vision of humanitarian relief based on advancing compliance with international law. The Commission’s sui generis policy on abortion and the Geneva Conventions flouts this vision by violating the inalienable rights of women and girls raped in conflict to all necessary medical care, without adverse distinction on the basis of sex, in all circumstances. This policy breaches EU Law, the Geneva Conventions, and UN Security Council resolutions.

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