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Annahita Moradi to address judges and prosecutors from Tunisia’s ‘Specialized Criminal Chambers’ on adjudicating sexual offences
2 Sep 2021
On 25 September 2021, Annahita Moradi will speak at the ‘Adjudication of Sexual and Gender-Based Crimes Before the Specialized Criminal Chambers in Tunisia’ conference, organised by the International Commission of Jurists (ICJ).
Annahita will address judges and prosecutors from Tunisia’s SCC – which exercise jurisdiction over cases involving allegations of gross human rights violations committed between 1955 and 2013 – on Tunisia’s obligations to criminalise, investigate, and prosecute sexual offences if there is sufficient evidence, in accordance with international law standards. Annahita will also examine other international crimes and wrongful acts that may accompany sexual offences committed in state custody or by state agents; including enforced disappearances, arbitrary detentions, incommunicado detentions, physical and psychological torture and ill-treatment, and unlawful killings. Annahita will also address Tunisia’s obligations under international law to ensure the fair trial rights of those accused, and the principles of legality and non-retroactivity of offences and penalties.
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