24 Jun 2013
Resolution 2106 (Sexual Violence in Armed Conflict) S/RES/2106
Resolution 2106 on Sexual Violence in Armed Conflict contains strong language related to the prevention of and accountability for mass atrocity crimes:
"Recognizing that States bear the primary responsibility to respect and ensure the human rights of all persons within their territory and subject to their jurisdiction as provided for by international law; and reaffirming that parties to armed conflict bear the primary responsibility to ensure the protection of civilians,
Notes that sexual violence can constitute a crime against humanity or a constitutive act with respect to genocide; further recalls that rape and other forms of serious sexual violence in armed conflict are war crimes; calls upon Member States to comply with their relevant obligations to continue to fight impunity by investigating and prosecuting those subject to their jurisdiction who are responsible for such crimes;"