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No woman should fear that she will be raped by a doctor entrusted to provide her with critical medical care, and no woman who suffers such deplorable treatment should have to wait this long for justice to be served, said Nancy Northup, president and CEO of the Center for Reproductive Rights. We commend the Peruvian government for accepting its responsibility for this young woman's suffering and taking action to prevent this situation from being repeated.
The March 2000 settlement requires the Peruvian government to provide financial reparations to the woman and to revoke the medical license of the rapist. The settlement also requires the State to admit it violated human rights under international law and to improve access to justice in cases of sexual violence. Last March, as a part of the settlement, Peru adopted a resolution that requires judges to be trained on gender and justice issue - but the resolution has yet to be implemented.
Media Resources: Center for Reproductive Rights 8/7/2014
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