To: The Honourable President and members of the Senate in Parliament assembled

Investigate and prosecute Australian Da'esh fighters for sexual violence

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Investigate and prosecute Australian Da'esh fighters for sexual violence

Help end impunity for sexual violence in armed conflict through the investigation and prosecution of Australians who fought with Da’esh for their use of sexual violence in armed conflict.

Why is this important?

Sexual violence has been used as a weapon of war, constituent of genocide and in crimes against humanity by Da’esh in Iraq and Syria. Da’esh have kidnapped women, published entire doctrines on their use of sex slaves, and thrown LGBTQI people off rooftops for their sexuality.

Sexual violence has always happened in times of war. These gendered crimes are often perpetrated outside the jurisdiction of institutions willing and able to bring the perpetrators to justice. The crimes are often overlooked.

Over 100 Australians have travelled to Iraq and Syria to fight with Da’esh. In Australia, war crimes are criminalised in the Geneva Conventions Act 1957 and the War Crimes Act 1945. Genocide and crimes against humanity are outlawed in the International Criminal Court Act 2002. These laws need to be implemented.

The petitioners signed below, call on the Australian Parliament to help end impunity for sexual violence in armed conflict through the investigation and prosecution of Australians who fought with Da’esh for their use of sexual violence in armed conflict.


Reasons for signing

  • These are dangerous people who need to be permanently locked away
  • Sexual violence is totally unacceptable domestically and internationally - in ALL circumstances.
  • War is the racket of criminals, the tool of psychopaths and the corruption of the common man.

Updates

2017-03-03 11:19:34 +1100

The Australian Government recently revoked the citizenship of a man known to have perpetrated sexual violence as war crimes, crimes against humanity and possibly genocide, significantly reducing the chances that Australia will prosecute him for these crimes. Please talk to your friends about the situation, and ask them to sign the petition seeking justice for women who have survived such atrocities, and for those who have not.

https://ishoblog.com/2017/03/02/the-crimes-of-khaled-sharrouf-citizenship-revoked-justice-denied/

2016-11-27 22:06:52 +1100

Profound words by Van Badham on prosecute; don't perpetrate in the Guardian Australia

https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2016/nov/25/is-a-in-war-and-peace-australia-must-step-up-and-prosecute-war-crimes

2016-11-26 13:28:31 +1100

MamaMia have published an opinion piece calling for justice for women like Nadia Murad. Have a look.

http://www.mamamia.com.au/amal-clooney-nadia-murad/

2016-11-26 10:20:26 +1100

100 signatures reached

2016-11-25 19:03:58 +1100

Federal parliamentarians #getcross about sexual violence in armed conflict and support the #prosecutedontperpetrate campaign

https://prosecutedontperpetrate.com/2016/11/25/getcross-about-sexual-violence-in-armed-conflict/

2016-11-25 15:07:21 +1100

50 signatures reached

2016-11-25 14:18:48 +1100

Federal Member for Canberra, Gai Brodtmann MP delivered a powerful speech on prosecute; don't perpetrate in the House of Representatives. Watch the speech online at: https://prosecutedontperpetrate.com/2016/11/22/canberrampaddress/

2016-11-25 06:12:34 +1100

25 signatures reached

2016-11-24 08:35:58 +1100

10 signatures reached