The Security Council, with its adoption of resolution 1325 and the six subsequent resolutions on women, peace and security, has made clear that women’s human rights and gender equality are central to the maintenance of international peace and security.
Reaffirming also the need to implement fully
international humanitarian and human rights
law that protects the rights of women and girls
during and after conflicts.
Calls upon all parties to armed conflict to respect fully international law applicable to the rights and protection of women and girls, especially as civilians, in particular the obligations applicable to them under the Geneva Conventions of 1949 and the Additional Protocols thereto of 1977, the Refugee Convention of 1951 and the Protocol thereto of 1967, the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women of 1979 and the Optional Protocol thereto of 1999 and the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child of 1989 and the two Optional Protocols thereto of 25 May 2000, and to bear in mind the relevant provisions of the Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court
Notes that the fight against impunity for the most serious crimes of international concern committed against women and girls has been strengthened through the work of the ICC, ad hoc and mixed tribunals, as well as specialized chambers in national tribunals; reiterates its intention to continue forcefully to fight impunity and uphold accountability with appropriate means
Recalls in this regard applicable provisions of international law on the right to reparations for violations of individual rights