Summit plans end to impunity over rape in wars

British Foreign Secretary William Hague and UN special envoy Angelina Jolie are seeking international support for a new plan to end impunity for sexual crimes committed in war zones.

AP Last Updated: Jun 11, 2014, 22:46 PM IST

London: British Foreign Secretary William Hague and UN special envoy Angelina Jolie are seeking international support for a new plan to end impunity for sexual crimes committed in war zones.

Hague and Jolie released the proposed protocol today during a four-day London summit designed to focus world attention on the problem.

The lengthy document specifies how sexual violence in conflict zones should be investigated and prosecuted.

Hague and Jolie called for governments around the world to publicly support the changes outlined in the document. Jolie said the goal is to make it possible to obtain justice even in fragile countries.