Practice Relating to Rule 93. Rape and Other Forms of Sexual Violence
El Salvador’s Human Rights Charter of the Armed Forces lists the prohibition of sexual violence against women as one of the ten basic rules. It stipulates that it is prohibited to commit sexual abuse and that soldiers “do not permit others to commit” such acts. According to the manual, sexual abuse is a violation of human rights.
El Salvador’s Soldiers’ Manual instructs soldiers not to mistreat women.
Under El Salvador’s Penal Code (1997), “adopting measures aimed at preventing reproduction” of a national, racial or religious group, with the intent to destroy partially or totally such group, is a crime of genocide.