Warning: The complaint and exhibits contain information that is graphic and that readers may find shocking or disturbing concerning acts of sexual violence, especially for survivors of sexual violence. Reading these files may trigger intense emotional reactions. If you are a survivor and would like assistance, you can contact a survivor advocate through the Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests (SNAP) at: http://www.snapnetwork.org/need_help_now.
Clergy Victims File International Criminal Court Complaint: Case Charges Vatican Officials with ‘Crimes Against Humanity’
At The Hague, Survivors and Leading Human Rights Group Issue Ground-Breaking Request for the Assertion of Jurisdiction by an International Court over Church Officials for Rape, Sexual Violence, and Torture by Clergy
SNAP members from Germany, Belgium, the Netherlands and the U.S. traveled to The Hague to insist that the ICC take action and prosecute the Pope and three other high-ranking Vatican officials for their direct and superior responsibility for the crimes against humanity of rape and other sexual violence committed around the world.
Bishopaccountability.org:Bishop-Accountability.org has compiled and maintained the most extensive, comprehensive, and detailed set of files relating to clergy sexual violence, and particularly the role and responsibility of bishops.