BYU Law Review  |  April 15, 2021

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Following news of sexual misconduct in international development and humanitarian assistance organizations, including Oxfam Great Britain and Save the Children United Kingdom, aid organizations—including the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), multilaterals, foundations, and the private sector—began to refocus and reshape their efforts towards preventing sexual misconduct, including the problem of perpetrator circulation. Perpetrator circulation refers to the ability of serial perpetrators of sexual misconduct to move between various aid organizations and continue to commit abuse due to insufficient safeguards and accountability mechanisms, as well as concerns over potential legal liability, which disincentivize information sharing between organizations. Addressing the issue of perpetrator circulation is critical to tackling sexual misconduct in
the sector.

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