Skip to main content

Research Repository

Advanced Search

Rape and sexual violence in war: establishment of a non-derogable norm?

Ezeani, Elimma C.; Jones, Rhian Elin

Authors

Elimma C. Ezeani

Rhian Elin Jones



Abstract

International rules and custom have not always out-rightly condemned and punished rape and sexual violence against women as a war crime. Its contemporary evolution under the jurisprudence of the International Criminal Tribunal for Yugoslavia (ICTY), the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda (ICTR) and its strategic inclusion in the Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court (ICC) is therefore of significance and demands continued support and protection. This paper examines Sexual and Gender Based Violence (SGBV) against women in conflict and the legal mechanisms of addressing these crimes in the modern responses under international criminal courts.

Citation

EZEANI, E.C. and JONES, R.E. 2016. Rape and sexual violence in war: establishment of a non-derogable norm? In Proceedings of the Royal University for Women (RUW) women and society conference: women, legislation and human rights, 19-20 April 2016, Bahrain. Bahrain: RUW [online], pages 94-111. Available from: https://www.ruw.edu.bh/conference/doc/RUW Conference Book Final Printable version.pdf

Conference Name 2016 Royal University for Women (RUW) women and society conference: women, legislation and human rights
Conference Location Bahrain
Start Date Apr 19, 2016
End Date Apr 20, 2016
Acceptance Date Apr 19, 2016
Online Publication Date Apr 19, 2016
Publication Date Apr 19, 2016
Deposit Date Jul 19, 2016
Publicly Available Date Jul 19, 2016
Publisher Royal University for Women
Pages 94-111
Keywords Sexual violence; Rape; Women; War; International law
Public URL http://hdl.handle.net/10059/1534

Files




You might also like



Downloadable Citations