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

Ezeani, Elimma C.; Jones, Rhian Elin

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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.

Start Date Apr 19, 2016
Publication Date Apr 19, 2016
Publisher New Publisher Required
Pages 94-111
Institution 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
Keywords Sexual violence; Rape; Women; War; International law

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