de Brouwer 2013 Violence

Title Information

Editors: Anne-Marie de Brouwer, Charlotte Ku, Renée Römkens, and Larissa van den Herik

Title: Sexual Violence as an International Crime

Subtitle: Interdisciplinary Approaches

Place: Cambridge, Antwerp, and Portland

Publisher: Intersentia

Year: 2013

Pages: xxiv + 400pp.

Series: Series on Transitional Justice 12

ISBN-13: 9781780680026 – Find a Library: Wikipedia, WorldCat

Language: English

Keywords: 20th Century, 21st Century | Prosecution: Laws, Trials; Types: Wartime Rape

Full Text


Additional Information


Anne-Marie de Brouwer, Department of Criminal Law, Tilburg University

Charlotte Ku, College of Law, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Larissa van den Herik, Institute of Public Law, Leiden University


  Acknowledgements (p. v)
  Foreword (p. vii)
  Abbreviations (p. xxiii)
  Chapter 1. Interdisciplinary Approaches to Recognizing, Investigating and Prosecuting Sexual Violence as an International Crime
Anne-Marie de Brouwer, Charlotte Ku, Renée Römkens and Larissa van den Herik (p. 3)
  Part 1. Overview of Several Milestones and Challenges Concerning International Criminal Prosecution of Sexual Violence
  A Historical Perspective, The Way Forward and Milestones Long Overlooked
  Chapter 2. Treatment of Sexual Violence in Armed Conflicts: A Historical Perspective and the Way Forward
Kelly Askin (p. 19)
  Chapter 3. Prosecuting Gender-Based Persecution as an International Crime
Valerie Oosterveld (p. 57)
  Chapter 4. Prosecuting Sexual Violence against Men and Boys
Sandesh Sivakumaran (p. 79)
  The International Tribunals and Courts
  Chapter 5. Future Challenges to Prosecuting Sexual Violence Under International Law: Insights from ICTY Practice
Michelle Jarvis and Elena Martin Salgado (p. 101)
  Chapter 6. The Prosecution of Rape and Violence: Lessons from Prosecutions at the ICTR
Linda Bianchi (p. 123)
  Chapter 7. The Place of Sexual Violence in the Strategy of the ICC Prosecutor
Luis Moreno-Ocampo (p. 151)
  Chapter 8. Jurisprudential Developments Relating to Sexual Violence: The Legacy of the Special Court for Sierra Leone
Teresa Doherty (p. 157)
  Chapter 9. Victims of Sexual and Gender-Based Crimes Before the Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia: Challenges of Rights to Participation and Protection
Silke Studzinsky (p. 173)
  Part 2. Social, Archival and Medical Data Collection and Its Use for the Criminal Law Process: Methodology Issues
  Chapter 10. Ethical, Safety and Methodological Issues Related to Collection and Use of Data on Sexual Violence in Conflict
Chen Reis (p. 189)
  Chapter 11. Investigation of Crimes of Sexual and Gender-Based Violence Under International Criminal Law
Maxine Marcus (p. 211)
  Chapter 12. Evidence-Based Documentation of Gender-Based Violence
Lynn Lawry, Kirsten Johnson and Jana Asher (p. 243)
  Chapter 13. "Reasonable Grounds" Evidence Involving Sexual Violence in Darfur
John Hagan, Richard Brooks and Todd Haugh (p. 275)
  Part 3. Surviving Sexual Violence, Story Telling and Creating Awareness
  Chapter 14. Partners for Gender Justice
Brigid Inder (p. 315)
  Chapter 15. "How Can You Meetz Your Rapist and Shake His Hand?": The Role of Documentarians in Creating Awareness about Sexual Violence – An Interview with Filmmakers Ilse and Femke van Velzen
Rachel Irwin (p. 339)
  Chapter 16. Voices of Court Members: A Phenomenological Journey – The Prosecution of Rape and Sexual Violence at the International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia (ICTY) and the Bosnian War Crimes Court (BIH) (p. 353)
  Concluding Remarks
  Chapter 17. How to Move Forward? Interdisciplinary Approaches to Recognizing, Investigating and Prosecuting Sexual Violence as an International Crime
Anne-Marie de Brouwer, Charlotte Ku, Renée Römkens and Larissa van den Herik (p. 373)
  About the Contributors (p. 389)

Description: »This edited volume focuses on developments in recognizing, investigating, and prosecuting cases of sexual violence in (post-)conflict situations from an interdisciplinary angle. The investigation and prosecution of these cases raises new and challenging questions as to how to build evidence, but also how to address victims’ concerns in that process. It addresses innovations and challenges of empirical and other new kinds of social scientific, archival and medical data collection techniques; the development of evidence in relation to charges ranging from sexual violence as a war crime, crime against humanity to genocide; evidentiary and procedural achievements and challenges involved in prosecuting sexual victimization in international courts; and how to create awareness of sexual violence crimes in order to recognize such crimes and to prevent them in the future.« [Source: Intersentia]


Jurasz, Olga. Journal of International Criminal Justice (April 2, 2014). – Full Text: Oxford Journals [Restricted Access]

Mouthaan, Solange. International Review of Victimology 19(3) (September 2013): 333-336. – Full Text: SAGE Journals [Restricted Access]

Added: December 7, 2013 | Last updated: April 12, 2014