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Author: Hubert Dudkiewicz

Title: The African contribution to the penalization of war crimes of sexual nature

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Journal: Politeja: Pismo Wydziału Studiów Międzynarodowych i Politycznych Uniwersytetu Jagiellońskiego

Volume: 13

Issue: 42

Year: 2016

Pages: 343-362

ISSN: 1733-6716 – Find a Library: WordCat

Language: English

Keywords: Modern History: 20th Century, 21st Century | African History: Rwandan History | Prosecution: Trials / International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda; Types: Genocidal Rape / Rwandan Genocide


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Abstract: »Rape and other forms of sexual violence have been inseparably linked with the ongoing military conflicts. Despite the condemnation of war rape in modern times, its penalization arrived extraordinarily slowly. The last twenty years brought about a huge progress in the approach to the penalization of international crimes of sexual nature, which was developed in a hitherto unprecedented range in the jurisprudence of the international criminal tribunals, especially in Africa. The aim of this article is to present the cases of the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda (ICTR) which had a significant influence on the penalization of war crimes of sexual nature in the Statute of the International Criminal Court and two trials of the Special Court for Sierra Leone (SCSL), concerning the penalization of forced marriage. It shows how the African juridical traditions contributed to the problem of the penalization of sexual war crimes.« (Source: Politeja)

Wikipedia: History of Africa: History of Rwanda | Court: International court / International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda | Genocide: Rwandan genocide / Rape during the Rwandan Genocide | Types of rape: Genocidal rape