Grey 2014 Violence

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Author: Rosemary Grey

Title: Sexual Violence against Child Soldiers

Subtitle: The Limits and Potential of International Criminal Law

Journal: International Feminist Journal of Politics

Volume: 16

Issue: 4

Year: 2014

Pages: 601-621

ISSN: 1461-6742 – Find a Library: WordCat | eISSN: 1468-4470 – Find a Library: WordCat

Language: English

Keywords: 21st Century | Congolese History | Prosecution: Trials / International Criminal Court; Types: Child Sexual Abuse; Victims: Girls

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Abstract: »In addition to participating in hostilities, girl soldiers are often raped, sexually enslaved and used as “bush wives” by their commanders and fellow soldiers. As this issue of sexual violence against girl soldiers has become increasingly visible in recent cases before the International Criminal Court (ICC) and Special Court for Sierra Leone (SCSL), attempts have been made to prosecute this conduct within the established framework of international criminal law. Most recently, this issue has been addressed in the case of The Prosecutor v Bosco Ntaganda, one of the six cases that have come before the ICC from the situation in the Democratic Republic of Congo. On 9 June 2014, the Pre-Trial Chamber confirmed the charges in the Ntaganda case, and found that the rape and sexual slavery of girl soldiers in Ntaganda's armed group by other members of that group could constitute war crimes under Article 8(2)(e)(vi) of the Rome Statute. This article considers what the Ntaganda decision adds to the jurisprudence on sexual violence against child soldiers, and what it demonstrates about the limits of the law.« (Source: International Feminist Journal of Politics)

Wikipedia: Bosco Ntaganda, International Criminal Court

Added: December 13, 2014 – Last updated: December 13, 2014