Introduction

The bibliography provides information on writings dealing with the history of rape, including sexual child abuse, sexual harassment, sexual molestation, child prostitution, forced prostitution, sexual slavery, sexual(ized) violence. The blog informs about calls for papers, forthcoming events and new literature in this field.

January 5, 2011

ART: Howard-Hassmann, Rhoda E. »Mugabe’s Zimbabwe, 2000-2009: massive human rights violations and the failure to protect.«

Journal: Human rights quarterly
Volume: 32
Issue: 4
Year: November 2010
Pages: 898-920
Full Text: Project MUSE [Restricted.]

Abstract: »This article reviews human rights violations in Zimbabwe from 2000 to 2009, under the rule of Robert Mugabe. It argues that these violations, including state-induced famine, illegal mass expulsions, and systemic rape, constituted crimes against humanity. The article considers what African regional organizations, including the African Union and the Southern African Development Community, and various organs of the international community did, and might have done, to restrain Mugabe and his inner circle from committing these violations. It concludes that the lack of forceful action by African and international organizations constituted a failure to protect the people of Zimbabwe.« [Source: Human rights quarterly.]