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.

March 23, 2013

ART: Sexual Violence or Rape as a Constituent Act of Genocide: Lessons from the Ad Hoc Tribunals and a Prescription for the International Criminal Court

Author: Shayna Rogers
Title: Sexual Violence or Rape as a Constituent Act of Genocide
Subtitle: Lessons from the Ad Hoc Tribunals and a Prescription for the International Criminal Court
Year: 2013
Language: English
Full Text: SelectedWorks [Free Access]

Abstract: »The International Criminal Court (ICC) recently handed down its first indictment for sexual violence committed in furtherance of the crime of genocide. Although the ICC has no experience prosecuting sexual violence as genocide under the Rome Statute, such prosecutions are not without precedent: the jurisprudence of the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda (ICTR) and the International Criminal Tribunal for Yugoslavia (ICTY) offer guidance. This Note evaluates the jurisprudence of the ICTR and ICTY, and uses this case law to formulate a prescription for future prosecutions at the ICC. This Note concludes that an amendment to the Rome Statute, specifically enumerating sexual violence as a constituent act of genocide, offers the best means of ensuring continued prosecution of genocidal sexual violence under international law.« [Source: SelectedWorks]